britain’s favourite biscuit

19 Dec

london 10.14pm 8.3C tuesday 2017

i forgot to buy biscuits. and now i am seeing a tv program as to what is the most favourite britain’s  biscuits. from 10th to 1st, it is wagon wheels (10)(i never heard of them but they look nice, might buy some to try), digestives(9), ginger nut(8),  jaffa cake(7), (went to court to prove it is a cake and so no VAT on it) but it is quite expensive even without the VAT. chocolate bourbon cream(6), shortbread(5), custard cream(4), jammie dodger(3) never heard of this. its a shortbread with a jam filler. chocolate hobnob(2), chocolate digestive (1).

i buy rich tea(14), digestives, nice, bourbon cream, ginger nut.

the digestive and shortbread got two entries in the top 10. what surprised me is the rich tea is not more popular. it and the plain digestive are the two biscuits i buy the most often.

i wonder what number the wafer biscuits come in. i like them a lot, esp since they were around when i grew up in malaysia. here in uk, i dont see them on sale much. and they dont seem to figure in the top 20 even. they have to be eaten very fresh though, because if they are stale they lose their crispness.

people seem to like dunking their biscuits in tea or coffee, but it is not a thing that i do. i find the biscuits lose their crispness , and that is what i like about them in the first place. so i cannot understand what is the rationale to dunking them. 

it looks like there is more than one result because there seem to be many polls taken, and it gives different order of favourites. the above was the order given in the tv program i saw, but here is a link to another top 20 which have different order of biscuits. 

here is a list of all the biscuits in uk

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9 Responses to “britain’s favourite biscuit”

  1. juliehcares Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 1:36 am #

    Interesting. If they did that in America, Oreos would probably be in the top 10. 😂

    • alifesgayventure Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 8:48 am #

      we have oreos sold here in the supermarkets too. oreos look like bourbon cream. americans might call their biscuits cookies…
      and seem to equate them with scones too. the brits have a huge variety of biscuits, i dont see that in other countries… maybe that is why the brits are so obsessed with their biscuits. they got good reason to do so.

      • juliehcares Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

        Nice to know if I move there, you guys have Oreos!
        I watch British shows on bbc and Netflix so I knew cookies here are biscuits there. 😀
        Scones though are a totally different thing. They don’t look like a “cookie”, more like a biscuit! 😂

      • alifesgayventure Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

        i saw a christmas movie, called a prince for christmas, about a prince from a european country they said though i think they hope people will guess he is a uk prince… stranded in a small town in america and it shows a cafe where the waitress recommended biscuits and gravy, and he looked across at what it was, and he said it was scones with gravy. haha. do americans really pour gravy over their biscuits? or is it just a movie thing.

      • juliehcares Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

        I’m sure some do. But gravy on biscuits here is huge!

      • alifesgayventure Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

        i think here we use dumplings… not the chinese style dumplings but the english ones , made with suet. they are delicious with gravy.

  2. MELewis Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 6:19 am #

    Ah the Brits and their biscuits! I do love a nice shortbread with a cup of coffee or tea. No dunking though, I’m with you!

    • alifesgayventure Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 8:40 am #

      it is curious that the brits are the only ones who seem to be so caught up with childhood memories of biscuits, i dont recall anything like this with europeans. for some reason, i cannot imagine a french person getting excited about their biscuits, can you? in fact i cannot think of any french biscuits. or any european ones. do they eat biscuits? though i think americans have their favorites.

      • MELewis Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 9:41 am #

        Ha, ha…I think the French would become more emotional about cheese and sausage than sweets in general. But perhaps also their croissants and crêpes, along with chocolate, rather than biscuits. As a kid in Canada, my favourite was always digestives – especially with chocolate!

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