AIBU to ask what is a typical biscuit?

(60 Posts)
Meloria Sun 15-Jun-14 20:44:43

If a Jammie Dodger isn't a typical biscuit then what is?!

Meloria Sun 15-Jun-14 20:47:30

And is it a full moon tonight? Lots of weird threads this weekend.

A digestive

wowfudge Sun 15-Jun-14 20:50:18

tak1ng - I was going to say digestive therefore that must be the correct answer grin

WendyBloomers Sun 15-Jun-14 20:50:34

I think the humble rich tea is THE definitive biscuit.

Mmmmm fancy some now with a nice cup of strong tea..

SnookyPooky Sun 15-Jun-14 20:51:37

Digestive, custard cream etc.
Jammy Dodgers are for special occasions.....

Harry1603 Sun 15-Jun-14 20:54:16

Rich tea, custard cream or bourbon. Jammie Dodgers are special biscuits and definitely not to be shared.

I once had a row with DH because he ate my last Jammie Dodger...

museumum Sun 15-Jun-14 20:55:02

A custard cream.

Jammy dodgers will go first on a plate of mixed biscuits.

I believe chocolate digestives are the best-selling biscuit in the UK, but I could be pulling that fact put of my a$$

gordyslovesheep Sun 15-Jun-14 20:57:16

yes a typical one for me would be the chocolate digestive

a typical would be that one with smarties on from Aldi

WendyBloomers Sun 15-Jun-14 20:58:00

What were those biscuits years ago with a face on them? Oh the nostalgia..

TitsCrossed Sun 15-Jun-14 20:59:34

Ginger nut.

Nuff said.

Wadingthroughsoup Sun 15-Jun-14 20:59:57

Rich Tea or Malted Milk.

Mmmmmm, Malted Milk. So understated, yet so very delcious and moreish.

OddBoots Sun 15-Jun-14 21:00:25

Jammie Dodgers aren't typical, they're special.

Jammy dodgers are the greatest biscuits ever.

buddles Sun 15-Jun-14 21:00:27

I'm going to shock you all here - I am not a huge fan of the Jammie dodger. Granted I will eat them but only if it's a choice between that and a malted milk/Nice or the only biscuit in the tin.

I am partial to a dark Choc digestive. But for me it definitely has to be the Jaffa Cake - but surely they don't count as a biscuit?!?

A hob nob or digestive is an everyday biscuit, as are the bourbons, garibaldis, squashed fly biscuits custard creams etc.
Jammy dodgers are in the same book and party rings, just good for a kids party buffet.
All butter shortbread, caramel centred chocolate coated lovelies and other such biscuits are for Christmas, high days and holidays.

PinkHamster Sun 15-Jun-14 21:01:18

A jammie dodger is the god of the biscuits.

gordyslovesheep Sun 15-Jun-14 21:01:48

I used to drink orange squash THROUGH malted milks ...omg best thing ever (when you are 7)

annabelcaramel Sun 15-Jun-14 21:02:11

The rich tea is the biscuit of last resort. All hail the custard cream.

What's a squashed fly biscuit?

No Jaffa cakes don't count as a biscuit, they are a cake because they go hard when they go stale, where biscuits go soft. <nods sagely>

PinkHamster Sun 15-Jun-14 21:03:35

I actually prefer custard creams.

Squashed fly biscuits are those shortbread and raisin biscuits with sugar on top.

This should be the official MN biscuit

Fideliney Sun 15-Jun-14 21:06:24

I think OP it is the type of biscuit a typical woman with typical reproductive ambitions would typically enjoy smile

gordyslovesheep Sun 15-Jun-14 21:08:02

or this one

Meloria Sun 15-Jun-14 21:10:37

Physically I am perfectly able to have biscuits but for some inexplicable reason I don't. Just like Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Anniston, I've chosen not to waste my beautiful genes on a humble biscuit.

ouryve Sun 15-Jun-14 21:10:51

Squashed fly biscuits are Garibaldis.

I'm rather partial to a fig roll. Or, when I can get them, Botham's of Whitby Shah ginger biscuits.

Kundry Sun 15-Jun-14 21:11:13

Fideliney -very funny grin

I think it is the sort of biscuit that a modern day Galileo would not mistake for a flower.

Meloria Sun 15-Jun-14 21:11:32

Cakes on the other hand...I have lots of those. nom nom nom nom nom

cake cakecakecakecakecakecakecakecakecake

gordyslovesheep Sun 15-Jun-14 21:11:34

I make a mean shortbread finger

HesterShaw Sun 15-Jun-14 21:11:57

Digestive, rich tea, gingernut.

Chippednailvarnish Sun 15-Jun-14 21:11:58

If you can't tell a jammy dodger from a flower, you clearly have bigger problems then the contents of Cameron Diaz's uterus.

My choice would be a Jaffa cake.

Fideliney Sun 15-Jun-14 21:12:01

You may be beautiful but are you rich?

RiverTam Sun 15-Jun-14 21:15:32

dark chocolate digestive, and it has to be McVitie's.

Not all that keen on 'real' Jammie Dodgers, prefer the fake ones you get in family selections. Real ones are too shortbready.

Fideliney Sun 15-Jun-14 21:16:00

the sort of biscuit that a modern day Galileo would not mistake for a flower.

If you can't tell a jammy dodger from a flower, you clearly have bigger problems then the contents of Cameron Diaz's uterus.

My next cross-stitch fridge magnet projects grin

miffybun73 Sun 15-Jun-14 21:16:33

Rich Tea
Custard Cream
Bourbon Cream
Malted Milk

Meloria Sun 15-Jun-14 21:17:53

I'm stinking rich. I'm richer than the Queen. I'm even richer than Elizabeth I.

Chippednailvarnish Sun 15-Jun-14 21:19:07

I'm now daydreaming about bouquets of Jammy dodgers in vases around my house.

Chippednailvarnish Sun 15-Jun-14 21:20:22

But are you following the teachings of Galileo when deciding on whether to have children?

I'm daydreaming of noblice

Meloria Sun 15-Jun-14 21:21:07

I've heard noblice were very popular in Tudor times.

Fideliney Sun 15-Jun-14 21:21:17

But Elizabeth I didn't even marry!

Are you a cobwebby spinster? That would explain your inability to eat biscuits I think.

katese11 Sun 15-Jun-14 21:21:40

I actually find jammy dodgers a bit dry. .. chocolate hobnobs are the best but I'd agree digestive was the "typical" biscuit

Lorialet Sun 15-Jun-14 21:22:22

Shortbread fingers, coconut rings, Nice biscuits smile

Meloria Sun 15-Jun-14 21:22:42

You've found me out! I'm a ginger Miss Havisham, stalking the biscuit aisle in a huge Tudor-style ruff.

Lorialet Sun 15-Jun-14 21:23:52

Choco Leibniz!

Fideliney Sun 15-Jun-14 21:24:04

I've heard noblice were very popular in Tudor times.


snice Sun 15-Jun-14 21:24:56

Squashed fly biscuits are fruit shortcake not garibaldis surely?

Fideliney Sun 15-Jun-14 21:25:05

You've found me out! I'm a ginger Miss Havisham, stalking the biscuit aisle in a huge Tudor-style ruff.

But beautiful. I see hmm smile

Meloria Sun 15-Jun-14 21:39:53

I bid you all adieu. I'm off to bed to dream of all the biscuits I could be eating.

ouryve Sun 15-Jun-14 21:42:07

Garibaldis are the ones that are rolled so all the currants are squashed flat.

The flies in fruit shortcake haven't been squashed.

glasgowstevenagain Sun 15-Jun-14 21:43:44


You are not unreasonable to ask this

wafflyversatile Sun 15-Jun-14 21:47:45

I've had Noblice.

I wouldn't recommend them.

FrankelandFilly Sun 15-Jun-14 21:54:51

Got to be a Hobnob, certainly not Rich Tea or as Peter Kay called them (from 1.07 on!) "fucking one dips" grin

Oh, Biscuits....fuel of my youth. I wouldn't eat one now if you paid me but the biscuit tin hierarchy in my house of origin was thus: Fox Party Rings, jammy dodger, chocolate bourbon, chocolate digestive, ginger nut, custard cream, plain digestive, disgusting Jaffa cakes. Only if you were desperate, at the end of Mum's shopping cycle, would you go for a ginger-impregnated stale Jaffa envy <--vomit. Very occasionally you would find those purple-foil wrapped M&S Teacakes in there. That was a very good day indeed.

buddles Sun 15-Jun-14 23:37:33

Oh how did I forget Choco Leibniz!!

Actually another fave is the Oreo.

wafflyversatile Mon 16-Jun-14 00:19:25

Choco Liebniz is hardly 'typical'! They are the queen of biscuits.

BillnTedsMostFeministAdventure Mon 16-Jun-14 00:26:22


They are biscuit cocaine.

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