Crucial biscuit question - which are posher: Rich Teas or Custard creams?

(285 Posts)
JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 02-Jul-09 13:26:40

We're split down the middle at HQ and it's more important than you think!

If in doubt, rich tea. Just because there's so little difference between the cheap ones and the branded.

Ooh, can I <gavel> please?

Damn you MN, I have to go and buy biscuits now angry

BitOfFun Thu 02-Jul-09 13:40:16

I'm thinking rich tea are slightly posher too.

JackBauer Thu 02-Jul-09 13:40:21

Hmmm, Rich Tea is posher, agree that CC are a bit too bling to be posh.

What on earth is going on in MN Towers?

melmog Thu 02-Jul-09 13:41:25

Neither of them are posh.

But why would anyone want a rich tea if there are custard creams on offer?

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 02-Jul-09 13:41:27

Think they are both a bit charlady common, ackcherly <awaits banishment from site>

I think you need to buy something like Butter Thins from Fortnum & Mason to qualify as posh.

Agree that Choco Liebniz and Boasters are the luscious biscuits of choice, but only if you scran the whole packetful at a time. Not for sharing dear god no.

fruitstick Thu 02-Jul-09 13:42:11

Have been giving this some more thought. If you are thinking in terms of a meeting scenario, the rich tea does require dunking which may place it below the custard cream.

ilovesprouts Thu 02-Jul-09 13:42:28

ooh rich tea smile

GingerIgnoramus Thu 02-Jul-09 13:43:49

RICH TEAS are like a plain tuile kind of biscuit

cc are deffo chavvy

<gavel>

GeraldineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 02-Jul-09 13:43:51

Ok, this time Garabaldis and fig rolls. So neither posh but which is less posh?

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Thu 02-Jul-09 13:44:18

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GetOrfMoiLand Thu 02-Jul-09 13:44:29

Dunking <thud>

For preference, I would have a custard cream. Why would you eat a Rich Tea, they are like eating paving slabs. Vile.

Why don't you really push the boat out and get some chocolate digestives (plain choc though <controversial>)

yappybluedog Thu 02-Jul-09 13:44:43

that's difficult, that is

I would say fig roll less posh

GingerIgnoramus Thu 02-Jul-09 13:45:18

But you are not posh.
posh people like ME have black tea and plain biscuits

its like any adornement is rough

yappybluedog Thu 02-Jul-09 13:45:30

nothing more delish than plain choc digestives

GingerIgnoramus Thu 02-Jul-09 13:45:34

listen MN HQ
go for plain to be posh

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Thu 02-Jul-09 13:45:39

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GingerIgnoramus Thu 02-Jul-09 13:45:58
RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Thu 02-Jul-09 13:46:21

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ActivityApple Thu 02-Jul-09 13:50:45

The plainer the posher - CC's are a bit 'new money' frankly. If you really want posh, get cook to whip you up some shortbread <goes back to Horse and Hound>

melmog Thu 02-Jul-09 13:51:06

Yes, garibaldi def posher.

Fig rolls better.

In the biscuit world, posh does not mean better.

BitOfFun Thu 02-Jul-09 13:51:26

Garibaldis are more common than figrolls, because I can imagine being able to buy a couple of them in cellophane at a service station. So figrolls are marginally posher.

GingerIgnoramus Thu 02-Jul-09 13:52:30

oi justine
have i missed a webchat

yappybluedog Thu 02-Jul-09 13:54:03

If a biscuit is named after an Italian national military hero, then by default it is posh

squeaver Thu 02-Jul-09 13:54:16

Good logic, BoF. But it really is marginal because you can imagine someone eating either of them and thinking "this is one of my 5 a day".

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