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To ask you who actually buys Garibaldis?

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BowieFan Mon 24-Oct-16 18:26:11

In the staff room today there was a severe biscuit shortage and by the time I got in for a brew, there were only Garibaldis left.

These have surely got to be the worst 'biscuits' of all time? They're basically just cardboard with some currants in them. They remind me of going to my grandma's house circa 1983 where she always had a packet open that never seemed to actually deplete.

Who is buying these things? Oh, and what would you prefer to a Garibaldi? I'm partial to a nice Ginger nut, myself.

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 24-Oct-16 18:28:08

I love them, brings back great childhood memories when I eat them

londonrach Mon 24-Oct-16 18:28:48

Used to love them...can you still buy them?

TheFarceAwakens Mon 24-Oct-16 18:29:43

Oh dead fly biscuits!!! My nan used to give me them and Fig Newtons.

cosmicglittergirl Mon 24-Oct-16 18:30:05

I love a Garibaldi.

megletthesecond Mon 24-Oct-16 18:30:18

My 90-something Aunt likes them. I had to buy them for her.

Her shopping list was like going back fifty years. It was fascinating smile.

I suppose our avocado, pasta and smoothie shopping lists will be just as dated in a couple of decades.

ShowOfHands Mon 24-Oct-16 18:30:30

Love a dead fly biscuit.

Gowgirl Mon 24-Oct-16 18:30:36

Love dead fly biscuits!

gggrrrargh Mon 24-Oct-16 18:30:51

love them and love them some more! smile

Purplefrogshoes Mon 24-Oct-16 18:31:00

I love them but haven't seen them for sale for ages. I also love a fig roll but aldi stollen bites are my snack of choice at the moment thlgrin thlbiscuit

ohtheholidays Mon 24-Oct-16 18:32:30

My DH buys them and my Mum used to but I'm with you OP they are awful and should not be allowed to be called biscuits they are an insult to all biscuits!

I've never liked them and I don't understand how my DH can eat them or how my Mum could.

tibbawyrots Mon 24-Oct-16 18:33:01

mmm fly cemeteries! grin

Haven't seen them for ages - but then I haven't been looking.

PinkiePiesCupcakes Mon 24-Oct-16 18:33:15

I'm sorry but in the biscuit heirachy The Garibaldi is top tier, ginger nuts are low tier, almost rich tea tier, just awful.

Garibaldi - Scottish Shortbread - Chocolate Digestive = top tier
Custard cream - non chocolate digestive = mid tier
Ginger nut - Bourbon = low tier
Rich Tea = scum tier


KatsutheClockworkOctopus Mon 24-Oct-16 18:34:23

Squashed fly bisuits, party rings and pink wafers were our staple childhood treats. Love them!

Willowfrost Mon 24-Oct-16 18:36:25

I quite like a Garibaldi !

Maudlinmaud Mon 24-Oct-16 18:37:12

I think they must be an english thing as I've never had them. But they sound a bit like fig rolls which are rank not envy

Boundaries Mon 24-Oct-16 18:39:10

Interestingly those "healthy" biscuits are modelled on a Garibaldi. Can't remember what they're called which invalidates my point somewhat.

I like a plain chocolate digestive. Also those pink wafers you get at parties which are basically sugar in wafer form.

BusStopBetty Mon 24-Oct-16 18:41:13

Foul things. They're not a treat in the slightest.

LeeFiora Mon 24-Oct-16 18:41:45

I do like a garibaldi, though I can't have had one in 20 years!

Must disagree with Pinkie about Bourbons though - they are definitely a top tier biscuit grin

PinkiePiesCupcakes Mon 24-Oct-16 18:41:48

This is a fig roll

PinkiePiesCupcakes Mon 24-Oct-16 18:42:33

The glorious garibaldi

AxminsterCarpet Mon 24-Oct-16 18:42:56

londonrach you can get Garibaldi in Sainsburys and also Co-op. smile

AxminsterCarpet Mon 24-Oct-16 18:43:58

I thought Garibaldi were long rectangular shaped?

IsItOnTheTrolley Mon 24-Oct-16 18:45:25

Whole family loves them, DH found a recipe from Mark Hix, and made his own. 😀

FreshHorizons Mon 24-Oct-16 18:45:33

All personal choice- I can't see why you would single out one particular biscuit.

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