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

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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!

SoupDragon Thu 02-Jul-09 13:27:19

Good lord, neither are posh!

voda860 Thu 02-Jul-09 13:27:46


harleyd Thu 02-Jul-09 13:28:16

rich teas deffo

most bizarre question ive heard all morning...and ive got 4 kids asking me weird stuff today grin

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 02-Jul-09 13:28:17


CC are vile.

RT are trying to be afternoon tea-ey gentile but failing dismally.

artichokes Thu 02-Jul-09 13:28:30

When I had tea with an Earl he served Rich Teas but there wasn't a custard cream in sight. Does that help?

hazeyjane Thu 02-Jul-09 13:30:00

I'm not sure either are posh

I would say a choco leibnitz is a posh biscuit and a bourbon is dead common

<obviously both/all biscuits are lovely - apart from Rich Tea which is like eating sweet MDF>

Mamazon Thu 02-Jul-09 13:30:02

CC are minging and not at all posh.
rich tea are just boring and plain and show a distinct lack of imagination.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 02-Jul-09 13:30:44

Yes we know neither are posh SD! That wasn't the question...

Ok put it another way then - which are more dirt common?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 02-Jul-09 13:31:35


funnypeculiar Thu 02-Jul-09 13:31:37

neither ... but rich tea do at least have dullness simplicity in their favour, whereas custard creams have a fun-tackiness - linked to theb desire to take the sarni apart and lick off the cream. I can imagine an ad agency (or similar) offering custard creams out of a sense of retro-chic. BUT custard creams are also tackier. God it's really tricky isn't it?

fruitstick Thu 02-Jul-09 13:32:33

I'd go for rich tea.

CC definitely an economy biscuit.
Rich Tea, whilst certainly not out to impress, could potentially show an understated class against the glitzy showiness of a taste the difference cookie.

May I suggest the Digestive?

funnypeculiar Thu 02-Jul-09 13:32:49

I think you need to further define 'posh' - landed gentry posh, nouveau riche posh?
<this is bugging me now>

SoupDragon Thu 02-Jul-09 13:33:19

Custard creams would appear to be marginally more expensive than rich tea. However, you can buy a bigger pack of CC then you can RT, thus making them cheaper than RT. Also, you can buy Tesco's Value RT in a separate pack, but if you want value CCs you need to buy a "biscuit barrel" pack which included Nice, Malted Milk and Bourbons as well.

which proves that, er, I have too much time on my hands....


Iklboo Thu 02-Jul-09 13:33:37

Unless you want an MN wide custard cream shortage PLEASE don't open them when I'm around blush

voda860 Thu 02-Jul-09 13:33:46

CC are a bit "bling" with their fancy sides, so they err on chav

<rushes back to V chat>

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 02-Jul-09 13:34:17

No you may NOT suggest Digestives Fruitstick!

fruitstick Thu 02-Jul-09 13:35:08

I would also say the rich tea finger is more classy than the round one.

This is keeping me from important tidying

BCNS Thu 02-Jul-09 13:35:42

rich tea

custard creams are for pseudo snobs

GingerIgnoramus Thu 02-Jul-09 13:36:02

both vile

Bucharest Thu 02-Jul-09 13:36:29

If you closed your eyes and ate a bourbon or a custard cream, or any of those other cheapy creamy ones, you'd think they were all one- which they obviously are, with a bit of nasty colouring added....
So it must be Rich Tea. Though I'd wager a Morning Coffee posher still than a Rich Tea.

Choco-Leibniz most definitely the phwoarrrr-better-than-sex biscuit. With really chunky Boasters a close second.....

yappybluedog Thu 02-Jul-09 13:37:02

well, i always judge a biscuits poshness on the ones that children won't choose

so deffo Rich Tea, in this instance

hazeyjane Thu 02-Jul-09 13:37:59

I guess rich tea are a bit posher than custard creams (or cricket biscuits as they are know in our house, for some reason they are prized above all other biscuits!), and I know a lot of mums who would balk at giving their lo's a custard cream but don't mind a rich tea, because they are boring less sugary.

castlesintheair Thu 02-Jul-09 13:38:08

Both are decidely un-posh but if you had to choose, I'd say RT have a very slight edge.

Roobie Thu 02-Jul-09 13:38:27

Of the two, definitely the custard creams. A cult classic.

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