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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!

theDreadPirateRoberts Thu 02-Jul-09 13:39:10

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

Ooh, can I <gavel> please?

theDreadPirateRoberts Thu 02-Jul-09 13:39:46

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


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

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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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