They're not actually clean, not even ish, when gnawed at by a toothless, gummy, gorgeous LO. They go soft and squishy and make a huge mess! But then so do almost all foods at this age.
Rich teas are probably fine, but, just as with all processed foods, are higher in salt than would be healthy for a tiny. So for an occasional snack probably fine, but I wouldn't give them to her regularly.
Ginger nuts are good occasionally as well, because they last ages (until she gets teeth top and bottom).
There are lots of biscuity and hand-held snacks available in the baby aisle. We particularly like something we called 'dog biscuits'. Don't remember the manufacturer, but finger biscuits shaped slightly like dog bisucits.
Was just hoping tio avoid the ridiculously high priced weaning aisle really! Salt content seems fine actually, only 'trace' per biscuit, I'm more worried about the sugar. I'll take a look at the baby stuff, thanks