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JontyDoggle37 · 14/10/2018 20:49

I have realised I am in a biscuit no-mans land, having eaten, but not loved many a biscuit in my time. I’m now in search of ‘the one’, the lifetime partner biscuit that only death or removal from manufacture will see us parted. I do love a proper highland shortbread, but at the same time they are just a little too plain. Chocolate covered/filled/chips is good (but please don’t recommend hobnobs, I do not have the spare time available to remove those from my teeth). Any kind of fruit filling/coating could also be interesting. In particular, these biscuits are required to go with my last tea before bed at night, and also with a coffee or two during the week when I’m working from home. So
A) AIBU to ask, and
B) what do you recommend?

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travailtotravel · 14/10/2018 20:51

I love a chocolate rich tea. For me this is the perfect biccie. veca shortbread

firstevernamechange · 14/10/2018 20:51
  1. any excuse to talk biscuits is nbu.
    2.) Choco Leibniz
3luckystars · 14/10/2018 20:52

Do you like fruit shorties?

em9283 · 14/10/2018 20:53

How sweet? I'm obsessed with biscoff with my cuppa but it's very sweet...

Tisfortired · 14/10/2018 20:54

My biscuit pecking order goes like this

Lotus biscoff
Caramel chocolate digestive
Custard cream

I am also partial to an Anzac now and again.

MoonlightandMusic · 14/10/2018 20:54

Aldi do a v.nice chocolate chip shortbread, good with coffee, or milk. Grin

ToadOfSadness · 14/10/2018 20:54

Anything without palm oil, which is not an easy search.

Am stuck with Sainsburys Taste the Difference cookies, but not the chocolate ones as they contain it. I buy the oatflake and ginger ones. Aldi have a knock off version which are similar but not as nice, if you can brave the hordes of rude people shoving you out of the way.

Alternative is shortbread but must be made with only butter, some inferior ones have appeared which contain a mix of fats and they are like paving stones, both in texture and taste.

SilverHairedCat · 14/10/2018 20:54

Garibaldi aka squashed fly biscuits. Ace for dunking if that's your thing.

mnahmnah · 14/10/2018 20:55

Co-op do their own luxury range which are amazing. Particularly the ginger and dark chocolate. And the dark chocolate covered blood orange. Mmm

Loopytiles · 14/10/2018 20:55


Or dark chocolate coated ginger olivers for posh.

Muddlingalongalone · 14/10/2018 20:56

Orange choco leibnitz
Jaffa cake (I know......)
Fox's golden crunch

Loopytiles · 14/10/2018 20:56

Kit Kat or Tunnocks Caramel Wafer best of the wrapped biscuits, unless you’re in Australia where there are Tim Tams (far superior to our Penguins).

moredoll · 14/10/2018 20:56

M and S dark chocolate covered ginger biscuits are the ultimate!
Rich Tea for an to day biscuit. And Jaffa cakes if they can be counted.

clary · 14/10/2018 20:56

Choco leibniz or the Aldi ersatz version. No hordes of rude people at my Aldi

MissDai5y · 14/10/2018 20:57

Lotus biscuits.

Perfect at all times but especially with a coffee.

Poodles1980 · 14/10/2018 20:57

For me it’s a chocolate polo. I’m not sure if you get them in the UK but it’s a coconut shortcake type affair with chocolate on top. Other than that a dark chocolate digestive is the winner. Goes with tea and coffee and has that lovely mix of sweet and sharpness from the chocolate.

Walkacrossthesand · 14/10/2018 20:57

Fig rolls

3luckystars · 14/10/2018 20:57

I also wanted to suggest that you quit the tea at bed time. I never believed that it interfered with sleep (well I did believe it, but I didn't care because I'm a pure rebel) but then I discovered that, yes, I was falling asleep no problem after drinking tea, but it made me wake back up after an hour or two.
Once I accepted that, I knew I had to give it up after 7pm, for good.

Now, back to business: have you ever tried a garabaldi biscuit?

Nanasueathome · 14/10/2018 20:57

Jamie Dodgers

holycityzoo · 14/10/2018 20:57

Fox's chocolate rounds. The best by a mile.

missyB1 · 14/10/2018 20:58

My favourites in no particular order

Kimberley- only available in Ireland unfortunately.
Fig Rolls
Lincoln - but don’t seem to be available anymore Sad
Foxes jam creams
Ginger nuts.

JaiNotJay · 14/10/2018 20:59

Tunnocks caramel wafers. Not a biscuit, technically speaking, but very satisfying. They come in milk and dark chocolate varieties. I love them both!


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forthelifeofpomme · 14/10/2018 20:59

Right now I am loving the Danish all butter biscuits I got from Aldi - beautiful scandal tin, lovely biscuits and all for £1.99
Normally I'd go for a luxury cookie from any big supermarket, those choco leibniz or homemade

ToffeePennie · 14/10/2018 21:00

Toffee pops.
Literally the only good thing about the biscuit aisle!

jq28 · 14/10/2018 21:01

A chocolate leibniz is a good choice. Also a chocolate Viennese.

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