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Favourite biscuits

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » May 2nd, 2019, 5:37 pm

Bought a pack of dark chocolate digestives today which have been munched on while watching GOT. Am going to stash away soon for my own safety. Next to them were fig rolls which I haven't seen in ages . Other biscuits I like are hobnobs, a decent shortbread and a custard cream , just for nostalgia. I think a plain digestive is lovely too.

What are everyone else's favourites
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Herbidacious » May 2nd, 2019, 6:39 pm

I don't buy them, except occasionally for work. I lean towards ones with lemon in them though. I do like shortbread.

When I was a student I would shock myself by finding it hard not to eat a whole packet of fig biscuits in one go.
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby StokeySue » May 2nd, 2019, 7:04 pm

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I have a huge bottle of Squid brand fish sauce, the stuff is so cheap Morrison’s don't bother with small ones
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby earthmaiden » May 2nd, 2019, 7:10 pm

Gosh, very hard to pick one sort! There are so many excellent ones around these days. My favourite chocolate ones are Leibniz plain chocolate ones (or Lidl similar ones). Generally I don't think you can beat shortbread.

Custard creams are very nostalgic - always take me straight back to having with cocoa aged about 3. Childhood favourites were bourbon and Royal Scot and fig rolls and lemon puffs.
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Badger's mate » May 2nd, 2019, 8:59 pm

I suppose my favourite are water biscuits, but that's not the point of the question of course. I don't eat many biscuits, but occasionally really love nice ones. Buttery shortbread, stem ginger biscuits, I quite like stroopwafels. I've always promised myself to make shortbread one day but haven't got a round tuit. A friend made some gorgeous white chocolate cookies, I asked her for the recipe and still haven't done them. They'd be a hit with the outlaws, I've got no excuse.

Childhood favourites for me were bourbons, fig rolls and the ones with flies in.
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby scullion » May 3rd, 2019, 12:03 am

there is a thread here and here of the same ilk if a mod would like to combine them.
i think its easier saying which i don't like rather than the favourite - pink wafers and those lemon filled flaky pastry things. not fond of custard creams either.
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Busybee » May 3rd, 2019, 6:00 am

Never met a biscuit I couldn’t learn to love ;)

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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Ratatouille » May 3rd, 2019, 8:57 am

I don't eat many biscuits but I only like digestives when I do. I hide them and don't buy them very often because Mr R is a biscuit fan and if there are ever any in the tin he scoffs the lot.
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Seatallan » May 3rd, 2019, 9:51 am

Busybee wrote:Never met a biscuit I couldn’t learn to love


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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby StokeySue » May 3rd, 2019, 10:03 am

I like McVitie’s digestives, shortbread and will eat most if the put in front of me. I like those assortments of vey dainty biscuits you get in France and Germany, we used to have them at work meetings in Berlin

I took a tin of Scottish shortbread to Berlin, and because they looked quite plain and chunky they were ignored :(. Then someone actually tried one and said something like “oh, they don’t taste plain!” After which they vanished and someone bore off the pretty tin in triumph
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » May 3rd, 2019, 5:30 pm

Sometimes I think the plainer biscuits are the best, when I was little, at Christmas, we used to get a blue tin of Danish biscuits, some sugar coated, with each type in a little paper frill. They were lovely and haven't seen them in years
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby WWordsworth » May 3rd, 2019, 5:33 pm

It's a tradition that J and I have custard creams and a cup of tea after donating blood.
I have been known to ask for my blood back if there aren't any.

I make almond shortbreads sometimes, they always go down well.

If I'm buying biscuits I like a nice chewy fruit and oat cookie.
I have never made them successfully. Anyone got a reliable recipe?
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby slimpersoninside » May 3rd, 2019, 6:00 pm

Prettykiwicrazy wrote:Sometimes I think the plainer biscuits are the best, when I was little, at Christmas, we used to get a blue tin of Danish biscuits, some sugar coated, with each type in a little paper frill. They were lovely and haven't seen them in years


Oh yes! You've just reminded me, we used to get these at Christmas. I'm obviously going a bit dotty as I hadn't realised they'd disappeared (or that we always had a tin) :lol: .
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby KC2 » May 3rd, 2019, 6:01 pm

StokeySue wrote:I like McVitie’s digestives,
They have to be McVitie's, the others simply don't compare! Iceland do the large packs of McV choc digestives for £1.50, which I am afraid I'm addicted to buying!

Busybee wrote:Never met a biscuit I couldn’t learn to love ;)

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Yup, I'm with you on that, BB!

Ginger biscuits of any description are a fave, the Nairns stem ginger oat biscuits are great. And ginger biscuits coated in chocolate .... yum!
The ones that have bits of stem ginger in are also nice but I do find the bits get stuck in my teeth. I think Lidl ones are particularly sticky, I seem to remember.

The Lotus ginger biscuits that come in little packs of 2 are nice.

Chocolate Bath Olivers - that reminds me, I haven't had any for ages, must get some!
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby earthmaiden » May 3rd, 2019, 6:10 pm

Are you sure those Danish biscuits have disappeared? I'm sure I've seen them every year, they made cheapish presents. I never found them a huge treat so don't buy them.

Oooh, Lotus finger biscuits - the caramel flavoured ones you get in hairdressers or on the Continent. I love them!
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » May 3rd, 2019, 7:58 pm

Ah maybe they’ve just disappeared from my neck of the woods, deepest darkest Devon !! :D
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby KC2 » May 3rd, 2019, 10:53 pm

earthmaiden wrote:Oooh, Lotus finger biscuits - the caramel flavoured ones you get in hairdressers or on the Continent. I love them!


I got them in Poundland recently but they're not always there. You used to be able to get them in the one that closed down, the Poundshop? Can't remember what it was called.
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby slimpersoninside » May 4th, 2019, 8:11 am

earthmaiden wrote:Oooh, Lotus finger biscuits - the caramel flavoured ones you get in hairdressers or on the Continent. I love them!


If you mean these ones

https://www.shopbiscoff.com/lotus-bisco ... -pack-case

We get them in Waitrose, they now also sell the multi packs of 2 individually wrapped biscuits I believe.
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby earthmaiden » May 4th, 2019, 8:41 am

I think you can get them everywhere now, I haven't seen packs with 2 individually wrapped in the shops but I rarely buy biscuits. I just really look forward to my biscuits (2 in a pack) at the hairdressers.
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby StokeySue » May 4th, 2019, 9:33 am

I just Googled and it seems you can still get Royal Danish Butter Cookies, but they seem to be in specialist delis rather than in run of the mill supermarkets as they used to be
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Seatallan » May 4th, 2019, 9:49 am

Prettykiwicrazy wrote:Sometimes I think the plainer biscuits are the best, when I was little, at Christmas, we used to get a blue tin of Danish biscuits, some sugar coated, with each type in a little paper frill. They were lovely and haven't seen them in years


Paper Tiger sells them (in a red tin rather than a blue one) if you happen to have a branch anywhere in the vicinity. Alternatively, IKEA do a version too.
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby KC2 » May 4th, 2019, 12:34 pm

slimpersoninside wrote:
earthmaiden wrote:Oooh, Lotus finger biscuits - the caramel flavoured ones you get in hairdressers or on the Continent. I love them!


If you mean these ones

https://www.shopbiscoff.com/lotus-bisco ... -pack-case

We get them in Waitrose, they now also sell the multi packs of 2 individually wrapped biscuits I believe.


Not sure how many little packets you get in the Waitrose ones, but the last time I bought them I got 18 little packets in the Poundland ones - it used to be 20 but it was a victim of shrinkflation! Funnily enough it was a friend's hairdresser who told her where to get them!

Yes, those Danish biscuits were lovely, I remember those little paper frilly holders too, prettykiwicrazy.
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Amber » May 4th, 2019, 9:45 pm

Sue-L’s cookies without a doubt. Lots of variations to suit individual tastes :D .
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby northleedsbhoy » May 5th, 2019, 2:54 am

Ginger biscuits are my favourite especially Borders covered in dark chocolate. I don't buy them very often as being diabetic I shouldn't eat them but very occasionally will succumb and get a pack as a treat and eke them out for a week.

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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Zosherooney » May 5th, 2019, 6:32 am

Lidls/Aldi do choc. coated hob nobs (their version) I keep a pack next to my bed :o How naughty is that ?
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Bubbles » May 5th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Don't really eat a lot of biscuits - those Border Choc Gingers are yummy - agree NLB! I think all Border biscuits are nice; I remember I used to get them at conferences etc and would sneak a couple of tiny packets in my bag for later :oops: At the moment I am enjoying M & S Choc Dutch Shortcake which come in plain biscuit or chocolate flavour with one half covered in chocolate :chops: and they're quite good value, on offer at 2 packets for £2..
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby KC2 » May 5th, 2019, 4:58 pm

Bubbles wrote:At the moment I am enjoying M & S Choc Dutch Shortcake which come in plain biscuit or chocolate flavour with one half covered in chocolate :chops: and they're quite good value, on offer at 2 packets for £2..

Oooh, good to know that Bubbles! (or perhaps not ;) )
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Bubbles » May 5th, 2019, 5:09 pm

KC2 wrote:
Bubbles wrote:At the moment I am enjoying M & S Choc Dutch Shortcake which come in plain biscuit or chocolate flavour with one half covered in chocolate :chops: and they're quite good value, on offer at 2 packets for £2..

Oooh, good to know that Bubbles! (or perhaps not ;) )

I honestly only eat one now and then. :)
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby KC2 » May 5th, 2019, 8:10 pm

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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Lokelani » May 6th, 2019, 11:03 am

Biscuits are one of those things like crisps that I try not to have in the house as they are just so moorish.

I've always loved mlik chocolate digestives & have never quite captured the flavour of a buttery oat biscuit I had somewhere & a totally melt in the mouth viennese with chocolate on one end. Scottish shortbread does take some beating too. I remember Mum buying Langue de Chat biscuits to serve with syllabub when I was younger & I loved them. Ooh then there's Jaffa Cakes, I guess more of a cross between a biscuit & a cake, but I do love that orangey bit. :D
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » May 6th, 2019, 11:06 am

Seatallan wrote:
Prettykiwicrazy wrote:Sometimes I think the plainer biscuits are the best, when I was little, at Christmas, we used to get a blue tin of Danish biscuits, some sugar coated, with each type in a little paper frill. They were lovely and haven't seen them in years


Paper Tiger sells them (in a red tin rather than a blue one) if you happen to have a branch anywhere in the vicinity. Alternatively, IKEA do a version too.


Ah we do have an IKEA nearby so might have to go and have a look. Sadly it seems like a lot of childhood favourites I rediscover are smaller, more expensive and also won't taste the same :x
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Catherine » May 6th, 2019, 10:03 pm

StokeySue wrote:I just Googled and it seems you can still get Royal Danish Butter Cookies, but they seem to be in specialist delis rather than in run of the mill supermarkets as they used to be


You can actually get them in poundland, along with the lotus biscuits
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby KC2 » May 6th, 2019, 10:21 pm

Catherine wrote:
You can actually get them in poundland, along with the lotus biscuits


Good, my appetite has been whetted for them now too :chops:
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby PatsyMFagan » May 7th, 2019, 9:39 am

Prettykiwicrazy wrote:Sometimes I think the plainer biscuits are the best, when I was little, at Christmas, we used to get a blue tin of Danish biscuits, some sugar coated, with each type in a little paper frill. They were lovely and haven't seen them in years


I am sure you can still get these in Poundland :aww: :tu: :chops:

Ah, Catherine beat me tuit .. ;)
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby WWordsworth » May 7th, 2019, 6:08 pm

I went out for coffee yesterday and had rosemary and lemon shortbread.
Quite lemony and buttery, with a hint of rosemary. Delicious.
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Re: Favourite biscuits

Postby Meganthemog » May 13th, 2019, 3:41 pm

Not sure if they are classed as a biscuit - but they are usually in the biscuit aisle - Florentines are my favourite. Plain chocolate ones preferably.
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