Chocolate digestives? Hob nobs? Jammie Dodgers? We finally know what Britain’s favourite biscuit is. And you probably won’t be surprised…
The “which is the best biscuit?” debate has raged in offices across the country for many years – but now it looks like we might actually have an answer.
Channel 5 surveyed thousands of viewers for its show, Britain’s Favourite Biscuit, which aired earlier this week. And according to the survey, Brits eat 52 biscuits per second on average – so we really do know our stuff when it comes to sweet treats.
And the biccie that that topped the list?
The chocolate digestive.
Hobnobs, Jammie Dodgers and custard cremes were close behind, with 12 of the top 20 including chocolate.
When it comes to dunking, however, Ginger Nuts beat the rest, presumably for their sturdy, non-breakable nature. Digestives and Rich Teas completed the dunkable trio – biscuits that only true experts can prevent sinking, mushy, to the bottom of the mug.
In 2016, tech site Wired.co.uk conducted a dunk-ability test, using a robotic arm to immerse a selection of popular biscuits in a hot cup of tea. It found that the rich tea was the best (“strong and absorbent”), followed by digestives ("satisfying all-rounder”) and Fox’s party rings ("strong and crunchy”). Maryland chocolate chip cookies fared less well ("feeble dunk”).
The full list from Channel 5 is below:
- Chocolate Digestive
- Chocolate Hobnob
- Jammie Dodger
- Custard Creme
- Jaffa Cake
- Ginger Nut
- Wagon Wheel
- Kit Kat
- Caramel Wafer
- Double chocolate chip cookie
- Rich Tea
- Fig Roll
- Milk chocolate chip cookie
- Malted Milk
- Chocolate Finger
- Hob Nob
- Chunky Cookie
We still haven’t made our minds up – which means we have to eat one of each to decide, right? Right.