Twitter reliably informed me that this week is ‘Biscuit Week’. I don’t know what this means if I’m honest, I’m guessing it means us biscuit lovers can revel in biscuit glory for a whole week without feeling guilty perhaps?
I never need an excuse to raid the biscuit barrel, as soon as I arrive at my Mum’s house my greedy hands have found their way to the cupboard and before I know it, I’m fingering the array of bourbons, Rich Tea’s et al. 5, 6, 7 later (who’s counting?) and I’ve found myself in some sort of biscuit induced coma, making poor excuses for why there aren’t any biscuits left.
Of course, I have my favourites and I most definitely have biscuits that are blacklisted (Fig Rolls and Garibaldi’s I’m looking at you), the ones which even if I was experiencing some sort of mad craving I wouldn’t dare to nibble on.
So, in the spirit of Biscuit Week, here’s a comprehensive list of my adored sweet snacks, make sure you stick the kettle on while you have a peruse. Oh and if any of you have Jaffa Cakes in your list then me and you can never be friends. The clue is in the name; Jaffa CAKE.
Because well, they do what they say on the tin, they’re quite nice. Being a fan of all things coconut, their subtle undertones speak to me, I swear they send me subliminal messages “eat me, eat me”.
Some say they’re boring and insipid, I say they remind me of being a kid so allow me some nostalgia here. If something contains a wafer then you can guarantee I’ll be a fan, the fact they’re pink is a novelty and they have a lovely cream type consistency in the middle which for me means they have to feature in my Top 10!
Hands up if you separate the layers? Also stick your hand up if you tend to lick the cream out too? Who knew eating a biscuit could be so technical.
Again an old favourite of mine, although, I can’t be on my own in harbouring the opinion that they don’t taste like they used to? The biscuit seems slightly different. Still, I won’t ever turn one down.
6.Golden Crunch Creams
Plenty of cream and a lovely textured biscuit makes this one a firm favourite of mine. Although, for some reason, if I eat too many of them (not hard) then they end up hurting the rood of my mouth.
When I used to work in recruitment, I would easily nail a box of Cadbury’s Chocolate Fingers in one sitting. I don’t know what those naughty biscuit makers at Cadbury’s do to the fingers of fun but they make them so damn moreish that I can never stop at one.
4.Chocolate Hob Nob
Dark, milk, caramel and chocolate; I’ll be honest I’m really not fussy. I love the oaty texture and they are perfect for a spot of dunking. On the subject of dunking, I’m not a definite dunker, I prefer to see where the mood takes me and of course, it all depends on the biscuit itself.
3.Extremely Chocolatey Rounds
M&S do the best biscuits. Fact. Their Belgian selection is delectable and these Extremely Chocolatey Rounds are no exception. Smothered in gorgeous chocolate with a lush biscuit found in the middle, if you’re not a fan of these then do you even like biscuits at all?
An incredible chocolate to biscuit ratio means these beauties are always a welcome discovery. The dark chocolate ones are probably my favourite, closely followed by the caramel ones. They also make wafer biscuits too which are an absolute treat. Whatever they do, they do it well. A little bit too well my waist would probably agree.
1.White & milk chocolate biscuit
ASDA used to do these and they were called White Chocolate Sundaes if I remember rightly. Then, one godawful day, I sauntered down the biscuit aisle hoping to procure some of these delights only to find they’d been discontinued. It was a dark day, a dark day indeed. Luckily, M&S feature them in their biscuit selection box so all is not lost. I’m not quite sure what they’re called these days but if you happen to know somewhere that sells them, please get in touch. I’ll reward you handsomely (with a biscuit).
I’m afraid I couldn’t find a photo of the biscuit in question.
I’m off to chow down on a biscuit or 2 now, Weight Watchers unfortunately. Damn diets.