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Biscuits

Postby frenchcheesequeen » May 19th, 2010, 5:17 pm

Neither Onslow nor I are much good at eating biscuits and although I always have savoury biscuits ready for cheese I seldom have sweet biscuits. The odd digestive is as far as it gets - I can use them for cheese and the grandchildren enjoy them with milk or for making bases for bannoffee or cheesecake. However, those Dutch type Lotus biscuits or the coffee iced plain Marie type are demolished before the wrapper gets to the recycling. So I don't buy them at the moment.

Your favourite shop bought biscuit?
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Re: Biscuits

Postby 18kari » May 19th, 2010, 5:27 pm

hiya FCQ :hug: hope you and onslow are ok, i seldom eat sweet biscuits, mum buys them for herself though, as regarding a savoury biscuit though, i love Krackerwheat! specially with boursin on and some black pepper :chops: :D karen
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Re: Biscuits

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » May 19th, 2010, 9:29 pm

I love most types of crackers/ savoury biscuits especially Tuc, Krackawheat and the classic cream cracker. Ultimate sweet biscuit has to be Leibniz which is a fairly crunchy biscuit topped with a layer of dark chocolate. Nice are nice :D everyday ones and chocalate bourbons and Ginger nuts always remind me of childhood, washed down with a glass of Robinsons barley.
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Re: Biscuits

Postby ianinfrance » May 19th, 2010, 10:07 pm

frenchcheesequeen wrote:Your favourite shop bought biscuit?
McVities (gotta be them) Plain chocolate suggestives. I'd kill for those!
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Re: Biscuits

Postby pinkmacaroon » May 19th, 2010, 10:20 pm

I adore Lotus biscuits! My occasional coffee stop has replaced them with amaretti, I am so upset. The biscuits were the point of the coffee.

I don't buy biscuits because I would eat the lot! My friend keeps my faves in: Malted Milk, Garibaldi and Fruit Shortcake. I love Fig Rolls, I must remind her! ;) Do Tunnock's Tea Cakes count as a biscuit? The plain choc ones are divine.

For savoury it has to be Carr's Table Waters.
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Re: Biscuits

Postby Bazzer » May 20th, 2010, 6:52 am

Peake Frean Shortbreads, Garibaldi.

Has anyone noticed how the Branded Biscuits in Supermuggers are gradually and I might add, lots of other items too, being replaced with "Own Brand"? :evil:
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Re: Biscuits

Postby StokeySue » May 20th, 2010, 9:36 am

Duchy Butterscoth Shortbread is just fabulous (think that's what it's called) Saino's own brand copycat ain't bad

Actually any shortbread is pretty good

The best savoury cracker bar none are Paxton & Whitfield's plain biscuits for cheese, which I suspect are made by Fudges (and available in quite a few delis as well as the two P&W shops)
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Re: Biscuits

Postby 18kari » May 20th, 2010, 9:42 am

why are Krackerwheats so expensive these days? hmm :) karen
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Re: Biscuits

Postby cher_new_cook » May 20th, 2010, 10:34 am

My favorite sweet biscuits are hob-nobs, with or without chocolate on top.
Our local deli does a great range of savoury crackers to go with cheese, my favorite are the chili ones. They have a real kick to them, and go great with brie/creamy cheeses. I also tried them with red devil chese at the weekend - :chops: :chops:
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Re: Biscuits

Postby pinkmacaroon » May 20th, 2010, 10:40 am

Bazzer wrote:Peake Frean Shortbreads, Garibaldi.

Has anyone noticed how the Branded Biscuits in Supermuggers are gradually and I might add, lots of other items too, being replaced with "Own Brand"? :evil:

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Re: Biscuits

Postby Bazzer » May 20th, 2010, 2:12 pm

They don't taste the same even though they are probally made in the same place.
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Re: Biscuits

Postby sueturnersmith » May 20th, 2010, 3:05 pm

We don't eat sweet biscuits, so I never buy them.

For cheese, we like Carrs Table Water or Matzos.
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Re: Biscuits

Postby MrsWWoof » May 20th, 2010, 5:48 pm

Matzos are my favourite biscuit with all sorts of things, pate, cheese, chopped tomatoe/onion/avocado combination on top.

Don't really do sweet biscuits but OH will eat anything!
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Re: Biscuits

Postby chools » May 20th, 2010, 7:11 pm

Not sure if they count as biscuits but I like rice cakes, I'm also partial to oatcakes which I make

Sweet biscuits are reserved for offering visitors who never eat that many so the surplus usually gets put in the freezer so we don't consume them!

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Re: Biscuits

Postby Sue » May 21st, 2010, 1:36 pm

Can you still get Lincoln biscuits? they used to be a childhood favourite and rich tea fingers.
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Re: Biscuits

Postby YellowPea » May 21st, 2010, 1:55 pm

Oooh. My favourite used to be plain chocolate coated rich tea biscuits but I haven't seen them for sale now for years. Milk chocolate just isn't the same. My current favourite are Cadbury's chocolate chip, chocolate coated hob-nob type biscuits. Lovely. I also like stale plain hobnobs.

I find digestives too salty and usually steer clear myself, but OH can demolish a whole packet in one fowl swoop.
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