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5th May 2013, 23:08
I like tea but sometimes wonder what is the best kind of biscuit to chow with that beverage?

Tennis, Scottish or the old SA Marie?


5th May 2013, 23:12
McVities Rich Tea

Milo Minderbinder
5th May 2013, 23:12
choccy digestives of course!!!!

5th May 2013, 23:17
Ginger snaps.

5th May 2013, 23:27
Best biscuit to go with cool glass of lemon iced tea? Well, has to be this bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuit:


6th May 2013, 00:19
...I thought being a British gentleman of the upper gentry Caco
you'd chow down on scones as you slurp from the Royal Dalton -

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTdtYOJ4UuVt2YEokg74MpIm4TocInhsBE465RNjK2 vixNdhsB6qQ

Buster Hyman
6th May 2013, 02:16


6th May 2013, 02:18
Eating with or dunking in? Very different answers.

6th May 2013, 05:01
Tennis is better made into a fridge cake.

Koeksisters go better with coffee.

Stick with Marie, maybe buttered if not dunking.

We still call them Marie, nothing sounds so stupid and meaningless as describing car wheels as looking like "rich tea biscuits", but it sounds perfectly OK and descriptive to say they look like Marie biscuits :)

Solid Rust Twotter
6th May 2013, 06:17
Ouma marmalade rusks or Bakers ginger nuts.

HobNobs or Oaties at a pinch.

6th May 2013, 06:55
Of course, for those of us in the lucky country, there is only 1 choice - Tim Tams

6th May 2013, 07:03
Pathetic. None of you know what you're talking about. There is only one possible answer.

This thread can now be closed.


If you can't get the above, then there's this as second best:


6th May 2013, 07:43
Pathetic. None of you know what you're talking about. There is only one possible answer....
I can tell from an ocean away that you have never eaten a Tim Tam. Back 3 decades ago I used to believe that Romany Creams (I think that was the name) were the best, but even their original recipe was nothing on a Tim Tam.

And whats with those disgusting Oreo's that 'murcans like?:ugh:

6th May 2013, 08:02
You're right about Tim Tams, I was introduced to them when I was working at Mascot a few years ago. They are a reasonable Antipodean substitute for some of the finer Scottish products.

Oreos, Hersheys, all American chocolate ..... absolutely vile. No wonder they call anal intercourse 'The Hershey Way' or something like that!

Solid Rust Twotter
6th May 2013, 08:47
One would, as a matter of course, fling one's airline TimTam into the slavering mob when flying into or out of Darwin. It provided a couple of minutes of amusement as the Ozmates fought over it, on an otherwise dull flight.

Find them quite revolting, TBH. Choc digestive also has its merits, but nothing near an Ouma marmalade rusk.....


6th May 2013, 08:52
Matari - we are back in the "two nations divided by a common language" territory here. As I'm sure you're aware what you picture isn't what we'd call a biscuit on this side of the Atlantic, delicious as it may be. Over here a biscuit (meaning "twice baked") is definitely not something resembling a scone, or indeed something you eat with gravy as an accompaniment to your dinner!

I thought being a British gentleman of the upper gentry Caco
you'd chow down on scones as you slurp from the Royal Dalton -

Slasher - a British gentleman would neither "chow down" nor "slurp" - the very idea :=

6th May 2013, 09:11
But Tanker that only applies when a British gentleman
is invited to take tea with Liz (http://www.elegantwoman.org/royal-etiquette.html) doesn't it?

Charlie's been known to slurp.

Nervous SLF
6th May 2013, 09:11
I have been waiting for someone else to mention MY favorite biscuit but as no-one has one will have to do it myself.
I give you "Anzac Biscuits" The first mention in a cookbook of ANZAC biscuits was in 1921. Itís a myth that ANZAC biscuits were
sent and eaten by troops in Gallipoli, some evidence suggests a rolled oats biscuit was sent to troops on the Western Front, although
this was not widespread.We had some chocolate covered ones a few months ago :ok:

The Real ANZAC Biscuit Story - NZ War History (http://www.armymuseum.co.nz/kiwis-at-war/did-you-know/the-anzac-biscuit/)

Oh yes talking of "Milo" who has been banned, surely not for mentioning a biscuit ??? I mean over the months he has
mentioned several subjects that have been far far worse. Have to admit some were quite educational as I have obviously led a much
more sheltered life than him. :( I just thank goodness that SWMBO hadn't walked in when I found those websites.:O:O

6th May 2013, 09:20
I remember Anzac bickies well.


Yummy! :)

Juliet Sierra Papa
6th May 2013, 09:26
Sorry chaps, it simply has to be Jaffa Cakes,

There's Orangey!


6th May 2013, 09:32
As kids we rolled Jaffas down the cinema aisle
and threw them at each other (and the screen).

Didn't know you could make cakes using 'em.


Buster Hyman
6th May 2013, 09:35
Crikey! That Liberace fella gets his head on everything!

6th May 2013, 11:17
First Milo, now Slasher. Beware the biscuit banning. Capetonian, watch yourself, lest you also be banished to the outer regions once more.

Seriously, what dd they do?

6th May 2013, 11:27
As kids we rolled Jaffas down the cinema aisle
and threw them at each other (and the screen).

If I were a mod, I would have banned Slasher too, for such sacrilegious treatment of a delicious and precious commodity.

How dare he ...........


I assume that they have been banned for something else and I hope it's a short ban. Missing you both, guys!

6th May 2013, 11:29
Seriously, what dd they do?When it comes to dunking your biscuit, they chose....poorly.

I put on a bit more than a few kilos eating these every morning,

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQzGE1LW8YMuovS2jmCV63ZIkAGUVUlqOecIA2QNbK Sv1BA1OGk

Thank god the manufacturer stopped making them, saved my from a premature coronary.

6th May 2013, 11:45
I tried Oreos once. Two of them to be precise. The second to confirm the foul taste and texture experienced from the first. Gave the rest away.

Will I get banned for saying that?

6th May 2013, 12:12
In Milo's case, a picture of a clothed three-breasted woman (Kaitlyn Leeb) was deemed pornographic and worthy of a ban.

6th May 2013, 13:24
Well, I guess that Slasher probably posted a similar picture, only unclothed. I guess we can only speculate as to what topic may have induced that insanity:*:hmm::rolleyes::eek:

6th May 2013, 13:31
Banning Milo and Slasher? That really takes the biscuit!

6th May 2013, 13:33
In Milo's case, a picture of a clothed three-breasted woman (Kaitlyn Leeb) was deemed pornographic and worthy of a ban.

So I guess posting a pic of Bottom Biscuits would be skating on thin ice.

Dak Man
6th May 2013, 13:33
Ginger nuts or Jockanese Shortbreads for dunking duty.

Peter Kay hobnobs - YouTube

6th May 2013, 15:23
these got me a sore ear and lost me a shag-buddy once. Girl I used to work with called Debbie, with whom I had occasional fun when her husband wasn't around. During a trip to the USA I brought her back some Little Debbies Donuts as a present. All I got was a belt around the ear and a total cessation of relationships. Bummer. Strange thing was, not long after she dumped her husband and shacked up with some guy in the USA. Women are weird. She must have liked the donuts http://www.miketufano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/little-debbies.jpg

Solid Rust Twotter
6th May 2013, 16:24
Crikey! That Liberace fella gets his head on everything!

Being a salt-of-the-earth boeretannie, chances are she has far fewer teeth than the Coiffed One, Mr Hyman.:}

Easy mistake to make though. Even ol' Twinkle Toes was developing a hide like a crocodile's scrotum near the end...

6th May 2013, 16:24
Defo one more for the glorious TimTam here. Even found them in Saudi now. Happiness.

Sailor Vee
6th May 2013, 16:43
Interesting point regarding the definitions of cake & biscuit (on QI). A cake becomes hard as it ages and a biscuit goes soft. McVities won a court case based on this when Revenue wanted to change their description, so they could change VAT to the top rate!

6th May 2013, 16:48
Another vote for Jaffa Cakes !:)

- used to be part of aircrew rations. I've seen an entire packet eaten in 11 seconds, and that's started from a sealed packet - there's popular!

..and teamwork

Solid Rust Twotter
6th May 2013, 16:49
Tim Tams?

You're becoming a bloody savage, Cap'n Hook.

tony draper
6th May 2013, 16:54
I know that a person could starve to death if marooned on a desert Island with a ton and a half of packets of biscuits unless they had a machete hacksaw or bowie knife about their person,a naked human has no chance of opening a packet of biscuits unless tooled up.
Dont mention teeth either,a Great White could not open a packet of feckin biscuits.

6th May 2013, 17:01
Sailor Vee - Here is the link to the HMRC website where they sought to apply VAT to Jaffa Cakes which had hitherto been zero rated. A lot of very erudite stuff here on what defines a cake and what a biscuit:

Excepted items: Confectionery: The bounds of confectionery, sweets, chocolates, chocolate biscuits, cakes and biscuits: The borderline between cakes and biscuits (http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/vfoodmanual/vfood6260.htm)

As you rightly say, HMRC lost (hooray) and they remained zero rated. Cake or biscuit they are totally delicious, particularly the plain chocolate ones. Nearly as good as Tunnocks Caramel Wafers :ok:

6th May 2013, 17:09
Aye TimTams

Best biccie by far.

In the whole world!!

Solid Rust Twotter
6th May 2013, 17:20
Shouldn't that be "by faaarrrhhh!"?

One weeps....:}

6th May 2013, 17:29
One appreciates the others comprehension of the prinunsiashin. I hate having to be too obviously.

One is Nursing such a beer induced malaise this pleasant afternoon that I actually miss a timeous TimTam or two.

DX Wombat
6th May 2013, 17:37
Hmm, Tim Tams, the inferior Oz attempt to copy the Penguin.



6th May 2013, 17:42
TimTams...the Penguin perfected.

Solid Rust Twotter
6th May 2013, 17:42
These folks being the oracle, perhaps?

Your biscuit reviews (http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/biscuits/reviews.php3)

6th May 2013, 17:46
Mr Pirate

Surely like all sailor men your favourite should be something hard stiff and chewy? Like a ships biscuit (complete with obligatory weevils)?

6th May 2013, 17:49
A given, if I had any teeth left...

So TimTams are the lesser of two weevils.

But I will admit there s nothing else from Oz that I will put in my mouth.

Solid Rust Twotter
6th May 2013, 17:57
Two words for you, Cap'n - Nicole Kidman.

6th May 2013, 18:00
Methinks she would be putting me in her mouth....but let's not got too tied up on semantics.

You make a convincing point.

Solid Rust Twotter
6th May 2013, 18:03
...With whipped cream!

Quick, nurse - the screens...!:eek:

6th May 2013, 18:07
She so nice and tall.:D

6th May 2013, 18:11
sementics surely?

Solid Rust Twotter
6th May 2013, 18:22
Yup. Combine being tall with that English Rose thing she has going, and it's enough to cause me to hop up and down clutching myself while yodeling at the moon.

Quick, nurse - the smelling salts...!

6th May 2013, 18:36
more hairy palms coming

6th May 2013, 18:43
SRT is already a wookie

Solid Rust Twotter
6th May 2013, 19:08
Reformed wookie. I haven't bitten anyone or crapped on the carpet for three weeks now.

6th May 2013, 19:11
That's almost nauseatingly tepid as an existence don't ya think?

Solid Rust Twotter
6th May 2013, 19:16
Beats having to get that terrible cat operation.:uhoh:

Sailor Vee
6th May 2013, 21:09
Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu! The fact that she has taken dual nationality Australian/American, means you'd get a range of flavours!

6th May 2013, 21:19
I failed misserably to find a way to start a thread but maybe this will be seen by some moderator to understand I respect John T. and was responding to moderators that arbitrarily ban you if you don't agree with them. John and I had a private talk recently and wanted him to know I did not include him. I like pilots that can fly without an autopilot and get banned repeatedly when they disagree. Out.

6th May 2013, 21:20
With tea, nothing covered in chocolate.

Rich Tea, every time. Just perfect.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR5wtgizoaW7ApH_gSwM0fCcYc14YAQDMeFFoVPxfA pEmD1MD1D0g

Nervous SLF
6th May 2013, 21:22
What about that Aussie Elle Macpherson :ok:even yummier than any biscuit - yes even chocolate covered Anzac Biscuits.

B Fraser
6th May 2013, 21:25
Tim Tams are for jessies, Tunnocks are the food of the gods.


6th May 2013, 21:31
Since finding out that my cholesterol level is well on the low side of average, I reward myself with a cup of tea and a Tunnocks before going to bed.

I've run out of them ............ damn you for mentioning them again and re-igniting the urge ....... damn you .......!

B Fraser
7th May 2013, 06:27
Just for you Capetonian....

Here's a Scottish politician who just can't get enough Tunnocks. It appears we let "Wee Eck" take a trip down the teacake mine.......lucky beggar.