I’m mind numbingly bored of writing about MS so today I’m going to write about biscuits (cookies if you’re American)
I’m not supposed to eat biscuits as I follow a gluten free diet but I am rather partial to the humble custard cream!
I love to nibble the biscuit, exposing the yellow cream in the middle and if you’re careful, it’s possible to be rewarded with just the cream and no biscuit! In my experience, it depends on the quality of the brand whether it’s possible to do this and I’ve been frustrated many times when the cream sticks to the biscuit underneath and breaks in half!
Strangely, the bourbon biscuit doesn’t have the same appeal to me. I expect this is because the bourbon is long and thin so it’s less easy to be left with just the cream. It may just be that they don’t taste as good as a custard cream. I can take or leave the bourbon.
I’ve never been a fan of the Hob Nob and think it’s the crumbly, dry texture that puts me off. I go wild for fruit shortcake’s though and could eat a whole packet in one sitting!
I never, ever dunk.
The chocolate digestive is a king amongst biscuits but I tend to prefer Sainsbury’s own brand ones to the more expensive labels. I love to lick the chocolate off slowly and can make one biscuit last for hours.
My kids love ginger nuts but I would never choose one of those. They’re SO HARD! I expect they’re good for dunking but I never, ever dunk.
Jammie Dodgers are pretty cool and have a similar appeal to the custard cream for me. Once or twice I’ve managed to end up with the layer of cream and the dollop of sugary jam by nibbling the biscuit sandwich away. This is, obviously, far too much excitement to experience very often so the Jammie Dodger is kept for special occasions.
I can’t stand fig rolls. They’re disgusting.
Garibaldi (squashed fly biscuits) are tasty and have a lovely, chewy consistency. It’s fairly unconventional the way they’re all joined together in the packet though and it’s easy to take more than you meant to! Be aware.
I like posh biscuits from M&S too and love the exotic combinations such a white chocolate and ginger or chilli and lime. These are a bit pretentious for every day consumption though and I’d always much rather have a custard cream.