What’s your favourite biscuit?
At the moment I’m loving a biscuit.
here are my favourites. what’s yours?
Current top 3
1. All butter shortbread (preferably petticoat tails)
2. Dark choc digestive
3. Fox’s viennese fingers
Digestive – have to be careful not to dunk too long though
A good all rounderPosted 9 years ago
Dark choc Hob NobtonSubscriber
mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmPosted 9 years agomuggomagicSubscribermuggomagicSubscriber
there is no discussion. this matter has been settled in court (borrowed from wiki).
Cake or biscuit?
Under UK law, no VAT is charged on biscuits and cakes — they are “zero rated”. Chocolate covered biscuits, however, are subject to VAT, currently 15%. McVities classed its Jaffa Cakes as cakes, but in 1991, this was challenged by Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise and the case ended up before the courts. This may have been because Jaffa Cakes are about the same size and shape as some types of biscuit. A question that the court asked itself was “what criteria should be used to class something as a cake?”
McVities defended its classification of Jaffa Cakes as cakes. In doing so it produced a giant Jaffa Cake to illustrate that its Jaffa Cakes were simply miniature cakes.
McVities argued that a distinction between cakes and biscuits is, inter alia, that biscuits would normally be expected to go soft when stale, whereas cakes would normally be expected to go hard. It was demonstrated to the Tribunal that Jaffa Cakes become hard when stale. Other factors taken into account by the Chairman, Mr Potter QC, included the name, ingredients, texture, size, packaging, marketing, presentation, appeal to children, and manufacturing process. Contrary to a commonly held belief, whether something is considered a ‘luxury item’ is not a test for VAT purposes.
Mr Potter ruled that the Jaffa Cake is a cake. McVities therefore won the case and VAT is not paid on Jaffa CakesPosted 9 years agochakapingSubscriber
Up until last week I was all about the plain chocolate Hob Nobs, but then a wonderful thing happened and I discovered Fox’s Millionaire’s Shortbread.
The way the caramel centre liquifies but holds in place to be eaten after a dunk in my tea is a taste sensation.Posted 9 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
Second ton and dave_aber on the scrumptiousness of the Tunnocks Caramel but they should probably be classified as more of a chocolate bar than a biscuit. Next fave would have to be jammy dodger or plain chocolate digestive.
Reckon the key test as to whether it’s a biscuit or not is whether you could eat 2 or 3 with a mug of tea. Dodger or digestive yes, Caramel no.
I would also propose for nomination another top Tunnocks comestible – the mighty tea cake
Posted 9 years agogrizzlygusMember
There’s some right poncy nancy-boys on here – what with all your girlie biscuits.
The only thing I might have with my mug of tea is perhaps an extra teabag.
I bet you all pass the biscuits round on bone china plates and stick your pinkies out when ‘sipping’ your tea – pahPosted 9 years ago
not eating biscuits with your tea makes you a ponce. I bet you like your tea in one of those funny shaped mugs served by some italian fella in costa or starbucks, and it’s probably a fruit tea.
my tea is served in a dirty mug, and biscuits are straight out of a ripped packet. i don’t even use the pull tab!Posted 9 years ago
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