An ode to biscuits: Part One

As biscuits form one third of my blog name and are a vital part of my life, I thought it was about time I wrote a little post about them. Then I realised I had too much to say, so it would have to be a two-parter. My sweet tooth is notorious and I am a chocolate/cake/pudding/biscuit fiend. I reckon biscuits are the most socially acceptable of those items to eat daily and thus they are my main vice. Well, they’re hardly a vice, are they? They are practically a food group!

There are multiple reasons why biscuits are wonderful. Here are a few of them:

  1. You can dunk them in hot drinks. I’m not that fussed about hot drinks and I pretty much only drink tea so I can dip biscuits into it.
  1. They are a very convenient snack when you are feeding a baby; you can have the biscuit tin next to you and munch away with no prep or cutlery required. Crumbs are a small issue but that doesn’t put me off. This one is basically why I put biscuits in my blog name – I was eating so many of them at the time.
Biscuit tin AKA Tin of Dreams.
  1. There are SO MANY TYPES. If you need something bland a digestive or rich tea is fine – I eat digestives when I am ill and can’t face food (really hungover). On the other end of the spectrum there’s super rich ones like chocolate Viennesse whirls and Oreos. There’s…yeah, this is why I need another post. I’ll come back to this. Suffice to say that if it’s variety that you want from your food then biscuits are a winner.
  1. They make you look like a good host. If someone pops by unexpectedly or is just dropping in for a cuppa, you look dead generous when you offer biscuits with the tea (especially if you have shortbread and/or chocolate ones). This requires zero effort, other than not eating all of the biscuits before people arrive. We have to keep our house well stocked to avoid that particular pitfall. I obviously would never dream of offering the boring biscuits to guests while saving the chocolate chunk cookies for after they’ve gone and I can eat them all by myself.
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Home of the biscuits AKA Drawer of Joy.
  1. You can get breakfast in biscuit form. These are super handy for biscuits on-the-go, as people might judge you for just carrying a pack of digestives around with you. But if they are sold as a breakfast biscuit then they are acceptable to have in your handbag.


Please tell me you share the biscuit love?


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35 thoughts on “An ode to biscuits: Part One

  1. Love a biscuit too! Especially short bread, I would literally eat a packet a day when I was pregnant (I’m such a pig). Glad I’m not the only biscuit lover! Claire X #BloggerClubUK

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  2. I love biscuits, your biscuit stash is amazeballs! Although I have banned my “chocolate draw” recently, I have 3 supermarkets within a 2 minute walk from home, so in a crisis we survive! I also make sure I have flour, sugar, butter, eggs in stock… Oh yes homemade biscuits!!

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  3. First we were off dairy, then gluten, and now I’m trying and failing miserably to shift a few pounds so I’ve been off biscuits for waaaaay too long. I’m a fan of shortbread, bourbons, oat cookies, ginger snaps. Basically any biscuits. Any.

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    1. Wow! You have my deepest sympathies and utmost respect. Bourbons are great! Ginger snaps aren’t my faves to be honest but I can appreciate them. Oh I feel sad for you. I’ll have a biscuit for you! Thanks for reading, Ellen.


  4. This made me chuckle, and want biscuits!!! Even though it’s gone 11pm…
    I can’t choose my favourite…
    Gold bars are yummers.
    Waitrose chocolate chunk shortbreads are amazeballs.
    Tunnocks Teacakes are to die for (are they a biscuit though….????)
    Ill enjoy part 2!x

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  5. I think you and I could form a pretty solid friendship based on our mutual love for biscuits. They are, without a shadow of a doubt, my biggest downfall. I never stop at 2 (or 6) and I pretty much love every single type of biscuit. I draw the line at a biscuit that contains some sort of fruit item however. There’s just no need for that. You’ve inspired me to compile a Top 10 Biscuit blog on my site now so thank you for that! #themumproject

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    1. I’m glad you’re with me on this and that I have inspired you! I was originally going to list my best and worst in this post but it became too long – next week I shall reveal all, haha. I am with you on the fruit – why spoil a perfectly good biscuit with a bloody raisin?! Thanks for reading and I look forward to your top 10. Ellen


  6. No one understands quite how important biscuits are (for the purpose of bribery) like a Mother does. I regular do a whole pack in one sitting. Finally a place I can admit my addiction! Perhaps we can start a support group? 🙂 #FridayFrolics

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  7. I love how chocolate biscuits are always classed as the “posh ones” for company! I miss chocolate digestives, I could easily demolish a packet of those. American biscuits (luckily for my waistline) just don’t taste the same. Although home made cookies are another problem entirely…. Great post!

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  8. Hahah I love this post. Is that actually your drawer of biscuits?! Amazing. I totally agree with number 2, I’ve been eating dark chocolate digestives mainly while breastfeeding. I don’t feel as guilty when its during a feeding because I’m burning calories right? Thanks for linking up with #stayclassy!

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  9. We love biscuits too although don’t eat them very much for some reason! I may now have to buy some tomorrow. I love your draw of joy. My favourite biscuits have to have chocolate – preferably chocolate hobnobs!! Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again next week x

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  10. Spreading the biscuitlove…. loving it! I’m a dessert-oholic/ choc-oholic/ cake-oholic and biscuit-oholic… absolutely loved this post! (My Little Man has a thing for biscuits too… though he refers to them as biscas!) And am feeling hungry now😨 shortbread, anyone?

    PS: Your biscuit drawer looks so inviting!

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