As long as you're eating normally, it shouldn't really matter if you take the odd trip down the luxurious route from time to time. Or in my case, the sugary route.
Honestly, I'll admit that my guilty pleasure is more of an obsession. Yes, I'm obsessed with biscuits.
I can't decide what it is. Is it the fact that you can dip them in a cup of tea? Is it because there's a large range of biscuits available? or is it purely the fact that they taste absolutely amazing?
Actually I can decide - it's all of the above.
If I make a cup of tea at any time of the day... I have to grab a bourbon or a custard cream to accompany it. It'd be rude not to.
They're also perfect in size, for if you're hoping to grab something quick and tasty.
However, I'm having quite a bad period with biscuits... purely due to the fact that I find it impossible to have just the one. One biscuit turns into two, and two turns into the packet (not literally, but you get the picture). I just love them so much.
If you were to casually ask me what my favourite biscuit is on the street, i probably wouldn't be able to answer. I mean, I know what my top two would be... but it would take me some time to actually decide.
So, with honest effort, I've listed my top 5 biscuits...
quick ps. (I often go through stages where this list will change)
5. RICH TEA
Rich tea's are literally the perfect biscuit for dipping into tea, which I think is really important. To be honest this this is the main reason I chose this as my number five, as opposed to a digestive. Biscuits like the digestive, which is quite crumbly, can easily leave lots of pieces in your cup of tea. With a rich tea (unless you leave it in too long), it's one smooth move.
The description is literally in the name. In fact, they're very "nice". Definitely one for the sweet tooth as it's covered in sugar crystals. Another great one for dunking into a tea or coffee. These coconut-flavoured treats can be slightly addictive when you've got the packet just in front of you.
3. MALTED MILK
Malted milk's are as close to the top as I couple possibly put them, without effecting the positions of the bourbon and custard cream. In terms of taste, these biscuits are one of the best. In fact, I don't really think dunking these in tea is all that important. I love everything there is to a malted milk: the taste, the shape... it all works perfectly.
The decision to put the bourbon second was quite a difficult one. I don't know why but both the bourbon and the custard cream have always been the main biccys in my life, and still are to this day (so I must put them at the top). I love the cream centre in the bourbon and the chocolatey taste. (I'm one of those really annoying people who eat one layer and then the other afterwards)...
1. CUSTARD CREAM
Okay, custard creams are officially my favourite sandwich. Similarly to the bourbon, it's filled with a delicious, creamy and sugary filling and sandwiched in the biscuit. The world's largest custard cream was made in 2013, and if it tastes anything like the original, well... I could probably demolish it.
Well that's my list and a little bit about my relationship with biscuits. What are your favourites?
Hope you enjoyed!