Britain's top 20 favourite biscuits revealed – but do YOU agree?

BRIT biscuit lovers have named the humble Chocolate Digestive their favourite, beating American imports from Oreo and Maryland Cookies.

The dunkable digestive came out top in a poll of 2,000 people who were asked to list their top ten favourite biccies.

A whopping 69% said it was their fave.

Shortbread came in just after in second place, Chocolate Fingers were in third place, while the controversial Jaffa Cake was ranked fourth favourite, followed by Chocolate Hob Nobs.

The Jaffa Cake is as it's name suggests, is technically a cake and not a biscuit.

A 1991 VAT tribunal ruled they aren't technically biscuits because they go hard if left out – but they've still been included in the research.

When it comes to treats from across the pond, Oreo ranked just 16th while Maryland Cookies came in at a more impressive number 8.

Top 20 favourite biscuits

HERE are the UK’s top 20 favourite biscuits, according to a study of 2,000 people by Perspectus Global:

  1. Chocolate Digestive  69%
  2. Shortbread    61%
  3.  Chocolate Finger  58%
  4.  Jaffa Cake   56%
  5.  Chocolate Hob Nob  55%
  6.  Custard Cream   53%
  7.  Jammie Dodger  51%
  8.  Maryland Cookie  49%
  9.  Bourbon   47%
  10.  Crunch Cream   46%
  11.  Plain digestive   44%
  12.  Viennese Whirl   43%
  13.  Rich Tea   42%
  14.  Ginger Nut   42%
  15.  Hob Nob   41%
  16.  Oreo    40%
  17.  Malted Milk   39%
  18.  Nice    33%
  19.  Fig Roll    33%
  20. Garibaldi   21%

Figures don't add up to 100% as people polled were instead asked to name their top ten favourite biscuits and the results are based on these.

The top ten was rounded out by Custard Creams in sixth place, then Jammie Dodgers at number seven, with the classic Bourbon and Fox's Crunch Cream in ninth and tenth respectively.

See the full top 20 list in the box above.

Brits scoff their way through 11 biscuits a week, on average, the study by Perspectus Global found.

A cup of tea is the beverage of choice to accompany the snack while 22% plump for a coffee.

And a generational divide was discovered between dunkers: 23% of those aged 16 to 29-years-old do compared to just 11% of over-60s.

The Galaxy cookie came top in Goodhousekeeping's recent biscuit taste test.

While, last year a survey of Britain's favourite savoury foods saw Yorkshire puddings, roasts, fish and chips and bacon sandwiches named the country's top picks.

And bakers have shared their simple recipe for making biscuits at home.

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