Britain's top 20 favourite types of biscuit ranked

The greatest question facing Britain today has finally been solved thanks to a nationwide effort – the UK finally knows which is the best biscuit in the country.

20 types of biscuits have been ranked in a league table that will finally solve the ultimate question – which is the best?

And according to the poll, the Chocolate Digestive is the best biscuit in the whole of the United Kingdom with more than two thirds of Brits picking it.

Shortbread came in second place and Chocolate Fingers were third, reports The Mirror.

Shockingly, Rich Tea and classic Hob Nobs did not make the top 10 – beaten by Chocolate Hob Nobs, Jaffa Cakes and choc chip Maryland Cookies.

According to the research, it’s the younger age group who love to dunk with 23% enjoying dipping their biscuit in a cuppa compared with just 11% of the over 60s.

Ginger Nuts were tops for the over 60s while US import Oreos were popular with 16 to 29-year-olds, the survey of 2,000 Brits by pollsters Perspectus Global found.

The survey found Brits eat biscuits 11 times a week and people in Norwich eat more than anyone else.

Ellie Glason director at Perspectus Global said: “We were surprised to see just how much the nation still loves a biscuit, and especially the people of Norwich who get through a staggering 650 a year.

“It’s also interesting to see from the research that American imports such as the Oreo and Maryland Cookie have found their way into the top 20, even beating Garibaldi and Fig Rolls.

“Yet the British public clearly still hold the Chocolate Digestive close to their hearts, with the biscuit emerging as the clear winner of the poll.”

Britain’s top 20 biscuits

  1. Chocolate Digestives
  2. Shortbread
  3. Chocolate Fingers
  4. Jaffa Cakes
  5. Chocolate Hob Nobs
  6. Custard Creams
  7. Jammie Dodgers
  8. Maryland Cookies
  9. Bourbons
  10. Crunch Creams
  11. Digestives
  12. Viennese Whirls
  13. Rich Tea
  14. Ginger Nuts
  15. Hob Nobs
  16. Oreo
  17. Malted Milk
  18. Nice
  19. Fig Rolls
  20. Garibaldi

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