The Best Biscuits to Try in the UK

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The UK is renowned for its tea and biscuit culture, and it’s mandatory to try some of the nation’s favorite sweet snacks any time you’re across the pond. To clarify, biscuits in the UK refer to what we in the States think of as cookies (although not as soft or chewy). British biscuits are hard, snappable and sweet, perfect for dunking in a steaming cuppa!


Crumbly, buttery and perfect in their simplicity, shortbread is the national biscuit of Scotland.


Made with oats, hobnobs are a hearty, sturdy biscuit that can survive a long dunk in your tea. These crunchy, textured treats are a good contender for Britain’s best biscuit.

Jammie Dodgers

Cute and dainty, jammie dodgers are made with sweet gooey raspberry jam, sandwiched between two buttery biscuits. You might think these pretty biscuits are just for kids, but don’t be fooled! They’re loved by little ones and grown-ups alike!

Chocolate Digestives

Chocolate digestives are a perfect combination of chocolatey sweetness, toasty wholemeal crunch and just the right level of salt. They’re excellent for dunking and after a week or two in the UK, you may find that your cup of tea is not complete without one (or three…)!