Brits’ reveal their favourite biscuits for dunking


  • A new survey has revealed Brits’ favourite biscuits for dunking, as well as their habits with drinking tea and coffee.
  • The study found that Chocolate Digestives were the most loved biscuit for dunking in tea and coffee.
  •  Almost half (44%) of Brits are making their cup of tea the wrong way, according to experts.

Chocolate Digestives have been revealed as the nation’s favourite biscuits for dunking in their cup of tea and coffee, according to new research.

The study, conducted by hamper specialists Cartwright & Butler, polled Brits to reveal what they think the best biscuits are for dunking in tea and coffee, as well as the nations particular habits when it comes to the hot drinks.

The top five biscuits for dunking are:

1. Chocolate Digestives

2. Plain Digestives

3. Rich Teas

4. Milk Chocolate Hobnobs

5. Shortbread

Looking at how the most loved biscuits changes across the nation, the research went on to reveal the top five biscuits in cities across the UK:

CityTop 5 biscuits
BelfastChocolate Digestives, Milk Chocolate Hobnobs, Plain Digestives, Bourbon Creams, Ginger Nut
BirminghamChocolate Digestives, Rich Teas, Plain Digestives, Bourbon Creams, Plain Hobnobs
BristolGinger Nut, Chocolate Digestives, Rich Teas, Bourbon Creams, Milk Chocolate Hobnobs
CardiffChocolate Digestives, Rich Teas, Plain Digestives, Milk Chocolate Hobnobs, Custard Creams
EdinburghChocolate Digestives, Plain Digestives, Milk Chocolate Hobnobs, Rich Teas, Ginger Nut
GlasgowPlain Digestives, Chocolate Digestives, Rich Teas, Milk Chocolate Hobnobs, Shortbread
LeedsPlain Digestives, Chocolate Digestives, Plain Hobnobs, Rich Teas, Milk Chocolate Digestives
LiverpoolChocolate Digestives, Milk Chocolate Hobnobs, Plain Digestives, Rich Teas, Malted Milks
LondonChocolate Digestives, Plain Digestives, Rich Teas, Malted Milks, Bourbon Creams
ManchesterPlain Digestives, Chocolate Digestives, Malted Milks, Shortbread, Jammie Dodgers
NewcastleChocolate Digestives, Milk Chocolate Hobnobs, Plain Digestives, Rich Teas, Ginger Nuts
NorwichPlain Digestives, Rich Teas, Chocolate Digestives, Milk Chocolate Hobnobs, Shortbread
NottinghamRich Teas, Chocolate Digestives, Plain Digestives, Shortbread, Malted Milks
SheffieldChocolate Digestives, Rich Teas, Ginger Nut, Bourbon Creams, Plain Digestives
SouthamptonRich Teas, Plain Digestives, Chocolate Digestives, Bourbon Creams, Ginger Nuts

The survey also uncovers Brits’ tea and coffee drinking habits, revealing that 63% still drink their tea and coffee if their dunking biscuit of choice breaks off and falls in the cup.

Furthermore, it was found that 44% of Brits are making their tea wrong. A fifth (20%) of Brits said they make their cup of tea by placing their tea bag in the cup, adding hot water then squeezing the tea bag, whereas over one in 10 (11%) add the hot water, then add milk before taking out the teabag. According to the experts at Cartwright & Butler, both are  improper ways for making the perfect brew[SB1] .

The correct way, according to the experts, is placing your tea bag in the cup, adding hot water, leaving your tea bag to brew before squeezing it and taking it out, followed by adding milk/sugar to your desired level. 

On average, it was revealed that Brits drink 2.7 cups of tea and day and 2.3 coffees a day. However, 31% of us drink 3+ coffees and 44% drink 4+ cups of tea a day.

Looking at how much we rely on tea and coffee, 41% of us say they cannot somewhat function to some degree without coffee or tea.

Commenting on the survey, Rachel Hardwick, Digital Marketing Manager [SB2] at Cartwright & Butler said, “With having a love for tea and coffee being a prime trait of British culture, we were interested to find out more about the nations habits surrounding the drinks, from how much we really rely on it to what people believe are the best biscuits for dunking are.”

More information on the study can be found here:

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