Simply put, chocolate biscuits are a staple of life in Melbourne. Entire supermarket aisles are devoted to them. Unattended chocolate biscuits left in kitchens at work (or anywhere) are in danger of being immediately devoured. Squabbles over their whereabouts can leave lifelong scars.
But which chocolate biscuit is the best?
Chocolate Teddy Bears definitely have the cute factor, the Mint Slice is a reliable favourite, along with Mini Wagon Wheels and chocolate coated Scotch Fingers.
And then there's the Tim Tam. According to Arnotts, 1 in every 2 Australian households contains a packet of Tim Tams. And 35 million packs are sold each year – nearly 400 million biscuits.
Can that 400 million figure really be right? Last time I looked, the population of Australia was around 20 million. So that's only an annual intake of 20 Tim Tams per person (assuming my maths is up to the job). Sounds an impossibly low dosage to me.
Perhaps you're a Tim Tam kind of person, even an aficionado of the practice of the Tim Tam Slam.
Or perhaps you prefer a chocolate biscuit that's been freshly baked at home.
Whichever chocolate biscuit is your favourite, please let us know by leaving a comment below.
Excellent point, how could I forget the choc coated buttersnap? Irrestible.
By Sue Williams - senior reviewer Monday, 15th of August @ 01:46 am
What a great idea to dip biccies in Belgian chocolate as a Christmas gift.
I'm wondering if those Aldi biscuits you mentioned are "Petit Ecolier" - with a square of chocolate on top and a little soldier. They're pretty tasty.
By Sue Williams - senior reviewer Saturday, 27th of August @ 08:07 am
Aldi sells these divine imported ones, can't think of the name with a square tablet of chocolate on top in a little box. They a amazing.
Also we like to buy Belgium callebaut chocolate from savours, melt it down, dip any type of biscuit half in and place on baking paper. They are absolutely yummy and a perfect gift at Christmas. So easy even the kids can do them.