The nation's favourite biscuit has been revealed!

The nation's favourite biscuit has been revealed!

Crumbs! The Chocolate Digestive has been voted the nation’s favourite biscuit in a new survey.

The humble digestive beat the Chocolate Hobnob and the Custard Cream in a poll of 2,000 adults asked to name their perfect biccie. Shortbread came fourth, ahead of Jaffa Cakes, choc chip cookies, plain digestives, Ginger Nuts, Bourbon and Chocolate Fingers.

Other biscuits to feature in the top 20 included Rich Tea, Jammie Dodgers, Nice and Viennese Creams.

Top dunkers

But when it comes to finding the perfect biscuit to dunk in your cuppa, plain Digestives went down best, closely followed by chocolate Digestives and Chocolate Hobnobs.

Rich Teas came in fourth place while the Ginger Nut finished off the top five best dunkers.

One in 10 Brits said there's no such thing as a “bad biscuit” for dunking, although three quarters of disappointed respondents said their treat had broken off “mid-dunk”. But a third aren’t put off if this happens as they’ll just continue drinking their tea despite the mush that gathers at the bottom.

Only one in 10 would throw their brew away altogether should their biscuit break off and then make a fresh new cup.

Have a cuppa for charity

The research was carried out by Blue Cross pet charity to celebrate its national Paws for Tea fund-raising tea party, which takes place this Friday (May 15). The charity cares for over 40,000 sick, injured and homeless pets every year.

Spokesman Andrew Gillon said:  “Whatever your favourite biscuit or how you like to eat it, Paws for Tea is the purr-fect excuse to enjoy it, even more in the knowledge you are helping to raise money for pets in need."

To find out how to host your own Paws for Tea tea party click here or call 0300 790 9903.

Nation’s favourite biscuits

  1. Chocolate Digestive
  2. Chocolate Hobnob
  3. Custard Cream
  4. Shortbread
  5. Jaffa Cake
  6. Choc Chip Cookie
  7. Digestive
  8. Ginger Nut
  9. Chocolate Bourbon
  10. Chocolate Fingers
  11. Rich Tea
  12. Oreos
  13. Malted Milk
  14. Dark Chocolate Digestives
  15. Jammie Dodgers
  16. Plain Hobnobs
  17. Fox’s Creams
  18. White Choc Chip Cookie
  19. Nice
  20. Viennese Creams

Top 10 best dunking biscuit

  1. Digestive
  2. Chocolate Digestive
  3. Chocolate Hobnob
  4. Rich Tea
  5. Ginger Nut
  6. Custard Cream
  7. Plain Hobnob
  8. Malted Milk
  9. Chocolate Bourbon
  10. Shortbread

Find out which supermarkets' teas make the best brews here. Plus 10 of the nation's best afternoon teas here