Is there a right way up to eat a biscuit? Can a biscuit be upside down? We were having this discussion the other day, and apparently there are some people who think that there are right and wrong ways to eat them.
Some people feel that the correct way to eat a chocolate digestive is chocolate side down.
I would always eat it with the chocolate on the top – what would you do?
Another biscuit under discussion was the jaffa cake. (Yes, I know, it’s got ‘cake’ in its name so how can it be a biscuit? Well, it is always sold on the shelves beside biscuits in the shops, rather than with the cakes, so for the purposes of this post I am counting it as a biscuit.) So, the question is – should a jaffa cake be eaten with the chocolate side on top? Then there are the other questions – should you nibble round the edges, leaving the orange jelly section in the middle for last? Should you eat the orange jelly section first, leaving the sponge for last? I used to eat the jelly part first and then the sponge, but now I just eat it as it comes – I’m not sure which way is correct!
Finally the Tunnock’s Tea Cake –
I think the only way is to eat it by biting some of the chocolate off the top (or the side) then eating the soft mallowy centre, scooping it out with your tongue, before finishing the chocolate then ending with the biscuit on the bottom. Some people would just take bites of biscuit, mallow centre and chocolate together in each mouthful. However, is there a correct way to do it ?
How do you eat biscuits? I realise this post might only make sense to British readers, but maybe these delightful confections are available elsewhere, possibly under different names.