McVities HobNobs must be one of the best biscuits in the world, if you can think of any better ones answers on a postcard please…
They were invented by Julien Pike who sold the recipe to McVities who first introduced the brand in Scotland in 1984. They are made from rolled oats and jumbo oats, some would say they are a mix between a flapjack and a digestive, both admirable biscuits in their own right, but not as good as HobNobs. They come in three main varieties, plain, milk chocolate and plain chocolate (which I like the most).
Why do I like them, well they are just so tasty, but above all they are fantastic for dunking into a nice cup of tea without falling to bits (just ask Nanna Doe, who does so regular as clockwork at 3pm everyday). They are also nice and rustic, so have a bit of a “baked at home” feel to them.
Apparently they are also very common in Spain where they go by the name of Avenas.