One Nibble and you’re nobbled


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.


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5 Responses to “One Nibble and you’re nobbled”

  1. Anna Says:

    In praise of HobNobs:

  2. oswald montecristo Says:

    Do they import these to America? Well, at least we have In’N Out Burgers and you don’t.

  3. Anna Says:

    It’s four years later–and I’m having some with coffee right now! I’m irish, and fortunately I live in a small Canadian place that’s packed with English, so we get all kinds of great stuff like that here. HobNobs forever!

    • macarthursmutterings Says:

      Anna I have an English Treats shop near where I live now and am in there stocking up all the time 😉

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