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Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream?

Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream?

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2014/12/15 22:06:20 (permalink)

Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream?

Out of the two, which is the better all round biscuit?
 
 
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    Kaneda
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    Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/15 22:12:13 (permalink)
    Bourbon.
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    Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/15 22:22:45 (permalink)
    Bourbon here too

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    Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/15 22:47:43 (permalink)
    Hmmm I always thought that I too was a bourbon man. However, purely in the interests of science I purchased a pack of each earlier today. I got home and scoffed both of the bastards and I have to say that I am now a custard cream man. I was shocked. Bourbon's however, remain a fine biscuit.
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    Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/15 23:35:41 (permalink)
    Sack 'em both. Jaffa Cakes rule O.K.
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    Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/15 23:40:04 (permalink)
    They're not biscuits though ;)
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    Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/15 23:50:07 (permalink)
    Going to go with custard cream.
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    Re: Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/16 00:12:35 (permalink)
    Kaneda
    They're not biscuits though ;)

    Ah but are they? This was a big debate a couple of years ago. Can't remember what the outcome was though :confused:

    Fine. Custard Creams for me then :::tt2:
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    Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/16 01:21:55 (permalink)
    Kaneda
    They're not biscuits though ;)



    This's true...
     

    Categorisation as cake or biscuit for VAT

    In the United Kingdom, value added tax is payable on chocolate-covered biscuits, but not on chocolate-covered cakes.[11]McVities defended its classification of Jaffa Cakes as cakes at a VAT tribunal in 1991, against the ruling that Jaffa Cakes were biscuits due to their size and shape, and the fact that they were often eaten in place of biscuits.[12] McVities insisted that the product was a cake, and according to rumour produced a giant Jaffa Cake in court to illustrate its point.[12] The product was assessed on the following criteria:[13][14]
    • The product's name was regarded as a minor consideration.
    • The ingredients were regarded as similar to those of a cake, producing a thin cake-like batter rather than the thick dough of a biscuit.
    • The product's texture was regarded as being that of a sponge cake.
    • The product hardens when stale, in the manner of a cake.
    • A substantial part of the Jaffa Cake, in terms of bulk and texture, is sponge.
    • In size, the Jaffa Cake is more like a biscuit than a cake.
    • The product was generally displayed for sale alongside other biscuits, rather than with cakes.
    • The product is presented as a snack and eaten with the fingers, like a biscuit, rather than with a fork as a cake might be. The tribunal also considered that children would eat them in "a few mouthfuls", in the manner of a sweet.
    The court found in favour of McVities and ruled that the product should be considered a cake, meaning that VAT is not paid on Jaffa Cakes in the United Kingdom
     
     
    As for biscuits neither custard cream or bourbon...It has to be Dark Chocolate Digestives out of the fridge.

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    Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/16 02:15:52 (permalink)
    Custard cream out of the two.

      




     
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    Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/16 02:25:17 (permalink)
    Bourbon....They are a lot sturdier when dipping in tea.
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    Re: Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/16 02:32:21 (permalink)
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    Kaneda
    They're not biscuits though ;)



    This's true...
     

    Categorisation as cake or biscuit for VAT

    In the United Kingdom, value added tax is payable on chocolate-covered biscuits, but not on chocolate-covered cakes.[11]McVities defended its classification of Jaffa Cakes as cakes at a VAT tribunal in 1991, against the ruling that Jaffa Cakes were biscuits due to their size and shape, and the fact that they were often eaten in place of biscuits.[12] McVities insisted that the product was a cake, and according to rumour produced a giant Jaffa Cake in court to illustrate its point.[12] The product was assessed on the following criteria:[13][14]

    • The product's name was regarded as a minor consideration.
    • The ingredients were regarded as similar to those of a cake, producing a thin cake-like batter rather than the thick dough of a biscuit.
    • The product's texture was regarded as being that of a sponge cake.
    • The product hardens when stale, in the manner of a cake.
    • A substantial part of the Jaffa Cake, in terms of bulk and texture, is sponge.
    • In size, the Jaffa Cake is more like a biscuit than a cake.
    • The product was generally displayed for sale alongside other biscuits, rather than with cakes.
    • The product is presented as a snack and eaten with the fingers, like a biscuit, rather than with a fork as a cake might be. The tribunal also considered that children would eat them in "a few mouthfuls", in the manner of a sweet.

    The court found in favour of McVities and ruled that the product should be considered a cake, meaning that VAT is not paid on Jaffa Cakes in the United Kingdom
     
     
    As for biscuits neither custard cream or bourbon...It has to be Dark Chocolate Digestives out of the fridge.

    Yes I agree. But they are always displayed in the biscuit aisle.
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    Re: Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/16 08:14:17 (permalink)
    Custard Cream FTW

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    Re: Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/17 12:29:35 (permalink)
    Surprising that no other company has come out with a cakified biscuit to wangle the tax rule. Btw Bourbon, custard creams yukkk!
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    Re: Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/17 13:48:39 (permalink)
    I Think fig  rolls and Jammie dodgers need a special mention
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    Re: Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/17 14:10:51 (permalink)
    Custard Creams
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    Re: Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/17 17:02:54 (permalink)
    Bourbon for the win.

    Can eat a whole packet in the one go - so now i try not to buy them.

    Like a jammie dodger as well!
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    Re: Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/17 19:22:41 (permalink)
    I dont like either, but would eat bourbon
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    Re: Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/17 20:06:19 (permalink)
    Theyre both in the rich tea class of fairly boring biscuits imo.

      




     
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    Re: Re: Custard Cream v Bourbon Cream? 2014/12/17 20:23:50 (permalink)
    custard creams, can go through a packet of either quite easily. i always go for the tesco own brand ones get a ton more that way lol 
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