Today we had McVitie's Hobnobs. Which intrigued me because the first ingredient on the package is rolled oats. Think of these as somewhat of a healthy version of a British biscuit you have with your tea (label says 45% Oat and Wholemeal). I understand there are dark chocolate and chocolate orange versions out there.
I got the Milk Chocolate version, which means one side of the cookie, er biscuit, has a small slathering of chocolate. You definitely get the oat taste in the biscuit, but it's nothing like an oatmeal cookie here in the states. They were a bit addicting...I think it was that chocolate added to the oat biscuit that made me eat more than one at a time. I wouldn't kick these out of bed.
Mr. L liked these, but commented like yesterdays biscuit, that they were a bit dry for him. And that they tasted like a wheat cracker (he ate them not knowing exactly what they were made of).
Two of these were 93 calories and cost $3.99 at World Market (the tube contained twelve biscuits). The label states these are "Nobbly Oaty Biscuits". Why Nobbly and is that something that has a different meaning? Supposedly the word Hobnob in the UK comes from a phrase, to hob or nob, meaning "to drink together, taking turns toasting one another". Quite similar to what I think of as the meaning it has in the US as in "we were hobnobbing with The Royals at tea". Not that I ever really hobnob with royals.
These biscuits by the way, do have daily guidelines for adults so I shouldn't look a fool eating them.
Since there was a Doctor Who reference in yesterdays Jammie Dodgers, I thought I'd leave you with the fact that Douglas Adams mentioned these once. Or at least had a story about cookies. Can't really find a reference to Hobnobs but you can find the story (or maybe just an urban legend) here.