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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Ultimate Biskit Test

Hullo agen!

Mummy's blogged abowt Biskits today, an I helpt mayke a short film for her. I deesydid to put it on my Blog too. Well, it's ownly fair, as I did most the werk.... heheheheee!

If yu carnt see it there, try HERE!


BumbleVee said...

I knew it...I knew it! Bob would always choose "chocklit" hands down! I was rooting for chocolate right from the beginning when it said there was some about.... hahhaha..

great footage of the guys eating biscuits...I love all of your little videos....

Meanie the baby dragon said...

Datz kwite uh moovee Bob! Dem cookeez wook doh dood! Tankz foh invitun mee tu dee yo moovee!

Meanie the baby dragon said...

hay Bob! Doh tu me bwog uhbowt bizkutz an cookeez?

No Cool Story said...

No hobnobs where I live, so I'll just trust the bears.
I was also rooting for chocolate, you can't ever go wrong there.

This video was 100% cute.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

All hail the Chocolate Hobnob -biscuit supreme! Dip me!

Ms. Creek said...

i'm with meanie. since when are cookies called "biscuits". Is this a nose/snout thing, too???

Helena said...

Here's why "biscuits" are "cookies" in the US- I'll post this on Chuck's too, cos he's asking about it over there!!

-"Cookie" comes from a Dutch word meaning "little cake".
"Biscuit" comes from the French words "bis" and "cuir", meaning "twice baked".

They were baked and then baked again to take out the moisture so that they would last on board ships on long voyages, but would have been savoury back then (16th century England).

When the French settled in North US they brought their own little "twice bakeds" with them but these were like little dumplings or cobblers, not cookie-looking at all, and eaten in soups or gravy.

So! Because people in the US were already using the word "Biscuit" to mean these little doughy things, you used the Dutch word to describe the flat baked thing, "cookie".

So US cookies and UK biscuits mean the same, and the confusion is all the fault of the French.

But as for "since when were cookies called biscuits?" the question is sort of the wrong way round as biscuits came first!

Stanley said...


I'm SO RELIEVED that you caught that historic taste-test on film! My girl is a BIG Hobnobs fan, and loves McVitties dark chocolate covered wheat biscuits, but just had a feeling the Milk Chocolate Hobnobs would win, paws down! (She's been known to eat those in a pinch).

She got hooked on McVitties products when she used to spend time in Hong Kong. She has fond fond memories of those biscuits.

Thanks for making my girl smile & me crack up! You and the bears are AMAZING! I totally trust your judgment.

Goober love & smooches,

Alex L said...

Stand back Hitchcock, great film Bob.

Phytheas said...

Wow Bob, what a great film and so educational! I knew you all had taste and would kick those cheap insposters into touch. Did you all feel very sick afterwards though, I mean ALL those biscuits?


Chalkhills Collective said...

Great film Bob, you've done it again! I can go through today whistling that tune (wow that brings back memories) and giggling! Damn it, I don't have any biscuits in the house, I may just have to go out . . . No, stop me, I signed up for the gym last night! :)


A.Bananna said...

I have never heard of hobnobs. what do they taste like? Do they taste like cookies? I know they do not taste like OREOS! those are mmmmm...so good. lol.

I loved how sam fell over! that was an excellent movie. you need more of them! :)

Anonymous said...

I was hoping they'd go for the choccy biscuits!

Asta said...

That was a vewy thouwough , and skientifik test you pawfowmed ..thank you to all the beaws fow doing this difficult task....I hope none of you got tummy aches..
I have to go get some now..
did you see the cottage Stan and I wented in Iweland??vewy womantic, heheh
smoochie kisses,Asta

Mary said...

Love it especially the star wars opening!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...


Hullo! Yes, yu kno me kwite well! Heheheheh! The wrapper culler also matchd my hoodie!


Thankew for the menshun on yor site. I;m goin to try to send sum over to Ms Creek in her parsol. If they get there (if the cuctoms guys don't pinch them) arsk her to sayve yu wun! I'll send the choklit variety!

No Cool Story,

Ah! Now I understand the skwirrol-beever! Thanks for givin me the link to that the other day! As fer us Bears bein cewt, don't forget we can do ferroshus too! HAHAHAHA


Wa-heyyy! Dipt!

Ms Creek an Mummy-

Ar yu gonna start another argument???!!!


I can completely undestand how sumwun cud get addiktid to theez! A cup ov tea iz too wet wivowt wun. Or three.

ALex L,


We did hav to rest up a bit befor moovin on to the creem version course. Tho, Mummy haz been helpin. She shuddent reelly eet all that shoogar but (now this is weird) for a few days eech munth she sez she not ownly CAN eet them, but she gets kwite scary if we try to stop her.


I think that in the intrest ov reserch yu ort to go an buy sum an get YOR Bears to do a similar tayste test. Hehehee.


Theez ar betta than Oreos! Oreos ar meer cardbord in comparrison. LOL!!!!! Seeriossly they ar oasty an not as sweet but 'hevier' than a normal cookie-type.


Glad to heer yu wer rootin for the bloos!


Ahhhh thank yu!

I think yu shud all do yor own tayste tests an film them!!!


Stardust said...

Hi, I just dropped by. This is so cute and funny! I couldn't stop laughing. A lot of hard work, huh? It made my day. Thanks!

Calamity Jane said...

Seems to me the test was biased (from the French meaning 2 bums) heavily towards biscuits with oats and golden syrup. What, pray, about ye olde ginger nuts????

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...


Thank yu! I'm glad I mayde yu smile!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Calamity Jane,

Heheheheh! Two bums! Hehehee!

Ah yes. We did ownly do Hobnobs, cos Mummy bort lots ov Hobnobs for her 'ABC' post on her blog. It was 'H' week.

But then agen, oaty bic's ar my fayvrit so I spose yu cud see it az the premier leeg. In the chmpyunship there wud defnitly be ginger biccies. Tho I wud hav ginger crunches, not ginger snaps, as the snaps ar a bit hard.

I'd also hav Bourbons. They're not grayte but they ar very moorish wen dunkt.


An wat abowt those malty biskits? Yu, kno the wuns wiv the pikchers ov cows on?