Belfast Telegraph

It's official, the chocolate digestive is the best biscuit!

If you didn’t vote, you can’t complain!

The trusty chocolate digestive has been named best biscuit in the Comic Relief World Cup of Biscuits.

It was a tough competition, but the dunkable delight beat the chocolate finger to the top of the cookie jar in a public vote organised by comedian Richard Osman.

The Pointless star dragged out the suspense by announcing the winners of each biscuit heat through the BBC Red Nose Day programme on Friday night.

Jaffa cakes reached the quarter-finals after a heated debate about whether the chocolate orange snack should be in the running at all.

Some 1.6 million votes were cast during the competition – held via Twitter poles, which saw the top eight were whittled down from 32.

The World Cup of Biscuits follows on from Osman’s similar campaigns for crisps and chocolate last year.

Red Nose Day viewers can donate on the night either online at or by phone using 03457 910 910 or through text. To donate £10 by text, text YES to 70210 and to donate £20 text YES to 70220.


From Belfast Telegraph