…yes, it’s true – Britain’s 3rd most popular tea dunking biscuit * – the McVities Hobnob – is on the shelves at the Village Shop. This jumbo rolled oat circle of loveliness first appeared on British shelves in 1985 – launched with the advertising slogan “one nibble and you’re nobbled”. This was closely followed in 1987 by the chocolate hobnob. Whilst it has proved popular with the tea dunking fraternity, it is also possible to enjoy this golden crunchy biscuit straight out of the packet!
Up in Scotland, the Tunnock family have been making biscuits in Uddingston, Glasgow since 1890 and now sell more than 5 million of their chocolate covered wafer biscuits every week (some of them from the Village Shop!).
The Tunnocks Tea Cake also has an illustrious history. Invented by Boyd Tunnock in 1956, it appeared in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games when dancers dressed as Tea cakes took centre stage in the Opening Ceremony…. But a word of caution – a nuclear deterrent V bomber crew, found that Tea Cakes expand at high altitude and may even explode if left unwrapped at over 50 000ft – so best not to take them on your next EasyJet flight!
So whether you are a “dunker” or prefer your biscuits straight from the packet, the Village Shop has the right biscuit for you…pop in and pick up a packet today.
(*) ..since you ask – Rich tea followed by the Chocolate Digestive (also on the shelves at the Village Shop)