The humble chocolate digestive has been voted the nation’s favourite biscuit.
It trounced the chocolate hobnob, ginger nuts and custard creams in the poll to be crowned the best accompaniment to a nice cuppa.
Shortbread came fourth ahead of chocolate chip cookies, plain digestives, ginger nuts, chocolate fingers and the controversial inclusion of jaffa cakes.
But when it comes to finding the perfect biscuit to dunk plain digestives went down best despite comedian Peter Kay’s observations that a hobnob is better suited.
The research was commissioned by Blue Cross pet charity to celebrate its national Paws for Tea fund-raising tea party, which takes place on May 15.
Spokesman Andrew Gillon said: “We all know us Brits love a brew and our poll showed that on average we consume three cups of tea or coffee in a typical day, two of which will be enjoyed with a biscuit or two as a treat.
“We hope lots of people will be indulging and paws-ing For Tea this week.
“Whatever your favourite biscuit or how you like to eat it, Paws for Tea is the purr-fect excuse to enjoy it, even more in the knowledge you are helping to raise money for pets in need.
“Blue Cross cares for over 40,000 sick, injured and homeless pets every year and it’s events like this that make it possible.”
For more information about how to host your own Paws for Tea event visit www.bluecross.org.uk/teaparty