Researchers surveyed 2,000 Britons and asked them to vote for their all-time favourite biscuit, with the slam DUNK winner, chosen by nearly 70 per cent of the nation, emerging as the chocolate digestive.
According to the research, Brits eat an average of 11 biscuits a week, with the Scottish born shortbread coming in second place with 61 per cent of the vote, followed by the Chocolate Finger (58 per cent.)
Other classic British biscuits to make the list were Jaffa Cakes, Chocolate Hob Nobs and Custard Creams. Jammie Dodgers, Bourbons and Crunch Creams also made the top 20, as did the American born Oreo and Maryland Cookie.
The survey suggests the older generation are most partial to a Ginger Nut, loved by 60 per cent of the over-60s but only 31 percent of 16-to-29-year age group. Youngsters are keener on US import, the Oreo, with 63 per cent picking it as a favourite.