Biscuits & Cookies Compared

Canstar Blue’s biscuits and cookies review has seen Tim Tam, Monte Carlo, Mint Slice, Oreo, Arnott’s Classic Assorted, Arnott’s Assorted Creams, Tiny Teddy, Arnott’s Scotch Finger, Woolworths Scotch Finger, Iced VoVo and belVita compared on taste, texture, variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Most Satisfied Customers | Tim Tam

Tim Tam was rated best in Canstar Blue’s first-ever biscuits and cookies review, scoring five stars for taste, texture, variety and overall satisfaction.

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Tim Tam dunks competition in sweet biscuits ratings

Is there anything more satisfying than smashing some cheeky biccies with a tall glass of cold milk after a hard day’s work? It’s hard to beat. In fact, our recent survey found that 39% of Aussies buy sweet biscuits on their regular grocery shop, suggesting we like to keep our cupboards stocked with the good stuff at all times. But with so many types of biscuits and cookies, as well as brands on offer, how we do know which are worth biting into?

To find out, Canstar Blue surveyed nearly 1,800 consumers on the sweet biscuits and cookies they’ve bought and eaten in the last three months. Respondents rated brands on taste, texture, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Brands that received at least 30 responses are featured in our report.

In our first-ever biscuits and cookies ratings, Arnott’s Tim Tam was rated best with five-star reviews for taste, texture, variety and overall satisfaction.

Best Biscuits & Cookies

What are the best biscuits?

Here are the best brands of biscuits and cookies in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s 2021 review:

  1. Tim Tam
  2. Monte Carlo
  3. Mint Slice
  4. Oreo
  5. Arnott’s Classic Assorted
  6. Arnott’s Assorted Creams
  7. Tiny Teddy
  8. Arnott’s Scotch Finger
  9. Woolworths Scotch Finger
  10. Iced VoVo
  11. belVita

Tim Tam crunched its rivals after receiving the only five-star review for overall satisfaction, while most other brands settled on four stars. Woolworths Scotch Finger, Iced VoVo and belVita each rounded up the scores on three stars overall.

Although, when it came to giving consumers bang for their buck, Woolworths Scotch Finger had the upper hand, rating best with five stars for value for money. Iced VoVo achieved the same result for packaging design. Meanwhile, Mint Slice also rated five stars for taste and texture.

About the Winner ─ Tim Tam

Tim Tam review

Arnott’s Tim Tam is said to be the world’s most popular biscuit per capita and the chocolate treat of choice for Aussies since the 1960s. It was created based on the British McVitie’s Penguin biscuit and there’s still a lot of controversies today about which chocolate-coated biscuit is best. Tim Tam biscuits can be added to shakes, cakes and other desserts; or simply enjoyed au naturel straight from the packet, which is hard not to polish off in one sitting. There are a few Tim Tam flavours to choose from, such as:

  • Tim Tam Original
  • Tim Tam Chewy Caramel
  • Tim Tam Choc Mint
  • Tim Tam Dark Chocolate
  • Tim Tam White Chocolate

Tim Tam also offers unique creations in its Crafted Collection range, including Kensington Pride Mango & Cream, Murray River Salted Double Choc and Moreton Bay Raspberries & Double Choc. Tim Tams are usually available for $4 for a regular-size pack, or $4.50 for the larger family-size pack.

  • Tim Tam topped our ratings with five-star reviews for taste, texture, variety and overall satisfaction. It got four stars for packaging design and value for money.

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased (from a supermarket or grocer) and consumed sweet biscuits within the last three months – in this case, 1,788 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

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