Canstar Blue’s biscuits and cookies review compares Arnott’s, McVitie’s Digestives, Oreo, Woolworths and Coles on variety, taste, texture, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.
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Arnott’s Scotch Finger points to #1 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 one in three Aussies surveyed (38%) 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 more than 1,900 consumers for their feedback 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.
Arnott’s Scotch Finger dunked the competition in our latest survey, being the only brand to achieve a five-star review for overall satisfaction! It also got full marks in most other categories!
Best Biscuits & Cookies
Here are the best brands of biscuits and cookies in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest review:
Arnott’s Scotch Finger
Arnott’s Monte Carlo
Arnott’s Tim Tam
Arnott’s Shortbread Creams
Arnott’s Assorted Creams
Arnott’s Mint Slice
Woolworths Scotch Finger
Arnott’s Iced VoVo
Arnott’s Tiny Teddy
Arnott’s Ginger Nuts
Coles Chocolate Chip Cookies
Arnott’s Classic Assorted
Arnott’s Scotch Finger rated best with five stars for taste, texture, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction. Meanwhile, Arnott’s Tim Tam and Arnott’s Shortbread Creams got the edge for variety, with Tim Tam also scooping up top marks for taste (alongside Arnott’s Kingston, Monte Carlo, McVitie’s Digestives and Arnott’s Iced VoVo). Arnott’s Iced VoVo achieved the same result for value for money, as did Woolies’ Scotch Finger and McVitie’s Digestives. Arnott’s Monte Carlo was additionally the only brand other than Arnott’s Scotch Finger to earn five stars for packaging design.
Top Sweet Biscuits Brand ─ Arnott’s Scotch Finger
Arnott’s is home to some of the most iconic biscuits, such as Tim Tams, Iced VoVo and Mint Slice. But, there’s no better classic than the good ol’ Scotch Finger. This shortbread biscuit is well-loved for its rich, buttery taste and melt-in-your-mouth texture. Aside from the original flavour, you can also snap up the Twisted Faves Scotch Finger in choc chip.
Arnott’s Scotch Finger received five-star reviews for taste, texture, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. It achieved four stars for range variety.
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.
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, 1,933 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.