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Every tea drinker knows the devastation of having to fish a soggy biscuit out of what was once a perfectly good cup of tea.  But thankfully this tragic experience can now be avoided forever more as science has determined which biscuit is best able to withstand the test of tea.      

A group of scientists at The Institute of Physics used a robotic arm to test the dunkability of ten different types of biscuit and officially discovered that there is nothing better for dipping in your cuppa than a plain old McVitie’s Rich Tea.

When compared to classic treats like Fox’s Party Rings, Milk Chocolate Digestives and Bourbon Creams, the humble Rich Tea surpassed all expectations by holding its shape for ten whole minutes.

The Rich Tea also absorbed more tea than any of its competitors by soaking up an impressive 14 grams.

The McVitie’s Digestive came second of the bunch as it managed to stay together for 4 minutes and the Fox’s Party Ring came third despite sticking it out for ten minutes because it only managed to absorb 1 gram of tea.

Maryland Chocolate Chip Cookies fared worst of the bunch as they only took 45 seconds to fall apart once wet.  The scientists concluded that the cookie’s crunchiness is what led to its loss of shape.

According to The Daily Mail, the robotic arm was used to place each biscuit exactly half way into a mug of tea for 15 seconds to ensure no external forces could throw off the results.

Despite it all sounding very official, we're sure there will be plenty of tea-loving people ready to contest these results.

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You might love dipping your Oreos into a cold glass of milk but once you make these we think they will be your new favourite way of eating Oreos!

This recipe is so, so easy and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.

They would make a fantastic and impressive party centrepiece.

What you’ll need:

  • 19 Oreo biscuits
  • 500g soft cream cheese
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners.
  2. Place 1 Oreo biscuit flat at the bottom of each liner, 12 Oreos in total.
  3. Crush the remaining Oreos and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla essence.
  5. Beat in the eggs one by one, combining well. Stir in the crushed Oreos.
  6. Divide the mixture between the cupcake liners evenly.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 mins until the middle is set and slightly firm to the touch.
  8. Put in the fridge when cooled and chill for about an hour or so.


Germs are obviously a no-no for Victoria Beckham! In her latest Twitter snap the fashion designer shows that she likes to carry around a handy hand sanitizer.

To celebrate her first day at New York Fashion Week, Victoria took out the biscuits, tea and bottled water and even lit a candle to help her relax after a long day. However, it was the hand gel beside her that made us do a double take.

She captioned her snap: “Long first day in NY #NYFW #VBAW14 x vb”

The brunette beauty is clearly a secret biscuit lover as well. The biscuits lay untouched in the snap but we’re just assuming the designer was waiting to gorge on them after the photo…

Nice shoes, VB!