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Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (7318 posts) 10 months, 8 days ago

Poll: Tea Time...what do you have as a snack? (74 votes)

McVitie's or other digestives... 22%
rich & buttery cookie 9%
a plain sweet cookie 4%
baked quick bread/cake/scone 19%
sweet pastry or plain pastry with spread (local variety in your country) 16%
Bagel (w or w/o spread) 9%
toast w/ butter or jam 11%
pieces or bar of candy 9%
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#1 Posted by monetarydread (2875 posts) -


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#2 Posted by ichthy (1340 posts) -

Hmm, normally don't associate food with tea, but with coffee it's usually a cookie.

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#3 Posted by Y2Ken (2902 posts) -

Usually nothing. I can go for biscuits though. Not sure why you have a McVitie's category but no other biscuit category, maybe that's an American thing? Are all biscuits known as cookies over there?

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#4 Posted by someoneproud (304 posts) -

Pastries all the way, no tea though.

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#5 Posted by FrodoBaggins (1800 posts) -

I LOVE bisctues. Like digestives, custard creams, bourbons, milks, rich tea, figs, hobnobs... anything I can get my hands on. I can destroy a full packet with a coffee.

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#6 Posted by nicksmi56 (805 posts) -

I don't usually have snacks with my tea.

However, I will say Digestives are freaking delicious!

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#7 Posted by Picky_Bugger (241 posts) -

Chocolate Hobnobs, the only answer.

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#8 Posted by Tonylope (214 posts) -

I tend to have fruit. Yeah, I'm that healthy arsehole.

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#9 Edited by 49th (3858 posts) -

Some kind of biscuit for dunking. Anything with chocolate is good since it gets melty, but the Maryland big and chunky cookies are god tier. You get 8 in shiny packaging and they are so good for dunking.

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#10 Posted by cashbasket (103 posts) -

I don't know what the hell is going on right now.

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#11 Posted by Bucklebutt (120 posts) -

cashew cookie larabar and black/green tea mix every morning :)

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#12 Posted by SgtSphynx (2591 posts) -

Pretty much always toast or nothing, though if we have them, I will occasionally go with a shortbread cookie

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#13 Posted by JJWeatherman (15082 posts) -

@y2ken said:

Usually nothing. I can go for biscuits though. Not sure why you have a McVitie's category but no other biscuit category, maybe that's an American thing? Are all biscuits known as cookies over there?

I just wanted to pop in and let it be known that tea time is absolutely not a thing in America, and so I would have to assume the topic creator is not American.

But also, biscuits in America are fluffy, buttery, dinner roll type things. A cookie is very different from a biscuit here.

Anyway tea time sounds like a great time.

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#14 Posted by Splodge (2685 posts) -

Several sandwiches and a cup of tea. I quit smoking a while back and am eating a lot more. It's kind of a total bummer. Stupid weak lungs.

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#15 Posted by ShaggE (9123 posts) -

This is the second most British thing I've seen today.

While we don't really "tea" 'round these parts outside of simply drinking the beverage here and there, I have been to an afternoon tea that was amazing, and I do occasionally have a scone while drinking tea. And while not drinking tea. Scones are awesome, is what I'm getting at.

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#16 Posted by SeriuzBiznus (108 posts) -


I'm all aboard the popcorn train for an afternoon snack.

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#17 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (3606 posts) -

By tea time I take it you don't mean dinner time?

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#18 Posted by Ascara89 (108 posts) -

I don'y tend to have anything else if I'm drinking tea. I used to have a hobnob with tea.

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#19 Posted by JTB123 (1274 posts) -

Where's the option for "all of the above"?

Tea seems to make stomach quadruple in size. I can easily go through a box of biscuits with a brew.

My go to choice would be a nice chunky biscuit though.

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#20 Edited by totsboy (469 posts) -

I usually call it Coffee Time, and Scottish Shortbread is my absolute favorite.

also super easy to make at home
also super easy to make at home

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#22 Edited by ikabubu (340 posts) -

As an Asian dude, who immigrated to the US, I do enjoy my English Breakfast Tea nearly every-goddamn-day.
I do prepare it the British way, with some sugar and milk (one teaspoon and a splash). Better than coffee.

However, the snack pairing varies on whatever I have/feel like. More often none.
On a decadent day, probably a mini-bundt cake; on particular cravings, daifuku mochi.

I totally get the contrast of subtle creamy tea and a sweet snack.
One of the many things my friends and family think why I'm a complete weirdo.

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#23 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (3606 posts) -

@frodobaggins: Yep. Think it's a Scottish or at least a northen thing.

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#24 Posted by nutter (1505 posts) -

None of the above. I'm not a tea drinker, but I'd drink it without food.

Snacking these days is typically a honeycrisp apple, banana, jerky (chicken or turkey is preferable), or a protein bar...maybe some almonds (my bad cholesterol is amazing, but my good cholesterol needs some work...gotta squeeze in those almonds and avacados...).

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#25 Posted by Maxszy (2362 posts) -

Those rich buttery biscuits from Sainsbury. I don't live in the UK, but through my travels I found those and nothing comes close over here in the States!

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#26 Posted by ripelivejam (12962 posts) -

I don't know what the hell is going on right now.

cor, innit?

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#27 Posted by MundaneSoul (74 posts) -

@cashbasket: Right there with you buddy.



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#28 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (7318 posts) -

@cashbasket said:

I don't know what the hell is going on right now.

cor, innit?

"I say, that's hardly cricket, what?"

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#29 Posted by FrodoBaggins (1800 posts) -

@jonny_anonymous: right, I'm in Yorkshire... Do you also call lunch "dinner" then?

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#30 Posted by AlexW00d (7569 posts) -

Tea time is such a non English thing. Why do all Americans think we live in the 17th century over here. I ate a biscuit or something every time I had a hot drink I'd be the size of a bus haha.

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#31 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (734 posts) -

I'll drink a breakfast tea with breakfast.

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#32 Posted by Nev (764 posts) -

Can't say I specifically eat a snack when drinking tea. I might eat something while drinking tea, but it could be during lunchtime, dinner, or so on. So uh, maybe a steak?

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#33 Posted by TheHT (15726 posts) -

Slice of toast with butter or jam. Mmmmm.

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#34 Posted by habster3 (3685 posts) -

Maybe a pastry? I don't eat much in general tbh. Love tea, though, don't get me wrong.

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#35 Posted by lead_dispencer (531 posts) -

I am American. So I eat 20 oz. steaks with every beverage.

On a serious note. I don’t like tea

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#36 Edited by Tom_omb (1053 posts) -

I'm Canadian. Personally the only tea orientated custom I have is after a family dinner, like Thanksgiving or Christmas, tea is usually offered at dessert time. Sometimes that dessert might be cake. I picked the candy option because what immediately came to mind was a wafer based chocolate bar like a Kit Kat or Coffee Crisp. I don't typically have them with tea myself, but I've heard they are popular in the UK for tea. And I think more Americans need to know their chocolate bar game is sorely lacking because they don't have Coffee Crisp down there.

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