The act of dunking a biscuit in a cup of tea is a proud tradition, with research from McVitie’s finding that 71% of people admit to doing the dunk when enjoying a warm cuppa.
But as National Tea Day approaches (21st of April), Aldi Scotland has set out to uncover what happens when the mighty shortbread is plunged into a milky tea and reveals the products with the best ‘dunkability’.
To help its customers create the perfect tea and biscuit ritual, Aldi Scotland has put its most popular Specially Selected All Butter Shortbread products to the test in the supermarket’s first ‘Dunkability Challenge’.
Rated on its shape, taste, and its crunch vs crumble qualities, tea lovers can use the below review system to find their perfect Aldi Scotland biccy to complement their cuppa, all for under £2.
Specially Selected Orkney Caramel Shortbreads (£1.69, 5 pack) – 5/5 Dunkability
Aldi Scotland’s Specially Selected Orkney Caramel Shortbreads, winners at the 2021 Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards, are once again topping the competition by scoring a perfect 5/5 in the dunkability scale.
The deliciously dunkable Orkney Caramel Shortbreads are two perfectly formed pieces of utterly-buttery shortbread sealed together with a golden caramel centre making them easy to hold for dipping down to the last bite.
These irresistibly buttery shortbreads are double-drizzled in Belgian chocolate and golden caramel. When dunked into warm tea, the caramel centre will become deliciously gooey, melting in your mouth. Made from a traditional family recipe, using the finest ingredients including Orkney butter, the Orkney Caramel Shortbread’s are truly indulgent at a wallet-pleasing £1.69.
Crunch vs Crumble
With a perfect balance of crunch and crumble, these chunky treats are the upper crust on the ‘Dunkability’ scale. Fully immerse in your cuppa for a gooey mouthful, or delicately dip for that satisfying snap.
A more modern take on the traditional Scottish shortbread, these double layered biscuits have earned their place in cupboards across the country and are guaranteed to add a certain luxury to any tea-break.
Specially Selected All Butter Scottish Shortbread Fingers (£1.19) – 4/5 Dunkability
These Shortbread Fingers are the perfect shape for dunking in tea. The rectangle biscuits allow for controlled dunking, granting a tailored experience for each personal preference. It comes as no surprise these Shortbread Fingers won a star at the Great Taste Awards 2020.
Aldi’s All Butter Shortbread Fingers are slow baked, using a traditional Scottish recipe. Finished with a sprinkling of sugar, these shortbread biscuits will give you all the sweetness you need to balance out a strong brew.
Crunch vs Crumble
Upon dipping these Shortbread Fingers, you are sure to experience a soft crumble, while retaining a crisp crunch with each bite.
A perfect all-rounder. Whether you’re a dunking aficionado, or simply trying out something new on your next tea-break, you won’t be left disappointed.
Specially Selected All Butter Scottish Shortbread Rounds (£1.19) – 4/5 Dunkability
These fan favourites have a slim feel and circular form which deliver a delicate bite making them irresistibly moreish.
These Shortbread Rounds are available in All Butter, Sicilian Lemon and Chocolate Chunk. Whether you fancy a zap of zesty flavour, or a hint of luxurious chocolate, these All-Butter Shortbread Rounds work as well with coffee as they do tea.
Crunch vs Crumble
With a distinctive snap, these Shortbread Rounds will certainly give a satisfying crunch pre-dunk, while offering a soft crumble into your tea upon dipping. These are ideal for anyone who is not left disappointed by a soggy bottom.
If you take pleasure in submerging your biscuit, then these Shortbread Rounds are most definitely for you, while the variety of flavour options, at the bargain price of £1.19 means there’s something for all tastes.
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