Today is National Biscuit day, if you didn’t already know. Yes, we in the UK love our biscuits, in Yorkshire we tend to argue if they should be dunked in our cups of tea or enjoyed separately. We can confirm, the official line is… dunk!

So as it is officially our National Biscuit Day, well for the UK at least we thought we should take a closer look into the biscuits that are fit for a perfect party.

Yes, us caterers, party, wedding and corporate alike enjoy the humble biscuit like everyone else, but when you’re catering parties in particular, you know that a good selection is precisely what every great party should have.

Here is our comprehensive list of perfect party biscuit choices.

Bourbon
In a world of Instagram duck lip posers, Facebook perfection and something called, Love Island, the Bourbon is that casual reminder that the biscuit tin, is the best kind of tin in the house; unleash your inner Indiana Jones and go rummaging for this king of tradition.

Dunkability: 5/5
Versatility: 3/5

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Digestives
Ah, the humble digestive. Don’t be fooled by their apparent “plain” face these are the go-to biscuit for those that want all the flavour, but no fancy stuff to go with it.

Dunkability: 4/5
Versatility: 3/5

Ginger Nuts
If the Ginger Nut was a band, it would be, The Who. Not quite The Beatles, not really the Rolling Stones, but there is something to be said about, The Who. Yes, you’d expect a prog album from these kinds of biscuits.

Dunkability: 3/5
Versatility: 2/5

Chocolate Digestive
If the plain digestive was one to not underestimate the chocolate variety is the one where the silent snack nibbler inside of you gets unleashed. At a party and these aren’t on any of the platters? Someone has committed a crime. You should probably call the police. (Please do not call the police)

Dunkability: 5/5
Versatility: 3/5

Malted Milk
The first biscuit you will have had before you even knew what a biscuit was, and yes, they still taste exactly the same. Are they going to set the house on fire? No. Will you be transported back to a more innocent time? Definitely.

Dunkability: 2/5
Versatility: 2/5

NICE
If a name fit a biscuit for what it really was, then NICE biscuits do exactly as they say on the… biscuit. That coating of sugar on the top brings out the inner breaking bad in you, yes, it’s a new addiction but one that is all eggs, flour, milk and sugar based.

Dunkability: 4/5
Versatility: 3/5

Shortbread
Remember the old British Rail days where a cup of tea that required a mortgage to pay for it came with a complimentary shortbread biscuit? We do. They’re boring but harmless, a bit like a Dua Lipa album.

Dunkability: 1/5
Versatility: 1/5

Oreo
These are the Taylor Swift of the biscuit world. Yes, we said Taylor Swift. You either love them or can’t understand how they got such good shelf space in our supermarkets.

Dunkability: 4/5
Versatility: 3/5

Jaffa Cake
You can start any good ‘discussion’ with “are they a cake or a biscuit?” Let’s be honest, we don’t care. These are the perfect party piece for the most discernible palette and yes, all ages love these.

Dunkability: 2/5
Versatility: 2/5

Maryland Cookie
America you have your second inclusion but let’s be honest, you struck gold with the humble cookie. There is even a Sesame Street character named after your biscuit.

Dunkability: 4/5
Versatility: ⅘

Party Rings
How can you not have a party without party rings? Sure, they are the worst biscuits for anyone wanting to avoid a sugar rush, some kids should never come into contact with them but it’s a national institution. It’s like the Queen, Wimbledon and Mick Jagger, old but good.

Dunkability: 2/5
Versatility: 4/5