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Nice Biscuits: Tradition That Never Gets Old – Learn How to Make and Pronounce Them

Nice Biscuits: Tradition That Never Gets Old – Learn How to Make and Pronounce Them

Traditional or unusual biscuits? Which ones are your favorites? The complete collection of biscuit types is full of nice biscuits, but one brand is for sure 'the nicest', as its name says: Nice biscuits which are today's' topic. Even Queen Victoria is included in the story about these biscuits and, what's interesting – we bet you are pronouncing their name wrong! Read more and learn...

A Nice biscuit is a plain or coconut-enhanced bread. It is slender, rectangular fit as a fiddle, with adjusted knocks on the edges, and gently secured with a dissipating of enormous sugar precious stones, regularly with "Decent" engraved on top in sans-serif capital letters. It is regularly filled in as a backup to hot beverages, for example, tea.

Pieces of information about Nice biscuits

The name most likely gets from the city of Nice in the south of France 1929 releases of the Hull Daily Mail conveyed an ad for Huntley and Palmers Nice Biscuits utilizing the expression "Brilliant as the town after which they are named", showing that by this point their makers expected people, in general, to connect the bread with the French town, regardless of whether that had until now been the proposed articulation.

Semi-hard medium heat dainty biscuits made with coconut pieces or coconut fat. Rectangular with adjusted edges and a little scalloped edge enhancement. They have the word NICE in sans-serif capitals set apart in the middle and are sprinkled with sugar gems

Nice biscuits company history and trivia

A Nice scone was recorded in an Army and Navy Co-usable Society value list in 1895. English organization Huntley and Palmers made a Nice bread as right on time as 1904. The Australian organization Arnott's Biscuits likewise claims to have imagined the Nice bread. Decent bread rolls are sold by different organizations under various brand names in the greater part of the British Commonwealth just as different nations.

Dutch roll producer Verkade claims its Nizza rendition (presented in 1910) as the Netherlands' "dearest treat", and in 2010 praised the organization's 125th commemoration with the arrival of another cinnamon variation.

Make those traditional biscuits at home!


  • 50g desiccated coconut, plus more for sprinkling
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 225g butter, at room temperature
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees fan and line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour, cornflour and coconut pieces until a dough forms, and then chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll out the dough to a 1cm thickness and use a square fluted cutter to cut out biscuits. Reroll the dough to get as many biscuits as you can. Arrange on the baking tray, sprinkle with sugar and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool, then keep the biscuits in an airtight tin for up to one week.

Nice Biscuit

>Complete Semi-sweet biscuit recipes and process

Huntley And Palmers Brand

The company was originally founded in 1822 by Thomas Huntley and George Palmer and continued to trade until the early 1990s. Several years later the company is back producing high-quality products with a focus on product excellence and superb packaging design. Their mission is to produce many old-favorite recipes – and some new ones.

Huntley and Palmers history

One of the world's most celebrated organizations during the nineteenth and twentieth hundreds of years has made its return following a nonappearance of 15 years. Huntley and Palmers were established in 1822 and, during the following 150 years, came to be "The Most Famous Biscuit Company in the World." As worldwide exchange and travel extended during the mechanical insurgency and Britain built up the biggest Empire the world had ever known, so did this acclaimed organization develop, until it became widely acclaimed for being "Number One in Biscuits and Second-to-None in Cakes."

In the same way as other of Britain's longest-settled food organizations, it was begun by a Quaker, a strict faction whose individuals were prohibited by law from entering the built-up callings. For this situation, a man by the name of Joseph Huntley, bolstered by his child Thomas, opened a shop in Reading, Berkshire, from where he began selling biscuits and ice cream parlor. Following 19 effective years, he was joined by his cousin George Palmer and, together, they made a business which, at its pinnacle, was exchanging 137 nations.

Huntley and Palmers' achievement wasn't simply founded on creating one of a kind, top-quality items. The brand's bundling, particularly with its tins, and it's publicizing additionally accomplished fantastic norms of greatness and the organization won numerous gold honors at exchange fairs the decades when 1900.

Thomas Huntley passed away in 1857, yet George Palmer kept on coordinating the firm effectively supported by his siblings, William Isaac Palmer and Samuel Palmer, and along these lines by his children, as tops of the organization.

They became role producers to the British Royal Family and in 1865 ventured into the European mainland, and got illustrious warrants from Napoleon III and Leopold II of Belgium. At their tallness, they utilized more than 5,000 individuals and in 1900 were the world's biggest biscuit company.

They gave a wide assortment of famous items, delivering 400 distinct assortments by 1903, and large scale manufacturing empowered them to value their items. One wellspring of flour was Hambleden Mill, a couple of miles down the Thames. Consistently a scow, Maid of the Mill brought flour upriver from the mill. Another significant piece of their prosperity was their capacity to send biscuits everywhere throughout the world, totally protected in privately delivered, extravagantly improved, and profoundly collectible scone tins.

The tins end up being a ground-breaking advertising device, and under their effectively unmistakable picture, Huntley and Palmers bread rolls came to represent the business force and reach of the British Empire similarly that Coca-Cola accomplished for the United States.

*Hambleden Mill is a noteworthy watermill on the River Thames at Mill End, close to the town of Hambleden in Buckinghamshire, England. It is connected by a footbridge to Hambleden Lock, which is on the Berkshire side of the waterway. It was Grade II recorded in 1955 and has now been changed over into pads. Close by the factory is Hambledon Marina which possesses two islands. Along the stream facade toward the south-east is the site of a Roman Villa.

Nice biscuits manufacturers

  • Arnott's
  • Britannia
  • Tesco
  • Sainsbury's

Arnott's Brand

Arnott's: Australia's favorite giant is one of Australia’s most beloved biscuit companies. But it is not just a company, it is way more than that. Arnott’s is Australia’s icon and a part of its history with a tradition stretching back to the end of the nineteenth century.

The company's portfolio includes numerous famous brands such as Tim Tam, Iced VoVo, Vita-Weat, Tiny Teddy, Shapes, SAO, and Salada. The story of Australia's favorite biscuits begins a long time ago and a long way away, when a little boy named William Arnott is born in Scotland.

And despite this, the company still aims to become the number one food company in the region, with goals to expand to other regions as well. Another reason why so many people love Arnott’s is that it has provided fifty-thousand families with jobs and career opportunities. Currently, two-thousand and four-hundred Australians are working at Arnott's, with solid wages and on-time pay-checks.

But Arnott’s helps the local economy in more ways than just that. They source locally and distribute globally. The company spends an annual amount of two-hundred and fifty million dollars on products from local farmers and suppliers.

Britannia Biscuit Brand

Britannia Industries Ltd.: A Quick Overview

India is famous for its love of biscuits. We can’t say for sure if this is due to British influence or their traditions and culture, but Indians love tasty biscuit snacks, so it comes to no surprise that some several large companies and corporations produce biscuit treats.

If somebody were to ask a spokesperson from Britannia Industries: One of India's oldest biscuit companies to list three adjectives that best describe the company, the spokesperson would probably say: delicious, fresh, and healthy. When one enters the company’s official site, he/she is greeted by these words. The company’s basic premise is quality in all products, and they pursue this goal without compromise.

Britannia Industries is one of the oldest Indian companies. It was established way back in the year 1892, so it enjoys a legacy spanning almost a hundred and thirty years. Since its inception, the company has grown to become one of India’s most profitable businesses, and it produces popular brands like Good Day, NutriChoice, Marie Gold, Tiger, and Milk Bikis.

Britannia Nice Time biscuits

Yet another iconic offering from Britannia, the Nice Time biscuit has inspired a long line of imitations since it was first introduced by us. Crunchy, sugary, sweet, and oh-so-delectable – India instantly fell in love with this crisp biscuit sprinkled with delightful sugar crystals.

General Brand: Britannia
Model Name: Nice Time Coconut Biscuits
Quantity: 150 g
Type: Cookies
Base Flavors: Plain
Organic: No
Ingredients: Refined Wheat Flour, Sugar, Edible Vegetable Oil, Edible Coconut Products,  Invert Syrup, Milk Solids, Emulsifier
Food Preference: Vegetarian
Container Type: Pouch
Maximum Shelf Life: 6 Months

These cheeky biscuits are a fun alternative to nice biscuits. the recipe can be flavored with almond, lemon, or vanilla.

Sainsbury's Nice Biscuits

Nutrition information and calories

Typical Values Per 100 g Per biscuit % based on RI for Average Adult
Energy 496 kcal 41 kcal 2%
Fat 23.3 g 1.9 g 3%
Saturates 13.2 g 1.1 g 6%
Mono-saturates 6.8 g 0.6 g -
Polyunsaturates 2.2 g 0.2 g -
Carbohydrate 64.2 g 5.3 g 2%
Sugars 20.1 g 1.6 g 2%
Starch 44.1 g 3.6 g -
Fiber 2.5 g < 0.5 g -
Protein 6.2 g 0.5 g 1%
Salt 0.31 g 0.03 g 1%

Tesco Nice BiscuitsReference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ / 2000 kcal)

  • CRISP & COCONUTTY. A classic treat lightly dusted with sugar crystals. Our bakers have been baking biscuits for more than 50 years. Passing down their knowledge and care from generation to generation. Taking classic recipes – and making them the best they can be.
  • Pack size: 200G


Ingredients list: 

Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Sugar, Palm Oil, Desiccated Coconut (7%), Wheat Starch, Glucose Syrup, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Dried Whole Milk, Salt, Flavouring.

Allergy Information

  • For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in bold.


Store in a cool, dry place and once opened in an airtight container.

Number of uses

24 Servings

Secret Revealed: How To Pronounce Nice Biscuits?

Is it 'nice' like when you say that you like something or is it like a French city? Hmm... People were pronouncing this biscuits name for years! They don't rime with mice we could say. Nice biscuits are pronounced 'niece' not 'nice' like 'mice' or 'rice'.

Twitter post cleared this 'mystery'!  If nice or niece are your options - then wonder no longer, because a biscuit manufacturer has cleared it up. Turns out it's said like 'niece' or 'neece'. Aussie biscuit makers Arnotts responded to the question on Twitter, explaining: "Nice biscuits were named after the city in the South of France and pronounced the same as that city. They have been part of the Arnott's range since 1922."

Anyway, one creator of Nice biscuits, Hill Biscuits, guarantees that they were first articulated 'decent' as in 'mice' before Queen Victoria found she had an extravagant for them. They were named for their 'pleasant' flavor, purportedly.

Hill Biscuits, a manufacturer of Nice biscuits, gives an explanation which only serves to muddy the waters further:

Originated c. 1860, simply named because of their 'nice' taste. This was changed when Queen Victoria visited Nice in France and took these, her favorite biscuits with her.

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