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    Wafer biscuit, wafer cookie or wafers

    Hello,

    Is there a difference between a "wafer biscuit" and a "wafer cookie"? Can we call a Kit-Kat bar "wafers" (since it has many layers of wafers)?

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    Re: Wafer biscuit, wafer cookie or wafers

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Hello,

    Is there a difference between a "wafer biscuit" and a "wafer cookie"? Can we call a Kit-Kat bar "wafers" (since it has many layers of wafers)?

    Thank you.

    Nawee
    It depends where you are. A Kit-Kat in Australia, see below, is neither a 'cookie' nor a 'biscuit'. A 'biscuit' is a different thing in UK/Aus and US. Yes, it's a wafer-type confectionary, and you right in saying it's not really a wafer. It's not really a 'bar' either. It's a Kit-Kat.

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    Re: Wafer biscuit, wafer cookie or wafers

    Then what's the difference between a cookie and a biscuit in the UK and Australia?

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    Re: Wafer biscuit, wafer cookie or wafers

    First read the Similar Threads below, then click here to read more about the topic.

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    Re: Wafer biscuit, wafer cookie or wafers

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Then what's the difference between a cookie and a biscuit in the UK and Australia?
    None that I'm aware of. The difference is between [UK and Australia] and US. 'Cookie' is an American term that we understand. However, they don't understand our 'biscuits', despite the fact that our 'biscuits' are the same as their 'cookies'.

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    Re: Wafer biscuit, wafer cookie or wafers

    I would call a KitKat a "chocolate-coated wafer". It comes under the category of "chocolate bars" for me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Wafer biscuit, wafer cookie or wafers

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would call a KitKat a "chocolate-coated wafer". It comes under the category of "chocolate bars" for me.
    Yes, I agree that if you had to categorize it, as some people must, that is what it would be referred to as. Mars Bars and Snickers are chocolate bars; they have a bar-ness that Kit-Kats lack.

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    Re: Wafer biscuit, wafer cookie or wafers

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    None that I'm aware of. The difference is between [UK and Australia] and US. 'Cookie' is an American term that we understand. However, they don't understand our 'biscuits', despite the fact that our 'biscuits' are the same as their 'cookies'.
    That is because we have biscuits that are not anything like cookies. What do you call what we call biscuits?


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    Scones.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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