Nice biscuit

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Nice biscuit
Nice biscuit.jpg
Type Biscuit
Main ingredients Coconut flavouring
Cookbook: Nice biscuit  Media: Nice biscuit

A Nice biscuit is a coconut-flavoured biscuit. It is thin, rectangular in shape, with rounded bumps on the edges, and lightly covered with a scattering of large sugar crystals, often with the word "NICE" imprinted on top in sans-serif capital letters. It is often served as an accompaniment to hot drinks, such as tea. The name probably derives from the city of Nice in the south of France.[1]

A Nice biscuit was listed in an Army and Navy Co-operative Society price list in 1895.[2] British company Huntley & Palmers made a Nice biscuit as early as 1904.[3] The Australian company Arnott's Biscuits also claims to have invented the Nice biscuit.[1] Nice biscuits are sold by various companies under different brand names in most of the British Commonwealth as well as other countries.

Dutch biscuit maker Verkade claims its Nizza version (introduced in 1910) as the Netherlands' "most beloved cookie", and is celebrating the company's 125th anniversary with the release of a new cinnamon variant.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Nice Biscuit". 
  2. ^ "Oxford English Dictionary". 
  3. ^ "Huntley & Palmer's Collection". Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service). Retrieved 22 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "Verkade introduceert verassende twist op de klassieke Nizza: Nizza Kaneel" (PDF). Retrieved 13 September 2010.