Man’s bizarre habit of buttering his Arrowroot biscuits goes viral

‘This is the only way to eat them’: Man sparks fierce debate over whether Milk Arrowroot biscuits should be buttered or left plain

  • Jayden Wright shared a photo of Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot biscuits to Facebook 
  • He had slathered them in butter, a tradition more common than people realised
  • Some have confessed to even putting peanut butter and Vegemite on them
  • But certain Australians have labelled the practice ‘decadent’ and ‘too much’ 

An Australian man has been accused of being ‘bizarre’ and ‘decadent’ for buttering Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot biscuits before eating them, but others say this is exactly how the famous treat should be prepared.

Jayden Wright shared a photo of the snack to social media with each Arrowroot slathered in margarine, and it has quickly sparked an intense debate.

‘I had forgotten about this! I am so reinstating it into my life,’ said one woman upon seeing the concoction.

Jayden Wright shared a photo of the snack to social media (pictured) with each Arrowroot slathered in margarine and it has quickly become inundated with comments from those who like to eat their biscuits the same way

'I had forgotten about this! I am so reinstating it into my life,' said one woman upon seeing the concoction

‘I had forgotten about this! I am so reinstating it into my life,’ said one woman upon seeing the concoction

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Do you butter your Milk Arrowroot biscuits?

‘This is the only way to eat them,’ said another. ‘My mum put a slab of butter on Arrowroots. No thin slither for her.’

Others said they put butter and a helping of Vegemite on their plain biscuits and enjoyed it as an afternoon treat. 

‘Oh yum! I’m weird… I will also sometimes add cheese. Or I’ve had peanut butter on them. I love Milk Arrowroot,’ said another nostalgic commenter. 

Another added: ‘Brings back memories. Mum also used to ice them with the top half pink and bottom half chocolate. They were then called Humpty Dumpty biscuits and served at children’s birthday parties in the 60s. How times have changed!’

Some enjoy yoghurt or even Caramilk spread (pictured) on the Milk Arrowroot biscuits

Some enjoy yoghurt or even Caramilk spread (pictured) on the Milk Arrowroot biscuits

Another added: 'Brings back memories. Mum also used to ice them with the top half pink and bottom half chocolate. They were then called Humpty Dumpty biscuits and served at children's birthday parties in the 60s. How times have changed!'

Another added: ‘Brings back memories. Mum also used to ice them with the top half pink and bottom half chocolate. They were then called Humpty Dumpty biscuits and served at children’s birthday parties in the 60s. How times have changed!’

There was a collection of naysayers among the group who couldn’t handle the thought of eating ‘so much butter’ each time they wanted a biscuit.

‘Butter?! That’s just so decadent,’ one person wrote. 

‘Way too much butter,’ said another.

Australian website Mouths of Mums regularly incorporate Milk Arrowroots into their recipes, including as a base for a delicious cheesecake. 

Adding sprinkles to the biscuit is also an ingenious snack idea for a children's party

Adding sprinkles to the biscuit is also an ingenious snack idea for a children’s party

‘These are always present in my pantry as they are great for the kids to decorate as an activity, with icing, they are great to make slice bases and are fabulous just to have on their own. I remember growing up eating them at school for recess with butter on them, and my kids love doing the same,’ said one mother.

‘These have always been a great biscuit to dip in a cup of tea but now its perfect for my babies first biscuits. He loves them,’ said another.

A third added: ‘Milk Arrowroots are perfect for a little sweetness without overloading. I let my kids have one most days, and they really look forward to it. They’re also quite easy to take on outings because there are no allergens and nothing can melt.’

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