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Arnott's Plains

Arnott's Plains

2.1 from 20 reviews

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Kela R.

Kela R.Perth, WA

From addicted to disappointed


It's very disappointing when companies decide to cut costs by changing a popular recipe that really works, like the Arnotts Scotch Finger, that used to be buttery and smooth and you just could not stop eating them. Now they taste lemony, synthetic and grainy and its a chore to get through finishing one. Its very frustrating thinking that the public won't notice the change. Unfortunately the more popular the product the less forgiving the critic.

Purchased in September 2019.


OlyaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

All the biscuits I used to love as a child are different now.


Arnotts biscuits used to be special - as a child I remember after school milk and arrowroot biscuits or milk coffee. Loved butternut snaps and ginger nuts. Later I used to make chocolate ripple log cake. Teddy bear biscuits were crushed to cover Napoleon cake. They used to ‘clink’ when you tapped one against the other. Whenever we bought cheat copycat biscuits, they were never as good as the real deal from Arnott. ....until now - something has changed - arnotts biscuits now taste like the copycat biscuits. At 68 I’m sad that I will never taste the original beautiful biscuits again. The ‘true’ recipes seem to be lost forever.

B. Cook

B. Cook

  • 6 reviews

Congratulations Arnotts...


Sincerest Congratulations to Arnotts you have succeeded in reaching an all time low... Your Butter cookies have changed totally and are now a lightweight coconutty nothing.. They were the last biscuits I purchased from you and only because they were a biscuit base for my Mango Cheesecake recipe... Cheap and nasty...

Purchased in July 2019.


JillMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Scotch Fingers


They used to be buttery and yummy now they are dry, tasteless and awful texture. Saladas, milk arrowroot, teddy bears all poor quality now. Will never buy them again. Very disappointing.

Purchased in May 2019.



  • 6 reviews

Milk Coffee Biscuits taste bland


I agree. The recipe has changed, not sure when. The Arnotts milk coffee biscuits are paler, smaller and just plain bland. I hadn’t purchased them for a long time, will not be buying anymore.

Purchased in May 2019.



  • 6 reviews

Arnott's in general is such a bad brand....


These cookies are just not natural and taste way too chemical. I do not understand how they manage to sell Arnotts in almost every store. Coming from Europe, there are so many way better options there from Nestle and other interntional brands. Just like other Australian good monopolies (Brownes milk products are really bad too) they are under par. It's like Australians don't care about their food....I cannot believe that though, I suspect it is just a strongarm tactic of pushing everything else out of the market that is not Arnotts and people are left with no other choice than to buy the rubbish.

Purchased in February 2019 at Woolworths Physical store.



  • 5 reviews

Terrible tasting biscuits


Arnotts Teddy Bear Biscuits are the latest plain biscuit to have changed both in taste and texture. They used to have a unique taste and slightly softer texture. Also they look different. They are hard and taste awful. I tried to eat a couple but ended up having to spit it out. I threw them in the bin. I have decided never to buy Arnotts again as have a lot of people I know. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.



Milk Arrowroot's now taste bad


Whatever change they have made to milk arrowroot biscuits recipe has made them taste terrible. We will not buy them again.



Arnotts Milk Coffee Taste Bad.

Never Again

Never AgainMelbourne

Malt o milks - never again!


Arnotts have changed the recipe. The colour is pale, half the biscuits are broken and they have no malt taste. They are the only sweet biscuit I buy. But no more. I used to buy them although they are rarely on special. I didn’t mind paying full price for them. But no more. I won’t buy them ever again. Arnotts are crazy to think consumers don’t notice the difference. I doubt that arnotts even care. The product is probably a huge hit in China where the market is so much bigger than Australia.



Arnott's biscuits don't taste nice anymore, they have changed the recipes of family favourites such


everyone I talk to agrees, very sad have been eating them for fifty years, now a poor quality product. I and many others have stopped buying them. An Australian family favourite is now off the shopping list of thousands of people. Arnotts have opened the door for the no name brands to take the market share - why can't we maintain the taste and quality of what is produced?????? And the age old saying 'why change something if it isn't broken'

Scotch finger biscuits taste different


These biscuits were our favourite but the last two packets purchased tasted and looked different..they were lighter in colour and tasted stale, although being well within the use buy date. Has Arnotts changed the recipe?



  • 2 reviews

Have Arnott's Scotch Fingers changed?


I'm sure Scotch Fingers have changed recently. A packet bought this week had a very lemony flavour and hard texture. I haven't had them for a while so really noticed the difference.

Malt o milk


Arnotts have changed recipe of malt o milk. rang them and hit brick wall. The lady on phone assured me no changes have been made but that is probably what they are trained to say. The new biscuit tastes different is harder and lighter in colour and you cant dip them in milk anymore cause they don't soak up milk. Arnotts obviously have a policy of "deny deny deny" so will have to find new malt biscuits to make a recipe I have made for over 30 years with malt o milk, SAD.



  • 5 reviews
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Plain is the best


Chewy soft but still it maintains its crunch. Not a fan but when I chanced upon it in the supermarket, I find this as a great snack for me and the family. I pair it with coffee or tea and it elevates the biscuit flavours that are lingering in the mouth.I also love the butternut flavour but I find the chocolate the most enjoyable.



The soft scotch finger is soft and crunchy at the same time and the chocolate adds sweetness to it- the perfect biscuit!


StewWestern Australia

  • 28 reviews

Ginger Nuts


I don't know what they have done to the recipe with the original recipe they have changed the taste and I bought another packet to see if they tasted funny and they did, so I rang them and I was told no they have not changed the recipe but I know they have and they really did not care that I had a problem with their product.



  • 226 reviews



Arnott's plain biscuits are a tasty range of sweet, crunchy biscuits they go perfectly with a cup of tea. Although tasty, some of the biscuits are significantly more expensive than other comparable products on the market, such as the Scotch Fingers for example, which are around three times more expensive than the scotch fingers from the generic brands. While they do taste a bit better, they definitely do not taste three times better so I would usually only get them if they are on special. I also enjoy the Chocolate Ripple and Butternut Snap varieties. Despite the cost, they are pretty good so why not pick up a pack of family assorted and give them a try.
Tasty. Variety of flavours.
A bit expensive compared to other brands.


simm_meevic, 3020

  • 256 reviews



a great reliable product that i would recommend every house has..cost is reasonable and taste is relaible, made by a reputable company
the short bread flavour of these biscuits is a winner in this house, especially over a cup of coffee when you dunk them in. can be used for a vairty of cakes and bases, i love using them as cheesecake base. a company that is reputable and has reliable quaility of biscuit everytime..price is reasonable and often you can buy them on special, available most large food chain stores, great brak in half finger biscuits
none that i can think of


SadaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 675 reviews



These are good tasty biscuits and there are some recipes (really yummy treats) that you can make out of these biscuits, like the chocolate ripple and the butternut snap and the recipies are on the pack. A good choice if you want something sweet to indulge in with your cuppa.
These are a good biscuit to have with a cuppa and there are a couple of different varieties which are all pretty good. They are fairly filling, so I can eat only 2 or 3 and thats max for one time.
The Scotch Fingers are high in calories and very buttery, so these are a rare naughty treat. These are expensive, but sometimes come on sale in the stores.

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