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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.

A nice biscuit was listed in an Army and Navy Co-operative Society price list in 1895. British company Huntley & Palmers made a nice biscuit as early as 1904.Nice biscuits are sold by various companies under different brand names in most of the British Commonwealth as well as other countries. There is some debate about the pronunciation and whether it is (as in nice, the opposite of nasty) or (as in the city of Nice in southern France). The Australian biscuit maker Arnott's claims that the biscuit is named after the French city (known as Nizza prior to 1860, when it was ceded to France, and Niça or Nissa in the native Niçard Occitan). The biscuits were originally called faite à Nice (the French for "Made In Nice") but this was harder to print onto the biscuit so the "faite à" was dropped and the "Nice" part remained.

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...
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