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Anzac biscuits review

Chewy, crunchy, gluten-free, vegan? We compare supermarket Anzac biscuits.

Last updated: 21 April 2020

Need to know

  • Commercial Anzac biscuits cater to a range of preferences from chewy to crunchy, gluten-free to vegan
  • The Anzac biscuits in our review range in price from $0.13 to $1.10 per biscuit
  • We share our easy Anzac biscuit recipe for people who prefer to bake their own

Many of us bake Anzac biscuits all year round, not just for Anzac Day. Not only are they delicious, but they're also easy to make – the traditional recipe generally consists of a simple mixture of flour, oats, golden syrup, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter and bicarbonate of soda. 

But with many supermarket shelves currently stripped bare of flour and oats (among other staples), baking a batch for Anzac Day might prove tricky this year. So which store-bought Anzac bikkie is best? 

We've compared the price, ingredients and nutrition of eight different Anzac biscuits, and highlighted the need-to-know features of each. Whether you're team chewy or team crunchy, looking for gluten-free or best value, we've got you covered.

Regular Anzac biscuits


Arnott's Simple Batch Anzac Biscuits

  • Price: $3 for 12 ($0.25 per biscuit).
  • Taste and texture: More crunch than chew, with visible whole rolled oats and a strong buttery flavour.
  • Good for: Purists. The ingredients in these bikkies are all common pantry staples – not a preservative, hydrogenated oil, or weird sugar derivative in sight.

Bakers Finest RSL Anzac Biscuits

  • Price: $10 for 50 ($0.20 per biscuit).
  • Taste and texture: Smallish bikkies with a mild flavour and a high crunch factor. 
  • Good for: Team crunchy. They come in a commemorative, reusable tin.

Coles Bakery Anzac Biscuit 12pk

  • Price: $3 for 12 ($0.25 per biscuit).
  • Taste and texture: Very sweet, soft and chewy, with whole rolled oats evident in the mixture.
  • Good for: Team chewy. They weigh in at just shy of 30g per biscuit, so good for people who prefer bigger bikkies. Suitable for vegans, too.

Unibic Anzac Biscuit

  • Price: $3 for 24 ($0.13 per biscuit).
  • Taste and texture: Dark-golden and simple-tasting. A slight crunch with a fine textured crumb.
  • Good for: Bargain hunters. At just 13 cents each, these bikkies are the cheapest in our review.

Woolworths Anzac Biscuit Family Pack 24pk

  • Price: $6 for 24 ($0.25 per biscuit).
  • Taste and texture: Sweet, soft and chewy, with whole rolled oats evident in the mixture.
  • Good for: Team chewy, and people who like a bigger bikkie (they're similar in size to the Coles Bakery version). Also suitable for vegans.

Gluten-free Anzac biscuits


Aldi Has No Gluten Free Anzac Biscuit

  • Price: $2.79 for nine ($0.31 per biscuit).
  • Taste and texture: These gluten-free bikkies are crunchy on the outside with a heavy, chewy bite.
  • Good for: People with strong jaws who like a good hard chew.

Coles I'm Free From Anzac Biscuits

  • Price: $3 for 10 ($0.30 per biscuit).
  • Taste and texture: These gluten-free biscuits are dark golden in colour, super crispy and snap when you break them.
  • Good for: Team crunchy.

Gloriously Free Oats Anzac Biscuits

  • Price: $10.95 for 10* ($1.10 per biscuit).
  • Taste and texture: The least sweet in our review, with coconut sugar and brown rice syrup instead of the more traditional sugar and golden syrup. Described as "gluten friendly", these chewy bikkies are made from oats from the US that test nil for gluten (the other gluten-free bikkies in our review use alternatives to oats including puffed rice and corn flakes).
  • Good for: People who are vegan, or who are allergic or intolerant to gluten, dairy and eggs.

*Available from selected stores or online at $1.50 goes to the charity Legacy for each 'commemorative pack' bought.

How to make Anzac biscuits

Never made Anzac biscuits? Want to know how? Fiona Mair, CHOICE home economist, shares her easy recipe, which can be tailored for a chewy or crunchy result.

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