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Malted Milk

Saturday 12 Jan 2002

The Cow biscuit. Fantastic. Best biscuit graphics ever.

Look at it, its a got a big standing up cow and a little sitting down one. The skilled cow biscuit eater will be able to nibble off the outer bits of the biscuit to leave just the cows, which surely are the most delicious bits.

If I was some kind of sultan bloke I would no doubt have a harem of girlys nibbling the cows out of malted milk biscuits for me.

I was reminded, by biscuit enthusiast Mandy of the Sports biscuit which was very similar to the malted milk but has little stick people on them doing stuff like tennis or swimming.

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Fig Roll

Saturday 5 Jan 2002

I'm humbled to be in the presence of such a legendary biscuit.

I've often thought that this is as close to spaceman food as the biscuit world has ever got, cause I'm sure you could live on these for months and that their high density and non-crumbly nature would lend themselves to use in the space program.

Now the fig roll I've shown here is a Jacob's fig roll which it self has undergone its share of changes over the years. They used to have ridges on the top which was no good as it lowered the fig to crust ratio, and these have now been sensibly removed. Also, I assume due to their slight curvature they have to be packaged in a plastic tray affair three to a section which I find irksome.

The classic fig roll for me will always the type that came in a little cardboard box with top open and covered in cellophane revealing the fig rolls all end on in one long stack. The biscuits themselves appeared to be sliced from one huge fig roll.

The Americans have something called a Fig Newton. These are knocked out by Nabisco, and have been tailored to American needs, by having the crust's structural integrity reduced to that of sponge cake so that they don't require chewing, and there by allowing the eater a high rate of ingestion.

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Chocolate Caramel

Sunday 9 Dec 2001

Once again McVities lead the way with chocolate biscuits.

This is basically like a little milk chocolate some what but with a layer of caramel slipped in between. This actually takes even the prepared eater a little by surprise as the biscuit has a little more fight in it than your average chocolate biscuit. The caramel acts almost like a layer of glue.

A very rewarding recreational biscuit, that puts enough of a fight to make sure that you don't eat them all in one go.

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