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Jam Sandwich Creams Review
I've been a fan of dunking for many years, and having purchased your book as an ideal gift to a friend, I felt I had to write and share, as my friend refers to, my advanced dunking technique, which is now folklore in my social circle and was wondering if anyone else is a "2 Cuppa" (not seen anyone on the site).
Simply put, I make 2 cups of tea, one for dunking, and one for drinking, thereby negating the concern of a mis-timed dunk (especially important when mastering the Jam Sandwich cream technique (just enough time to warm the jam, but not too much to risk structural integrigity lose by melting the vanilla"glue", Fox's are the best of all JSC's!)
I'd be interested in a poll to see who else is a "2 Cuppa", may also be interesting to see if "2 Cuppa's" out there are advanced enough to differ on the drinker and the dunker!!!
Yours in anticipation,
Derek "Dunker" Newton
NB - I was once with a rather posh family and dunking in public was frowned upon, I was almost ejected from the premises! (A shame as the biscuit question was the legendary sweetmeal digestive cream).
|Nicey replies: Hello Derek,
Yes we have heard of this before but only indirectly. However, we can now confidently say that there is a chap called Derek who does this if anybody asks.
Last night I went to see a friend play in Battle of the Bands. Being on a tight schedule to see the gig, I had little time for cooking, so instead settled for a cup of tea & a cookie or 2....or 3.
The mug I used is almost 20 years old & close to my heart, it is an original Farside mug depicting 2 reindeer standing up, one with a bullseye on his chest. The comedy tag is "Bu mmer of a birthmark Hal" I digress...
My cookie of choice was of the Lyons make, a fine disc of wheat & a championship dunk contender if ever I saw one. I do like these biscuits & honestly think it could easily destroy a Hobnob when soaking in tea, based on it's weight to ratio. I do so like them so much, I finished a whole packet with one cup of cha cha cha. Now full, I went happily to the gig.
5 bands appeared, 1 victorious. My friends band won, my support was appreciated, the night was a hoot. They were judged by George Michaels base player, a producer for Virgin Radio & some woman who I cannot recall & now means nothing to me. I went home.
When I arrived home at around 11:50 pm, I made myself a cup of tea, recalling the nights events. My thought was distracted however, I found my eyes moving by there own accord to the sight of the other packet of Lyons cookies lying suggestively on the kitchen top. I was in trouble. No sooner had my eyes betrayed me, all the cookies had disappeared into my belly along with a fine mug of tea.
By my estimate, within a 5 hour period yesterday, I downed over forty cookies. The actual total eating time I have estimated at a true 12 minutes.
I need to know-
1. Is this a record?
2. Why are these not reviewed on your far superior world dominating website?
3. Am I a pig?
Thankyou for your time. Tonight I will be eating dust to counteract my calorific intake. Also the band is called "The Jan Watkins band", they travel to Londons big smoke soon for the final, then on the highway to stardom.
|Nicey replies: 1) Undoubtedly, although it might not be a world record or a UK record, but if we narrow it down to say your street or house or kitchen I would be pretty confident of it being one.
2) I don't know.
3) Look deep within yourself to find the answer to that question.
||Hi Biscuit Noshers,|
I'm delighted to have found your website, whilst searching for Peek Freans. I was trying to track down a local supplier of their digestives as I remember really liking them. I think that many of the current ones that I buy seem to lack something (Co-op own brand and might be Foxes). The Peek Freans ones are a bit better cooked and more brittle but with a lovely flavour. I recall that their dunkability is a bit limited as they are inclined to break up quickly in a mug of tea.
After my local Co-op, I usually buy my biscuits from a wonderful stall in Huddersfield's Market Hall. They have (nearly) every kind of biscuit and cheap too. You can also buy big bags of broken biscuits for something like 50p a bag. My yardstick for price is the fig roll and they sell them for just over £1 per pound weight - very good value compared to packeted ones. So, you see, biscuits don't always arrive in packets. The best value is where they bag them up by weight.
By the way, I always drink Tetley's tea from the various pound shops in Huddersfield (100bags for £1). A good brew. That means you could live on tea and biscuits for a week for just £2 (plus a bit of milk). If I fancy an exceptionally good mashing of tea, I'll get some 'Yorkshire Tea'. Dear but very good.
Keep up the good work. You are kindred spirits to me.
I'll bet that you are the non-political wing of the BCCCA.
|Nicey replies: Hello Jack,
First congrats of your website I think its lovely, I particularly liked the snickets and ginnels. I'm left wondering what use I should make of this detailed information, I feel like I have had one those intelligence briefings that operatives get before going into the field. It seems as shame not to capitalise on the fact that I now know you can get from the chemists to the bus shelter via a little path. The bridges were terrific too.
Anyhow, Peek Freans as a manufacturing company hasn't existed for years (about 20). After many take overs and mergers its brands and products passed to Jacobs who still used to bake the odd thing and label it as Peek Freans, mostly selection tins. Now Jacobs in the UK has passed to United Biscuits, (McVities/Crawfords) and we all know how many Digestives they make. Jacob's in Ireland were bought by the Fruitfeild group and still bake biscuits in Dublin. There is some cross supply between the two Jacobs for obvious reasons of economy, so some products in Ireland are baked in the UK and visa-versa. There is also a Peek Freans in Canada although I haven't been able to establish its precise connection to the original London based company set up in the 19th century. It seems logical that this was an offshoot that has gone its own way, and many of its products seem like very traditional lines indicating a branching from the parent company many years ago.
Fig rolls by the pound, wonderful.
No we are nothing to do with the BCCCA but we did pop round for a cup of tea once as we were passing by and thought we would go in and say hello.
Bahlsen Orange Choco Leibniz Review
I am writing to in the hopes that you can help.
I have become addicted to Bahlsen Choco Leibnez.
Waitrose are selling them buy one get one free which isn't helping.
My desk drawer is full of Milk, Dark and Orange flavour, my favourite time of the day is when I can dunk a Dark in a hot cuppa.
I need help....fast.
|Nicey replies: Mrs Turner,
The only solution to your problem is to get a bigger drawer so that you can take full advantage of the current BOGOF.
Fig Roll Review
|I might be wrong but they seemed to be completely imperishable; their disdain for bacteria of all descriptions made them a winner in the household structured around a limited economy. I take the point about the space programme but wonder if their impenetrable brilliance didnít lend itself to a robust war time ration pack.|
Dipping them in tea had very little impact but softened them by a miniscule degree that proved to be of wondrous benefit to fig roll lovers with false teeth
My Nana used to buy them in bulk and treated them almost as if they were the biscuit equivalent of gold. I personally would rather have tried to eat solid gold; there was something musty about them that seemed to capture them in a time before vast biscuit choice led to the evolution of the average palate.
I respect them but could never digest them but long may they run