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|Hey Nicey, |
It has been brought to my attention that you currently have the Toffeypop as biscuit of the week. This has now brought a debate from over a year ago (which took place on your site between Mr Mark Daszkiewicz and I) back to the forefront, and feel it would only be fair for the malted milk, or my personal preference, the chocolate malted milk, to take centre stage as not only biscuit of the week, but the biscuit of the new generation of bic-aholics.
I remember when you joined in my malted crusade Nicey. Don't let me down in my hour of need.
|Nicey replies: Yes I remember it well. I probably would still give it to the chocolate malted milk in a fair fight as its such good value very tasty and has pictures of cows. I also noticed that Asda are now stocking Toffypops which is good. Maybe we'll do|
Happy Faces Review
|I have recently noticed a correlation in the biscuit universe with a brand of reformed and shaped potato type thing known as Smiley Potato. While superficially similar, the potato variety is no good for dunking, and has no jam.|
But the real truth comes to light once you actually cook Smiley Potato. Before they go under the grill, they are innocent and as the name suggests, smiley.
Once cooked, the awful reality is that they resemble evil grinning burnt demon faces, and thus become difficult to consume, if not impossible.
I think it's a safe assumption that once dunked, Smiley Face biscuits do not distort and turn to evil, but remain good natured even when mashed into a slurry and sent stomachward.
Is this a conspiracy to ruin the image of Smiley Faces?
|Nicey replies: Actually on reflection most of the Happy Faces look a lot like gargoyles.
One of my clients recently drew my attention to your site. I am very interested in the Jaffa Cake debate - I agree that it is a cake (the name clearly gives it away) but do you think that they have got smaller - perhaps I have become greedier in my old age. The problem is that my client pointed this out to me last week and to test this I bought 1 standard sized box of Jaffa Cakes - I scoffed the lot within the hour and could have had more. I do remember when 3 or 4 Jaffa Cakes would have sufficed to satisfy my craving but 12 just wasn't enough! I am objective enough to admit that I am slighlty heavier than I was in my youth (although obviously I keep myself trim) and therefore the problem may be my own making. Please could someone help me as I am becoming increasingly worried about this!
|Nicey replies: Jamie,
Worry no longer, Jaffa Cakes haven't got smaller, you are just less easily satisfied. Put what ever spin on this you like, positive or negative. You may be moved to ponder the meaning of our personal journeys through life, or step back and re-evaluate your lifestyle and what you would like to achieve. Alternatively you could just start buying the double packs, and up the workout regime.
||Dear Nicey and Co|
We will be despatching our younger daughter (aged 14) to the Cantabria area of Spain (Northern coastline) in a few weeks' time, and wondered whether there were any interesting biscuits she could look out for? She visited Washington last October, and returned with a suitcase almost entirely filled with different types of Oreo cookies (including a variety with double-thickness filling). Obviously there will be a distinct lack of nice cups of tea, which she will be unhappy about. Do any of your esteemed correspondents have any suggestions?
Many thanks in anticipation
PS: Had a very nice cup of tea made with fresh goats' milk the other day at a friend's goat farm. The choccy biscuits provided made an admirable accompaniment, apart from when they started to melt in the sun!
|Nicey replies: Alison,
Well everything I've ever had from Spain has been truly grim, so really I just hope hope she survives the episode with out too much biscuit trauma. If she finds something passable to eat in the way of biscuits that would be a major find indeed and worthy of further study.
I'm pleased to hear you know somebody with a goat farm. Wifey and I were once surrounded by goats whilst cycling in France, and I feared for the baguette strapped to the back of my bike, as I ploughed through them. Afterwards I thought that I may never experience that particular emotion (goat bread stealing fear on a bike) ever again.
I'm slightly miffed I don't have a goat icon.
Forgive me Father Nice, its been nearly two years since my last NCOTAASD confession, and as I am tieing the knot next year, I thought that I should get in touch. Nothing like a wedding to rekindle those biscuitty memories.
Anyway, ever since getting back from America I had been meaning to get in contact but the bladder of time has been forever pressing and so my apologies. What better reason however than to show off my new tea set that I bought whilst on holiday on the Isle of Skye.
Indeed, whilst in the town of Portree, in the quirkiest shop in the world, I stumbled across this stunning collection of handcrafted delights. The Tea Pot is an absolute gem, I am sure you will agree.
Price = £60 for the lot. Excuse the absence of a lid for the sugar bowl, but we had a very upsetting incident prior to it containing anything at all, let alone sugar. Please also forgive the almost squadron formation and the flamboyant use of chocolate Hob-Nobs in the picture, I just felt they would help to set the scene.
If you should fancy a set like mine, they are handmade by sofieb.com, and are well worth the money, although it would be nice if they would fashion some small plates to wollop a few slabs of battenburg on to,
Well, all the best, and well done on the award,
|Nicey replies: All is forgiven Mr Hands, good to hear from you again. Well done of the teapot which looks a lot like a space rocket, so I'll exercise my ultimate executive power and use that icon for this message. Good luck for the wedding I hope your sister doesn't get too out of control.|