Bahlsen Orange Choco Leibniz Review
A British friend (in London) has just sent me your website address (via an American friend!!). So here am I sitting in Germany feeling EXCEEDINGLY MIFFED that Bahlsen has decided to launch their orange biscuits with you UK residents. I was somewhat mollified that they were launching it in milk choc, cos I would go for "Edelherb" every time and I think it suits orange better anyway. I mean, Terry's red orange is a lot better than the blue one, oder?
I shall drop in for a sit down and a chat more often, now that I know you exist!
what ever happened to Cadburys animal biscuits-does any one know if they
still sell them?
|Nicey replies: Well all the Cadbury's stuff is made by Burton's foods and they still make Cadbury's animals. However, present day animal biscuits aren't really comparable to those of old. Todays, are in mini-format in snack bags. The biscuit is quite dark for a shortcake. Old style Animal biscuits came in a box, the animals were proper zoo/circus type ones rendered in a rich pale shortbread. The chocolate had a distinctive wavy piped pattern, and I considered them to be a delicacy.
My house mate has foolishly undertaken a 2 week stint on the Atkins diet which means he can't indulge in biscuits or even have a cup of tea for the entire time. Are you aware of any Atkins-Friendly biscuits or Tea substitutes that he can have to help him through this extremely difficult period?
Also we're planning a long trip up to Scotland on the train in August - what would you recommend for the journey. Some sort of shortbread I presume?
|Nicey replies: Unfortunately there aren't really any biscuits that are going to aid your friend as he chews his way through two weeks worth of bacon. I fail to see how drinking tea is going to interfere with his diet unless he is in the habit of taking three sugars in it. Still given how bad his breath is going to smell, all of this is merely of peripheral concern.
As for train journeys, I understand it is possible to buy Fruit Shrewsburys on the train to Scotland which is one of the few places where they are generally available. However, the last time I undertook the journey from Peterborough to Edinburgh I simply made do with four tins of Stella Artois, and some Digestives, having had a cup of tea at the station.
|Greg and Dawn
Bodam Carlsbad Spa Wafers Review
|Eastern Europe several Hello.|
I live in Europe and travel to Czech Republic several times a year and think I can add more on the wonders of the spa wafers than the person who wrote the first review. Currently have several cases of them in my home now. Children esp. love these 'cookies' (size matters to children) and they come in several flavors with the chocolate being our personal favorite. If you were to travel to the town of Karlovy Vary (west of Praha)you will find them in a large range of flavors. The town is known as a spa town with healing waters thus spa wafers. The wafers were ment to be light, delicate for ill people to get nourishment from and swallow, digest easily. On the promenade you can watch them being made fresh and enjoy a warm one for less than $0.50. They have been enjoyed in that area since 1856. Edward VII( king of England) and Johann Strauss are just a couple of the noted eaters of the wafers. I would also like to note the Czech Rep. has also joined the ranks of the European Union as of late and in addition to the beer, it is a great place to purchase Bohemian crystal, fine china, and garnet jewlery as garnets are mined heavily in the Czech area. While in Praha, a walk across the Charles bridge to the castle on the hill or around town, a visit to the Jewish ghetto are a few of the must do's when in town. It is a place with history, puppet shows for the children, continental menu selections and great night life if that is your thing.
|Nicey replies: Thank you for all of that useful information. I'll also be careful not to drive into the river if ever I visit.|
Ginger Nut Review
If I dunk a Ginger Nut in a hot cup of tea it becomes soft almost immediately. If I dunk a Ginger Nut in a glass of cold milk it retains its crunchiness for quite some time. Why is this?
If I reverse the experiment and try dunking in cold tea or hot milk will the Ginger Nut keep its crunchiness or not in these liquid refreshments?
Is it the temperature of the liquid you are dunking into that affects the crunchiness of the Ginger Nut, or is it the cellular composition of the liquid? I look forward to hearing your answer.
|Nicey replies: Yes it is the temperature. Basic chemistry tells us that the rate at which a solute dissolves in a solvent, is tempreature dependent. The Gingernut is mostly sugar and really wants to dissolve. Temperature is a factor in any dunking situation and can often be the reason for breakage as hot tea works faster.|