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My sister sent me the Afghan URL as we grew up on them - one of our favourite biscuits - in Australia! A neighbour made a trayful for my birthday party recently. So I think Lilly is correct. There is another mysterious use of the word Afghan, to describe a sort of throw-rug, knitted or crocheted. Perhaps this also derives from the Afghan camel drivers.
|Nicey replies: Alice,
Its always lovely to receive emails from famous Space Archaeologists about biscuits and rugs.
Bahlsen Hit Review
|On the subject of Hit biscuits or their Prince Lu equivalent, I was working as a journalist in Afghanistan in 2003 and was forced to make the rather unpleasant road journey between the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar in the south and the capital Kabul. The road then was about 250 miles of dusty track through bandit country, taking 19 hours to negotiate. Luckily, at a roadside stall my translator|
and I were able to stock up on a few provisions, including a very welcome packet of Prince biscuits, which go down a treat when sampled in Afghan tea. I'm not saying they saved our lives, but when we were pulled over by two mean-looking men with AK-47 rifles who climbed in the back of our car demanding a lift, we offered them Princes and they tucked in gladly, and we lived to dunk another day.
Incidentally, tea and biscuits are very popular in Afghanistan. The biscuits are mostly home-made by
little in-shop bakeries. A particular favourite was a kind of minature cream horn filled with icing sugar.
|Nicey replies: Barry,
Thanks, lots of valuable information in that email for anybody planning a holiday or short break in Afghanistan.
Jammie Dodger Review
|A lad in our office has recently been trying to establish a link between the liking of Jammy Dodgers and the liking of Marmite, claiming that if you liked one, you inherently liked both.|
He claims to have picked up this information on the grape vine and despite being a Marmite hating Jammy Dodger eater himself, believes it to be true.
Results in our office have been inconclusive, can such a correlation exist?
|Nicey replies: That sounds like a perfect thing for a poll!
Bahlsen Hit Review
A colleague of mine, Linda (Swedish), and myself (Irish) were talking about favourite biscuits as, with another colleague (Hi Tricia!), we've started to buy packets to share at work (team building...). For many years now the memory of an addictive, cheap, absolutely fake, chocolate biscuit sandwich, smuggled in from some archetypical European country, has haunted me over the years. While wistfully describing this biscuit, Linda lit up: she too knew this biscuit! Moreover she felt sure the name was HIT: so named because of the buzz you get on first eating. But we wanted more: some confirmation that we weren't suffering false memory syndrome & feeding each other delusions dipped in tea; a picture would be proof, our own shroud of Turin. We then trawled the web, thinking our task would be futile but, against all our worse fears, we found your site. HIT was biscuit of the week! Amazing.
Linda's task for the weekend is now to locate a pack for ritual sacrifice.
|Nicey replies: An extra big Hoorah!! for all of us. Almost as rousing as that time somebody thinking about tea randomly choose to type nicecupofteaandasitdown into their browser and up we came, they were possibly even more impressed.|
I suggest the following for your poll section: -
You can tell a boss in a meeting because: -
- He/she makes sure everyone gets a biscuit of their choice democratically by spending quality time getting to know your preferences
- Passes the biscuits about, so although you may not get what you prefer, you get something
- Says it is too expensive to have tea and biscuits so you have to pay for them
- Grabs the biscuits, eats all of them while speaking or shouting, and his name is Gerard.
|Nicey replies: In general a good plan, number 4 is a bit specific though.|