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Well, under Doctor's orders I'm cutting wheat out of my diet for a while, which, as I'm sure you can imagine, leaves a biscuit-shaped hole in my diet. No more Lotus caramelised for me. It saddens the heart I tell you. Imagine my joy when I discovered the fact that Hob Nobs don't in fact contain wheat! I almost danced round the supermarket.....do you have any recommendations on other biscuits that are suitable for my wheat-free existence?
Regards to the wife
|Nicey replies: I hadn't actually realised that about HobNobs, although they aren't listed as wheat free on the United Biscuits special diets page.
You might also console yourself with some Nairns Oat cakes and maybe a pot of nice jam, it could help keep you sane. I've also heard some good reports of wheat free Bourbons stocked at Holland and Barrett I think.
||Our vending machine doesn't even provide us with tea bags - it's some kind of powdered substance!! The other morning whilst desperate for my first thing cup of tea I went to the machine and pressed the 'Tea' button. It poured my tea out straight into it's drip tray and then spat out an empty cup! Thanks machine! Still it kept me chuckling for most of the day (easily amused and all that).|
Bristol - UK
||Do Not try tea from a vending machine in the US. You may think that the tea from the vending machines in the UK is not quite up to NCOTAASD standards, but it is still far far better than the liquid issued by the machines over here.|
I have had ample opportunity to drink the tea from vending machines whilst working in London for several years. Its not great, but it is much better than over here.
I do enjoy your web site.
|Nicey replies: That sounds like the ultimate nightmare scenario. Perhaps it could be worked into the plot line of an action movie, so that after the tail falls off the 747 most of their limbs have been torn, hacked or shot off, all the air is sucked out and both bombs are about to go off they are forced to drink tea from an American vending machine.|
At last, a site that really demonstrates what the web is for. Congratulations. I discovered it today, a good friend passed on the details. Anyway, I am after some advice, as I am at a loss as to what to do with my aberrant daughter who simply refuses to listen to sensible advice on the etiquette of bisuit eating. The problem manifests itself with complex biscuits, such as penguins and yes, even extends into jaffa cakes. She has also been known to do it with crunchie bars too.
Despite my determined efforts to explain to her the chemical design of these biscuits, and that the designer intended the subtle mix of textures and flavours to complement and contrast, to work in harmony, to add up to more than the sum of the parts, she insists on eating the things sideways. For example, with a penguin, she will nibble and dissolve the chocolate first. Then carefully detach the biscuit layer from the filling using teeth, then eat the cream filling, and finally the second biscuit layer. Similarly, Cadburys mini rolls - chocolate, cake, filling, completely distorting the flavour and mouth feel at each stage.
Whilst I fully appreciate the challenge and dexterity she masters, despite my admonishments, threats, attempts to educate her calmly, demonstrations of how it should be done - she merely thinks it funny.
What can I do to improve this erratic behaviour?
|Nicey replies: There is not a lot you can do, it's a stage she's going through, she'll grow out of it during her mid thirties, perhaps.|
Bakers Tennis Biscuits Review
Being from South Africa, I was thrilled to see tennis biscuits as the biscuit of the week this week. These are indeed wonderful biscuits - addictive, as you may already have noticed. No silly frills, just biscuit perfection. And excellent dunkers too.
And on the topic of South African biscuits, have you ever tried Bakers Lemon Creams?
|Nicey replies: No I'll have words with my operatives.|