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As an avid - if new - fan of your wonderful site, I felt I could not let the e-mail regarding biscuits spread with butter pass. When I too was a young biscuit eater, my grandparents - Grandpa in particular - used to be very big supporters of the Marie biscuit. Even at such a young age I can clearly remember making the distinction between the Rich Tea and the Marie.
Anyway, I digress, to make this snack in between meals more exciting Grandpa would spread a generous layer of butter between two Marie's. Oh the excitement and challenge of trying to create more butter curls via the little holes in the surface of the biscuit than my older brother! I think there need to be more interactive biscuits on the market that allow for such adaptation.
Keep up the excellent work ensuring the nation - indeed the world - remain abreast of all things tea, biscuit and sit down related.
||Dear Nicey and the wife,|
I was having a look through some of your old feedback the other day and I noticed one letter from a reader who had been given a biscuit by an old lady which had been spread with butter (the biscuit, not the old lady).
This reminded me that although biscuits formed a large part of my staple diet as a child, we could not afford fancy biscuits such as those sandwiched together with a cream filling. Digestives and Rich Tea biscuits were the order of the day.
In order to compensate for this, we would sometimes spread a thick layer of butter on one biscuit and place another on top to create our own "sandwich" type biscuit. The result was a biscuit which was slightly too large to be eaten comfortably and, due to the butter content, unsuitable for dunking.
On other occasions, we would partake of biscuit sandwiches. These (as you might expect) were bread and butter with a couple of Digestives used as a filling.
Does anyone else remember trying this as a child?
|Nicey replies: You're taunting me another icon problem aren't you.|
Writing a project on internationalization, we are discussing the probability of success of launching a coffee bar concept in e.g. London or the like.
In "Englishman In New York", Sting sings "I don't drink coffe, I'll take tea my dear" - now, my question is, does this view on the English as a conservative, tea-sipping people still keep up, or do we need revision?
|Nicey replies: Caspar,
Although Sting's back catalogue might seem like a perfect tool for sociological/economic research unfortunately he hasn't written a song about all the Starbucks shops around the UK.
Tregroes Toffee Waffles Review
|Dear Nicey, |
During a recent trip to Amsterdam with the wife and junior member of staff, I brought you back a box of siroopwaffalen to review. Unfortunately due to the combined effects of said junior member of staff standing on my suitcase and the volcanic heat that is emitted from London Underground's heaters, the waffles were irreparably damaged.
Ashamed by my carelessness and inadequate packing, I throw the waffles to the back of the biscuit cupboard. However, after reading your excellent review of the 'inferior' Tregroes Toffee Waffles, I tried microwaving my Dutch waffles and eating them with vanilla ice cream. Oh joy of joys! Thank you for your wonderful tip. My taste buds haven't stopped thanking me for the last two weeks. Junior member of staff has even tried them with custard but I find this makes the waffle too squidgey and all together too unstable.
Thank you for your fantastic website and keep up the excellent work.
|Nicey replies: I had a similar problem on a WAGN train with a Tunnock's wafer a couple of weeks ago.
Tregroes Toffee Waffles Review
At my place of work we try to get Biscuit of the Week in wherever possible, so last week an order for Tregroes Toffee Waffles duly arrived and were greatly enjoyed. The chocolate ones being so large, rich and luxuriant that even I, possibly the most dedicated biscuiteer of the office, could only manage one.
Anyway my reason for writing is to let fellow waffle fans know that as well as Pret a Manger, Starbucks also sell caramel waffles, in packs of two. And the Starbucks ones are supplied by Tregroes! This nugget of information was included in my despatch note from Tregroes and I thought it well worthy of sharing.