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||Well I don't know what the world is coming to..... |
After a long search of the local supermarkets, corner shops and any other outlet that might be construed as a biscuit emporium, I finally secured myself a packet of 'Sports'. Excited at the prospect of reliving my early years, I made some tea, sat down and opened the packet.
I've been conned - If i'm not mistaken, the sports have all been redesigned. You can now 'enjoy' skateboarding, windsurfing and in-line skating. The other sports seem somehow different as well.
What we need is a solid reliable biscuit - the digestive and bourbon - not this flash-in-the-pan-come-day-go-day-not-so-great-pretender of a biscuit. I'll get custard creams next time........
|Nicey replies: Keep an eye on those Sports biscuits, they might be up for a few changes in the coming months.|
|Alison J. Anderson
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|Thank you for the fun site and I enjoy errr borrowing your great pictures to use as wallpaper on my work PC. Hang on a minute while I put down my cup of tea and get all outraged.|
I also lurk on a travel bulletin board. On that site I have made an offer of a political nature:
"I promise to send a packet of Tim Tams to any regular on this site who votes against Bush in the 2004 election"
It has been a huge success. Tim Tams have an aura of mystery for my US cyber friends and they are oft talked about in revered tones. I have had Canadians offering to emigrate, Republicans thinking of converting, I even had an offer to have a website built to take my offer global - that seemed tiresome. The boyfriend did point out that I was offering gifts for votes and was probably breaking some law in America but I pushed on bravely from the relative safety of Australia.
Then in February I discovered to my shock and horror that the US Customs service has put in place a ban on packaged foods being posted to the USA. There is a transition period after which anyone will need FDA Approval to send in even a single serve of Biscuits. This announcement was made AFTER I started offering Tim Tams for votes.....
When does the transition period end and FDA regulation kick in you might ask??? Just before the US Federal Election. I tell you Tim Tams must have those pesky US Government types very worried!
I wonder if you remember a biscuit called, I think, the Misbit? It was round, had irregular shaped holes and a slight cornflake taste. It might have been made by McVities, and I seem to remember it being around at much the same time as the Jasper. I'd be grateful for any news.
Thank you for your excellent website.
|Nicey replies: Nope.|
|Ive been sitting here for the past 2 hours (its about 5 am) in my cold basement somewhere in Canada, surfing the net, really needing a nice cup of tea. Not residing in this country very long and very dubious of what resembles tea over here, last week I ordered a tea with milk from a local Coffee-Time. My husband brought it to me, I sipped it and said "does this tea taste like ****?" - vaguely reminiscent of that famous Austin Powers sketch. My long-suffering hubby duly returned the luke- warm sludge, only to discover that the server had placed the tea-bag into the cup and filled it up with black coffee!|
p.s. the only English biscuit I can find in my local store is McVities Digestive (plain) - thank heavens for small mercies. But it doesn't quite taste the same?????
Anne - Toronto
||Hello from Nova Scotia Canada!|
I was just writing to you regarding the e-mail you received, in which the writer spoke of bubbles in tea being called "money bubbles". All my life, each time I poured the tea in front of my mother, she would say "Look! Bubbles! That means you'll have money coming in!" We made it into a game and the trick was to learn to pour the tea for maximum bubblage. According to my Mum, my grandmother always used to say "Drink your bubbles dear!" to her when she was a child.
I've also heard that bubbles in your tea means someone's talking about you.
My mother is British but grew up in Wales during the war. She thinks it's an old Northern Wales saying.