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||Hello, i am a new visitor to your site, and let me tell you i was amazed! now first off i am an american, simple minded perhaps, but! i love your site more than any other! Biscuits (we call them cookies) have not been given enough attention in our public, and i am quite ashamed! I rather enjoy having tea and cookies (biscuits) and sitting down every day, i could have been english! ;) well anyway have a great day! i love your site and have made it half way through your archives of Biscuit reviews. its a shame we do not get very many of the exotic kinds of cookies in my area other wise i would eat more, then again maybe thats a good thing, because i have to keep up my shape for my wife... :)|
May you always have a surpluss of biscuits, tea, and thing to sit on
|Nicey replies: There is a big world of biscuits out there, perhaps you could indulge yourself in a bit of biscuit tourism, we European types are quite fond of that. Then again armed with our biscuit review information you may now spot some imported UK biccies.|
what a soothing site. Nice one nicey.
Prague-Paul kindly offered me a Czech wafer today....
Emerging from it's gaudy euro-wrap (complete with cartoon alps), the initial immpression of this well-heeled wafer is that of a sleek Tunnocks.
The 'in-your-face' direct exposure of wafer, on surfaces top and bottom, adds value to the elegant veneer of chocolate that wraps the sides. However, unlike it's burly cousin, Tantrankey's delicate form hints at a refined crunch. And it delivers. The flaky-yet-creamy hazelenut hit,
is well rounded. Crumble is kept to a minimum, and the user simply pines for more.
I suggest a nibbling approach in dealing with this Czech-flake. A robust chomp seems innapropriate and wasteful. All in all, not a bad biccy at all. Well done to Opavia of the Czech Republic, keep up the good work.
|Nicey replies: I looked them up on Google and found a sort of black list page that talked about all the wonky unannounced protiens (peanut and milk) that were in them. That made them sound dangerous in a sort of glamourous way. |
|Nicey, yes, of course. I checked in the atlas. Just a short distance north-east of Calcutta, and not too far from the border of Bangladesh, there's a town called Dum Dum. That's obviously where the fellow cycled for his Marie biscuits, and hence the term for someone who is particularly silly!|
|Nicey replies: Hoorah for the atlas, its always good for a few laughs, followed closely by the telephone directory, although not so many pictures in that one.|
Okay, I think I've figured out that a biscuit seems to be some kind of mildly flavored cookie, but what on earth is a "digestive"? Would you consider providing more basic definitions for those of us who live in less enlightened cultures?
|Nicey replies: Shannon,
If you find yourself in the UK you'll be able to use our sites information wisely. If however, you stay put in the States then I shouldn't get too hung up over what exactly a Digestive is, as it doesn't really matter. Remember travel broadens the mind, and failing that you can always buy stuff over the internet and eat it at home.
Tunnocks Wafer Review
|Coming from the States, the whole concept of biscuits, cakes, crackers, etc. are all confused for me. In fact, I would guess that your delineations here on your site may not apply as poignantly across the pond.|
However, although I still struggle to understand the concept of tea cakes and many persons' of English persuasion interpretation of them, I am pleasantly intrigued by the all-encompassing Tunnocks bars, also affectionately known as Caramel bars or Army issue bars. As often I purchase them, I still confuse myself whether they are in the confectionery or biscuit section of the supermarket. I may even venture to say that supermarkets vary in their classification.
|Nicey replies: The clue is the name 'Tunnock's real milk chocolate caramel wafer biscuit'. It should be grouped with other chocolate covered biscuits next to the conventional biscuits.|