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Can you solve a massive rumbling row we are having in the department i work in...its divided the whole unit...not a good thing in a hospital!
Can you explain to the rude, wrong, uneducated, uncouth among us why it is wrong to start on the bottom layer of the box of biscuits bought for christmas before finishing the first layer?
It appears...because its rude, wrong, ill mannered, greedy, selfish, your mum didn't allow it...won't wash with these lot. Those of us with slightly more breeding are happy to wait for the 2nd layer when the previous layer has gone!
Can you tell me your views on our dilemma? And give me a rational explanation..please?
ps - happy dieting...join the club!!
|Nicey replies: Claire
Thank you for raising such and important and fundamental point. You are of course right that all layers must be finished before moving to the next. The reasons are many fold.
Firstly being a selection box everybody will have their favourites and given that there are a limited number of these they should be shared, skipping ahead is rude as it means you are being selfish and grabbing the goodies for yourself. You should have some self discipline and eat the less fantastic biscuits on the layer that needs finishing. This is not only polite but good for your own personal development as a biscuit eater, teaching you to appreciate more humble biscuits.
Secondly leaving biscuits behind and moving on is wasteful, which is obviously wrong. You should only move to next layer if you have finished the one above, or have a designated person who has willingly agreed to take care of no more than one or two troublesome biscuits such as pink wafers or coconut rings.
I could go on at length about how its precisely these sort of people who are symptomatic of a general decline in standards in society as a whole but I'll leave it there.
Cadbury's Fingers Review
With the recent cold snap upon us we have been considering the traditional winter biscuit. We have confined our discussions to the emergency winter biscuit for the car along with warm clothing, spade, water etc that we are recommended to carry with us just in case. The biscuit should travel well (obviously) but should not be too moorish or you would just drive and eat it before even reaching the emergency stage. Is there anything you could recommend as if I was stranded without a biscuit stock survival would be hard. My personal favourite, the chocolate finger biscuit, would survive well given its chocolate coat, would survive the low temperatures (chocolate is good cold) but would lose out in the moorish test as it would be eaten well before I even got it to the car.
Thanks in anticipation,
|Nicey replies: Dave,
In any such survival situation my mind immediately turns to a large pack of Digestives, for all the reasons you outline. Plus being a large pack there would be more to survive with.
Mind you the new Huntley and Palmers have revived the biscuits that were supplied to Capt Scott on his ill fated Antarctic expedition. They turn up in various camping and hiking shops next to the energy bars.
|Whilst perusing the biscuit shelves of my local Tesco Metro this week, I decided to try a few varieties that hadn't graced my basket before.|
For the first, I should have consulted your Fig Roll head-to-head review, as the Jacobs Fig Rolls that I selected were definitely a bit of a let-down. A rather tastless pastry (which managed to be both dry and limp within each biscuit) combined with a very thin filling left me very underwhelmed. I'll be going to Sainsbury's for their own brand should I feel the need for more.
Better luck with my next choice: HobNob Chocolate Creams. These have all the expected crunchiness of a regular HobNob (possibly more so, as the biscuit has a smaller diameter) combined with a thinnish dark chocolate cream filling. Lots of nutty aroma and crunch, but it's just too small - three polite bites and it's gone. Another centimetre across and it would be perfect.
My third purchase was a bit of exotica: LU Encore Raspberry. Good dark chocolate over a soft base with a sweet filling that definitely tasted of rasperries. The soft base was not really to my liking (I prefer a bit of crunch) and, again, this biscuit is far too small - two man-size bites and that's it. However, one of Belgium's better exports.
|Nicey replies: Hi Adrian,
We've just added those LU raspberry jobs to our Biscuit of The Week.
As for the Jacobs Fig Roll they can often seem a bit heavy on the crust to fig ratio but when the mood takes me they can be just the ticket.
|Just noticed your biscuit of the week. They're not a bad biscuit at all. Here's a photo of me at a festival in Serbia earlier this year, proudly holding a box of noblice.|
Just thought you might find it amusing, feel free to use on site! haha :)
|Nicey replies: Thanks Ian,
I'm impressed that you had to don protective head gear when handling them.
I read your latest wonderful "Nice News" about French LU biscuit's landing on British Tesco.
I think Tesco is a fantastic retailar that tries the positive recruitment of biscuits
and then makes biscuit lovers happy. I believe many biscuit fans in the U.K. will be able to enjoy thier biscuit hanting even more at their own local Tesco from now forth.
By the way, now, some "Tesco store brand biscuits" are available at "Home plus" store in Korea,
which is jointly managed by British Tesco and Korean Samsung. (I do hope they are NOT miserable biscuits kicked out of the crowded biscuit section of Tesco U.K., because of the emergence of a new star, the "LU biscuit".) As far as I see, "Tesco NICE","Tesco Malted mlk", and "Tesco Fruit shortcake" are available at Homeplus in Korea,right now.
It was 26th November that I encountered such lovely biscuits from the U.K. for the first time there, when I successfully got a packet of the "NICE" biscuit of 200g came in a green wrapper. On the upper right side, we can see some information of "Great taste now 10% less salt" written in a circle. Sounds wholesome!
I never think you might read these teensy letters printed in the receipt of the photo I attached. But the receipt tells us that this is a "UK NICE BISCUIT 200G 980KRW" at #003. Little did I dream of being able to taste real Tesco store brand biscuits in Korea!
To tell the truth, the Home plus (my local?) is located 13 stops away from the nearest station of mine. However, I will patronise the shop, expecting to see some more Tesco biscuits from the U.K. such as "Tesco Rich tea (round type)", "Tesco Milk chocolate Digestive" and "Tesco Custard cream", as well as "Nice","Malted milk" and "Fruit shortcake".
Hiromi Miura (Seoul Korea)
|Nicey replies: I'm very pleased that you can get hold of some proper biscuits, and I know how much you like a nice Nice. It's also good to hear that we are keeping the balance of trade between the two nations, Korea sends us TVs, cars, computers, hair straighteners, HD / DVD players, mobile phones, set top boxes, MP3 players, sat-navs to go in the cars they already sent us, washing machines, microwave ovens, fridge freezers, air conditioning units, digital cameras, vacuum cleaners, hobs and ovens, cam-corders and printers.. and we send them some biscuits.|