Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
Can I just say that your website is a wonder of the interactive age and is almost solely responsible for the recent media explosion of biscuit, tea and sitting down related pastimes - without your efforts I can hardly think that we would have seen 50Cent chomping on a gypsy cream whilst reclining with a cuppa backstage at last month's MTV music awards. Keep up the fight!
I am writing regarding the Tim Tam, a delightful biscuit in its own right, but it worries me that they are being shipped half-way around the world in refrigerated containers. Can they not be produced in the UK? The calorific value of a packet of Tim Tams may strike fear into the heart of the average Atkins dieter but it is negligible in comparison to the enormous amount of kilo-joules that are wasted transporting it from Australia to the UK. If our supermarkets were truly environmentally conscious this arrangement would cease immediately and licensed production of the Tim Tam could start in the UK forthwith.
The Tim Tam is a nice biscuit but shouldn't we be a little more eco-friendly and buy Penguins instead? Biscuit consumers, it is in your hands!
A Concerned Biscuit Lover
|Nicey replies: Well yes I did bring up this very point at the UK launch. Tescos had spent 18 months working out how to ship them here so they weren't too receptive to the idea that it might be a bit eco-unfriendly. Arnotts have got the big 'Made in Australia' thing which is very admirable. However, it does mean when I approached them about how they would feel about licensing to other manufacturers they didn't rule it out but they didn't rush at the idea.|
I'm giving serious consideration to adopting a milkless policy in my tea and sit down activities. Until now I've always enjoyed milk (semi-skimmed) in a nice cup of Assam tea. I am partial to both Earl Grey and Lady Grey and, in my past, drank quite a lot of Japanese Green Tea. I'm not yet sure about Darjeeling but will persevere on this front We have a canteen facility at work that offers a range of nice teas and lovely biscuits and, indeed, sit downs, however I feel that if I am ever to taste Camomile Tea I will have to ask a lady colleague to order it for me.
I wonder whether you could suggest any nice teas that can be enjoyed without milk.
|Nicey replies: Tim,
You could suck tepid water through grass cuttings and save yourself the trouble of drinking Camomile tea. As for which is best without milk not sure as we drink conventional teas that don't really lend themselves to that. Site regular Brian Barratt has written to us many times to extoll the virtues of milkless tea. Try typing 'Barratt' into our search box and reading the messages with tea cup icons.
Foxs Creations Review
|Marks and Spencer's boxed Christmas biscuits actually ARE Fox's Chocolate Creations, I'm almost sure. Do you know if any other own brand biscuits are actually 'big name'? Anyway they're on special offer at the moment, £1.50 off, which certainly makes these pricey biscuits more economical. Lovely!|
|Nicey replies: Yep its no secret that Foxs (Northern Foods) make biscuits for Marks and Sparks.|
Check out the chemical formulae of the major ingredients of tea
No wonder it's so darn tasty.
|Nicey replies: Oh yes that makes we want to put the kettle on, especially those lovely little hydroxyl groups on the end.|
Just thought I would drop you a line with regards to Karen who was asking about diet biscuits. I thought she might like to know that I have in the past lost weight on weight watchers. With weight watchers everything has a point value and you are allowed so many points in a day. Usually 18 to 20. Most biscuits are quite high in points. A custard cream is 1 1/2, but the savior of the Weight Watcher is the Cadbury's finger. You can have three of them for one point! Three biscuits for one point! Nine of them instead of one custard cream!
It's the way to go. I must go back on the diet again.....as soon as the biscuit tin is empty of anzacs!