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Bourbon Review
Nicey replies: Thanks for your concern Chris, but I was in fact thinking of an Ocean going Marmot liner (see the Giant Marmots section for an Ocean going Marmot tanker) which get to about half a kilometer long, depending on how much forage they consume. So I wasn't too far out was I?

Leigh Hackett

Plain Chocolate Gingernut Review
Nicey replies: Leigh

Pushing the envelope of biscuit technology as McVities so often do, is a tricky and technical business, and there are bound to be casualties no matter how hard people try to minimise the risks.

Cheryl Mcaulay

Malted Milk Review

Jez Philips
ChocolateJaffa cakes
Nicey replies: Yes we are aware of that line of reasoning. The problem is that Cake is considered a staple foodstuff and does not attract VAT, whilst biscuits are considered a luxury item, and as such are subject to VAT. McVities are keen for Jaffa Cakes to be seen as cake, and calling them Jaffa CAKES and making the bottom out of sponge wasn't enough of a clue. The Irish inland revenue decided it was a cake due to its moisture content being above 12%, (see the cake link at the top) Apparently UK the Judge needed more convincing so McVities made him a special 12 inch wide Jaffa cake, which he scoffed down with a pot of tea and then ruled it was a cake, Hoorah.

The goverment alas want the ruling over turned as its got chocolate on top and looks like a luxury item to them and the want to slap VAT on it.

Amelia Jones
ChocolateThe French
Nicey replies: Amelia,

No I haven't tried them, next time I'm in France I 'll give them a chance. Home made ones do sound interesting, a lovely lady in Perigord, Mdm Mouliner, used to make Walnut tarts for me using the walnuts from the tree I camped under, they were delicious. Hoorah for Walnut trees.

I once heard of a French girl, a friend of friend, mistake Marmite for Nutella a spreading about half a jar on a bit of bread. She was so truamatised after taking a bite that she had to cut short her study visit by several weeks and return to France.