For years, inexplicably, this debate has raged on over the so called grey area of wrapped biscuits (e.g. those foil things in cadbury's biscuit selection tins) and individual cakes (Jaffacakes et al..), and I am glad to see your site attempt to address many of the issues.
It is clear to me, however, when aged, biscuits go soft and cakes go hard.
Many thousands could have been saved in legal fees in the McVities court case if this simple law had been applied.
Hope this helps.
P.S. If this rule (Bevan's Law) is extended, all foodstuffs can be categorized as either biscuits or cakes. Baked beans, for example, are a form of cake and most fruit is part of the biscuit family. Bacon (Cake). Crisps (Biscuit). Etc...
|Nicey replies: Actually this was one of the arguments used on behalf of McVities in the court hearing, that and the fact that it is in fact a small cake. To be honest the VAT man was more keen to get a ruling that was more along the lines of 'small things that are about the size and shape of biscuits and sold with biscuits should get VAT applied to them', as they knew that the Jaffa Cake was indeed a cake.|
Jacob's Orange Club Review
|In response to an email which mentioned the different pictures on the wrappers of the various varieties. The milk chocolate Club had a light blue coloured wrapper with a picture of some playing cards (suit being Clubs I would imagine). And the one with the Golf ball was the plain chocolate. I can remember how you used to be able to bite off huge chunks of chocolate to leave just the biscuity bit in the middle.|
Oh there was also a wafer Club that I think had a dark blue wrapper. I was once brought a large box of the plain chocolate ones as a Xmas present and after eating them all very quickly I never again had much of a taste for the plain chocolate ones and the milk one became my favourite. The mint ones were pretty good but I found the filling a bit too sweet. But all this reading of emails has made me long for a Club so I might have to nip to the Supermarket and see just how much they have changed.
P.S Is it my imagination or is there really no review of the Plain Choc Digestive. Surely one the best biscuits ever created.
P.P.S As for more recent biscuits I find that the Echo bar is very pleasant (though it may not qualify as a biscuit per se).
||Joanne's stated preference for "nice" emails, rather than Viagra type emailshots, turns my mind to aphrodisiac biscuits. If biscuits be the food of love then Danish Shortbreads were definitely the wife's and mine ! Do any of you other biscuit lovers have any recommended "love bites!"|
|Nicey replies: I did once get a mail from a couple who started their relationship over a packet Chocolate Hobnobs.|
Bahlsen Crumblys Review
|Hello again Nicey!|
Just returned from holiday to find that I'm mentioned in the September Newsletter! Yay! Delighted that the Yoda Mug Story had such a happy and successful ending...
You might be interested to know that whilst in Corfu we managed to pick up a couple of packets of the chocolate Bahlsen Crumbly's! Woo! They are fantastic - well done to the little supermarket in Kassiopi for stocking them; we were most excited to find them on the shelf! Pity they didn't have the other two flavours, but it's still a good introduction to the species!
I managed to bring a packet back for the delectation of my colleagues - although we did have to pack it in the suitcase to prevent in-flight biscuit cravings getting the better of us... I am pleased to report that the chaps in the office also heartily approved (although of course their recent rapid consumption of the weird cranberry cookies from America does suggest that they are not too choosy in the biscuit department!) and the Crumbly's disappeared pretty quickly. Looking forward to finding the other two flavours soon!
|Nicey replies: Wonderful,
If nothing else Joanna your lovely message gives me an excuse to use my Holiday icon, Woo.
My daughter has subscribed to your newsletter for some time now and I hear that you have quite a following among students at King Alfred's University, Winchester.
I'm writing to say that I just received my first newsletter and what a pleasure it was. There nestling among the unsolicited emails urging me to purchase viagra, drastic weight loss pills and life changing recipes was "a nice cup of tea and sit down .com." I welcomed it. I will think of you as I sit with a nice cup of tea and a sandwich today (not that I spurn the occasional hob nob or M&S chocolate chip cookie- is that advertising or am I among friends ?)
Anyway I look forward to many more newsletters and sharings on the tea and biccy front.