Keep your e-mails pouring in, it's good to know that there are lots of you out there with views and opinions.
To help you work out what is what, are now little icons to help you see biscuit related themes. And now you can see at a glance which are the most contested subjects via this graph (requires Flash 6.0 plugin).
Please keep your mails coming in to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you like, you can use this search thingy to find stuff that matches with any of the icons you pick, or use the fantastic free text search, Yay!
Bahlsen Crumblys Review
I am sure the biscuits are worth the praise but I question the name and the misplaced apostrophe.
If it's meant to be plural, then it should be Crumblies or Crumblys because Crumbly's, in its possessive form, needs to have something to possess. Crumbly's Citron, as in the Citron belonging to Crumbly, doesn't make sense. And it can't be a contraction because 'Crumbly is Citron' isn't much better. I would accept Crumbly's if Bahlen can come up with a Mr Crumbly, but I doubt whether they can.
No, it's the Germans and French messing with English. I vote for changing it to Crumblies. Please tell them.
Regards - Alan
|Nicey replies: Thats a bit harsh, I do understand what you are getting at, but I think the 'Y' is quite cheerful and slightly naughty. Anyhow there are much much dodgier names such as Lu 'Hello' biscuits. Perhaps we should make something random like an oven cleaning spray called 'Bonjour tous le monde', and sell it in France to demonstrate the error of their ways.|
|Your point about the jokes being a recent innovation is quite true. The issue was certainly the colour of the foil wrapper which caused major arguments between me and my two bothers. Blue was without a doubt the best, followed by green. Red was not to be seen with. The taste of the biscuit was secondary to this.|
Paul Williams, Abingdon
|Nicey replies: Really, Green is usually bottom of the list as green things are made from washing up liquid, such as green fruit gums.|
||HI. Ok, I realise that you do not rate the Nice biscuit very highly ;-) but I love them. Well, actually I absolutely adore the half chocolate coated variety. But, horrors, I have not been able to get any for the last 12 months at least. Nobody seems to sell them anymore. Why? Ordinary Nice biscuits are available but not my very favourite chocolate ones. Worse still there are plenty of the absolutely awful chocolate rich tea variety and chocolate malted milk biscuits about. For heaven's sake they do not need any embellishment like chocolate!!|
So, does anybody know of anywhere in Staffordshire - preferable near Cannock/Wolverhampton as I'm disabled and unable to travel very far - who stocks chocolate Nice biscuits? I am getting desperate :-)))
Take care and keep on dunking regardless.
|Nicey replies: I'm sure I've seen them very recently, not sure where though..|
||Tea, biscuits, a lie down AND doing a good deed.|
I thought I'd just give a little plug to the UK's National Blood Transfusion Service, where you get a nice lie down, with tea and biscuits afterwards (in Sheffield, a selection of Crawfords three-packs - digestives and custard creams). So if you're feeling guilty about all that biscuit chomping, you
can relieve that guilt, enjoy the tea and biscuits, and maybe even save a life.
Their web site name is almost as descriptive as yours, www.blood.co.uk.
Are you familiar with www.teasmade.com? I thought it could complement your website if you included a link to it, as it has quite a good gallery of all known teasmade models, which could be of interest to those of your readers who like to wake up in the mornings to a nicecupofteaandaliedown.
By the way, what are your views on the use of teasmades, and what kind of biscuits you recommend to accompany morning tea in bed?
|Nicey replies: Yes I have heard of that site, they are a bit obsessive aren't they, not like our well balanced and sensible biscuit community. Not keen on the idea of teamades. I really don't like alarm clocks, let alone one that could create scalding hot water if it felt like it inches from your face. I think I would have tension lying awake waiting for it to do its thing.
The best bed biscuit is one that doesn't generate much in the way of crumbs. So I would predictably go with a fig roll, and its a good way to start the day. Alternately eat anything you like but use a plate to catch the crumbs.