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Ringtons Ginger Snap Review
|Dear Nicey, Wifey and YMOS,|
Further to Russ Humphrey’s message, I can confirm we have a Ringtons Man in Wymondham, Norfolk – which is a fair distance from Newcastle. We use their Extra Fresh Tea for our regular brew, and are partial to their butter and sultana cookies, chocolate mallows and ginger snaps. I prefer the ginger snaps and cookies after the pack has been left open a couple of days and they are slightly softened.
All the best,
|Nicey replies: Yes that is a bit off their beaten track. In fact Wymondham isn't really on anybody's beaten track unless they are going to Norwich and by then they are so nearly at Norwich that they are unlikely to stop. I wonder how the Ringtons man gets to you? Mind you I've just spotted that they are opening up shops round the UK including one just down the road from us.
I am a Brit Yorkshire Tea Gold drinker who has been living in the States for four years. My mum regularly ships me boxes of Yorkshire Tea together with fruit pastilles and bournville chocolate. I discovered your site through facebook, on which my profile shows that I am a big fan of sitting. I just want to thank you for your site, which helps curb my pangs for people who understand about Weetabix, Hobnobs, and Jaffa Cakes. You say any of those words over here and just get blank expressions, never mind trying to rejoice in the miraculous properties of a good cup 'o tea. I have succeeded in finding Weetabix (in the ORGANIC section!) and Hobnobs at our local Wegmans, which is quite a wonderful supermarket with over 700 types of cheese, but isn't a patch on Sainsbury's.
One thing that is quite wondrous about these ahead-of-the-curve American people, they still use stove top kettles! It took me quite a lot of time and effort to find an electric kettle! Good grief.
I share your frustration over those origami-less folks who insist on correcting your grammar. I do a lot of writing in my job, and am now so thoroughly confused between British and American rules that I just throw as many commas as I can into the wash and hope for the best. At least I have the excuse of "oh, that's how we say it in England" when I am corrected.
Georgina Bath, from Preston living in Baltimore.
|Nicey replies: Yes we've discussed the USA's kettle issues many a time on NCOTAASD. Its been said that American electricity isn't as good as British Electricity either so even if you manage to get a kettle its only running on 120v or something rather than proper 240v. I'm sure that the current as well as the voltage has a bearing too and this is all anecdotal. Plus we have had some shirty messages saying that its very easy to get useful kettles in the US.
As for Facebook we have put Wifey in charge of all that side of things. She looks after our social-networking apparently I look after all of our anti-social responsibilities.
Well, my word, the current poll could be your closest result yet? I look forward to the final count.
Reading other recent feedback made for interesting reading, especially the document from the Competition Commission, which suggests that biscuits should be distinguished from "flour-based snack foods". I feel Ryvita falls into such a category.
Sadly, Wikipedia did not satisfy my need, clearly, to define a crispbread as not a biscuit. It did, however, define it as a kind of bread, for which I am grateful. It also defines a cracker as a biscuit, which wasn't helpful either.
Wierdly, I'd rather see Weetabix as a biscuit, and thus I have to conclude that the definition of biscuit must be wide open to prejudice.
Should I allow crackers to be biscuits in a selfless act of tolerance? I now have to suppress any need to delve further into an argument over democracy, majority rule and prejudice... :)
Who would think an attitude towards Ryvita would provoke such soul searching?
On that note, best wishes for the poll.
|Nicey replies: The poll is going splendidly isn't it, I'm very pleased with the "This third choice does not enable us to have a simple yes no answer" which is well ahead of the Yes vote.
Ringtons Ginger Snap Review
|Good morning Nicey,|
I was wondering if you could please advise on a debate my friend Nicola and I are having.
Nicola is under the belief that Ringtons Tea is only available in the Glasshoughton area of the UK (sorry the Newcastle area as well) and is delivered by a tea man (I imagine these people to be similar to the old milk man with his float).
I do not believe that there is such a thing as a tea man, delivering only Ringtons tea door to door. Have you ever heard of such a scheme?
Many thanks for all your help and assistance on the matter.
|Nicey replies: He really does do that, they also bring cakes and biscuits too like their Gingersnaps which we reviewed. As you'll see in the review they also sell online too|
|Kate and Mike
My friend and I are currently using your website for research for a uni IT project. We were most concerned as we couldn't work out if Weetabix is a biscuit or not?! My friend eats it dry with butter on... does this make it a biscuit? HELP! Many thanks,
Kate and Mike x
|Nicey replies: Kate and Mike,
Very much one for the biscuit Venn Diagram. There has always been a element of flirting between the two camps of breakfast cereals and and biscuits. The farley's rusk for example likes nothing better than a good dousing of milk and mashing up with a spoon whilst Nestle have the cookie crisp cereal which emulates small bite sized choc-chip cookies. I would happily place the Weetabix in the union of breakfast cereals and biscuits albeit way over on the cereal edge for the following reasons.
1) It somewhat troublesomely describes itself as a biscuit due no doubt to its form factor and little else
2) That's it really
Don't be drawn into those tied old arguments about what goes stale and how as these are all merely circumstantial evidence and not un-yeilding and absolute laws.
We once did a project at university where we left some horse manure under an ultraviolet lamp in a cupboard for a week then looked at it closely. I hope your project is at least as important.