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|Far back in the dim and distant past (the late sixties and early seventies) I was in love with the most wonderful biscuit on Earth - the plain chocolate garibaldi. Now of course, the milk chocolate garibaldi was good, but the bitterness of the dark chocolate combined with the sweetness of the fruit made this, for me, the ultimate in 'sitting with my grandfather watching television' treats.|
Sadly, I have not seen such delights for many years, although a friend of mine once presented me with a Christmas gift of several packets worth of garibaldi over which he had carefully spread melted chocolate.
Ah... those lost biscuits of the past...
|Nicey replies: Nick,
Yes our best information on the Chocolate Gariballdi is that it was probably made by the now defunct south London biscuit manufacturer Chiltonian biscuits. Not only were they able to cover some in chocolate but theirs were much more moist than today's Gariballdis. When ever I'm in the presence of one of the powerful people in the biscuit world I habitually put in a plea to bring back the Chocolate Gariballdi. So far there is no sign of this happening.
||Hi there. After spotting the McVities White Chocolate digestives on your site recently our office has been keen to try them. Imagine our dissapointment on finally securing a box of these tempting biscuits to discover the thin veneer of white chocolate adhering to their top surface (see picture attached).|
The white chocolate is thinner than thin Jack McThin winner of the all Scotland Mr. Thin competion. At the outer edges of the digestive the chocolate is barely there at all. In terms of taste it is all digestive and no chocolate. The levels of chocolate appear to be no where near what is found on a Plain or Milk chocolate digestive. Maybe it is an optical illusion with the darker biscuit showing up more under the white chocolate?
Did we get a dud packet or are they all like this?
|Nicey replies: Adam,
It's my recollection that McVities have applied the white chocolate at its standard chocolate to digestive ratio of 29%. Normally as in this weeks BOTW from Fox's White chocolate is applied a bit thicker than its traditional brothers to compensate for it being naturally a bit insipid. This is because it lacks the dark and bitter 'cocoa mass' of ordinary chocolate but relies on the fatty cocoa butter for its bulk and flavour usually with some skimmed milk.
|I just thought I would drop an email to say how much I agree with the emails so far regarding the breakaway. I found this site whilst researching the breakaway bar solely because only this week I was lucky enough to have the experience of eating a half biscuit, half just chocolate breakaway. Subsequently that proved to be a very good day. I am feel even more privileged because this bar was obviously post-wrapper/design change.|
Bahlsen Orange Choco Leibniz Review
I am writing to in the hopes that you can help.
I have become addicted to Bahlsen Choco Leibnez.
Waitrose are selling them buy one get one free which isn't helping.
My desk drawer is full of Milk, Dark and Orange flavour, my favourite time of the day is when I can dunk a Dark in a hot cuppa.
I need help....fast.
|Nicey replies: Mrs Turner,
The only solution to your problem is to get a bigger drawer so that you can take full advantage of the current BOGOF.
|Mrs Sarah Viscount
Mint Viscount Review
|Dear Nicey, Wifey, and the-younger-members-of-staff,|
I just wanted to share the news of an upcoming joyful event in my life. To most people it would be considered a modest - even insignificant - event, but I knew that if anyone was to understand, it would be you and the readers of your truly wonderful website.
You see, about two months ago, a friend of mine quibbled and scoffed when I said that I wasn't that pushed or bothered about chocolate, and could happily go ages without eating any. So for no reason (except perhaps to indulge his cruel streak) he insisted that I put my money where my mouth was, as it were, and give up chocolate until Halloween. I had to forego all chocolate for the two months until that date, and give him a weekly update on my progress by text message. I know, I know, more fool me for agreeing to it; but agree I did.
And so, I hear you ask, how was my progress? Well I wasn't lying - I don't have the chocolate fixation of many women. And as a Good Oirish Catholic Colleen, I'm practiced at giving up various things, having done so during many a Lent in my youth. So I was happy to pass the rows and rows of chocolate-bars in every shop, I cheerfully selected non-chocolate flavours of Ben & Jerry's ice-cream at the cinema, and I chirpily opted to just say no when another friend brought a box of Cadbury's Heroes to my house. However, as I know you've noted before (with regard to Toffypops) even small and humble shops and garages in Ireland are usually quite well stocked with relatively luxurious biscuits. And so it was, that every time I went into my local garage to pay for my petrol, I was greeted with the chocolate foe I had forgotten about: the sublime, dulcet, celestially supreme, minty Viscount. I held firm, and stoically resisted all the way. But they have called to me, Siren-like, for so long, that it is with true joy that I note today's date: it is November the 1st. Halloween is over, so on my way home from work today, I am going to that garage, I am walking in purposefully, and I am claiming a packet as my own.
I knew you'd understand.
(Mrs Sarah Viscount as of this evening)
|Nicey replies: Very Good Mrs Viscount,
Now what do you think your friend can go with out till Christmas?