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The white filled bourbons used in the Civil service have now apparently been replaced!
I have just left a meeting here at the MOD and - without wanting to give away too many top secret biscuit security issues - the white filled 'Bourbons' were replaced with bog standard Finger Creams. Indeed the only redeeming feature of the cling film wrapped plate was the couple of hidden Abbey Crunch!!
This missing speciality biscuit then meant that our important meeting was dominated by speculation that the albino 'Bourbon' had been upgraded to the VIP plate of biscuits! Now, these VIP biscuit open a whole new can of worms in that some of the VIP 'biscuits' are in fact individually wrapped chocolate snacks! Surely not a place for white cream 'Bourbons'.
Your policy on VIP biscuits and white cream filled sandwich biscuits would be appreciated.
|Nicey replies: Yes this all clearly quite confusing. Finger creams and Abbey Crunch together on the same plate points to biscuits being acquired from number of sources, and this perhaps accounts for what may be a temporary cessation in White Cream Bourbon activity. It may merely be a supply chain issue rather than a re-assignment of roles.
As for VIP biscuits I shouldn't get to upset I'm sure they are jealous of your Abbey Crunches.
Lovely to see such a tea-and-biscuit-oriented site. I like to read it whilst actually engaging in sitting down and eating biscuits and drinking tea. It seems proper so to do, somehow.
I was wondering what the biscuit preferences of people's hoofed animals might be. My herd are consistently enamoured of the great and glorious McVities Digestive. They will actually turn their noses up if you try and fob them off with inferior own-brand digestives. I have three sheep, two llamas and two pygmy goats, and they consume a packet of Digestives per day between them. In fact I think that Digestive biccies must be very good indeed for sheep, since Flossie, my eldest, has reached the ovine-Queen-Motherly age of 16 having been fed McVities all her life.
I did try an experiment to see whether the Jacob's sheep would enjoy Jacob's crackers, but they just sneezed and ran away.
Unfortunately they don't seem to like tea. I have offered them tea when they've been having their biscuits, but they don't seem inclined to taste it. Besides, it's hard to find a mug they could hold with their little hoofies.
Does anyone else's herd have strong biscuit preferences? Are there any other brands or types of biscuit which confer longevity on sheep?
(:-) - Yak
Big picture of sheep
|Nicey replies: Fantastic. Almost too excited to type..
I too have some sheep and biscuit experience, also involving the McVities Digestive, about 15 years ago on a walking holiday in Wales, whilst making tea a top a mountain in the drizzle and mist. Several sheep appeared from the mist surrounding the small tumble down dry stone wall structure we were sheltering in. As the Digestives came out they seized the moment and breached our walled defenses setting about our biscuits. We managed to repel them off using our Orange plastic mugs of freshly made PG, but not before they had very cheekily scoffed several biscuits. Woo. All of that seems to tally with your livestock.
McVities Milk Chocolate Digestive Review
|Dear nicey and thewife,|
I've just had a really horrible meeting, the client was horrible to me and the biscuits were, once again, all those horrible fancy foreign ones (I like a nice chocolate digestive or Jammie Dodger). Anyway, after a good sit down and a cry in the cab on the way home, I then found your website. Hurrah! I don't feel depressed about my horrible meeting anymore, now I know that there are biscuit fanciers out there and the world is not a horrible place only full of horrible clients and nasty posh biscuits. Thank you for cheering me up so thoroughly. I'm going to have a nice cup of tea and a sit down now and I'll be right as rain. Lovely.
|Nicey replies: Hoorah! for you, proper biscuits are the way forward as any truly switched on company knows. Next time take a digital picture of their biscuit plate send it to us and we can all have a good laugh, Yay!|
|Bob the Biscuit
||Hi there good sir,|
As the global fountain of biscuit knowledge, i pose you a single and quite important question:
Do non-chocolate bourbons exist?
Ive been having a fair tussle from housemates, who suggest that they don't, i however believe they do.
Your prompt turn-around of this matter would be highly appreciated.
Bob the Biscuit
|Nicey replies: There are of course other types of cream filled sandwich biscuits apart from the Bourbon, such as the Custard cream of course. There are even bourbon like biscuits which have a white cream filling, reported on by Pete Biggs and revealed to be used by the Civil service. These are of course not Bourbons but they do have ten holes and the correct 2:1 dimensions that we would expect.|
ANZAC biscuit Review
|Hi, Nicey. Regarding ANZAC biscuits, I was very interested to see these available commercially. I came across home-made Anzacs while staying with friends who had lived and worked in Nepal with an Aid organisation. They were part of an ex-pat community with Americans, Aussies, Dutch, Kiwis, etc, so until now I didn't know where the recipe came from. (Sounds like it was Down-Under!) The secret of these yummy biscuits is the use of BICARB in the bikkie-dough. They also have a good ratio of oats to flour, which for me makes the perfect biscuit.|
Love the site - I'm visiting daily now.
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