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Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
I first became aware of Tim Tams because of the ramblings of Phill Jupitus, the presenter of the breakfast show on BBC 6 Music (a newish "digital" service you need a special radio or digital satellite to receive although it is well worth the effort). Then in the recent media blitz about nicecupofteaandasitdown came along I paid a visit to find that you were featuring them as well.
So, when I heard Tesco now has some and went and bought some. I now find myself in the position of a man desperate to warn my fellow countryman about the big difference between Tim Tams and Penguins, which is the way they are packed. This will leave aside a discussion of which is the superior biscuit because I love them both.
The problem with Tim Tams as sold here in the UK is that they come in a tray in a packet. One big packet. Once opened, there is only your will power in the way of eleven delightful, crunchy chocolaty fragments of ambrosia. With Penguins you see, you have that second or two of pause before you can eat the next because each is individually wrapped. I drink my Yorkshire Tea from
a pint mug and this means I can easily eat a whole packet of Tim Tams before I know what has happened. My diet has failed.
I now have the Tim Tam monkey on my back. People should be warned!
City of PRESTON, England
Everybody is a geek for something...
Here is a picture of my work mug we are not allowed ceramic or glass so its an enamel mug. You should of seen it before I cleaned it. Mike
Weston's Wagon Wheels Review
|Mr Nicey, esteemed,|
Don't be fooled by those raspberry pips. Rumour has it that there is a gigantic Pip Factory somewhere in the middle of The Great South Land. Truck- (=lorry-) loads of woodchips are sent there (from Tasmania, which is being stripped of its trees). They are whittled by hand into nice, smooth, oval pippy shapes, and sold to the biscuit companies. It is also said that this is done in collusion with the orthodontic profession, who profit greatly from the dentures broken when some poor biscuit-eater chomps on one of those things. It is believed that maxilo-facial surgeons want to be in on the act, too. Enough to give you the pip, really.
A remain, Sir,
Weston's Wagon Wheels Review
|Alun is almost right with his story about the shop at burton's factory closing. The problem though, was not sub-standard biscuits being sold on, but "real" ones. The factory shop sold standard products at discounted prices to the factory employees, but would also serve anyone else who called in, including local shopkeepers. So many of them took advantage of the special prices that the local cash&carry complained to Burton's head office, so the shop was closed to the public.|
|| As a keen mountain climber and hill walker i always carry with me my trusty thermos of tea with a seperate bottle of milk as otherwise the milk tastes like that manky UHT stuff one finds in hotels. Naturally i cary some small snack to keep my energy up, normally some shortbread or "digger biscuits" (family recipe, 'nuff said tho when it's basiclaly oats and golden syrup). However, recently i was tihnking of taking a trip further afield with som friends, notably the Andes in South America or parhaps the Alps depending on funds, when to my horror i learnt something that should put every tea drinker from ever going to anywhere of notable altitude. A physics frined of mine told me that according to kinetic theory as altitude increases, pressure decreases so the temperature needed to boil water decreases. This doesn't sound too bad, until you realise that at the top of the Alps water boils at 80 degrees Centigrade or at the top of Everest it is a lukewarm 60 degrees. So no tea to stave hypothermia off and, unfortunately, no trip. It does make you wonder how Edmund Hillary got to the top of Everest tho. In the meantime, Explorers BEWARE, tea at altitude is lacking in taste and heat.|
|Nicey replies: The highest I've made tea is about 1800M above sea level. It works well enough at that altitude providing one doesn't use the local tea bags.|