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Long time reader first time poster . I have read the many posts about cartoonies , much to my despise i was walking down the aisle of our local Tesco store At 3.30 AM like you do ... only to find that there is a new version of Cartoonies , Only to be produced under the name "Animal Bites" by Cadburys...
Hoorar i thought as i loaded 3 boxes into the basket - somethign to tell the boys ( and girls) on the site.... !
I got home, and unpacked, obviously the first thing that came out of the shopping bag were the boxes of Animal Bites They sat there waiting to be eaten.....
I proceeded to open the box and take out a packet... opening the bag i inhaled deeply, thinking to myself that they smell fairly similar to cartoonies... I then bit into one... the biscuit , crunchy like they used to be , but the chocolate.. Ahh what a let down ... It wasnt an unpleasent experience , but not at all what i expected.. its solid cadburys chocolate , and it just doesnt taste like it used to , however... the three boxes have discipated into 2 bags now ( 5 bags per box...)
All in all not a bad substitute, but still dont taste like the real thing... tis such a shame they have stopped making them... Almsot brings a tear to my ee.. * snifle*
Keep up the Good Work .... MiKeY G
|My fondest memories of the much maligned Marie are of my mother sandwiching it either with best butter, or on truly special occasions that wonderful concoction tinned condensed milk. Both combinations are wonderful when dunked.|
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|TIM TAM MESS(AGE)|
Lizzie age over 30
Paul age over 40
Chloe age 13 and 2 days
Elise age 8
First of all I have to say that following my family's TIM TAM SLAM taste test, the following guidelines should be made widely available to other folk -
1 Tea must be very hot - any cooler and the results are not reliable.
2 Make sure that you bite off diagonal corners - failure to bite off the correct bits will leave the taster in a state of unenlightenment.
3 Suck tea vigorously and noisily through the biscuit, only practice tells you the right time to stop, although any longer than three seconds will almost certainly cause the biscuit to implode into a chocolatey mess.
4 Under nines should only carry out a TIM TAM SLAM test under the supervision of an adult due to the difficulty in removing chocolate stains from clothes and carpets.
Nevertheless. fun was had by all, the Tim Tams were excellent and no creatures including penguins were injured or harmed in any way during the test proceedures.
|Colonel ButterScotch OBE DSC MM
I was delighted to peruse your site after having recently seen coverage of it in the daily periodicals to which I subscribe. It is indeed excellent and informative and a proper use of this new electro-telegram-mail that is popular with the young nowadays. However I was scandalised to read your rather disparaging review of the bourbon biscuit. Having been in a variety of institutions in my life where the tea and biscuits budget does not stretch to fancy dan "abbey crunch" or similar nonsense, the bourbon is the king of biscuits.
It's stout cocoa flavour and smooth cream feeling combined in a satisfyingly larger biscuit for the hungry person is divine. Two bourbons and a nice hot tea is as close an approximation of heaven on god's earth as YOU ARE LIKELY TO SEE! You may feel the bourbon lacks something but it is the very steadfastness of its flavour and unerring dedication to duty that is its strength.
Keep up the good work,
I remain your ob'dent servant,
Colonel ButterScotch OBE DSC MM
||I have to say that tea has never tasted better than from a nice enamelled tin mug. Curiously, if it is stained internally from the tannin of previous muggas and the rim is chipped leaving a mark similar to that of a broken smartie so much the better. Does the team concur or am I completely out on a limb on my own with this one?|
|Nicey replies: Yay,
My Dad had one of those cream coloured with a green rim and chips our of it just as you described. They sound like noble beasts don't they. I think you would have to make the tea in pan over a camping stove to really be authentic.