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|Love your website - but when drinking tea one must just use leaf tea, a china pot (preferably a Brown Betty) and tea strainer. Also one must use the best bone china tea cups with handle facing east and stir clockwise with silver teaspoon. |
I love a good cuppa with a nice crisp digestive (only McVities will do), and not dunked. This is the best comfort food and was used by my mum and now by myself to solve all manner of problems.
All the best, Ruthie
|Nicey replies: Possibly crossed some sort of line here between the particular and the quite scary.
I know this doesn't go with a nice strong cup a tea, but do you know where I could get tinned whole corn on the cob (not the kernals). Years ago (20) I used to be able to get them at Londis - they came four in a tin. They are so yummy, perhaps once you found where you could get them you could set up a supply chain (just a thought/incentive).
Kind regards. Sara Lea
|Nicey replies: Righty Ho. |
||These wonderfully spicy ginger biscuits are so thin they can be eaten like crisps, which is great. They also make you think of Scandinavian Christmases and Pippi Longstocking. You can buy them in IKEA and in small delicatessen shops that think they're being really clever and exclusive until someone points out that you can also pick up a pack of the wafer thin delicacies in the home of crap flat-pack. Anna's ginger thins have similar levels of structural integrity as an IKEA folding chair but taste much better. At a push they also sound a bit like a porn film.|
love Anna (not *the* Anna though...sadly)
Bahlsen Hit Review
|I read your review on Bahlsen Hit biscuits with interest. Before starting university I spent two years working part-time at Iceland, that well-known high street freezer chain and every so often we would receive a lorry-load of Hit biscuits to sell off cheap. This would invariably cause quite a stir as it seems that in the same way one either loves or hates Marmite, Hit biscuits also appear to divide the populace in a similar way. Some customers and staff could not seem to get enough while the rest appeared to find them intolerable - on more than one occasion I have heard an 's' placed before the name of the biscuit to indicate this! I fell into the former group and used to look forward to the day we got our Hit shipment as they were rather an exotic change from my usual milk (not plain) chocolate digestives.|
|Nicey replies: Yay, for buying biscuits in Iceland. The keen biscuit buyer should add this to their repertoire, as they usually have some splendid deals. Mind you Hit are on offer 2 packs for 99p at Morrisons.|
||Now look here, Nicey,|
Spiffing site and all - best read on the web actually old boy, but we at the TCF (South West branch) feel there are some important, fundamental elements of the tea and biccie way of life being ousted unjustly.
Dunking - not just a preference, a way of life! Dunking forms the backbone of tea and biscuit consumption, providing a sloppy essential quick meal for thousands of members of the TCF for many years. NCOTAASD should be promoting the cause, so there. Nya!
It has come to the attention of the TCF (South West branch) that certain supermarkets have been unscrupiously sabotaging several biccie types in their 'value packs'. Biccies falling to this heinous crime include the custard cream and bourbon, both mutating into small, sad creations and are an insult to the glory of these workhorses of the biscuit kingdom. Oust these imposters! Act now! Boycott value packs and cheapie own brand biscuits! Instigate a full investigation a la Fig Fest of this un-nice cup of tea and a sit down behaviour! Call in MacIntyre & Cook, get the boys on
the job of reporting!
Finally, we at the TCF (South West branch) would like to point out that certain in-depth reports on NCOTAASD have confused snacks as biscuits; Penguins being the obvious interloper. Additionally, we at TCF (South West branch) would like to state our support for Jaffa Cakes being classified,
quite rightly, as a buscuit despite it's composition. It is obviously a luxury biscuit, and a bourgeois one at that, but it still takes precedence over Pengiuns in biscuit barrel roll call any day. Penguins are found in snack machines, Jaffa Cakes are not - end of story. Incidentally, there are those 6 bar things which appear in snack machines - please investigate the situation and report in the near future.
Also, make a note in your diary for discussion on Christmas biscuit tins; topics could include variety, weight, ratio of choccie, foil wrapped and generall naff biscuits, etc.
Now the Science Bit
Professor spills secret of the dripping teapot
A groovy kind of pot
Brits take the biscuit
No more flunking on dunking
Why dunking your biscuit makes scents
TCF (South West branch) supports the Rich Tea Appreciation Movement
|Nicey replies: Thanks for the long and quite bolshy email. Hoorah! for the TCF.
Out of spec Bourbons and Custard creams always cause anxiety amongst the populace at large. However, they do help us appreciate perfection perfect proportion when we encounter that by means of counterpoint.
Christmas Tins, yes, good point.
Oh and thanks for reading all the BBC site for us it saved us the trouble.