Tunnocks Wafer Review
I have been eating Tunnocks Milk Chocolate Caramel Wafers at the rate of around 5 a week for the last 16 years. When I first started buying them at university they 'only' sold 2 million every week and I have taken great pleasure seeing the total grow over the years and feel proud to have done my bit.
Now I'm grown up with kids of my own and in our house Tunnocks Caramel Wafers are known as Daddy Biscuits. I like nothing better when I get home from work than sitting down with a nice cup of tea and a Tunnocks Caramel Wafer (as long as the kids haven't scoffed the lot first!)
I just want to thank you personally for reinstating the biscuit into my diet. For a long time I had been enjoying my cups of tea unaccompanied! (I know, can you imagine?) I heard about your lovely site on the lovely radio 4 and have since become a huge fan. To think, I had never even noticed the absence of biscuits until I began reading your reviews and realised that a huge chunk of pleasure has been missing from my life. You have made my nice cups of tea and sit downs complete.
|Nicey replies: Will you still thank me when none of your clothes fit?|
||Listened to you on BBC radio 2 Thursday, probably not the first to tell you, but the British Army still have oatmeal blocks on issue in their ration packs, designed for breakfast(crunched up into porridge with milk) or with strawberry jam as a snack for lunch. yum yum! hope this helps Richard|
|Nicey replies: Actually you are the first to tell me that. They sound good.|
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|As a Pom living in sunny Perth in WA, I was very interested to see your article about Tim Tams being launched in the UK. Here in Oz, we are surrounded by Arnotts biccies. In fact the supermarkets sell extremely limited ranges of any other brand. It's a bit like the old Ford car really. You can have any sort of biscuit as long as it is made by Arnotts and is preferably a Tim Tam !! As most expat Brits will tell you, English chocolate is infinitely superior to the Australian attempt at this wonderful concoction so this will no doubt tell you what we think of the majority of Tim Tam biscuits. However, they do have some nice ideas about flavours - the chewy caramel being one of my husband's favourites. Also my 9 year old daughter loves the choc coated tiny teddies. Me-? I would love a real Highland shortbread biscuit. Arnotts just can't seem to get the recipe right. Also Sainsburys used to do a wonderful choc chip shortbread round. There is nothing to compare to that here at all.|
I found out about your site from this weeks edition of the UK Mail published here every Tuesday and I will definitely be making regular visits.
What is it with Kimberley Biscuits. All our Irish friends here put them at the top of the shopping list for anyone visiting the Emerald Isle. In fact, one dare not return to the bosom of you friends here unless armed with copious packets from your suitcase. One of these days I may get to try one as they are jealously guarded and rarely shared with anyone else!
|Nicey replies: Well to us in the UK the Tim Tam is an exotic treat. As for the Kimberley thats all very standard stuff with the Irish, they love them, where as the rest of the world is generally left wondering what the fuss is about.|
|I think it should just be pointed out that the Oreo "biscuit" is a classic example of how the Americans have absolutely no concept of what a biscuit should be. They should leave the people who know what they're doing to it and concentrate on things that they can do, like eating the lovely biscuits that us British make, like Rich Tea biscuits for example.|
Hannah Mills (Biscuit fan)