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||Cool site. My ex-boyfriend had VERY specific tea making requirements. Milk in cup, but no sugar YET. Hold teabag against rim of cup and pour water over (trying not to burn fingers). Leave few minutes. take out bag, add sugar. I bung bag in cup, pour water, leave, bag out, milk and sugar in....and whenever I made it like that, he KNEW. How?!|
Does it taste different when made different ways? And I like the biscuits with the cows on them. Moo Moo biscuits I called them. :-)
I read your response to Lottie's question about sponge fingers... interesting response.
I am now curious to know your position on rusks, namely Farley's.
Perhaps you are already aware of the recent "will they" or "won't they" news furore about renaming the product upon which many of us, quite literally, cut our teeth....
There is also a school of thought that would like to see an end to sugary childrens biscuits altogether
So, what are rusks... biscuits or stale cakes? On which side of this biscuity fence do you stand (or sit)?
|Nicey replies: Yay Micheal,
Its a training biscuit isn't it. The moisture content would have us say its a biscuit. As rusks and their use with the young, our younger members of staff quickly rejected rusks in favour of the full on adult variety of biscuits such as a shortcake finger. Given the amount of sugar in a rusk there is probably little to choose between them. Of course good dental hygiene is of the utmost importance, as is a balanced diet.
As for changing the name name I think that will quickly see off the product line as the brand disappears. maybe thats what they are after? Who knows.
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|TIM-TAMS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME AS PENGUINS!|
(Although they have lots of flavours, I think)
When will you blind fools realise the truth?
|Nicey replies: They are in-fact very different, 'Vive la difference'.
||When at home I've been using very large tea cups, you know the really big wide ones, for years, and I think the tea in said cups cools at just the right pace for sustained tea enjoyment. Infact when I visit my parents or other old people and am offered tea in traditional "tea cups" I sometimes|
defer. (I do note that some older tea cups do have a splayed flange or rim which I believe was an early attempt at what modern day big tea cups are so good at.) I have also noticed that tea served on trains (Great Western/Penzance line)in those tall ribbed plastic cups stand NOT A CHANCE
at proper heat dispersal. (Hot enough to blister your lips for a frustrating 15 minutes then stone cold all of a sudden. Well within 5 minutes anyway.) I might add that Great Western sell a bloody good 4 pack of Fruit Shrewsbury biscuits however, even they're a little delicate for dunking.
The Germans are bloody good at biscuits aren't they.
|Nicey replies: Yes we are hearing good things about the Fruit Shrewsburys on trains.
As for the Germans I find them a bit fixated on Ginger and Spice in their biscuits which is fine just a bit samey. Still I've only been there once so what do I know.
||My Fiancee has some older friends who we visit from time to time and who partcularly enjoy tea, and sitting down. Last time we were there, we had some large, marshmallow-shaped and sized ginger biscuits. They were odd, being quite uncrunchy. Chocolate was also present in the experience, but not wholly covering the biscuit. I wonder if you know what type of biscuit these are?|
|Nicey replies: They sound German to me. This is exactly the sort of thing you can get from Lidl's or Aldi supermarkets in the UK, who I think are German owned.|