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Lu Mikado Review
I'm a newcomer to your site (great concept, by the way) and I noticed this article about Mikado biscuits. Like you, I also wondered initially what the Gibbons they were until my France vacation in early February, where one of my friends purchased them out of sheer boredom and I then had the privilege to indulge myself in the taste of one.
Yes, they are indeed Japanese - I guessed them before trial just by looking at the idiosyncratic design of the packaging and also the sound of the name. They are truly delicious, there's an adequate amount in each pack and above all, they include chocolate that actually tastes of chocolate. What more can a snacker ask for?
|2 slices of toast well buttered, kit-kat in the middle, leave for 2 minutes to melt and then eat... absolutely delicious... Del|
|Nicey replies: Do you have Private Medical Insurance?|
I'm an American living in NYC, however we always have a mug/cup of tea and a bickie here. I'm currently devouring a box of Anna's Chocolate Mint thins. Has anyone on your site reviewed these before? Quite nice. My mug is from Harney's tea company in Connecticut. My husband knows that I will yell and scream if he touches it. It is mine. It does not go to work. It stays at home. Hmm. I think I'll go make a cuppa.
|Nicey replies: Yes we have a source for Anna's range of thins locally who import them from Sweden. We are keen to review them in one of their incarnations at some point.|
||The Uruguayan "alfahor" is spelled "alfajor" - we also have them in Argentina. However, the Argentine ones are a lot tastier and less crumbly. Tesco's used to sell "Dulce de Leche", but appear to have discontinued. The Anglo-Argentine Society, in London, do manage to get hold of it. It is used on puddings, the way we use cream. One can also make it by immersing a can of condensed milk in water and boiling it for 2 hours. Wonderful! Best thing to do is fly to Buenos Aires and have a wonderful holiday and then bring back a load of alfajores.|
ANNE GILES (Anglo-Argentine)
||Well having been forced kicking n screaming to view this web site, (being a coffee drinker its a little intimidating mixing with all you tea drinkers) I couldn't help notice the news article in April concerning those new breed of bourbon sighted in certain civil service offices.|
Well can you imagine my delight in having finally having found a breeding pair of this new species having reached the wilds of west Wales.
I have been looking in several offices recently, (can I say they have some very nice home baked tasting biscuits in the Treasury) when this morning I noticed a pair of these rare animals sitting all alone on a plate having been left by the attendees of a meeting held in my office. The cream is a little gritty and ins not quite as crisp as the genuine item, but is passable.
Further investigation revealed that the main catering firm is responsible for the supply of these items. As a major company it might explain their appearance all over the UK.
Well all I can say is I'm proud to belong to a cutting edge body ( a clue to my employers is that I can't remove any speeding points!) that provides its staff with the latest culinary delights.
Cheers and pass the Java!