||Being somewhat of an amateur biscuit consumer for the past two decades having been weaned onto a nice cuppa and a digestive by my dear old grandmother I find myself in an alarming position. Just the other day I purchased a packet of crisps to have with my lunch (I hope you will forgive me this sin as a biscuit would have resulted in too much snack envy from my colleagues), imagine my horror when looking at the packet of 'TESCO Potato triangles' I find them described not as a crisp but a, and I use there own words in direct quotation|
"Ready Salted Potato Biscuits"
Yes what I feel is a crisp, or borderline cracker has somehow been classed as a biscuit. Can this be true? Could it be perhaps that these snacks were baked or, and I hope this is the case, Tesco's wrong for classing them in a biscuit based category. I am naturally perturbed by this discovery and would urge others to investigate this phenomenon amongst other high street stores. I myself am nibbling on a stalwart digestive to calm my nerves.
|Nicey replies: Thats really got to get your goat, hasn't it.|
||Hi there Nicey,|
I'd never heard of this site until I saw you having a sit down with R&J, now I shall be a regular visitor! I love R&J & it was obvious that they enjoyed meeting you, great tv.
Does anyone remember Rondellos?? Think that was their name, must have been the 70's & they weren't around for long, they were lovely! My poor husband has never got over the demise of Royal Scots, now I can tell him he is not alone!
|Nicey replies: Yes we had a lovely time at R&J. The Wife sat in the Green room and drank tea whilst I did my bit. I think the ladies who made all the lovely after show nibbly food were a bit put out when I asked them to bring the biscuits into the Green room. I had a huge cup of tea and a biscuit head on me for some reason. They were very kind however and wrapped up some nibbles for us to eat on the train home. Lovely. They also gave us a splendid B&W film of biscuits being made in the 1950s in Cricklewood.
Alas I never had a Rondello.
I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that the radio four programme "questions, questions" has come up with the definitive biscuit alphabet. Whilst obviously no substitute for actual biscuit consumption, this could easily while away those dreadful biscuitless hours that do sometimes creep up on you while you're not looking. Or alternatively it could be used in a mega biscuit eating session were you to find all of the requisite varieties.
I must say I find the double use of excursion biscuits frankly unacceptable. I'm sure you or your exceptionally well educated and loyal readership will be able to do better!
Happy munching and dunking!
A dedicated biscuit fan
|Nicey replies: That looks a bit ropey to me, I'm sure our folks can come up with something more user friendly.|
Lu Mikado Review
|Re-seeing you on b3ta made me click, and saw the mikado reminded me of some biscuits I saw in Hong Kong note: For men! There were other varieties for the fairer sex, or gender non-specific bisuits (unisex biscuits?) But these were the hardcore. Actually quite bland, the truth be known.|
|Nicey replies: Cheers Tom,
I think thats made sense of the whole thing now, if thats possible. Its a Japanese company who make essentially German snacks and who licence the brand to French made their own and then sold it me. Yay!
Lu Mikado Review
|I read the latest article about the Mikado biscuits and immediately recognized them. There is a chinese brand similar to them, called Pocky. They come in chocolate and strawberry, and are quite good, I think. You might want to chack it out.|
Great job on the site, by the way. I'm a big fan.
Sincerely, Cassie Graff
|Nicey replies: Yes thats tied it all up, I think they are Japanese, by a firm called 'Glico' and must be made under license by Lu. Our pack had a Glico logo on it like the Pocky's. This must be the origin of the Japanese 'Mikado' name. |