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Wagon Wheel Review
|Oh dear the sad decline of the Club. What a shame somebody had to spoil it. Just reading the emails about solid KitKats reminded me of when I was about 7, and I tucked into Take-a-Break at school. To my utter amazement, it was solid chocolate. At the age of 7, this was an amazing find and all my friends were able to behold this incredible phenomenon. I took it home and showed it to my mum, who sent it off to the manufacturer (Jacobs?). Why she bothered I don't know, but imagine my surprise and delight when a few days later she received not 1 not 2 but 3 multi-packs of Take-a-Breaks in the post, free from the manufacturer.|
Ah, those were the days!
As you seem to be a veritable expert on these matters, have Wagon Wheels got smaller or did I just get bigger? I remember them being huge.
Keep it up this site is great.
|Nicey replies: Splendid,
I can see how that would have been a formative moment in your life. As for Wagon Wheels we had the definitive answer on that a few weeks ago from regular guru 'Biscuit Man'. They did actually get ever-ever so slightly smaller in the 80's when their production site was changed, but thats it. All the rest is down to you getting bigger.
||Re: biscuit dilemma|
Hello, thank God I found your site, just as I was beginning to give up hope. I am sure someone can help me track down the elusive, but delicious, fruit Shrewsbury biscuit. These biscuits have it all, from a lovely crunch to the health-giving fruit cleverly mixed in. In fact it could probably qualify as one of the 5 portions of fruit & veg we need each day!
Anyhow, the only place I know to get 'em is on board First Great Western trains, and this is getting expensive. So-called "Supermarkets" are no use, although I am also partial to the humble digestive.
Please, please, can anyone help? And it IS my birthday!
||When I was young I used to love charcoal biscuits, but have not found many other people who like them for the taste.|
A web search about them says that they are eaten mainly for health reasons, or as a 'delicious complementary feed for dogs', so I take it that they are not as popular as the mighty abbey crunch.
I guess my tastes must lie on the savory end of the spectrum, as anything much more sugary than a digestive is a bit sickly. Do you know of any other less heard of biscuits that complement a cup of tea without being too sweet?
|Nicey replies: As you seem to have a similar palette to a dog perhaps you should give dog biscuits a go. I know lots of people who used to eat their dog's biscuits. Other than that try oat cakes.|
I'm a big fan of the Brit comedy, As Time Goes By, starring Judy Dench and Geoffrey Palmer, a BBC production shown in the USA. On the show, Lionel (Mr. Palmer) is always eating custard tarts. Thing is, he seems to be getting them out of a packet of sorts, not out of a bakery box. What's he eating? I can seem to find anything like it in Washington, DC, but I'm not sure what I'm looking for. Any ideas?
|Nicey replies: Well thats a tricky one as I haven't seen the show. However a Custard tart isn't going to put up with too long in a pack so this is perhaps why our big mass produced bakers like Mr Kipling don't seem to make them. The best ones come direct from a bakery, or some of our big Supermarkets do their own brand ones where they can obviously control the shipping from bakery to store.|
Sainsbury's Lemon Thin Review
I am probably looking for something that no longer exisits but whatever happened to the Butter Osborne and Royal Stewart Biscuits? Two of my ll time favourites, and life has not been the same since. Was it the fact that my Grandmother(God Bless Her Soul) were the only purchasers or were the manufacturers merely mean-natured and so withdrew them.
Pretty fond of Butter Crinkle, but I've not seen them for a while (black and gold packaging).
I have recently discovered a rather nice little delicacy (although hav'ent dunked as yet!) Sainsbury's Lemon Thins. Quite a nice treat following 3 hours of exams.
I have only just discovered this site but don't worry, I will return.
|Nicey replies: Butter Osbornes haven't been made in ages and ages. However you might want to try a Foxs' Butter Tea, its not the same but its playing to the same audience.
As for Sainsbury's Lemon Thins we reviewed them a while back, they are full of commute you know.