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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.
A couple of years ago, M&S brought out a range of biscuits called "extra chocolatey" this and that. In our house we became quite addicted to the e-c ginger variety - which of course was the signal for M&S to discontinue them (which they do with anything we grow to love - chicken and grapes in white wine, come back!). Recently M&S did reintroduce a couple of e-c varieties, but not the ginger ones. Do you have a mole on the inside in M&S who can give us the low-down on whether to hope beyond hope?
|Nicey replies: Well lots of M&S biccies are made by the good people at Foxs' Biscuits, and from the description these sound like the sort of thing they could have done. They keep an eye on our site so who knows.|
||While browsing your site (reached from the BBC) I started thinking about|
a pink thin rectangular biscuit, which I think had a kind of hatched pattern
on it. It was my favourite dunker, although held too long in a nice cup of
tea (like most biscuits) it would dissolve away to leave a splodge of sugary
goodness as the bottom. I just can't remember the name of this
finger of delight. - I wander if you could help?.
Keep up the good work, the biscuit of the week list was excellent and it
a lot of childhood biscuit eating memories (I don't eat them these days).
James Dyer (27 yrs old).
|Nicey replies: James,
That's a Pink Wafer. We'll leave it there.
||The "poor children smelling of biscuits" syndrome still lives on. I teach Primary school children and there are many unfortunates who smell of rich tea biscuits - maybe this is another regional variation: rich tea biscuit smell = south London area.|
I have to say that this aroma is preferable to the other common smell - fish.