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.
||I am interested in having British biscuits, but I live in NYC, US. Do you know any place in NYC I can get British biscuits or do you know of any web sites|
Thanks a lot
|Nicey replies: There are a whole bunch of US sites selling British products to ex pat Brits in the US. You should have no problems via Google armed with our reviews also try this link for info on a cafe in New York that does Brit stuff.
Tunnocks Tea Cake Review
| just looked at your fantastic site for the first time [got link from bbc news site].I was particularly impressed with your review of tunnocks tea cakes and caramel wafers.Regarding your queerie about consummsion levels of these delights in Scotland I can assure you they are very popular. The name Tunnocks is a guarantee of quality in the biscuit world north of the border. Being a patriotic Scot [exiled in England] myself I regard the Tunnocks tea cake as a prince amongst biscuits.|
The Tunnnock company itself is interesting , its a family run business based in Uddingston just outside Glasgow ,they deliver their confection in very distinctive postman pat 50s style vans with the same livery that adorns the biscuit wrapers.There is a load of info written on the back of these vans regarding sales figures and the number of delivery vans in the fleet. I seem to remember that Tunnocks had an party recently to commemorate their 50th birthday and the tunnock family took the staff out on a slap up dinner and piss up in a fancy hotel in Glasgow.
The standard of the biscuits and the design of the wrappers, the packaging, the logo and vans havent changed since my childhood in the 70s, a symbol of tradition in a changing biscuit world of marketing, rebranding and diminishing quality.