||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.
Tunnocks Tea Cake Review
On further perusing your website I found the comments about Tunnocks teacakes (with which I wholeheartedly disagree having been raised on them) and also the question about Gray Dunn caramel wafers. I am sorry to tell you that Gray Dunn was part of the Rowntree group of companies that was so fairly taken over by Nestle ? that paragon of local produce and healthy living ? and that the Gray Dunn factory inGlasgowwas shut down. Gray Dunn also produced Toffee Crisps and Chocolate Gingers. I guess that Nestle may have moved production of the caramel wafers somewhere else but the factory itself is no more. I will pay more attention when in my local shops in case I can find a source of said wafers.
||Don't see any mention of my old favourites, a variation of jammy dodgers, these were oval rather than round and contained honey in the middle rather than jam. Haven't come across them for 20+ years and have no memory of what they were called. Can anyone help? |
|Nicey replies: Second person to mention them today. They were made years ago by the now defunct Huntley and Palmers.
Try typing 'honey' into our nice search page and you'll find out more.
Ginger Nut Review
|re: ginger nuts|
my dad always told us children that if we could smash a ginger nut into three with our elbow (whilst holding the biscuit in the palm of our other hand) we would get a wish. This no doubt aided our basic dexterity as my brothers and myself can hit a ginger nut into three with our elbows every time. Alas, when I say "every time" i mean every time and it is socially embarressing to be drinking tea in company, reach for the biccies, pick up a ginger nut and automatically smash it against my elbow and smile in satisfaction at getting three bits. Only then do you realise what you were doing. Did my dad make this up to torment or does the ginger nut three bits wish exist??
yours in turmoil
Donalda Bint, Scotland
|Nicey replies: I think your Dad was having you on, still good skills.|