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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.
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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.|
||A friend I was working with had his honeymoon in Jamacia. Up on his return he brought with him several large bags, nearly doubling the weight of his luggage, of a wounderus biscuit called Ruff Tops. They are small, round with a slight dome. Crumbley, yet they hold together well under dunking. What really livens this little smasher up is that they are made with saffron and, I belive and little cumin. This gives them a yellow tint, quite unuseual in the tin, but also adds a slight edge to them, taking off some of the sweetness.|
I have yet to find them anywere over on Blighty, but my search continues. If, however, you know of anyone heading out that way, I suggest they pick some up for you to try.
|Nicey replies: They sound exotic. We had a Caribbean banana cake yesterday, and it was a bit of a disappointment as it didn't taste of bananas.|
After unanimously voting the Garibaldi the title of 'Most Underated Biscuit', my colleagues and I inevitably moved on to the link between the biscuit and the Italian hero of 19th century liberal nationalism. Here things became more fractious as two rival theories emerged. The first that
Guiseppe Garibaldi instructed his cook to create a robust, lightweight, durable and high energy foodstuff for an army on the march and the second that an english biscuit manufacturer created the biscuit to celebate Garibaldi's visit to London. My questions to you are therefore:
1. What is the true link between liberator and biscuit ?
2. Are you sure you have spelled Garibaldi correctly in your review ?
3. Is it true that the Garibaldi is the only biscuit certified for space
travel by NASA ?
4. As the Garibaldi is dead fly biscuit and the eccles cake is dead fly pie,
are they somehow related and why are we calling a cake a pie (or vice versa)
Must rush as my tea seems to have cooled.
|Nicey replies: 1) Don't know the interweb didn't help me much either
2) I'm sure I spelt it incorrectly as most people tell me that
3) No I think the fig roll is cleared for use in zero G
4) Yes they are related, and you called it a pie not me