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||Hello Biscuit Lovers,|
I remember cartoonies from my childhood. As they are no longer widely available I have replaced them in my lunchbox with "Hello Panda" biscuits. They meet all Nicola's requirements too, as they are small; spherical; chocolate filled; decorated with a cartoon (fore mentioned panda doing lots of exciting activities, like smelling a flower and driving a car); and they come in a box which has a little foil bag inside to keep them fresh, not that that's a problem in my house.
I'm not sure how easy it is to get hold of them outside Liverpool, but I get mine in Chinese supermarkets. A box costs about 85p, pricey I know, but they're worth it.
To save Nicola from disappointment I feel I must place my hand on my heart and admit that Hello Panda's are not as nice as Cartoonies, this may be because Cartoonies have been elevated in my estimation due to their departure from the shelves, but I think it's probably the inferior chocolate.
Hope this is helpful,
(By the way, a friend bought me a box of the strawberry flavour 4 months ago, and they are still in my cupboard, enough said.)
I would like to sincerely thank you for your recent 21st Century Fig Festival. This page has been a life saver to me and helped save me from a fig worse than distress.
At this point I must point out that I loathe these biscuits. The mere thought of eating one repulses me. It is not so much the biscuit, which is in actual fact usually very tasty (if not slightly figged). No, it is the figgy surprise that lurks inside, ready to snare the unsuspecting defenceless biscuit-eater and force the taste of fig upon them.
WELL NO MORE. Thanks to your handy fig biscuit identifier, I am now able to select any biscuit I please, safe in the knowledge that I can now spot a fig biscuit at 10 paces. I cannot quite manage 50 paces yet, as my eyes are not so good.
I hope I am not speaking out of turn by bad mouthing - an appropriate term in the biscuit world I think! - these biscuits to you, but I feel I needed to explain the reason for my gratitude.
So thanks to you once again and to your brave fig eating testers. My world is now a safer, tastier place and I wouldn't have it any other way.
|Nicey replies: Thats all well and good, but you may find yourself missing out on
Strawberry Newtons, and Prune filled things from Lu and Apple filled things from McVities. However, this might be a price you are prepared to pay.Dear Sir,
||Just noticed the query from Nicola Mollet and Friends. She?s talking about Cartoonies, a children?s snack biscuit from our old friendsBurtons. These were launched as ?Cartoon Buttons? back in the mid-80?s, and were initially packed in small cartons with Disney characters printed on the biscuits. Then Nestle bought up the sole rights to Disney characters for the food market, soBurtonsmade up their own cartoon characters, re-packaged them into multi-bags for the lunch-box market and called them Cartoonies instead. As far as I know they?re still available, though I?ve not seen them around recently. They?re still featured in the ?Children?s Biscuits? area of Burtons website though.|
||Dear Mr. Nicey|
Please could I have your opinion on tucs- i am unsure as to where they fit into the world of biscuits. Although they are a savoury (similarly to digestives?) , they are a sandwich biscuit and one would hope they require no extra cheese. Also, they are just as pleasurable to dunk with tea as a rich tea. Martyn, however, maintains Tucs are just a poor man's meal and cannot be compared to sweet treats....
|Nicey replies: The Tuc is a salty cracker, and as such sits in the Cracker circle in the venn-diagram of cakes and biscuits. Hope this helps.|
|Nicola Mollat and friends
My friends and I all remember a biscuit from our youth (not just the one biscuit, obviously, but a variety of biscuit) that hasn't been seen in the shops for a while but none of us can remember what they were called. We were hoping that with all your biscuit expertise you might be able to help us and possibly remember its name. The biscuits were:
- chocolate filled
- decorated with a little cartoon face/eyes/other facial feature
- they came in a small lunchbox-sized bag (similar to iced gems)
Does anybody know what they were called or if they are still in production?
Your help with this matter is muchly appreciated,
Nicola Mollat (and friends)
|Nicey replies: Well as there is a bunch of you, that sort of rules out hallucination, so perhaps such a thing existed. I however have never had one. |