Jacob's Mikado Review
|Ahh..fond memories. Maybe it's just me, but I used to eat Mikado biccies by scooping the jam out with my finger, then pulling off the marshmallow.|
As for Iced Vovos (or Iced Volvos as my hubby used to call them) - they're a pale shadow - they're too flat & nowhere near spongey enough.
As for me, I'm a new Tim Tam addict, and have the suck down pat. And yes, they remind me of Penguins too - but has anyone tried the tea slurp through a Penguin yet? We need to be told.
I'm looking forward to a 2 week stay with my parents to relive my biccie fantasies very soon!
Formerly County Antrim, now rural NSW.
||Hi there all at NCOTAASD.|
I thought I'd let you know that one of my favourite bands, Delririous?, have put a page on their website devoted to tea and its usage to them in the recording studio.
For any tea and music lover, it's a great page!
|Nicey replies: Nice mug shots there.|
|Biscuit Enthusiast Mandy
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|I saw the mail from Tom Alred and can, indeed, confirm that I have tried M&S extremely chocolatey mini bites.|
They are extremely chocolatey, in fact exactly as described on the plastic tub in which they are packaged. and take the form of a growth stunted mini roll, coming in varieties of orange and milk chocolate. Very rich, very sickly; but very delicious. I'm sure there are all sorts of activities to which they might lend themselves! :-)
As for the totally chocolate covered Jaffa Cakes. I have never seen those, although they sound very good indeed.
Btw, Nicey. I have now eaten about four Tim Tams and am completely smitten. Were I not due to get married in three weeks, and in dire need of fitting in a posh frock, I might investigate some other flavours. Alas, that will have to wait. :-)
|Nicey replies: Yes whilst we were at the Tim Tam launch Biscuit Enthusiast Mandy, valiantly volunteered to supervise the younger members of staff. For her bravery she received a pack of Double Coat Tim Tams which we liberated from Australia House.|
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
Just wondering when the Tim Tams will officially hit the shelves at Tesco? Also, will they be bring out the whole tim tam range or just the original flavour?
|Nicey replies: They have been in Tescos for over a month now, hence the sightings in the news section. Original, Double Coat and Caramel will provide the core range.
The man from Tesco's tells me that they will probably drop in a limited edition flavour from time to time, and the man from Arnotts told us that Limited edition flavours tend to rotate over time.
Jacob's Orange Club Review
|I wondered what had happened to the Club biscuit. I had one in my lunch-box every day when I was at secondary school from 1971 to 1978 - I make that about 1500 clubs give or take. They were wonderful - how sad that they have been reduced to a shadow of their former glory. My favourite was the fruit one, which came in a purple packet with (I seem to remember) a bunch of grapes on the front. The mint was in a green wrapper with mint leaves. The orange, not surprisingly, an orange wrapper with - guess what - an orange. But the unflavoured milk-chocolate one had I think a golf ball on it - or was that the plain chocolate one ? Also there was one in a light blue wrapper. Sic transit gloria mundi.|
I can believe the solid chocolate club story as I once had the same experience with a KitKat. I wonder if an accident at the production line with the clubs led to smeone inventing the Yorkie bar !
|Nicey replies: Solid chocolate KitKats are actually very common occurrence. The Yorkie bar was actually made by the same folks that made the KitKat at the time, Rowntree Mackintosh. The Yorkie was an attempt to make snacking on chocolate appeal to the largely untapped male segment of the market. Interesting that they are now using that same message to actually advertise back to the female consumer, by baiting them. Anyhow they liked the bloke driving the truck as well as the chocolate from the outset.|