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||Hello, would it be alright if I had coffee with my biccies? I like a McVities Taxi, "two thick layers of smooth caramel, with rich chocolate cream and crisp wafer, covered in milk chocolate". Oh you can almost taste it!|
Lobelia Overhill of Nobottle
|Nicey replies: Thats perfectly OK, if thats what you really want to do. Do remember the sit down through.|
Thank you for your interest in the SA bisciut scene (re your review of bisciut of the week) I feel compelled to inform you that you were given a poor substitute for what can only be described as the creme de la creme of South African bisciut fare, namely the widely acclaimed
Chockits. There really is no substitiute, certainly not Romany Creams- the poor mans (nay, beggars) biscuit. I shall endeavour to forward a pack on to you, if one makes it's way to me- God willing.
|Nicey replies: There was another packet painstakingly hand couriered from SA, but due to an administrative error it was eaten before it found its way to us.
Anyhow keep us posted so to speak.
|MessRoom P2 South Croydon
||We at south croydon have been debating the above subject and were wondering why the great people at Mcvities have decided to give us both a tube and a packet, so we thought we would list some pros and cons|
Pros of the tube
2) Keeps the biscuits fresh for longer
3) They don't get crushed and broken ( this brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it)
4) Stops greed, taking 2 biscuits and double dunking.
5) The empty tube can be used for Blue Peter like projects
6) The tubes stack easier in the cupboard
7) They are more aesthetically pleasing to the eye
8) Tubes are easier to open
9) Tubes travel well, you can open and close them, unlike a packet
10) Don't have to worry about crumb spillage
Cons of the tube
1) Less biscuits
2) Costs more
3) You cannot visibly see how many are left, with a packet the free space gets folded over giving an instant view of remaining biscuits
4) More difficult to get out of tube
5) Tube takes up more space in the bin (Unless being used in Pro 5)
6) You cannot use a tube as toilet paper in the jungle. Granted a packet would be slippery but it would work
7) Tubes don't rustle, so a biscuit thief in another room would be harder to hear (Consider CCTV to protect your biscuits)
8) You cannot feel if the biscuits are broken
9) Careless placement of the lid could result in loss of said lid and we all know that such a careless loss would result in soft biscuits
10) Tubes are more likely to be thrown when asked to "Pass the biscuits please" resulting in soft tissue injuries and maybe a trip to the local A&E
Well we have started the ball rolling with a few Pros and Cons on this debate, please feel free to add some more and we will see if we can resolve the Tube verses Packet dilemma.
The Webmasters own opinion on this matter would be appreciated.
W H Warlord and R Mellie.
|Nicey replies: Yay for packets! Woo for packets emptied into tins!|
I've been enjoying the biscuit related information on your site and have been particularly impressed by the informative 'taxonomy of biscuits'. However, I have a query that has been worrying me since a visit to Memphis a few years back regarding their definition of a 'biscuit'. I visited a restaurant and found a rather tasty dish on the menu of 'Barbecue Spare Ribs served with biscuits'. I thought the dish sounded a rather unusual combination but being a biscuit fan I decided to order.
Imagine my surprise when I was served barbecue ribs with some small round scone-like savoury rolls!! Are you able to shed any light on the American definition of a biscuit? I realise this may be a rather unsavoury subject but I feel that it should be clarified to prevent more people falling into
this savoury 'biscuit' trap
|Nicey replies: I've tried to block out that whole biscuit and gravy thing the've got going on over there in the confederate states, it perturbs me on so many levels.|
Just came back from the newsagents with a biscuit based snack you may not have come across before...
It's called teh Penguin Flipper Dipper and it's basically chocolate biscuits you dip into a milk and white chocolate spread dip. It's a sort of hybrid between Muller's crunch corner and those Dairylea dipper things.
The biscuits are the biscuity bit from a Penguin bar (leftovers?) and are very dry without the dip, although they leave a nice cocoa-y aftertaset in the mouth, but after you've dipped them the snack comes alive, with the combination of biscuit and dip creating a nice crunchy, chocolately but unmistakeably biscuity taste and texture.
They appear to be aimed at the younger generation of biscuit eaters (there's a picture of a penguin playing Twister on the peel-off cover to the bright red tub), but they're something a little bit different to try during your tea break....
I remain your biscuity servant,
|Nicey replies: Very good. Flippers have been out for quite a while now, but I don't think there is that much awareness of them. We haven't actually tried them ourselves, but we have been checking out Penguin Splatz this week and we've been quietly impressed.|