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Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|Tim Tans are on the streets for London already but at a price! From the Australia Shop in covent garden at about £3 a packet but a must every time you go to London the caramels ones are best especially when used as a staw however twix bars come a close second when used in the same way another one to try!|
|Nicey replies: Yes, I think thats where our first review pack came from, and it looked to be a an Australian domestic pack. The ones in Tescos are export versions as the packing has lots of Arabic on the back.|
Since we spend most of our working day sat on our arses we actually enjoy a nice cup of tea and a stand up. It was during one of our daily tea breaks whilst discussing the various merits of Fox's Butter Crinkle Crunch and the dunking abilities of Rich Tea Fingers that we decided it would be a great idea to create a website dedicated to the pastime of tea drinking and biscuit appreciation.† Surfing the net several minutes later looking for some pre-scanned images of biscuits for our new site we stumbled upon your fantastic site and soon realised that you had surpassed anything that we would be capable of.† Therefore we'd like to congratulate you on your excellent work in the promotion of all things tea and biscuit and would like you to just give those of us who like a nice cup of tea and a stand up a quick mention.† Also would it be possible to provide some advice on sensible dunking technique for various biscuits, as one of our members is experiencing regular "snap-offs" during dunking, perhaps you could provide this for our top ten regulars in our biscuit tin (in no particular order) :-
Fox's Butter Crinkle Crunch
Rich Tea Fingers
Chocolate Malted Milk
|Nicey replies: Ross,
Thats an admirable biscuit tin running list you've got there. Also good to see that you are taking good care of your crinkle crunches. Personally I would like to see a fruit shortcake or maybe a HobNob in there to get a good all round tin.
I'm a bit of a reformed dunker myself, but when I did partake of that habit it really came down to confidence and timing, these can not be gained overnight but must be learnt. Out of the biscuits in your list I would only dunk the Rich teas, Digestives and as rank outsiders the Crinkle crunch. Dunking chocolate biscuits or cream filled biscuits is generally a no-no although I understand that many people do choose to do this. Cow biscuits are much too pretty dunk and should have the cows nibbled out of them. Gingernuts are all about crunch so again I wouldn't choose to dunk them. Of course when dunking any large diameter biscuit such as the digestive, one has a window of opportunity, whilst the tea level in you cup/mug is high enough to let you get the edge in. As the tea level falls much more dunking and nibbling are required to access the tea. Don't feel bad to ignore all of this if it threatens your personal enjoyment of tea and biscuits.
As for the standing up, it sounds a bit foolhardy, and I'm sorry that your working conditions drive you to such outlandish behavior. I hope that this doesn't extend to your enjoyment of tea outside of the workplace, where sitting down is certainly the optimal way to drink it.
As a Brit having being brought up on a diet of penguins (and other things, but mostly penguins) I must say I was only left in awe of the Tim Tam and its superior biscuit quality, in particular the caramel variety.† And the timing of the Tim Tam UK launch has come at a dark time for the Penguin, without its jokes on the back to save its hide, it can only try and amuse with, and nothing short of, stupid serving suggestions that have the power to depress me by reminding me that the person who comes up†with them gets paid more than I. McV should hang its head in shame and get its act together on this matter, to save its pride.
|Nicey replies: Yep, Tim Tams taste nice but they are almost 60% more expensive than Penguins. Also Penguins still have jokes on them and they have been updated. There is a slew of new Penguin products available now including Chukkas and Splatz as we reported in a recent news item, so I think the whole Penguin brand is looking stronger than ever.
We are going along to the Tim Tam launch next week so we'll probably do a special report on it.
You can make dulche de leche very easily by _carefully_ simmering a can of condensed milk in plenty of water for an hour, making sure it doesn't boil dry and that the can is cold when you open it.
It is also the offee in banoffee pie...
which also goes well with a nice cup of tea!
Keep up the nice work.
|MessRoom P2 South Croydon
Plain Chocolate Gingernut Review
|We at the London ambulance service have discovered a miracle in the world of Ginger biscuits, It is..... The Mcvities chocolate covered ginger biscuit.†It needs no witty comment, nor some deep intellectual comment.†Just lie back and enjoy.|
Yours truly, W.H.Warlord and R.Mellie