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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
||My Dearest Nicey and TW|
the recent correspondence dragging biscuit consumption into the seedy arena of cultural bias left as bad a taste as the blessed biscuit in question.
I must explain: my first introduction to the product was based on oversell and the slightly rose tinted memories of my beloved, who had passed some of his youth over the water.....so my personal disappointment was all the greater for the oft repeated reassurance ( from a source I believed to be beyond reproach).....of the delight in sampling them together with a glass of cow-juice, ...oh how we learn.
So, to return to culture...I and others who may feel inclined to comment on the properties of any starchy sweet comestible now or in the future, do so from the inevitable reference point of what is known and familiar.
However, powerful & sustained marketing in whatever form may tempt us to stretch our imaginations & tastebuds.....that doesn't mean we can all extend to developing a taste for compressed mahogany sawdust.
Pip pip ;-)
|Boy, are you rough on oreos. |
Once I waded through the political asides and anticapitolist rant, and got to the part where you think Americans are stupid & need directions to eat...what nonsense.
Oreos are fine with milk. At college, the lab rats would do anything for oreo soaked in milk. They have their uses.
But American kids grow up with other cookies, mostly homemade. Chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, molasses cookies, snickerdoodles, etc.,and the bar cookies, lemon and date, etc. They are given away, served at pot luck suppers, sent to college kids and soldiers,
and exchanged at christmas. They are a treat. They are not steady diet item. Four would be enough for me and my three sons -- and no, we are not fat. We don't unscrew them, either, not that I can see it matters.
So get off your high horse, get past the politics, and eat an oreo. If you don't like it, fine. But the political baggage you have loaded on the poor oreo would stagger a pack mule.
Some fun you have here. "Nicey" you are not.
Caledonia, Illinois, USA
|Nicey replies: I don't recall saying anything about Americans being fat or stupid in the review, that would have been rude and demeaning. I certainly did eat some, as did my two sons, who unusually for them declined the offer of more despite drinking milk at the time.
I don't doubt for a minute that 'poor' Oreos can help be anything other than a huge imperial biscuit given the size of the US market and the market penetration it commands. So I think it can stand having some of its less pleasant facts discussed.