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||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.
||Dear Mr Nicey,|
At first, I suffered moral outrage at the idea of letting biscuits of different kinds mix in the same tin. But then I realised that if they are above the age of consent, it's all perfectly legal, as long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.
I am, sir,
I am not sure if these wannabe's have been mentioned before (I did look) but here goes.....
Now I want to make this clear before I start, I am no Oreo fan! I tried an original before and compared it to sunbaked spit in a can of Cadburys drinking chocolate!
Anyway, whilst on holiday recently in Madeira, I noticed a packet of Milenium (not even Bill Gates spelling) nuzzling up to the Euro version of the said Oreo. So, biscuits being biscuits, I thought that I should try one and report back as a reference point for fellow biscuiteers.
Not having tried many Oreos before, I can comment that these biscuits (if you can call them that) did seem to match the originals quite closely as far as I can remember from the one I had 3 years ago.
That said, that was my only look in, I did take these pictures and record some video for posterity's sake, however the wife quickly destroyed any hard evidence.
I can send some original footage if required - although as with any Alien Autopsy video, this may have some doubters, unless someone intends to wonder the supermarkets of Funchal in the next few weeks.
|Nicey replies: Yay, nice video grabs, we like gritty realism. That's a cheery little name you've got there too.|
||Egypt is a land of many biscuits, many of which are similar to european biscuits but cunningly named. Tac biscuits, or even tictac biscuits remind one of Tuc biscuits. The Egyptian take of oreos is the Boreo, sold in'six pieces'. In fact, many of the biscuits we bought in egypt had been reduced to many more than six pieces, but the boreos were supprisingly resistant to disintegration.|
Egypt also has a fine line in figalou type biscuits.