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||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.
||Dear nice people,|
i am very impressed with your website and i think it is a valuable source of all biscuit information, there is however one area that you have overlooked.
This is the area of tea.
Which variety of tea should be consumed with which variety of biscuit. And does the tea blend affect the dunking dynamics?
Full fat or semi-skimmed?
Bgs or leaves?
As you can see this area is largely uninvestigated and i think that even a little research could shake the world of biscuiteers to its foundations.
Yours in faith
|Nicey replies: We drink PG in bags with a dash of full fat no sugar, this consitutes a NiceCupOfTea. We don't intend to change this scenario.
Fnord from b3ta here. I was just thinking I should ask if you've done any experiments with mixing biscuits etc in tins to create new taste hybrids.
We all know that a few ginger biscuits left in a tin with some other biscuits for a while will 'infect' the other ones 'ginging then up'. But maybe you could test out what the best ginged up bicuits are, also marshmallow biscuit things have a similar 'polluting' effect. Minty ones can too.
Might be interesting to try and mix ginger, marshmallow and minty ones and see what comes out as the overall flavour.
|Nicey replies: Hello Fnord,
Well, we try to to avoid such experiments, and biscuits are rarely in our tin long enough to suffer such problems/effects. The last time I had a tin full of Gingernuts it also had some other gingernuts in it so I couldn't tell.
I would just caution against any such experiments with Asda Maple Syrup Creams, or Maryland cookies deviating from the chocolate theme, as it will lead to biscuit distress.