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I am in love. Unfortunately, the man I am in love with does not know, and I am uncertain as to his feelings for me. Don't worry, this is not an agony aunt letter :) I write simply to ask how I might "seduce" him using the medium of biscuits. You are a man (aren't you?) therefore you should know
what would work with you. He is a big biscuit fan - actually he'll eat just about anything - even rich teas! His favourite biscuit is actually a double chocolate chip cookie - one of the Somerfield variety. Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Biscuit lover in love.
|Nicey replies: Well, without knowing the chap involved its a bit tricky. However there are basically two fronts on which to approach this. One, let him see you have hidden depths by producing a a stunningly appropriate biscuit. Now don't automatically play the chocolate card, a well placed Malted Milk or Digestive could do the trick. But if push comes to shove a chocolate HobNob milk or plain is appropriate in an adult setting. Two, timing is everything. No not two-timing. Yet again a Malted Milk and a nice cup of tea at just the right moment is worth a whole packet of chocolate biscuits and an indifferent cup of tea. I'll have to leave that bit up to your feminine intuition.
Alternately you could just see if wants to go out on the lash with you. We men are terribly unperceptive you know.
|Nicey, Oreos are scrummy -- especially, as one person commented, with a big glass of milk. (Then again, I've got strong childhood associations with them, so perhaps I'm biased.) When I moved to the UK six years ago, I could only find Oreos at specialty importer shops in London (and also in Amsterdam). A few years ago, they started showing up in Sainsburys, and now they're in my local cornershop. Rejoice! The comments approving of Oreo milkshakes and Oreo McFlurries are spot-on; for a lovely dessert, crush a bunch of Oreos and fold into a combination of whipped cream and Devon custard. No, this isn't health food, but everything in moderation, right? For what it's worth, the eating instructions are less instructions and more marketing thing; in the US, much is made of the "proper" way to eat an Oreo -- same with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. You're quite correct, though, that the Oreos packaged in quantities of four do not constitute the typical American's idea of a single Oreo serving. When I reported to my best friend (a stunning, slim female) back in the US of this phenomenon of four packets of four Oreos per box, she replied in horror: "Sixteen Oreos in a box? I eat more than that in one sitting!" Indeed, Oreos in the US come in packaging consisting of four corrugated cardboard "sleeves," with each sleeve holding a row of about twenty or so Oreos. My friend and I agreed that one sleeve of Oreos seemed the proper quantity for consumption in one sitting, especially if you've been chucked.|
I can't believe I had so much to say about Oreos. For shame.
does anyone remember a gorgeously wonderful biscuit called Romany? Chocolate round biscuits sandwiched together with a glorious chocolate fudge. My memories of them make me drool, and I can't even recall who made them. They were available in supermarkets till about 7 years ago. They were so nice that my husband suggested naming our first born after them, but feared that this was a bit naff. if they are still available I would love to find out if they were as good as i remember. Aaah, Romany.
My name is Pterodactylman and do I have the very biscuit for you!
It is an Australian one called : "Iced Vo-Vo".
if it helps,
I can sing you the song that this biscuit has inspired in me!
"I wish I were a biscuit,
an iced Vo-Vo to be exact-
with plain biscuit on my bottom;
and coconut -in my crack..
but what about the pink bits..
we gotta talk about them,
'cos some of it is icing;
the rest of it is jam...
and in our crinkly packet -
we'd make such a celophane racket;
in groups of nine,
we'd form a conga line
and I know it sounds lame-but all the same....
(repeat ad infinitum)
..oh yeah...it is manufactured by Arnotts...
Double-baked goodness to you,
Your otherwise insightful review of the Breakaway omits an important historical fact. The original( ie. pre-Nestle) Breakaway was famed for it's astonishingly high frequency of 'rogue' biccies. Approximately one bar per six-pack would exhibit either a partial or, frequently, a
complete absence of biscuit - the crunchy void being replaced by chocolate. Even more thrilling was the 'twice-wrapped' rogue - an accidental *two* layers of silver paper resulting in double the
foil-embossing pleasure. This amazingly slack quality control persisted for a curiously long time. Without wishing to sound too conspiritorial I suspect that RM knew full well that the rogue Breakaways were a large part of the brand's appeal & allowed, maybe even encouraged, the faulty biscuit-forging processes to continue for all those years.
BTW I note that you have yet to summon the courage to review the Taxi. Perhaps you are delaying in the hope that it will finally be discontinued. A vain wish as this exceptionally nasty biscuit has inexplicably endured all 30+ years of my biscuit eating life & looks set to spoil schoolkid's lunchboxes for many years to come.