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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.
McVitie's Lyles Creams Review
|dear kind sir, i writin to inform as to the reason for said cool logo. its from a part of the 'sampson and delila' story from the old testamont of de bible. its from the bit where sampson sees a dead lion full of bees. this is also the reason why 'sampson' rolling tobacco has a picture of a lion on the front (i prefer cutters choice though cos it tastes nicer). tom.|
|Nicey replies: Thanks for that Tom, we actually alluded to that in the review. Have you developed your writing style to deliberately annoy MS Word? If so, well done.|
I've recently been making frequent expeditions to Tesco's, purveyors of Desert Creams (pictured) in both Apple & Custard and Lemon Meringue flavours. I believe these to be some of the finest biscuits I've ever tasted : two shortbread biscuits sandwich a quantity of flavoured creamy
stuff, harbouring at its core a central bolus of fruit flavoured gunk. The apple and custard variety are exceptionally remarkable - imagine a biscuit with the taste experience of a mouthful of apple crumble, and all for a paltry 59p for 8!
However, Tesco's shelf labelling asserts the existence of a third species of Desert Cream : Strawberry Cheesecake. Despite frequent expeditions, this third variety remains wholly undocumented by science, and I'm beginning to speculate that it's perhaps a fiction of the Tesco's marketing people, to keep me coming back to the store*.
Perhaps the readers of your fine web site will assist me in maintaining constant 24 hour surveillance on all Tesco outlets in the nation until a pack has been obtained.
* A bit like those chocolate-chip Garibaldis a few years back.
|Nicey replies: Yes I've eyed them from a distance. We'll have to give them a go at some point. Hoorah for the Quest!|