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||I feel all my life i have been searching for a website like yours. There is a god after all! I feel there are a few issues I need to raise. |
1 The email about viscount wrappers. Why are you eating orange ones anyway!! The best target to aim the perfect little spheres at is undoubtedly the cat!
2 The pie chart, cool idea, but surely the jammie d section should have been red in colour! why green? there must be some logical explaination.
3 Digestive creams have been around for ages (up in this neck t woods). They are the prefered choice to the cheap custard cream and the cuckoo of the bisciut world.
All in all, another recruit.
Off for a nice cuppa & a sit down
|Nicey replies: Emma,
As to your point 2, the technology employed can't choose its colours sensibly, that is the actual explanation.
||Dear Nicey and friends,|
This is my first visit to your site, and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify some biscuits that were around in the 1970s?
These biscuits were round, sweet, plain biscuits, and the novelty was that each one was a different colour! Each colour had a monster-themed name, such as Red Devil, Green Gremlin, Orange Ogre etc. I seem to remember yellow and purple ones too.
Does anyone remember what these biscuits were called, who made them and when they ceased production? I have spoken to other people who vaguely recall them, but no-one can remember their name. Hoping you can help! Thank you.
|Nicey replies: Nope, not ringing any of my bells.|
|Judith i vincent
||Little did I know that my idle musings over the legend "More than 4,000,000 of these biscuits made and sold every week" would lead me to your inspired site. |
Exploring the site has led me down memory lane and my first real biscuit relationship with the Jammy Dodger. I remember being able to buy them from the tuck shop at school circa 1969, sixpence for two. Over the years I noted, with great sadness, their literally diminishing presence - I now buy the funsize variety for my children. But it's not the same - gone in one mouthful rather than being able to nibble the naked biscuit bits round the outside slowly edging your way closer to the jammy bit then eating that in one jaw breaking, teeth sticking mass. While we're on the subject of shrinking biscuits is it me or is the Wagon Wheel smaller than it used to be?
Favourites have come and gone over the years: the digestive cream; gingernut; custard cream an enduring favourite, but never the choc chip cookie - bit of an imported upstart in my book.
I'm currently on a bit of a coconut ring thang with fig roll influences.
I'll be dropping in from time to time, bye for now loves!
||Being a society devoted to having a little smackeral of something, we were pleased to discover your site. We bears of little brain have had a little difficulty finding the hunny, but we did find all the biscuits...|
...oh yes, and biscuits of course.
we therefore thought you might be interested to learn about our biscuit league. At each of our weekly meetings we are putting two of the finest biscuits available in a head to head competition against each other. Their aim is to pleasure the tastebuds of our members more than any other biscuit (although other factors like dunkability have to be taken into consideration too, because they are ultimately important). At the end of the meeting we vote on which we thought was best and it goes into the next round. The current league table is on our website.
Also you may appreciate the letter we sent to McVitie;s (and the reply we got back) a couple of years ago concerning Jaffa cakes and Hobnobs. This was the main inspiration for our current league.
Yours in tea, cakes and biscuits
|Nicey replies: Owen,
Being based in the same city as your seat of learning, I'd be interested to know where you're are getting those 'Sprout Biscuits' which you plan to eat in your head to head heats.
Tunnocks Wafer Review
|When my husband bought some Tunnock's chocolate wafers some years ago, I was delighted to discover that they appeared identical to a variety of biscuit which my mother used to buy in packs of 4, some time around the late 1960s. These were known in my house as 'Yogi Bears', having a pic. of said bear on the silver foil wrapper. I would have thought the sheer quantity consumed over the years by my friends and I would have assured the biscuits' future, but they vanished. Was this a southern manifestation of the Tunnocks product I have come to love? My discovery today of your excellent site could finally see this mystery solved.|
Thanks in anticipation!