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|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!
Mint Viscount Review
Your review of the mighty Viscount biscuit includes the phrase:
"The skilled Viscount eater will flatten out the foil and use it to make a small model or trinket."
Whilst a subset of Viscount eaters may indeed have the dexterity to model trinkets and devices from their used foil wrappers, there is also much to be said for the practice of 'scrunching' the wrapper in a tiny little ball with the goal of achieving a perfect sphere. On a personal note, I will
freely admit to flicking these little green balls with my forefinger at certain objects on my mantelpiece - though strangely enough, I have never felt compelled to do this with the wrapper from an orange Viscount.
I wonder if any of your readers have had similar experiences with Viscount wrappers?
if he has done no further research on the matter, may I, through your good offices, pass a message to Mike Lewis who wrote to you on the subject of Tunnocks Teacakes and ended by putting out a general plea to know what happened to Gray Dunn Caramel Wafers.
Alas, Gray Dunn & Co (Glasgow) ceased trading in 2001 thus ending 150 years of biscuit manufacture in Scotland's greatest city. Sorry Mike, no prospect of a nostalgic nibble I'm afraid.
It would have been wonderful to have had a Nicey review on them but it will never be.
'Older Reader' Adrian