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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
||Malted milk biscuits|
Do you have any idea where one might purchase the above-mentioned items in the New York City area?
|Nicey replies: Sorry Ken I have no idea.|
|MessRoom P2 South Croydon
||Can you recommend a biscuit that is rich in both sustenance and taste, because the life of a paramedic can be one of low blood sugar and the need for high energy. Taste is a big issue as you need something to look forward to whilst doing various shift work patterns and in my opinion there is nothing quite like half a packet of good quality bourbons with a lovely cup of tea, whereas my colleague opts for the malted milk (both of which in our opinion is better than taking the wife upstairs). In order to get you into the mindset of a paramedic... picture the scene... It's raining, someone is quite seriously injured, people are crying, screaming and generally looking at you for guidance and inspiration and all you can think about is what biscuit shall I purchase from the all night Tesco's. The only thing that gets you through is the thought of getting this poor chap back to biscuit eating status.|
We will give you a new biscuit idea if it makes you rich just a mention on the packet will do. The Space Dust Biscuit, Shortbread base with copious amounts of space dust. This is not a biscuit for the faint hearted, pregnant females, anyone with a history of heart disease or those fitted with pacemakers.
P.s. Please don't mentionLincolnsor Nice as these are crummy incarnations of the devil himself.
Yours truly, W.H. Warlord and R.Mellie
|Nicey replies: Well I'm most inclined to send you off to a Sainsbury's rather than Tescos to get a pack of their own brand Fruit Digestives. These are substantial biscuits which come in a big pack and a have a malty fruity taste that will bring you back for more, I'm intending a review at some point.
If you have to go to Tesco's then your choice is not as great, as their own brand stuff is fairly standard fare, and you have to really relly on branded biscuits. I would keep a look out for special offers on such things as McVitie's Caramels and HobNobs, as there is nothing like a bargain to add to the enjoyment.
In response to your correspondent Amanda Collins, who speculates on a dog-biscuit / fig-roll mix up scenario; once when I was at primary school a boy found a dog biscuit in his lunch box, it having been placed there as a prank by his elder sister. However, a Hitler-esque dinnerlady forced him to eat the dog biscuit, not believing his pleas that it was only there as a joke. I think this is a salutary lesson to us all to :
a) Not trust sisters.
b) Hate dinnerladies with a passion bordering on the psychotic.