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||Attn: Nice cup of tea|
Dear Export Manager,
We are interested in your products for our wholesale business in NY and Toronto
Please mail to us catalogue and price list covering a whole range of the products you manufacture.
Please quote on FCL quantity CIF NY, USA.
Alpha International Co.
|Nicey replies: Sorry???|
||Where do you stand on the use of the word 'biccies'? I personally don't like it. It seems to be slang for slang's sake. It doesn't even truncate the length of the word. Dawn French would use the word, but I mean, it's still two syllables isn't it? So why 'biccies'? |
|Nicey replies: Simon,
You need to settle down a bit, this is not worth getting too upset over. 'Biccies' is fine in moderation, adding to the rich tapestry of our language. Obviously it would be annoying to use it all the time.
|Nicey, Oreos are icky. Especially when the filling is colored in seasonal themes, e.g., red for Christmas, orange for Halloween, green for St. Patricks Day. The true pinnacle of American commercial cookie/biscuit manufacturing is the Girl Scout Thin Mint. A thin round crispy chocolate-mint biscuit enrobed in a "chocolate" covering. They have been around for over 50 years, and represent 25% of all sales of Girl Scout cookies. Definitely a cult item. Very good frozen. They are currently on distribution this week and I have just received a box from my neighborhood Girl Scout. MMM! Girl Scout cookie history is at www.girlscouts.org, quite an interesting site. But not as entertaining as yours. Keep up the good work.|
Love the web site. As a trainer for Microsoft, I get my delegates in the classroom to view your site during training on Internet Exploer application - They too love it!
Just wondered if anyone else remembers a biscuit from the 70's called Royal Scott, it was a kind of shortbread biscuit. Although Ive not seen them since the 70's here in the south of england (sunny Hertfordshire), When working in Macclesfield a few years back, while staying in a hotel, they had Royal Scott biscuits available during morning tea...
Does anyone else remember these wonderful biscuits?
|Nicey replies: I hope your trainees get a tea break with biscuits on plates.
As for Royal Scott they definitely came in tins with a picture bloke in a kilt playing the bag-pipes (probably).
||Hello Mr Nicey|
Browsing through the e-mails, I saw one from Kathy Sadler who asked about an old Wagon Wheel commercial with a strapline "Its so big you've gotta grin to get it in". I can confirm that Kathy was not hallucinating, and indeed the animated advert described the adventures of one Harry, with a chorus "What a mouth, what a mouth, what a North and South, blimey what a mouth he's got".
The advert ran briefly (as was the norm for Burton's adverts) in 1984, so I'm not surprised you don't recall it. I remember it as I'd just started working for Burtons as Area Sales Manager, and sadly still have an audio cassette with the advert on. The brown stuff on the outside of a Wagon Wheel isn't chocolate, as your recent reviewer correctly pointed out, but a couverture substitute going by the appetising name of "Blackpool Coating".
|Nicey replies: Ah that explains why I don't remember it, as for most of 1984 I didn't have a TV. Anyhow fascinating industry inside information on the Wagon Wheel coating.