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||Thanks for your advice on our Biscuit Cup. We are indeed trying to sample all the biscuits in the cup but I fear the Abbey Crunch for example stood little chance due to its lack of availability in the Soho area. Clearly its far too holy for this seedy part of town.|
Jammy Dodger, Rich Tea and Hob Nob won their ties easily. The tie of the round saw The Bourbon narrowly beat the Custard Cream (but only after a replay, extra time and penalty shoot out). Unfortunately there was a travesty in Game 6 where the Breakaway beat the mighty Malted Milk due to some chocolate bias refereeing from the lady judges. Your advice on awarding good performance fell on deaf ears.
Here is the draw for the next round:
Match 1. Bourbon v Fig Roll
Match 2. Chocolate Hob Nobs v Gariballdi
Match 3. Chocolate Digestive v Jaffa Cakes
Match 4. Jammy Dodger v Digestive
Match 5. Breakaway v Ginger Nuts
Match 6. Rich Tea v Nice
Match 7. Hob Nobs v Shortbread
Match 8. Cadburys Boasters v Tunnocks Tea Cakes
|Nicey replies: Alas my fears for match 6 were manifested. Slapping a load of chocolate on some biscuits is a bit like sticking a soft-top on a Ford Escort, its not glamourous its still an Escort.
Abbey Crunch are a rare beast these days, they often turn up in little corner shops. In general it's good to visit such establishments as they often have a diverse and exotic selection of biscuits due to commercial and logistical forces we can only begin to guess at.
Hoorah for round 2. There are some tight matches there.
I've been on jury service for two weeks. Unable to leave the Jury room for 2 weeks for the whole day I would have expected some sort of biscuit provision to be made available, but no. Add to that the foul tea they served up and it all resulted in a very disagreeable two weeks. The original jury summons states that you must have a very good reason to forego jury service. I suggest that no biscuits and piss like tea is an amply good reason!
As you have now reviewed an American biscuit, in the interests of parity how about sourcing some Iraqi biscuits for a head to head? Or how about an axis of evil biscuit special?
|Nicey replies: Splendid idea, do they have biscuits in North Korea, Iraq and where ever else is on an evil axis? If they do I've already provisionally decided that they are bound to taste better than Oreos, which even our younger members of staff wisely turned down towards the end of the review pack.
If anyone has any totalitarian biscuits we would be delighted to give them a fair and unbiased review.
More a complaint about the site really than anything to do with tea or biscuits, but why does my favourite site take so long to type and invariably get spelt wrong? I always manage to miss out one of the 'a's of 'tea and' or put in an extra 'd' or something. Couldn't you have made it something a little easier, I don't know, just 'nicecupoftea' or something? I know it's a bit late for changes seeing how popular your lovely site is now, but I have to complain about something.
PS Help! There are only custard creams left in my house! And there are only about 4 of them! But I had a lovely cup of tea with my breakfast this morning.
|Nicey replies: You could always bookmark us. If not type 'fig roll' into Google that should do the trick. Also 'Nicecupoftea' had been taken by cybersquatting vermin.|
As a nice old gentleman who is not allowed to eat biscuits (or cookies), I can comment only on a TV advertisement for Oreo screened in recent times in fairest Melbourne. (That's in Australia which, unlike New Zealand, opens on Saturday.)
A "cute" little boy is sitting with his biscuit and a mug of milk. A beautiful dog watches him. The little boy constantly waves the biscuit at the dog, which eagerly awaits being fed. We go through the "First you dip it.." (or whatever they tell you to do) routine, and the boy then eats the whole biscuit. He then invites the dog to drink the milk.
I protest! First of all, on the grounds of cruelty to dogs, with the continual nasty teasing which will probably lead to a need for the dog to receive counselling. Secondly, on the implication that it is fun to starve pets. Thirdly, on the fact that drinking from the same mug is unhygienic. Who know what bacteria the poor dog will pick up and what diseases it will suffer, after drinking from that kid's mug?
It really will not do.