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||Thought Nicey should see it to believe it|
|Nicey replies: They are almost bound to spill their tea doing that.|
You write in your recent flapjack article that Fox's are "claiming the flapjack for the biscuit camp" but I would suggest that by adding the word "biscuit" to the end of their new product they are suggesting that in general the flapjack is a cake but that their new teatime delight is a biscuit take on the flapjack theme,
in my own humble opinion a flapjack is most definitely a cake.
|Nicey replies: Well I too have always regarded the flapjack as a cake, indeed I have a Pecan Flapjack only a mere 3ft away as I type this, purchased from a cake shop yesterday morning. I am planning to have in roughly an hours time with a nice cup of tea.
As for the review I was of course playing devil's advocate, in an attempt to create a mild controversy.
To follow up James Fussell's comments regarding French biscuits, let me
reveal that I have recently returned from Korea, where tea is green, watery,
un-milked and smells of boiled cabbage. I experienced similar tea in
Russia, which apart from being black is often served with a spoonful of jam
inserted in it. A surprisingly civilized custom.
Been out the country for a week and am shocked at the tea heresy on the site. All things in moderation I say. Anyway on a more positive note, I have been in Andorra and while over there indulged in a packet of the French equivalent of Jaffa Cakes. I think they were made by a company called "Lu" but unfortunately an oversight on my part while cleaning the apartment resulted in the empty packet being chucked out. I must say that they were superb. Thicker chocolate, jelly out to the edges with an orange tanginess the like of which only dreams are made of. McVities need to pull their finger out.
|Nicey replies: Jim,
That sounds about right. Those Lu blokes are one of the few hopes the French have, indeed they make the Figolu from the Fig Fest. I'm off on a fact finding mission to high altitude France in early February so I'll keep an eye out for them.
||Whoa there bald eagle!........people saying tea is bad for you, hmmm a few|
facts might be in order here. Yes is does contain caffiene, at a similar level to coffee, however mild stimulation never did anybody any harm and has been part of human culture/civilisation for many thousands of years(pass the electrodes matron I need another shot). However the real benefits of tea are as follows
1. Fluid intake - generally we don't drink enough liquid and tea is a lot
more pleasant than enless cups of hot water and is therefore beneficial to
the function of your kidneys
2. Mild dieuretic effect - also beneficial to the kidneys helps flush all
those other harmful toxins out of the body
3. Flavinoids - tea (esp green) is very high in this class of anti-oxidents
which are linked to the whole free radical anti-cancer school of thinking.
This is where tea really scores over coffee which has none of these useful compounds.
4. Dunking biscuits in coffee is horrible and they invariably taste awful.
Nuff said I think, now where is packet of chocolate coated Hob Nobs I was
saving for a rainy day.......