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||I agree with whoever it was, possibly Oliver Snell, who mentioned the problems of defining chocolate bars and chocolate covered biscuits. I, too, treat such things as Kit Kats, Clubs, Breakaways, etc etc, as chocolate bars, not biscuits, as I have been brought up to see them in such a light after a similar experience of having one in my lunch box everyday at school. In fact I do recall being rather distressed one day, aged around 12, when one of my friends referred to my chocolate bar (I forget of which type) as a 'biscuit' and i insisted that it was a bar, upon which she told me that as it contained biscuit it must be a biscuit. But I ask you to question: is a wafer consisted a biscuit? For as Mr Snell correctly identified, a Twix contains a hard base made out of some form of baked biscuit, and yet is a chocolate bar, meanwhile a Kit Kat contains only wafer, and yet is considered by some to be a biscuit. I found your Venn diagr! am of biscuits useful, but still I feel it hasn't covered all areas, for example what about those pink wafer things? They surely aren't biscuits, and yet come in boxes of biscuits.....it all serves to make my little head spin. At this point we come to the conspiracy theory of biscuit manufacturers setting out to confuse us all, but that is another discussion entirely.|
As part of a now popular January "New Year = New Me" Detox, I have packed in drinking tea (& other caffiene based beverages).
Imagine my suprise & delight when i discovered that decaff tea is actually dead nice and doesn't taste that much different than most brands do from each other anyway. Tetleys is particularly good.
I feel i should share this information with any other hardened tea drinkers
currently thinking they cannot face a January cleansing..It can be done! There is a way for us.
Obvioulsy I shall continue to eat biscuits as and when nobody is looking.
|Nicey replies: Hmmm, given the mad solvents they use to get the caffeine out of tea I would have thought you would be better sticking to the hard stuff, in moderation probably.|
I'm in trouble, real trouble! I have always had intolerances to lots of things, but lately they have become a problem and I have had to give up....refined sugar, flour and dairy products! It's horrible. The choice was bad allergic reactions or biccies. I've been hiding from NCOTAASD because it seemed so unfair. It turns out that this could be permanent and I might never get another biccie. I'm taking it one day at a time at the moment, but I don't know how long I can cope without a spongy cookie type or a crunchy biscuit with a serious chocolate coating. It is especially hard with all the lovely Christmas boxes out right now. Please help. I need something nice to go with my "fruit tea" (twigs in hot water if you taste it). Any ideas?
Despondent of Didcot
|Nicey replies: Sorry,
We are stumped, have you tried Crabsticks? Mind you we have some particularly nasty Spanish biscuits at the moment and I can't believe that they contain sugar,flour or dairy products as they taste like dry walling.
||I am back in Argentina from Antarctica. We were not allowed to take food ashore to protect the environment but there were plenty of penguins there anyhow. I was pleased to see that the ship stocked a full range of UK biscuits as I gambled in not taking any biscuits as I was struggling with my baggage allowance - 20kg of biscuits goes not go that far. What was noticeable was that there were 2 different tins depending of the sea conditions. A square red tin would be used to house the classic selection of custard creams, bourbons, chocolate digestives etc. This appeared in rough seas only and was complimented by an ample supply of tea. In contrast there was a circular Wallace and Gromit biscuit tin with a plainer selection for the calmer seas. This was in complete contrast to what I had anticipated as I thought that the plainer biscuits would be used in rough seas and the more lavish selection in the calmer conditions. You don´t want to throw up your best biscuits do you? The Russians manning the ship appeared to be using something that resembled ginger biscuits but with a slightly rougher texture when they were on the bridge. These may be they key to navigating between icebergs and may be the fabled ship´s biscuit I was searching for. I did not sample them as they could have thrown me overboard for touching them - I guess the effect would be the same as killing an albatross and could bring bad luck upon the ship. They also had their own chef so I would guess they did not like the UK selection. Will continue the research in Argentina.|
I have a chum by the name of Neville who invented an ideal accompaniment for a nice cup of tea or when you've had a skinfull down the pub - either is fine (actually I find a nice cup of tea does the job if you've over done it on the beer). It consists of a packet of Revels - you know the little multiflavoured chocolate covered sweets? These are placed in a toasted sandwich or Breville maker once the peanut ones have been removed (you can tell these as they are a bit nobbly and don't toast well). Do not butter the outside as some people do as this renders the sandwich too sickly. Hey Presto - Neville's Revel Breville.
This does not taste nice with Mars Bars and of course would not rhyme.
|Nicey replies: Outstanding|