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Oliver Snell
Nicey replies: Good question.

This is a grey area and the Venn diagram we have created on our biscuits page attempts to show this as series of relationships rather than hard and fast boundaries. The biscuits you mention are all examples of 'Chocolate Covered Biscuits'.

Ben Hale
Biscuit tin
Nicey replies: You and me both Mr Hale,

I've taken to Christmas food shopping in the dead of night, as trolly rage incidents in our local Tesco's are all too common nowadays. Its also quite daunting to see a supermarket rigged for the Christmas on-slaught with vast drifts of Brussel sprouts, and Mince pies blocking ones traditional passage through its aisles.

As to the biscuit tin assortments that is an excellent proposition, but I think it may be beyond our resources to have it completed by Christmas. Our local Sainsbury's has literally tins of biscuits piled up to the ceiling, alas, they are on top of the fresh and cooked meats chillers about 9ft up. At the very least I would warn against the Danish All butter, as the Danish have nothing to claim in the world of biscuits apart from these unimaginative tins of biccies. The only thing that seems to make one biscuit different from another is its shape, which is not much of an assortment really. I would favour a square tin over a round tin as it is a far more useful shape, on shelves and can hold square or rectangular, or round stuff with ease, unlike the round tin.

As for the contents you should be aiming for something without pink wafers if at all possible, and preferably with either Jam and cream sandwich biscuits or foil wrapped biscuits, as these are festive.

Hope that helps.

Spencer Kaye
Jaffa cakes
Nicey replies: Thanks for that Spencer, although there is no new information in Louise's reply. I would simply add that they are called Jaffa CAKES not Jaffa BISCUITS, you see the clue is in the name.

David Grennall
World of BiscuitsBiscuit tin
Nicey replies: Dave,

I'm thinking Digestives could be the boys for the job, and probably some Garibaldis as they pack well. Ships biscuits or hard tack are very nasty indeed and sailors used to actually break their teeth trying to eat them, so you probably want to give that a miss.

Unfortunately we have no data on South American biscuits at all, but if we extrapolate from what we know of the Spanish / Portuguese biscuit world then we would certainly advise taking your own. As for biscuits that counteract sea sickness and ultra violet radiation it looks like you're the man for gathering that data.

It is always wise to have an appropriate biscuit tin.

Mail us when you get back especially if you get a picture of you eating biscuits in an extreme environment. Hoorah!

Chris Addison
The FrenchFig rollsBiscuit tin
Nicey replies: Don't be confused and worried. The high moisture content of the fig paste contributes to the crusts soft nature, and on exposure to the air this tends to dry out. Now there are some who would say that this makes the fig roll a cake, which it clearly isn't, and if nothing else it proves that there are always exceptions to the rule. Also if you are ever in France try out the Figolu. This mini fig roll does not have the required bulk to maintain its correct moisture content and so appears to have already gone stale by the time it gets put into its pack.