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I would like to consolidate your theory about dinsours and them having nice cups of tea and sit downs. I have a pet budgie who loves tea, and although she doesnt like to drink from a full sized cup (probably for fear of falling in and not being able to get out.) Anyway, after having found a suitably sized drinking vessel (an egg cup), and filled it with some nice tea, it was offered to her and she proceeded to enjoy it thoroughly. It is also well known, as you say, that birds like biscuits, although she prefers jammie dodgers over digestives as thay dont crumble quite so easily.
Therefore, it seems quite obvious that if tea plants had evolved when dinosaurs were about, and they had mastered biscuit making, they would've enjoyed nice cups of tea and sit downs.
|Nicey replies: That's fantastic news, and is probably all the evidence we require to back up our wobbbly made up theory.|
McVities Digestive Cream Review
I spotted some digestive creams in the newsagent's near work recently. I was unable to resist them and without thinking, I was back at my desk showing off new discovery to Sue, who has a Giant Bee mug. "I think they reviewed those on nicecupofteaandasitdown recently", she said. What's more she added, "I tried some, but I didn't think they were very nice".
Now I'm a fan of the digestive. I had some Happy Shopper digestives recently, and even they were quite nice. Digestives are nice with chocolate on top and also make a superb vehicle for a nice bit of cheddar. So I read your review and it's spot on. The size really was off-putting being different in both diameter and thickness. I do understand that a full sized version would be a bit over the top, but something a bit bigger would've been easier to accept.
The main problem, as you point out, is the cream. It's just not right. It seems too sweet somehow and detracts from the digestive in a way that a thin topping of chocolate does not. I'm sure there must be a fillings engineer out there could come up with something, but it's hard to imagine exactly what. I something a bit like the cheese bit of a cheesecake might work, but I don't know how well that would work with a hot beverage (especially for dunking).
As an expert, have you had any thoughts on the ideal flavour for the cream in a digestive cream ? At the moment it's less than the sum of its parts, which is a terrible shame.
|Nicey replies: Well I think they could try something citrus like lemon or orange, that might be nice.
Tell Sue she has impeccable taste.
Okay, I think I've figured out that a biscuit seems to be some kind of mildly flavored cookie, but what on earth is a "digestive"? Would you consider providing more basic definitions for those of us who live in less enlightened cultures?
|Nicey replies: Shannon,
If you find yourself in the UK you'll be able to use our sites information wisely. If however, you stay put in the States then I shouldn't get too hung up over what exactly a Digestive is, as it doesn't really matter. Remember travel broadens the mind, and failing that you can always buy stuff over the internet and eat it at home.
McVities Milk Chocolate Digestive Review
I found your site while browsing on the web and I thought you might be able to help me.
I am a training journalist, and I'm trying to write an article on the British Biscuit Industry.
Do you have any interesting facts or contacts that would be useful?
|Nicey replies: Sorry Lisa but I generally make it all up myself, any biscuit facts I have are gleaned from packets or other peoples web sites, or my own recollect (frequently wrong). The best statistics I have typically involve how long it would take to reach the moon by putting biscuits end to end. We dream of the day when you'll be able to travel through space in tunnels made from composite layers of Penguins and Tunnocks wafers.
As recently raised in this same forum, McVities claim on their site that they sell 65 million packets of Chocolate biscuits a day, in the UK. You might want to start there, as it means we eat 1.12 packets of chocolate biscuits day in day out.
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