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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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Do any other readers have any biscuit related jokes
I was in my local Spar yesterday and came across a new biscuit, namely Rolo Biscuits. Now, I like rolos and I love biscuits so they seemed the ideal purchase. They consisted of a round 100% chocolate covered shape of about 2 inches diameter and 1/2 an inch high. After making some tea and assuming a sitting position I took my first bite. The innards were of approximately 90% caramel and there were about 4 randomnly positioned spheres of (poor quality) biscuit each about 1/4 inch diameter. Surely this cannot constitute the naming "biscuit". I was most disappointed and finished my sit down feeling cheated and mislead as opposed to relaxed and refreshed (the normal post tea and sit down state). Perhaps you could investigate further and maybe professionally review this scandalous biscuit branding. To top it off they're 89p for 5! Luckily the 5 delicious McVities Fruit Shortcakes I have consumed this morning have redressed my biscuit equilibrium and put me in a better mood.
|Nicey replies: Yes another example of brand tinkering and cross product category meddling. Unfortunately as in the case of mini-Hob Nobs its purely a means of parting you from more dosh for less product. I have to say that I find these sort of products very cynical.|