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.
Q - Who is the only dunkable popular music artist?
A - Lionel Rich-Tea
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.|
I was very entertained by your web site and it set me thinking about a number of issues. Firstly, a colleague of mine in the office has recently departed to a new job - he was in his early twenties and his name was Richard Osborne. People called him Rich Osborne around the office - I asked him if he knew of the biscuit of the same name but he had never heard of it! Does anyone remember the "rich osborne" biscuit with the catch phrase "rich osborne never crumbles" in its adverts?
An ensuing conversation led to mention of the Lincoln biscuit - is that still around or has it gone to the biscuit barrel in the sky?
Anyway, its great to see so much material on biscuits, as they have been a major part of my life since early childhood.
|Nicey replies: Roger,
Lincoln biscuits are alive and well, visit our Biscuit of the Week page you'll find it in the list of links at the bottom.
As for the Rich Osbourne, I remember the biscuit but not the advert. They were like a thicker Rich Tea with a hint of butter, a pure dunking biscuit really.