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I have to concur with Loz. We had some biscuit-odoured poor kids at my school. More precisely they smelled of stale morning coffees. I wonder if this is the same smell as Loz has experienced in Liverpool? I live in Bristol, I wonder if there was some sort of geographical trend in biscuit type odour in these poor kids, ie. South West - Morning Coffee, Liverpool - Bourbon, Scotland - Hob Nobs. Perhaps you could initiate a study?
||Hello Mr (or is it Ms.) Nicey.|
A friend of mine pointed out to me one evening, probably over a nice cup of tea and possibly some biscuits, although my memory of this exact event is slightly hazy, that when we were at school, the poor kids used to smell like biscuits. Upon pondering this suggestion one day whilst sitting upon the kharzi, I further recalled that they used to invariably smell of the cheaper variety of biscuit. Custard Creams, and such ilk.
Anyway, my question is as follows. Is this phenomenon just localized to Liverpool in the 70s/early 80s, or is it more of a timeless, more national happening?
|Nicey replies: I've not heard of this socio-economic phenomenon before, so I think it must be localised to Liverpool.
Well Liverpool is a major center of Biscuit production in the UK having Jacob's, Horizon and I believe a Burton's factory as well. May be these kids simply lived next to biscuit factories or their parents were employed by them and fed their kids on lots of reject/broken biscuits, as a perk of the job.