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|Miss Caroline and Mr John
||Dear Nicey: |
My colleague and I often discuss the issues that you and others highlight on your website. Currently we are on business together in the United Arab Emirates. And of course, talk turned to biscuits.
To our horror, whilst browsing the biscuit of the week - more specifically, trying to find out last week's featured choice - we discovered that the web page was blocked by the official censor board. See below for a sample of the web page that popped up instead!
What exactly was last week's biscuit? What could possibly have caused this surprising result? Needless to say, we still desperately wish to know last week's biscuit.
Miss Caroline and Mr. John
|Nicey replies: Oh dear! Last 'weeks' biscuit was La Paille D'Or a French Lemon Wafer affair. I've re-read it and must be to thick skinned and culturally ignorant to spot the moral outrage contained within. Very possibly it was the description of our trolley contents after visiting the Hypermarket in Boulogne which proved to much. Perhaps just even mentioning the biscuits will be enough to get this page banned too.
I will try and not let the thought of possible censorship in the UAE play upon my mind when writing further BOTW. Then again maybe I will. Future historians will be able to point to the moment when BOTW was some how altered by the spectre of Middle Eastern censorship.
Lotus Caramelised Biscuits Review
|In Belgium we do eat sometimes "speculoos" biscuits as the filling of a buttered whitebread sandwich.|
This is a cherised memory of my infancy.
The Lotus caramelised biscuit you describe, is member of the "speculoos" family.
(Just now, I discovered your sweet website. So my comment comes a little late)
sincerely, Walter Bauters
|Nicey replies: Walter,
Hats off to you Belgian people, biscuit sandwiches, you have our respect.
||Hello Nicey & Wifey,|
only a couple of days ago I got your book with a comment like: Something sweet and funny.
Well, having read it within a few hours I had to reply: This is some really serious stuff. I donít think itís funny :-).
I run a tiny little Fudgery & British Shop in Bavaria (somewhere between Munich and Salzburg)
www.wasserburg.de . So, do not fear to pay a visit to the continent sometime. Thereís always a good supply of Digestives, Hob Nobs (shame itís only the plain ones now), homemade shortbread, homemade biscuits and scones etc. You can enjoy a nice cup of tea as well (Iím working on the sit down at the moment, which will be 2 chairs/small table and the window showcase has to goÖ.but what the heck) Will drop a line once a Nicecupofteaandasitdown (for 2) is provided at the Fudge Mahal.
Mit freundlichen GrŁŖen
|Nicey replies: Hi Elke,
Hoorah for your lovely shop. I love your 360 degree panorama on your site. Also I have to congratulate you on your British shelves, PG Tips, Ambrosia Custard and Rice Pud, McVities Digestives, Sarsons Vinegar, Cream Crackers, Horlicks, Rose's Marmalade, Nairns Oatcakes but I see you've drawn the line at Marmite.
If we ever find ourselves in Bavaria or fall out of the back of the Tirol sometimes we'll pop in for a cuppa.
|Robin and Danielle
||Hello Nicey and Wifey|
We only found your website three days ago by complete accident, and now itís the most favourite of our favourites. Itís especially appreciated, since we live in Romania, where the selection of biscuits in the shops is dire, and the black tea is prohibitively expensive (they all drink fruit teas here, for their supposed health benefits). Anyway, the way I stumbled across you was that I was trying to do a Google search for a biscuit called ĎDecadentí that existed for a brief time in Britain in the late 1980ís (I think). It lived up to its name Ė it was big, loaded with chocolate chunks and other stuff, expensive and superb. Do you (or any readers) remember it and know what happened to it?
Best wishes, Robin and Danielle
|Nicey replies: In the late 1980s my life style was very far from decadent, and I was probably subsisting on large packets of GingerNuts and the odd Digestive. So I never tangled with these biscuits, although they do sound very shoulder pads and loads of money.|
|S K Chew
South East Asian Multireview Review
The zhishuyu is the hydrogenated vegetable shortening (probably palm oil based) and the pengsongji is the leavening agent probably Ammonium/Sodium Bicarb. Good Luck to you.
S K CHEW
|Nicey replies: Thanks very much, I'm very happy to have that cleared up, a nice way to close out the week.|