Keep your e-mails pouring in, it's good to know that there are lots of you out there with views and opinions.
To help you work out what is what, are now little icons to help you see biscuit related themes. And now you can see at a glance which are the most contested subjects via this graph (requires Flash 6.0 plugin).
Please keep your mails coming in to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you like, you can use this search thingy to find stuff that matches with any of the icons you pick, or use the fantastic free text search, Yay!
||hello again it's chris holdsworth here.|
i was just wondering, how do you like your tea? Personally i go for the 'milk, one sugar' variety but some crazy folk like my mam have lemon in their tea and no milk which instantly rules out biscuit dunking (apart from Lemon Thins which would obviously compliment the citrus tea). Others prefer their tea to have a sugar concentration higher than a 6 year old child and spoon in the sugar 'en masse' with 4 and 5 spoon fools being commonplace.
My point is: Is there an international standard for tea? Personal preference is fair enough but surely some boffins in Belgium from the EEC or NATO or something have found out the perfect or average level for tea additives.
Maybe we should just ignore their advice, rebel, and drink our tea as we like. Although look at the yanks - they drink theirs cold, and sometimes peach flavoured.
|Nicey replies: Tea, Hot, Milk no Sugar, make it so|
||In reference to Kate's e-mail, those biscuits were great. They really bring back memories of bouncy castles and throwing up after too much jelly. But does anyone else think that the brown one's were meant to be coffee flavour? Why else would they have brown icing, it's a question that's been getting my goat for many years.|
|Nicey replies: I was nearly got by goats about three weeks ago, there was a tall one and a short one with horns.
||Biscuits are Ok,but what about crisps ?Eh ? Monster Munch and Walkers salt n vinegar are my favourites!|
|Nicey replies: Thank you for your email Mr Proctor.|
I wonder if you can help? I want to know what those biscuits were called that everyone had at birthday parties aged about seven. They come mainly in ring form, with hard shiny icing on top, orange, pink or brown as I remember, and with little wavy white lines across the top. Very nice and visually exciting. The biscuit itself perhaps a little disappointing, but the icing was great.
|Nicey replies: Kate,
I believe you are referring to the "Party ring", Foxes make them you should be able to find them easily enough.
||hello nice cup of tea|
such a well informed site will no doubt be aware of the Inland Revenue classifi'cake'tion of the Jaffa Cake into the biccy or cake camp... but if not, I'd heard that the following test was applied:
biscuits left out on the sideboard go soggy after a few days
cakes left out on the sideboard go hard after a few days
jaffa cakes go hard
thus, they are cakes
|Nicey replies: Yes we are aware of that line of reasoning. The problem is that Cake is considered a staple foodstuff and does not attract VAT, whilst biscuits are considered a luxury item, and as such are subject to VAT. McVities are keen for Jaffa Cakes to be seen as cake, and calling them Jaffa CAKES and making the bottom out of sponge wasn't enough of a clue. The Irish inland revenue decided it was a cake due to its moisture content being above 12%, (see the cake link at the top) Apparently UK the Judge needed more convincing so McVities made him a special 12 inch wide Jaffa cake, which he scoffed down with a pot of tea and then ruled it was a cake, Hoorah.
The goverment alas want the ruling over turned as its got chocolate on top and looks like a luxury item to them and the want to slap VAT on it.