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Myself and a colleague of mine who will remain nameless ( Mark Daszkiewicz), have been having a week long debate on which biscuit is better, between Malted Milks ( my personal favourite ) and Toffypops. I was wondering if it would be possible, with the help of your good self, to conduct a mini survey to see what people in the snack world prefer.
I would like to thank you in advance for your help.
|Nicey replies: Glad to hear you like Malted Milks, they are fantastic. Without wanting to influence the debate,I would side with the malted milk over the Toffee Pop, I mean which is likely to stand the test of time?|
How pleasant to finally find a website where those us who want nothing more than to sit down with a biscuit, a nice cup of tea and occassionally a good wordsearch can come and put our metaphorical feet up.
Now, a question which has risen between a lady colleague and myself. Toffypop or Malted Milk? As biscuits, the two could not be further apart, but if you had to choose one, which would it be? I myself come down firmly on the side of the Toffypop, for their nostalgia value and convenient size. The crumbly shortbread like base which perfectly matches the generous scoop of chocolate and caramel on top is also pure genious as is the vending machine style of packaging, whereas when you have finished one column of biscuits, a mere tilt towards you propels more Toffypops into the void and you into biscuit Babylon. I firmly believe that without the Toffypop, McVities would never have dreamed of inventing the Chocoalate Caramel and we all know what that would be like...
Whilst the Malted Milk as praised by my colleague Siobhan, is a more than adequate biscuit (and the way I see it the traditionalists choice), I feel it is more suited for coffee than tea breaks and it's time has now passed, whereas Toffypops humble beginnings have laid the foundations of the soon to come Caramel revolution in the biscuit world.
Boasters are also lovely, though this is inconsequential.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.
|Nicey replies: Mark,
Its good to know that you have strongly held views on the subject of Caramel based biscuits, and your point about Burtons leading the way with Caramel over the mighty McVities is well made. They are indeed racy and exciting, all bells and whistles. However, do not dismiss the Malted Milk, it is a classic biscuit founded on sound biscuit design principles, plus it has pictures of cows on (fantastic).
The Wife however prefers ToffeePops and has now decided we need to get some.
||There is nothing wrong with nice biscuits. they have sugar (which is great) and they helped me through the early parts of my childhood along with Cow biscuits (which go great with a nice glass of milk - 4 year olds don't drink tea). Pink wafers are also full of sugary goodness and have the interest factor of being pink. As I think now there are very few pink foods which is a shame is the wafers are anything to go by.|
P.S. I was recently shocked to find a teenager who had never heard of figrolls. What is wrong with the world?
|Nicey replies: I've been drinking tea from the age of three, (milky weak and sweet back then), but all biscuits are good with milk. Hoorah.
I think you'll find that strawberry blancmange is the benchmark pink food.
I hope the teenager in question has now been introduced to the wider world of biscuits.
Did you guys go on "Skinner and Baddiel (sp) unplanned" the other week? Someone in the audience asked them if a Jaffa Cake was a biscuit or a cake... and then got very passionate when Frank Skinner decided it was a cake!
I immediately thought of your site, of course, and wondered if it was indeed you? Or just a fellow biscuit devotee?
|Nicey replies: Wasn't me but Frank made the right call.|
||After visiting your site today and reading some of the comments posted by various biscuit lovers, I was stumped and befuggled to say the least with regards to the seemingly posh biscuit eaters of todays modern market. Where are the comments about the humble digestive biscuit? This biscuit is a true stalwart of the tea dunking food market. The thing with digestives is regardless of what brand of digestive you buy, they all taste exactly the same. Whether it be Somerfield basic, tesco value, Mcvitie's they all taste as good as each other. It also goes very nicely soggy in your tea and makes for a very enjoyable brew. Remember kids. Do not forget your roots. With all these new fangled bisuits coming out with promises of 'jam' or 'chololate' or 'sugar' (like the ill-fated nice biscuit), you need to remember the digestive. Ultimately reliable and always up for a brew, the digestive is a! true giant of the biscuit world. |