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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. |
I have recently discovered a new wonder,
the 'Pink Panther Pink Wafers'. They are truly the best damn biscuits/wafers/confectionary/God-sent-masterpieces I have ever tasted. I discovered them at a friends house whilst I had the munchies (biscuits satisfy my munchy hunger everytime).
Anyway, I have to admit that pink wafers are simply the greatest biscuit ever, beating hob-nobs and buttery shortbread fingers at the finish line. The picture of the pink panther on the front of the packet added an air of nostalgia to them, as i used to watch it as a child. (Humming the pink panther theme tune is a must)
Pink wafers and the pink panther! what more could you ask for? (cup of tea included, obviously)
P.S i would like to know if there are any other types of 'endorsed' biscuits anywhere. The pink panther pink wafer has to be the endorsed biscuit to mark all the others against of course.
Great work with the site!
|Nicey replies: Will,
Are you trying to cause controversy here? There was a pink panther chocolate bar years ago, which was like raspberry or strawberry flavoured white (pink in-fact) chocolate. They were good.
These wafers however are truly nasty, despite or possibly due to each one having your 10% of your RDA of zinc.
I'm sorry the Pink Panther has had to become embroiled in the seedy world of wafer biscuits, he must have fallen on hard times since his TV show was canned.
||Whatever happened to Barnstormers (the Asda equivalent of Hob-nobs)? They were larger and cheaper than their McVities equivalent representing a large boon for the discerned hob-nob eater. Many is the time I reminisce of my late Grandfather offering me a Barnstormer, which proceeded to disintegrate in my mouth. On closer inspection it was found to be infested with little weevils and on investigation of available primary evidence (the packet), were found to be 3 years out of date.|
As for the pink wafer debate, I don't mind them. A handy tip to get more out of your wafer is to separate the ply's and then you get about 5 thinner wafers for the price of a thick one. Look out for stale wafers though, they taste like chipboard.
Stale biscuit connoisseur.
I was quite disturbed today, when I found the popular American biscuit (which they consistently refer to as 'cookie' - tsch (What does this have to say about Americans?) I mean, just what is the world coming to when we need eating instructions on our biscuits? Soon we may have dumb little pictures of how to dunk your rich tea into your nice cup of tea, and directions on how to eat the middle out of bourbons!!!
I am so distraught by findings today, that I think I have lost all faith in humanity, and need a quality English biscuit (or maybe even a scone with jam and clotted cream) to pull me out of this pit of despair. That, and I feel it is surely the responsibility of the good biscuit loving community to create a strike-force against revolting biscuits with eating instructions on the box.
What do you think of that idea?
|Nicey replies: I don't think Oreos taste too bad, but they are a bit of an anticlimax. Those disgusting chocolate sweets the Americans have, with peanut butter in the middle, that's something to be proud of, but Oreos, forget it.
Yes I've seen those eating instructions as well. What's that for! They tell you to pull them apart eat the cream bit then eat the other bits or something, I don't know. If that is what your supposed to do then why go to the trouble of sticking them together! Why not just supply a big old lump of the inside white muck, in a tin or something and a few out side browns bits.
I've also little packets of four Oreos wrapped together as a 'Serving', this too seems futile. I simply don't believe that an American considers 4 Oreos to be a serving, 14 maybe, 4 no.