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||More Nice biscuit stuff - Me and my biscuit partner decided recently that they should be given a chance and that maybe they were just mis-understood and very clearly the subject of a hate campaign led by Nicey the biscuit master general. After all, we both clearly remembered eating them as kids. So, we bought a pack, and ate them.|
And were both nearly sick.
|Nicey replies: That was a dangerous and foolhardy stunt at best. Think on.
||Charles here, I have written to inform you of my opinion of the so called 'pink wafer'|
As you can quite obviously tell, the biscuit is simply named, it being of the wafery pink variety, but the setup is rather complex, a pink wafer sandwiching a slice of sweet creamy 'stuff' I have compiled in my own time a list showing the advantages and disadvantages of this new breed of biscuit
ADVAN. (standing for advantages obviously)
they are pink
The crumbs fall in the coffee/tea
They are rather sickly alone
I am sorry that this e-mail has been completely pointless
and i apologise for wasting your time
|Nicey replies: Razor sharp biscuit logic.
||Sorry nicey, but I like nice biscuits. They're from Nice in France (pronounced NEICE)|
Pink wafers, however are truly the spawn of satan.I remember when I was a cub scout, doing the bob-a-job & crappy stuff for the church, every church function our group was involved in had the terrible shitty pink things that nobody took (as well as orange Creams - Vile!). so why the hell does every
church fayre / bazaar / jumble sale have these hades based snack?
However I think you need to put a little icon for Cream bicuits, Ie Gypsy Creams (what Richard Whitely from countdown keeps going on about) which are more a coffee biscuit than tea, a viable alternative to Malted milk or Morning Coffee bickies.
Does anyone know a spaniosh biscuit called "Marie Lu"? They're well nice, with a taste almost like custard! Wierd, but ultimately satisfying.
|Nicey replies: Glen,
Someone out there has to like Nice biscuits, or they wouldn't make them, so we'll assume its you till I hear otherwise.
Thanks for the icon suggestion, it sounds sensible and well considered.
||I love your site, but noticed the absence of The Foxes all butter crunch which has superb dunking qualities. Dip it in half way and then whatch as the tea is drawn up through the biscuit flipping it in to the mouth just as it threatens to collapse in to mush.|
makes rich teas pale into insignificance!
|Nicey replies: Thanks for that mail Lucy,
I have a lot of time for Foxes biscuits, and their leading role in crunch based biscuits. I'm sure we will be reviewing one or more of them in future.
||Just discovered your site whilst searching the web for, of all things, waggon wheels. I can't remember how it came up but I was trying to describe waggon wheels to my colleagues, all of whom are American - hardly surprising since I am living in North Carolina.|
As one man they shouted 'Moon Pie" - (only it sounded more like 'mooooon pah") and RC cola. Later that day they came in with a 'chocolate flavor' double decker moon pie. (apparantly you can get banana flavor). I was compelled to try it and have to rate it as possibly the worst 'biscuit' I have ever tasted - even worse than pink wafers. The biscuit part was incredibly dry, the chocolate part incredibly sparse and the mallow bit chewy.Anyway, the point of this is - what constitutes a waggon wheel? do they still make them, do you have a picture of one so I can compare?
I'm sorry but its about 30 years since I had one - as a child, at the outdoor swimming pool, in the freezing cold, from a vending machine. I would appreciate any information.
p.s. big fan of the LU petit beurre
|Nicey replies: Anne,
Those Moon Pies do sound a bit iffy.
Wagon Wheels are alive and well, I have a guest review waiting in the wings which should go up on the site over the weekend when I get some pictures of Wagon Wheels taken, the Internet seems devoid of proper pictures. They are also available now with Jam and Toffee in which is nice. Check back with in a few days.
Also it is universally accepted that they are smaller than they used to be.
Hope this puts you mind at rest.