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wow, i have found your biscuit reviews inspirational. eating biscuits and drinking tea is about all we do at work, so to find a website dedicated to my average day was truly a happy occurence. due to the fact that we also spend much of our time at work surfing the internet it has introduced a wholesome interconnectedness of oneness into my day (and it's a friday so extra warm feelings of contentedness all round).
anyway, on to my cookie centred thoughts. the sainsburys soft cookies comes in packs of five and are well above the average cookie size. truly they are huge, and extremely moreish. they come in several flavours, the best being the chocolate chip ones (mmmm, white chocolate chip - like a piece of paradise on a plate), although if you prefer your biscuits not so sugary then the oatmeal and raisin ones are filling and satisfying. I can't think of a downside to the biscuit itself - but it's packaged as an all-american cookie (rather like the maryland cookie), when it seems to be made instore at sainsburys in their bakery section. I think it must be as sometimes they are still warm and soft, yum!
must go now, keep up the good work,
hello again nicey,
just got distracted at the end of my message and missed a bit out. it was about why call the cookie an american cookie when it's been made at the store. why don't they say instead;
SAINSBURYS: soft chewy cookies, we've just made them and they're yummy. buy them now or we'll eat them all at lunchtime and then we won't be able to fit behind our tills and you'll get no more biscuits ever
ME: i'm buying them now - don't eat them all, please!!
bye bye again,
|Nicey replies: Yes good point about the random application of the adjective American, to biscuits. I like to think that Maryland cookies come from a land of Marys, probably like a cross between Munchkin land in the Wizard of Oz, a bakery, and toy town where Noddy lives, with vast Marys the size of tall buildings striding around sort of like the bit in Power Rangers when who ever is doing the fighting gets 40 times bigger for no good reason.
I recently discovered your website and I thought you would like to know that my former band San Lorenzo had a song called Sports Biscuits in honour of that great treat. You can buy the album with that song on from Bearos Records whose site you can get to via diskant.net
My mum got some Sports Biscuits in for the last time I visited home. They truly are mega.
|Nicey replies: Fantastic a song about retro biscuits. Hoorah. Is there a bit of an MP3 of it anywhere so we could hear this important new direction in 'rock'. If you did one about Abbey Crunch I would probably need to hold up a fag lighter above my head, I expect.|
Jacob's Orange Club Review
|As a reply to your comment as to the disgusting way the French have treated the club biscuit,I just have to say that the club is still around in all its forms(mint,orange,plain,and raisin)-personally mint was always my favourite.However the layer of mint topping is now so thin you can hardly taste it, and as for the chocolate on the top don't even get me started. Ps pink wafers rule no matter what you say.|
||Just thought I'd fill in a blank on the FAQ bit of your site (www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/biscuits) - I don't know how accurate this is, but from what I was told, I've gathered that 'Nice' biscuits are actually named after a place in France, called Nice.|
So, now ya know. :)
|Nicey replies: Yes I've a had a couple of emails on this. Its all part of the French plan to knock out iffy biccys. Presumably living in Nice is so 'nice' that they couldn't be arsed to make a proper biscuit, as there was too much sun bathing and Côte d'Azur fun to be had to me mucking about with biscuit creation.
MAYOR: "We are falling behind in the white heat of cake and biscuit development, Dundee, and Eccles both have cakes, we probably need our own biscuit, something that can bare the name of Nice with pride"
BAKER: "Look, I was mucking about trying to make biscuits out of twigs string and old door mats and it all went a bit wrong, and I wound up with these nasty little jobs."
MAYOR: "Gakkk, those are bloody awful"
BAKER: "Quick drink this Pastis muck it tastes worse"
MAYOR: "I don't really care anymore, so they'll do. Lets go to the beach and get pissed"
BAKER: "Righty ho"
||While living in Canada i am somewhat removed from the biscuit world, I occasionally am able to enjoy a good biscuit (although crackers seem to be more common around my house). I agree with the majority of your reviews, but I find pink wafers to be not only the best wafers available, but one of the better varieties found in the entire biscuit trichotomy. Fig Newtons have always had a strange hold on me; I particularly enjoyed them in my early years. Lately "Dad's" oatmeal and choc chip cookies make for a good lunch time supplement to a sandwich.|
Thank you for your informative reviews
|Nicey replies: Thank you for those thoughts.
I tried Pink Wafers again this week, in a grim experiment instigated by a work mate (Rimmingtons, Rinky dink Pink Panther wafers no less). Maybe it was the vitamins and minerals supplements as each wafer contained 10% of the RDA of zinc, iron, Vitamin C, B12, A folic acid, thiamin, and riboflavin, but they tasted bloody awful. I tried to think of something that might taste that bad and decided that stretches of tha A13 between Dagenham and Purfleet would probably hold their own in a taste test.