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||Are bourbon creams simply a chocolate version of the custard cream?|
|Nicey replies: That is an appealing theory, a bit like Lamarckin vs Darwinian evolution. However modern biscuit scholars now realise that this is a case of parallel evolution in the vanilla and chocolate biscuit cream worlds, So whilst the two may appear related they do in fact have quite separate heritages. Simply tot up the similarities vs the differences. Similar, two biscuits and cream filling. Differences shape, sugar bits, patterns, placement of holes, and of course flavour. Thats 2 vs 4.
So short answer, No.
||Im sorry but i have to disagree with you on your slating of the pink wafer,which i believe to be one of the best biscuits ever invented. However i will forgive you if you incorporate the iced party ring and/or the jammie dodger(the original one with cream in the middle as well as jam) in your biscuit of the week sometime. If you could do this I would be eternally greatful.|
||Hello Nicey, |
I am writing to congratulate you on your illuminating biscuit reviews. I've read some responses to your pink wafer statements, and I just want you to know that I totally agree with you. Frankly, pink wafers are nasty. I hate them.
Especially the 29p for 40 variety e.g. Happy Shopper. Dipped in tea, the filling melts a bit, allowing slurpy goo fun. Then when the tea is drunk, there may be a choc sludge at the bottom.
Or split them down the middle, allowing the licking of the cream, or even the removal intact of the cream, much like the orangey-bit-ectomy performed on Jaffa Cakes.
|Nicey replies: Ace. Advanced biscuit eating skills, I think a special page might be in order,
As you say:
Smashing Orangey bit ectomy
Total Bourbon disassembly.
Total Custard Cream disassembly.
Cow-ectomy, malted milk.
Fig roll crust removal.
Chocolate Marshmallow upper choc depletion.
||We have a biscuit related question that has caused some debate in our house. It relates to the blue riband biscuit and the pronunciation there of. I am of the belief that it should be spoken "blue rib-and" with the empathise on AND Clare on the other hand believes it to be "blue riband" as in a ribbon and that you might tie in your hair if you were a girl and had long enough hair...as the expert we are putting this to you to decide. There's quite a lot riding on this [the respect of my woman] so if you could come out in my favour I would be grateful. |
Thomas & Clare
|Nicey replies: Thank you for your biscuit enquiry.
You are of course right. If they wanted people to call it blue ribbon, they would have written that on the packet.