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Tunnocks Wafer Review
|Re Tunnocks products. two friends from work and myself visited the factory three years ago,we were made very welcome,and left with a very generous bag of samples.We then visited the Tunnocks tearoom around the corner and had Tunnocks own mutton pie with beans and chips,triffle, scone with butter and jam,and a mug of tea,absolutely delicious.We have made visits to the tearoom every 8 weeks since that first visit and are now on first name terms with the staff.the staff at both the factory and the tearoom are a credit to Tunnocks,it looks like a happy place to work,they are all so very pleasant.|
|Nicey replies: Yes, lookout Disneyland Paris, Tunnocks World is here. I wonder if they do weekend breaks?
In this state of tropical weather we are having in Yorkshire (canít stand it myself, bring back the rain!), do you recommend trying iced tea? I once had this drink in Paris and it was vile and bitter. It is too hot for me to drink a normal cuppa, but I am missing it also. What can I do?
|Nicey replies: Marge,
We would never ever recommend drinking iced tea, its muck. You just need to gather yourself and have a proper cuppa, you'll be fine. Maybe get a few scones and some jam and cream and pretend you're on holiday. I have to say I'm getting quite skilled at scone making, and we have pretended to be on our holidays about 3 times in the last month.
||Dear Nicey and the Wife,|
Iím glad to see that you have finally turned your attentions toward the doughnut which has been under represented on your site for some time.
Doughnuts are nut just something to have with a cup of tea (or coffee if you are American), but can be a good source of entertainment when things get a bit dull in the office.
Games such as eating a doughnut without licking your lips or a challenge to see who can polish off a bag of 10 doughnuts in the shortest time are, Iím sure, enjoyed by many people across the entire country.
I was recently informed of a new (to me at least) way to add an extra dimension to doughnut consumption.† The method is to take a jam doughnut (chocolate or custard doughnuts will do just as well) and locate the hole through which the filling was added.† Next, insert the nozzle of a squirty cream can into the hole and fill the doughnut to capacity.† The doughnut is now ready to eat.
Make sure that you use a doughnut of reasonable quality, some of the cheaper ones will give under pressure and the cream will squirt out through holes or cracks in the doughnut surface.† You should also use the thick squirty cream as the light version can be a bit watery.
|Nicey replies: Morning Keith,
Personally I can take or leave a Doughnut, even a really good one. However, re-inflating them with squirty cream does seem like a harmless passtime, providing its done in an environment high in wipe clean surfaces, perhaps the bath.
|Mrs Ann Day
||Good afternoon Nicey,|
Love the site. Anything that keeps me off of eBay is a good thing!
Where do you sit on the subject of date slice? Is it a biscuit or a cake or something else? I have made loads of these as they go well at a cricket tea along with the jam and cream scones, chocolate cake and strong tea. I always know when to start brewing the tea....it's when my husband goes in to bat.†
As an addition to†my extensive cake repetoire I have invented the bakewell†slice and the mincemeat and marzipan slice.†Basically the same constrution as the date slice but filled with marzipan and mincemeat/jam of your choice.†I especially like making them as my husband hates marzipan and†I get to eat them all ;-)
On the subject of tea I have been to India on a number of occasions and they can't make tea worth a damn. what with the hot milk and boiling everything up together in a saucepan. What is it with Lipton's Yellow label tea? It seems to be all you can get in hotels.†I've travelled extensively and the only hotel where it wasn't on the breakfast table was in The Dominican Republic where they served proper Twinings Breakfast tea.
|Nicey replies: Ann,
We had a discussion on this very topic not so long ago and agreed that 'slice' should be a recognised term deserving of its own circle in our mighty Venn Diagram of the baked goods world. It has the significant advantage of neatly solving the 'Flapjack dilemma' that has plagued cake biscuit taxonomy theory for years.
Of course the only problem in all of this is that I had just got the diagram looking very nice for the book and I'll have to redo it.
According to a report on the radio just now, the Pope is well on the way to recovery from his latest operation, having eaten breakfast this morning. He apparently had a latte (which I know is anathema to fans of your website) and some biscuits. But the reporter didn't say what kind.† What kind of biscuits would the Pope eat? The obvious answer seems to be some kind of biscotti, since he's in Italy. But is there a biscuit that's known to be a bit more holy, or pure? Would he eat Rich Tea because their simplicity and unpretentiousness matches the values his faith professes? Or is he more likely to be a Jammy Dodger man, because the reward for the hard slog of eating your way through the outer biscuit is the jam in the middle (metaphor for struggling through life before reaching heaven)? Might he favour a Penguin, as an ironic reference to nuns?
I'd be interested to hear what the biscuit experts think.
|Nicey replies: Well as the supreme head of the Roman Catholic Church, and given the amount of suffering he has already endured, I hope at the very least they offered him some decent biscuits. Being an old Polish fella who had a tube inserted in his neck last night, then I'm thinking he would probably give the biscotti a miss and go for something a bit easier on the throat. I would have thought something light, devoid of tricky to swallow bits an bobs and not too sweet, I think a nice shortbread finger or two.
Maybe in a day or two if his physicians think he's up for it, he might want to see off a whole pack of Jaffa Cakes, which are a popular tea sort of thing in Poland.