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|Miss Caroline and Mr John
||Dear Nicey: |
My colleague and I often discuss the issues that you and others highlight on your website. Currently we are on business together in the United Arab Emirates. And of course, talk turned to biscuits.
To our horror, whilst browsing the biscuit of the week - more specifically, trying to find out last week's featured choice - we discovered that the web page was blocked by the official censor board. See below for a sample of the web page that popped up instead!
What exactly was last week's biscuit? What could possibly have caused this surprising result? Needless to say, we still desperately wish to know last week's biscuit.
Miss Caroline and Mr. John
|Nicey replies: Oh dear! Last 'weeks' biscuit was La Paille D'Or a French Lemon Wafer affair. I've re-read it and must be to thick skinned and culturally ignorant to spot the moral outrage contained within. Very possibly it was the description of our trolley contents after visiting the Hypermarket in Boulogne which proved to much. Perhaps just even mentioning the biscuits will be enough to get this page banned too.
I will try and not let the thought of possible censorship in the UAE play upon my mind when writing further BOTW. Then again maybe I will. Future historians will be able to point to the moment when BOTW was some how altered by the spectre of Middle Eastern censorship.
||Hello again, Nicey!|
The most favourite colour of mine is pink. So, soon after seeing "Victoria Baker"'s review of "Caxton Pink'n white", I went to the website. At the site, I was able to enjoy seeing the pink-themed site so much. (Thank you for your information about the cute website, Ms.Victoria and of course, nicey!)
Furthermore, I went up for its "flavour poll" part. There, I choose chocolate flavout and voted it.
By the way, now, a BLACK movement has arrived to me, though I do not like black colour. Recently, one of my favourite biscuuits in Japan has been "BLACK THUNDER". "BLACK THUNDER" is "some cocoa-flavoured biscuit chunks covered with milk chocolate". I guess that "BLACK THUNDER" seems like just a rugged PENGUIN biscuit in the U.K..
Many people might imagine something spicy, bitter of taste by seeing the name "BLACK THUNDER". But it is a sweet, yummy and fine biscuit the same as PENGUIN biscuit.
The other day, I tried to buy a case of "BLACK THUNDER" biscuit at my local convenience store. A case has 20 biscuits.
In Japan, "to buy a case of his/her favourite sweet snack at one time "is called "OTONA-GAI". "OTONA" means "ADULT" and "GAI" means "PURCHASING" in English. "OTONA-GAI" or "ADULT PURCHASING" in English is popular among some Japanese grown-ups, in these years.
Why "OTONA-GAI "? because it is difficult for kids to buy a lot of sweet snacks at one time, while NOT for almost adults.
I will enjoy NCOTAASD with yummy, rugged "BLACK THUNDER" biscuits for a while.
Hiromi Miura (From Tokyo, Japan)
|Nicey replies: Hello Hiromi,
How we enjoy our cultural exchanges here on NCOTAASD. I'm impressed by your Black Thunder biscuits for many reasons.
First because of their excellent name which would be equally suitable as the name of an attack helicopter. Our local Radio station has a large sports utility vehicle which they bring along to local events which is also called Black Thunder - next time I see them I'll ask if its named after the Japanese biscuit.
Secondly the biscuit looks a bit recycled, as if made from other biscuits which have been smashed up for reasons I can only guess at. Then again it could also be a small piece of very tarmac road surface.
As for Otona-gai it seems very sensible that you have a word for this, and given that your biscuits are sold individually wrapped twenty at a time is not too outrageous. I suspect in the UK we would just limit ourselves to a special word for the person buying a case of biscuits.
Just thought I'd send you this link to our new years biscuit party pics! Taken as inspiration from your website we decided to have a new years party based on biscuits! Well what fun it was! Peoples ideas on how to dress! Absolutely wicked I have to say! Hope you enjoy looking at them it's certainly quite a brain taxer for fancy dress!
All the best and Happy Holidays,
|Nicey replies: Hey Will!
Thanks for those thought provoking pictures. I think I spotted a Pink Wafer, A squashed fly prior to being squashed - Garibaldi, Some form of injured medical worker - Abernethy?, Some vaugely Foxy people - anything by Foxs, A large brown cat - it might have been a Fox too?!? a lady with a stripy dress. Oh and a party ring but then she did have some attached to her face.
I'm sure our readers can get the rest.
Caxton Pink'n'Whites Review
|Love them or shocked by them - the pink n white movement has arrived. Tens of thousands of pink fluffy lovers are buying these moreish treats in their masses.|
The popularity of the Pink'n'White movement is now so great that there is now a website to go to enjoy the full pink'n' white experience. So throw away the marigolds and embrace the movement or just play to win the free monthly case of yummy fluffy 'pink n whites'.
|Nicey replies: Thanks Victoria,
Winning a whole case of Pink'n'Whites would be quite shocking!
||Just a quick note to say that your website enabled me to have a 'proper' Christmas this year - that is one which included Chocolate Oliver biscuits. I had been monitoring the Huntley & Palmer website after news (on your site & in the Telegraph) that they were planning on manufacturing them this Christmas but it hasn't been updated since October, so your news that they were available at Waitrose sent me off to my local branch - no luck but I did find them at a larger branch the next day. Totally yummy & chocolatey.|
Keep up the good work
Grace Ingram (Mrs)