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My colleagues and I have just done a taste test on the three McVitties Jaffa Cake varieties for our Friday afternoon nice cup...etc.
Lemon & Lime are pleasant (in a washing-up liquid sort of a way) but we couldn't eat too many of them without feeling a bit queasy. Blackcurrant were just a washout, and an affront to the sensibilities of Jaffa Cake lovers everywhere.
We all agree that original Orange wins hands down - we could easily work our way through a whole packet each. Just the thing for a nice cup of tea and a sit down.
|Dr Alice Gorman
Thanks for putting the space biscuit story up on the site. I liked your take on it, and it has made me feel happy for days to be ANCOTAASD's favourite space archaeologist.
Nicey, are you an undercover archaeologist, or a secret space industry person? How was it that you already knew about space archaeology when I first emailed you?
|Nicey replies: Hello Dr Alice Gorman Space Archaeologist,
Wifey actually spotted something about your work on the BBC site before you contacted us. We all like that type of thing. The younger members of staff are usually constructing some form of rocket out of lego or their bedroom furniture at least 3 or 4 times a week. We also like archaeology. We live only about a mile from a roman road and again the YMOS have dug a big hole behind my shed from which they regularly haul out fabulous artefacts. So far we have an impressive collection of roman stones, bits of old roman plant pots, a small piece of roman roof tile and a very well preserved bit of roman wooden fence panel.
Wifey still warmly remembers the Christmas I bought her every girls dream, a 4 inch Newtonian reflector telescope. We went all "Galileo Galileo" after pointing it at the brightest thing in the sky which turned out to be Jupiter with Io, Europa, Ganymede and Calisto all visible too. Saturn was right alongside so after that we had a good look at it, and were able to make out the Cassini divide. She let me off after that and reassigned it as a whole NCOTAASD team present.
Malted Milk Review
Re Malted Milk biscuits. I can remain in the closet no longer: I have been sporadically entertained by your website for many months following increasing pressure from my husband. May I introduce myself? Tea addict, cow addict and - wait for it - alp horn addict. Yes, really, those 14ft long wooden horns that you get in Switzerland. I printed off your best Malted Milk picture some time ago and it's stuck on my notice board 14 inches from my right elbow as I write. The comment about Swiss army involvement has forced me to reveal myself: Swiss cows do come in lots of colours, the most famous being those gorgeous coffee-coloured ones, but there are also quite a lot that are Malted Milk biscuit coloured too. I was playing my alp horn to them last week. The alphorn was used to call the cows in the alps. They really do come and listen. You can see that happening if you look on my website.
Swiss cows have gorgeous eyes, though these don't show up so well on the biscuits, unfortunately.
|Nicey replies: Oh no, yet another of those "calling cows with your Alpine horn" themed emails.|
Hope that you are well.
I got married recently and for our wedding breakfast instead of the usual champagne and three course we went for cakes, scones, with and without fruit, jam and clotted cream, cakes, jam sandwiches, cakes, salmon sandwiches, cakes, wedding cake, cakes and as much tea as our guests could consume. Hoorah! It was a hit with all. However, imagine my horror when I saw my newly wedded husband loading his scone with cream and then jam! Well it was nearly the divorce courts right then. Apparently his whole family do it! Cream, being like butter. But I say, butter is like butter. Butter, jam, cream, it is the natural order of things.
We decided to have a look on your delightful site to see if you have the answer. We couldn't find anything obvious but
I dare say that this debate has raged in the past and as you were so helpful regarding the oat cake, cake or biscuit problem (you informed us it was actually a cracker) we wondered if you could help us here.
Yours, tea drinkingly,
|Nicey replies: Actually that was the very first poll we ran on the site and it came down as 72% jam then cream 28% cream then jam. So your old man is not alone just out numbered three to one.
I must protest in the strongest possible terms about your outrageous slur on the quality of the music at the Pontardawe Inernational Musidc Festival (see reply to our lovely Kate's extremely informative email). Our music is like...well...like the best biscuit you can imagine and slips down a treat with a nice cup of tea, as the attached photograph clearly shows (albeit in silhouette).
It is true, I confess, that some (undoubtedly errant) festivalites chose beer as their musical accompaniment. But others among us know what goes best with the cream of Celtic chords (a suitable title for a new biscuit, methinks).
I must tell you also, as a participant in our Kate's revealing survey that I did NOT go for the pinkie wafer...my credibility remains intact.
|Nicey replies: Yep sorry about that I really meant that I didn't know what your music was like but at least the tea and biscuits sounded good. However I've just checked out your excellent website and it sounds like this year you have been going from strength to strength. Wifey says we must go next year (she's said it twice now!).|