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I just found your fab website which brought back childhood memories of biscuit assortments that my mum used to buy at xmas and birthdays. We usually had Rover, where there were never enough jammy dodger ones to go round, with those vile pink wafers sucking up all atmospheric moisture until you ate them out of desperation at the end of the tin. Sometimes we had Danish all butter that were all a bit samey and those small round ones had sugar crystals that were a touch too big for my liking!
In our house, and some of my family the left over Rover tin would be used as a place to keep importnat papers, bills etc.. Did anybody else do this with their assortment tins. In fact I might have to get one for my filing!!
It would be cool to have assortments on your site and to hear feedabck about them!
Love the site!
|Nicey replies: Sarah,
Thanks for a terrific email. We love biscuit assortments but reviewing more than a couple can be quite a task, still you're right its only a matter of time. Good call all the Danish all butter. The Danish seem to have used up all their inspiration on their Bacon and Pastries activities. Evidently when they got to biscuits they were spent, and just managed to make the same thing over and over only slightly altering the shape occasionally.
As both an ardent supporter of the 'cup of tea and sit down movement' and a fledgling environmentalist I have long fought my moral conscience over the environmental issues of the burgeoning biscuit tin box issue. Indeed, a great many of our community have expressed concern over the irrevocable damage caused by stockpiles of leftover biscuit tins (especially over the Easter and Christmas period, analysts have noted).
Alas, the G8 summit failed to reach a legitimate mandate. But now it appears we finally have a solution! Behold this wonderful 'biscuit-tin' computer - the perfection of hi-techery and bicuit wizardry.
|MessRoom P2 South Croydon
||We at south croydon have been debating the above subject and were wondering why the great people at Mcvities have decided to give us both a tube and a packet, so we thought we would list some pros and cons|
Pros of the tube
2) Keeps the biscuits fresh for longer
3) They don't get crushed and broken ( this brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it)
4) Stops greed, taking 2 biscuits and double dunking.
5) The empty tube can be used for Blue Peter like projects
6) The tubes stack easier in the cupboard
7) They are more aesthetically pleasing to the eye
8) Tubes are easier to open
9) Tubes travel well, you can open and close them, unlike a packet
10) Don't have to worry about crumb spillage
Cons of the tube
1) Less biscuits
2) Costs more
3) You cannot visibly see how many are left, with a packet the free space gets folded over giving an instant view of remaining biscuits
4) More difficult to get out of tube
5) Tube takes up more space in the bin (Unless being used in Pro 5)
6) You cannot use a tube as toilet paper in the jungle. Granted a packet would be slippery but it would work
7) Tubes don't rustle, so a biscuit thief in another room would be harder to hear (Consider CCTV to protect your biscuits)
8) You cannot feel if the biscuits are broken
9) Careless placement of the lid could result in loss of said lid and we all know that such a careless loss would result in soft biscuits
10) Tubes are more likely to be thrown when asked to "Pass the biscuits please" resulting in soft tissue injuries and maybe a trip to the local A&E
Well we have started the ball rolling with a few Pros and Cons on this debate, please feel free to add some more and we will see if we can resolve the Tube verses Packet dilemma.
The Webmasters own opinion on this matter would be appreciated.
W H Warlord and R Mellie.
|Nicey replies: Yay for packets! Woo for packets emptied into tins!|
Thanks for your speedy reply, I attach a picture of us ( Enjoying a well deserved stand up) - I would also like to add that we all agree that sitting down would be the optimal way to enjoy tea and obviously outside the workplace this is how it is nearly always taken.
|Nicey replies: Woo,
Is that a Foxs Creations tin that you are using in your tea-club there??
Since we spend most of our working day sat on our arses we actually enjoy a nice cup of tea and a stand up. It was during one of our daily tea breaks whilst discussing the various merits of Fox's Butter Crinkle Crunch and the dunking abilities of Rich Tea Fingers that we decided it would be a great idea to create a website dedicated to the pastime of tea drinking and biscuit appreciation. Surfing the net several minutes later looking for some pre-scanned images of biscuits for our new site we stumbled upon your fantastic site and soon realised that you had surpassed anything that we would be capable of. Therefore we'd like to congratulate you on your excellent work in the promotion of all things tea and biscuit and would like you to just give those of us who like a nice cup of tea and a stand up a quick mention. Also would it be possible to provide some advice on sensible dunking technique for various biscuits, as one of our members is experiencing regular "snap-offs" during dunking, perhaps you could provide this for our top ten regulars in our biscuit tin (in no particular order) :-
Fox's Butter Crinkle Crunch
Rich Tea Fingers
Chocolate Malted Milk
|Nicey replies: Ross,
Thats an admirable biscuit tin running list you've got there. Also good to see that you are taking good care of your crinkle crunches. Personally I would like to see a fruit shortcake or maybe a HobNob in there to get a good all round tin.
I'm a bit of a reformed dunker myself, but when I did partake of that habit it really came down to confidence and timing, these can not be gained overnight but must be learnt. Out of the biscuits in your list I would only dunk the Rich teas, Digestives and as rank outsiders the Crinkle crunch. Dunking chocolate biscuits or cream filled biscuits is generally a no-no although I understand that many people do choose to do this. Cow biscuits are much too pretty dunk and should have the cows nibbled out of them. Gingernuts are all about crunch so again I wouldn't choose to dunk them. Of course when dunking any large diameter biscuit such as the digestive, one has a window of opportunity, whilst the tea level in you cup/mug is high enough to let you get the edge in. As the tea level falls much more dunking and nibbling are required to access the tea. Don't feel bad to ignore all of this if it threatens your personal enjoyment of tea and biscuits.
As for the standing up, it sounds a bit foolhardy, and I'm sorry that your working conditions drive you to such outlandish behavior. I hope that this doesn't extend to your enjoyment of tea outside of the workplace, where sitting down is certainly the optimal way to drink it.