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Ian and Barbara Smith
ChocolateSeek you the Grail
Nicey replies: Well Bath Olivers are made under license from Fortts by Jacobs, we presume the chocolate covered ones are too. Two glimmers of hope are the acquisition of Jacobs within the last two weeks by United Biscuits (McVities,Crawfords,KP), which might see some changes the most likely being a focus on Jacob's brands and a move away from generics. Who knows this may benefit the Bath Oliver (my dream scenario is that they fix the Club biscuit back to how it should be while they are at it).

The second strand of hope comes in the form of the recently revived Huntley & Palmers, which really is an attempt to combine the brand name with a range of premium products utilising other manufacturers. H&P at one time owned Bath Olivers and so have a historical association with them. We know the MD of the new H&P has been exploring the idea of adding Chocolate Bath Olivers to his range.

Actually we were in Bath last weekend and took this picture of what we believe to be the ancestral home of the Bath Oliver, which is now a pub in Green Street Bath, but once was a bakery operated by the late Dr Oliver's (inventor), coachman Atkins, to whom he bequeathed the recipe and lots of flour.

Jammie DodgerSeek you the Grail

Wagon Wheel Review
Nicey replies: Actually I don't think the taste of Wagonwheels has really changed at all, I think your own personal tastes have evolved / matured. I do think Jammy Dodgers have changed quite a bit with today's biscuit being a much softer bake. We have an entry for Rondellos in our missing in action section, which is looking a tad empty so I'll add in your comments.

David Cummings
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Nicey replies: David,

Of course they are free to enjoy that gooey centered cookie, they might also enjoy eating large quantities of uncooked cake mixture. Calling them biscuits is however effectively surrendering our culture identity to America, a bit like giving up BBC One in favour of Sky One. As for the Trio we still get the occasional sighting in the wild, the last occurred in North East Belfast about eighteen months ago. Alas no pictures were obtained.

Steve and Lisa Tottle
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John Rooney
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