||Hello my dear Nicey and TW|
What a fascinating site you run dear sir
Keiths experiments raise the question, has anyone experimented with the healing properties of varied biscuits in Homeopathic dilution in tea, potentially as a by product of dunking? Is it based on individual metabolism or can one extrapolate to a generic response.
Or is it just sludge and leave it at that?
|Nicey replies: I think most of us have dabbled in that at some point in our lives. Indeed right now I can hear the clatter of biscuit tin lids as the youngest member of staff has just discovered that requesting a small cup of tea gets him a limited pass for the Gingernut tin.|
||Dear Wifey and Nicey|
Thank you for an excellent website. Sorry if this has been brought up before, but I still need to know. When you've dunked your favourite biscuit, and presuming the laws of physics allow, is it OK to put the whole thing in your mouth? I can do a Chocolate HobNob at a push and even two well-soaked fig rolls (that was for a bet) - what do other people think. Never on a first date? Should a secret society be formed?
Keep up the good work
|Nicey replies: Of course in the proper social setting it is permissible. The correct social setting for shoving entire biscuits into your gob, just to see if you can, is when you are alone. It should certainly not be attempted in front of anybody who even slightly looks down their nose at you. Of course I would view pre-dunking as cheating, you should be able to do this dry. I certainly used to able to get a whole digestive in as a youth.|
Happy Faces Review
|I have recently noticed a correlation in the biscuit universe with a brand of reformed and shaped potato type thing known as Smiley Potato. While superficially similar, the potato variety is no good for dunking, and has no jam.|
But the real truth comes to light once you actually cook Smiley Potato. Before they go under the grill, they are innocent and as the name suggests, smiley.
Once cooked, the awful reality is that they resemble evil grinning burnt demon faces, and thus become difficult to consume, if not impossible.
I think it's a safe assumption that once dunked, Smiley Face biscuits do not distort and turn to evil, but remain good natured even when mashed into a slurry and sent stomachward.
Is this a conspiracy to ruin the image of Smiley Faces?
|Nicey replies: Actually on reflection most of the Happy Faces look a lot like gargoyles.
Ginger Nut Review
If I dunk a Ginger Nut in a hot cup of tea it becomes soft almost immediately. If I dunk a Ginger Nut in a glass of cold milk it retains its crunchiness for quite some time. Why is this?
If I reverse the experiment and try dunking in cold tea or hot milk will the Ginger Nut keep its crunchiness or not in these liquid refreshments?
Is it the temperature of the liquid you are dunking into that affects the crunchiness of the Ginger Nut, or is it the cellular composition of the liquid? I look forward to hearing your answer.
|Nicey replies: Yes it is the temperature. Basic chemistry tells us that the rate at which a solute dissolves in a solvent, is tempreature dependent. The Gingernut is mostly sugar and really wants to dissolve. Temperature is a factor in any dunking situation and can often be the reason for breakage as hot tea works faster.|
I only recently became aware of NCOTAASD, was immediately engrossed in the world of tea and biscuits, then on reflection felt a guilty pang. Please can you tell me, am I normal or a heathen? Whenever I have the tea and biscuits to hand there comes an overwhelming desire to dunk. Be it chocolate digestive, Jacobs Crackers or Bourbon they each receive a dunk of apprpriate length before consumption. I give my name but hope you will not be too harsh in condemnation. Thanks for the excellent website and for listening. Eric.
|Nicey replies: That's perfectly normal urge in somebody your age, and nothing to be ashamed of. It might help you to get over your embarrassment if you were to meet other people with an interest in dunking, perhaps a visit to a local cafe or tea bar.|