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||Regarding Nicholas 'Kif' Stevensons' email about one individual rogue jaffa cake in each of his two packs facing the wrong way, I can tell you that the reason for this is so the chocolate on the top of the jaffa cake doesn't melt when the plastic wrapper is heat sealed.|
If the chocolate was facing the outside it could melt if it came into contact with the hot, recently sealed plastic, thus the end jaffa cake, with the chocolate facing outside, is turned around to face the inside.
I can also divulge that this is done by machine rather than by hand.
Your eagle-eyed readers will also notice this happens on most chocolate topped biscuits.
I hope this answer satisfies your quench for biscuit knowledge.
|Nicey replies: I feel like stopping people on the street and passing that on now that I know. I expect you have been doing so for years I've just never run into you.
What Nessa appears to have had is a tea and fruit infusion party.....however i'm not going to get started on that again!
I've always thought you can tell a lot from someone's tea drinking habits and I think we can read a lot in to Nessa through these photos.
- She has laid out 19 cups and therefore expects 18 friends or family to join her for her party, this tells me she is clearly popular.
- She expects to get around 5 cups of tea out of each pot. This tells me she is an ambitious person but not someone who would tackle the impossible.
- The spread of identical iced fingers, large cake and enormous variety of tea types tells me that she likes to avoid conflict.
- The tesco finest jam tells me that she enjoys a little luxury in life, however would not waste money on top end names such as M+S or Waitrose just to impress.
Am I somewhere near the mark in my tea psychiatry?
I'm sure you have the higher resolution pictures at HQ, so could you tell me what those 3 strange spherical objects are in the middle picture.
|Nicey replies: Yes I thought I would let the infusion thing go which seemed fair as the three round things appear to be plums showing a genuine interest in fruit.|
||I’ve just turned 30, so to mark the occasion I had a proper tea party with proper bone china and proper cake and scones and clotted cream and strawberries and even proper cucumber sandwiches without the crusts. I thought you might like to see a few piccies. Note the Nice Cup Of Tea and a Sit Down book on display next to the cups. Everyone had such a lovely time, maybe next year we’ll do it again, but with biscuits.|
|Nicey replies: Hoorah! for you and your lovely tea party, I liked the candelabra at the back and the plucky blue teapot which still took part despite having a chip out its rim, good for him/her (blue for a boy? (oh no have I just started a debate as to the gender of teapots? (probably not))).|
Chocolate Caramel Review
|Having recently discovered your website, i was taken aback at the simplicity, and yet brilliance of the idea. As an Irishman, i am somewhat proud of our status of the largest tea-drinkers per capita, and as such, do my part to preserve that status.|
One thing i feel obliged to mention to you and your great website is the multitude of new flavours and textures to be achieved by doing that seemingly inapropriate and misguided attempt at food storage,and putting biscuits in the fridge, or, when the circumstances apply, the freezer. This is especially rewarding if the bisuits in question involve chocolate, and even more so when they have caramel in their composition. (it goes crunchy, shattering into caramelised shards in your mouth before melting back into a single entity). Caramel Digestives (McVities, naturally) work extremely well in this manner.
I just hope you will take this seemingly eccentric method, (which came to my attention after the resounding success of following through upon being told to put Rolo's into the freezer by an acquaintance) on board.
||I have to say I hadn't thought about making two cups of tea, one for dunking and one for drinking before, but that really is a smashing idea and one I am going to employ immediately. The added bonus will be that if I continue to be careful with my dunking habits and not lose any poor souls to the molten tea, I'll have two cups of tea to neck, marvellous! Thanks Derek!!|