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Lee Chamberlain
Dunking
Nicey replies: 1) Undoubtedly, although it might not be a world record or a UK record, but if we narrow it down to say your street or house or kitchen I would be pretty confident of it being one.

2) I don't know.

3) Look deep within yourself to find the answer to that question.


Sylvia Schmidt
Rocket Science


Lidl's Choco Softies Review
Nicey replies: If ever I encounter a pack of genuine Super Dickmann's then I won't be shy.

rosiwoods


Nairns Stem Ginger Wheat Free Biscuits Review
Nicey replies: The Ginger ones are a bit scarce but the rest of the range is everywhere. As for availability, well that comes down to a plethora of reasons. I'll start you off, customer demand, sales performance, pre-existing successful products, effective manufacturer sales team, brand loyalty, retailer and manufacturer relationships, products unique qualities etc etc.

Maggie Leung
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Strawberry Newton Review
Nicey replies: Hello Maggie,

Just off off the Strand is a small Sainsburys supermarket, and just across the other side is a small Tesco's Express. Either of these would be a useful biscuit top up spot. The nearest Marks and Spencers is just up above the Strand opposite Covent Garden Tube Station. If you clean out those three you'll need to charter your own plane to get the biscuits back to California.

Last time I was in Silicon Valley I had to eat Strawberry Newtons, purchased in down town San Josť.


Jack Briggs
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Nicey replies: Hello Jack,

First congrats of your website I think its lovely, I particularly liked the snickets and ginnels. I'm left wondering what use I should make of this detailed information, I feel like I have had one those intelligence briefings that operatives get before going into the field. It seems as shame not to capitalise on the fact that I now know you can get from the chemists to the bus shelter via a little path. The bridges were terrific too.

Anyhow, Peek Freans as a manufacturing company hasn't existed for years (about 20). After many take overs and mergers its brands and products passed to Jacobs who still used to bake the odd thing and label it as Peek Freans, mostly selection tins. Now Jacobs in the UK has passed to United Biscuits, (McVities/Crawfords) and we all know how many Digestives they make. Jacob's in Ireland were bought by the Fruitfeild group and still bake biscuits in Dublin. There is some cross supply between the two Jacobs for obvious reasons of economy, so some products in Ireland are baked in the UK and visa-versa. There is also a Peek Freans in Canada although I haven't been able to establish its precise connection to the original London based company set up in the 19th century. It seems logical that this was an offshoot that has gone its own way, and many of its products seem like very traditional lines indicating a branching from the parent company many years ago.

Fig rolls by the pound, wonderful.

No we are nothing to do with the BCCCA but we did pop round for a cup of tea once as we were passing by and thought we would go in and say hello.