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||Dear Mr Nicey,|
At first, I suffered moral outrage at the idea of letting biscuits of different kinds mix in the same tin. But then I realised that if they are above the age of consent, it's all perfectly legal, as long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.
I am, sir,
Fnord from b3ta here. I was just thinking I should ask if you've done any experiments with mixing biscuits etc in tins to create new taste hybrids.
We all know that a few ginger biscuits left in a tin with some other biscuits for a while will 'infect' the other ones 'ginging then up'. But maybe you could test out what the best ginged up bicuits are, also marshmallow biscuit things have a similar 'polluting' effect. Minty ones can too.
Might be interesting to try and mix ginger, marshmallow and minty ones and see what comes out as the overall flavour.
|Nicey replies: Hello Fnord,
Well, we try to to avoid such experiments, and biscuits are rarely in our tin long enough to suffer such problems/effects. The last time I had a tin full of Gingernuts it also had some other gingernuts in it so I couldn't tell.
I would just caution against any such experiments with Asda Maple Syrup Creams, or Maryland cookies deviating from the chocolate theme, as it will lead to biscuit distress.
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Dave at the Royal College of Nursing, London
|Nicey replies: Oh yes that's very nice.|
Love the web site. As a trainer for Microsoft, I get my delegates in the classroom to view your site during training on Internet Exploer application - They too love it!
Just wondered if anyone else remembers a biscuit from the 70's called Royal Scott, it was a kind of shortbread biscuit. Although Ive not seen them since the 70's here in the south of england (sunny Hertfordshire), When working in Macclesfield a few years back, while staying in a hotel, they had Royal Scott biscuits available during morning tea...
Does anyone else remember these wonderful biscuits?
|Nicey replies: I hope your trainees get a tea break with biscuits on plates.
As for Royal Scott they definitely came in tins with a picture bloke in a kilt playing the bag-pipes (probably).
||HELP ME! We have had a large tin of Crawford's bicuits since before Christmas and my mum refuses to open them, she is 'saving them' for some form of special occasion. The only biscuits (that I truly consider 'biscuits', not counting Kit Kats and the like) that i get to eat most of the time are Safeway Saver's Rich Tea and Safeway Saver's Dark Chocloate Covered, which are fair enough, but one grows a little bored after a while and hungers after more exotic biscuit forms.|
So, I have turned to you to ask what can be done? How can I convince my dearest mother that the biscuits MUST BE EATEN!!?? (She has been known in the past to forget about bicuits, and indeed other foodstuffs, for months or even years. We have some gingerbread in the cupboard that she bought in June, for example. Oh and some cough medicine dated January 1989, but that's a different matter.)
|Nicey replies: Catherine,
You simply need to engineer some situation that demands a grand biscuit gesture, such as the opening of your selection tin. I would suggest a long and epic family walk that requires lots of tea and biscuits on return to your abode. Timing is crucial however, as you must return home at a time far enough away from a meal time to authorise a biscuit binge.