Tunnocks Wafer Review
Always been a big fan of the famous Tunnock's product in its distinctive gold and red striped wrapper. A month or so ago I found a plain chocolate variant in a matching gold and blue wrapper. Being a major convert to plain chocolate (digestive debate - you can guess my view - let's not go there!) since mid-twenties (age not decade!) I thought I was onto a winner.
I was sadly disappointed! The chocolate quality was not good and for some reason the wafer/caramel internals seemed dry and lacking in the usual chewy consistency. Maybe it was just a poor batch - but I've not been back for a second try. Back to the standard product then and continuing contribution to the millions consumed daily!
all the best,
|Nicey replies: That's surprising, most plain chocolate zealots have taken to the blue and gold wafers like ducks to water. Perhaps you were just disorientated by the switch, a bit like approaching a French round-about for the first time. After a day or two it seems natural.|
|Chew Lip Ping
Khong Guan creamy chocolate biscuits Review
Noticed you did a review of Khong Guan creamy chocolate biscuits.
It's a biscuit company from Singapore, not China. The company's history is outlined here
It's quite a famous brand in Singapore and I remember eating it 15-20 years ago. :P
|Nicey replies: Thanks for that I was just following what the pack said, so it must have been a fully localised Chinese export pack.|
Several months ago, whilst strolling down memory lane, I suddenly recalled the Montego bar. Despite asking all my friends and work colleagues, and even my mum who used to buy them, no one remembered them. I was beginning to think I had imagined it all. After my wife taunting me earlier today, I decided to settle it once and for all. Now I am vindicated, thank you 'nicey'.
Oh, by the way, I am certain that they also made a rum flavoured bar as well, but the ginger one I can almost taste. It was lush.
|Nicey replies: No problem Douglas it's what the internet is for really. Now we just need to hear from somebody who can remember eating a Montego in a Montego.|
|John E Noir
I think this may be what Dave Peregrine was referring to, we had one for many years until mum finally succumbed to the allure of tea bags. The last time I visited my auntie Kath I believe she was still using one, but as far as I know I don't think they can still be bought today.
I found one on e-bay
but a) it is already sold.
and b) it is in Australia.
Next time I see my Aunti Kath I will ask her if she is open to offers for her rare antique!
John E Noir
|Nicey replies: Excellent picture thanks John.|
|Hello Nicey and Wifey,|
I just stumbled upon your web-site and I don't know if you or any of your fellow enthusiasts can help me out?
Does anyone remember the plastic loose-leaf tea dispenser that used to be stuck on the side of the kitchen cupboard above the teapot in virtually every kitchen in the country? They were a sort of inverted cone with a horizontal, spring loaded plunger affair on the front near the bottom. When pressed this would deliver a set amount of tea into the pot, (it was something like one press per person and one for the pot). They came in various colour combinations, with opaque bottoms and lids and a tinted clear-ish plastic centre, so you could see how much tea you had left. I'm beginning to suspect a global conspiracy - I can distinctly remember being a small child and being allowed to push the button, but my parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties and various 'old' people I may have known are all denying they ever owned such a thing!
Can they still be bought? I've been trying this new internet thingy but it seems as clueless as everyone else I've asked.
Any help or advice gratefully received.
ps Lincoln biscuits are the best - good tea-absorbtion but compact & sturdy enough not to collapse en-route to your mouth. I called them 'bubble-biscuits' when I were a lad.
|Nicey replies: I did see one of those in my youth but I can't quite remember where. I have a feeling that a course of regressive hypnotherapy would soon have it out of me, but would this be a appropriate use of such a thing?
A big hoorah for Lincoln biscuits they are much misunderstood.