Tunnocks Wafer Review
Having just reintroduced the Tunnocks caramel wafer to the office, one of my colleagues forwarded your link to me within seconds and an afternoon of fond biscuit-related nostalgia ensued. For me, Tunnocks have to be the epitome of biscuit survival - 50 years on, still in the original(ish) wrapping and not, contrary to popular belief, the sole territory of old ladies in bonnets and hose. Being a young 37 year old, I've not been around long enough to remember the when Tunnocks were new and have only discovered them in the last 10 years or so. I like to imagine that they represent the best of the war years and I will always thank my Grandfather for fighting to keep the country free so that young-uns like me can enjoy biscuits like these...
|Nicey replies: Well done on the Tunnocks reintroduction this is the sort of free thinking initiative that more workplaces could do with.
|Please help me with a debate going on in my local for a couple of weeks now.|
My friend insists that Kit Kats used to come in a 5 finger variety but I can only remember a 4 finger biscuit.
Who is right ??
|Nicey replies: I don't recall them ever being bigger than four fingers.|
||I like bicuits etc but I also enjoy a slice or two of toast with my tea, sometimes for breakfast or sometimes for a late night snack.( Not dunked athough I have tried that in the past!) |
I particularly like Marmite on my toast. I am curious to know if anyone else has noticed a change in the consistency and colour of Marmite. It seems much runnier than it used to be. Hope I'm not moving too far from the subject with this observation, Nicey?
|Nicey replies: Not at all Mike, its for this very reason that we fashioned the toast rack icon. I would concur that they have been making Marmite a bit runnier than it used to be and that would probably mean you use more of it. Wifey goes through a big jar about every three months now and I'm sure they used to last for six.
Also I once went past the Marmite factory in Burton-upon-Trent which was very exciting. It had big overhead pipes joining it to near by breweries.
Ginger Nut Review
The Ginger Nut cake is a well-scoffed family favourite for 'special' occasions so not seen as often as wished. May I add it can be made with any form of alcohol - the sherry option being probably the best balance between budget and gluttony (dunk a ginger nut in whisky and see what I mean! Um-ummm)
Additionally, ginger nuts make a smashing base to a crunchy lemon meringue pie, in place of stodgy pastry.
Arh, ginger nuts - the biscuit that keeps on giving. You don't see your hobnobs doing this much work, do you?
I am new to your "sitting down tea drinking" thing, I was introduced by my girlfriend Rosa (which explains the address). However, the whole concept is more than familiar, as I do like a nice cup of tea and a sit down- especially on my return from a hard day down't Mill.
There is something I would like to bring to your attention.
I see Mr Kipling has had an honorable mention, but I don't see anything regarding the Manor house cake.
OOOOh! sweet, fruity and substantial, but without the weight of the old fashioned fruit cake. Washed down with a nice cuppa......
I just thought I would let you know... I am also quite partial to chocolate chip cookies, although that is another story.
Keep up the good work!
|Nicey replies: Oh yes the Manor House cake is the professionals choice, I like the big sugar crystals on top. Its relationship to say a mini-Bakewell is somewhat akin to one one of those sit on lawn mowers that the council use to do the verges to a flymo that you got from B&Q for fifty quid and plug via the kitchen window.
I could be wrong but I think Manor House is the name of the Mr Kipling bakery