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||Dear biscuit fans,|
I take great exception at my favourite biscuit, the Pink Wafer being named 'yukkiest biscuit'! OK so it may have been the token 'left at the bottom of the variety pack' biscuit for many years, but the recently released Pink Panther Wafers, made by Rivington have given the humble pink wafer a new lease of life. Always perfectly rectangular, crunchy, and with a generous helping of yummy vanilla flavoured cream, the Pink Panther wafer is a tasty treat for all the family, and hopefully will help to re-elevate pink wafers to their rightful place at the top of the biscuit barrel. In years to come, as I look back on my life with a twinge of nostalgia, I'll always reserve a special place in my heart for the biscuit that helped shape my childhood. One day, when I have my own children and they are spoiled for choice among all the space age, new fangled biscuits that have found their way onto the shelves, I will give them two words of advice to heed their entire lives through - "Think Pink".
PS - I refer you to this article from the Rivington Foods website
Living Proof that Pink Panther wafers are good for you!
Sunday Independent December
WAFER ADDICT LUCY?S IN THE PINK!
101 year old Lucy Warne?s diet for a long life really takes the biscuit. The former schoolteacher puts her longevity down to the five packets of pink wafer biscuits she?s eaten every week for the last 19 years.
Lucy?s son, Colin said ?It?s the only sort she eats and we always laugh about it because she says that?s why she?s lived so long. I think it?s definitely worth giving them a go because is certainly seems to have worked for her?...
For some reason the chefs where I work insist on calling Custard "English Sauce" whenever they put it onto the menu! Is this some strange EU directive that means its not allowed to be called Custard unless it comes from the Custardy region of France or Germany or where ever? Whatever the reason, I can report that it tastes just the same. Maybe we need a capaign to Save Our Custard!
On a different point, my childhood favorite desert was Banana Custard, which my brother and I used to make by pouring a generous helping of custard over a sliced banana. Delicious!
|Nicey replies: Bananas and Custard are a proper pudding. The younger members of staff and myself often tuck into a bowl.|
Was just wondering if you'd seen this Super Bourbon?
|Nicey replies: No we hadn't, that's a lot of fun for 27 pence pack of Bourbons. We once had a picture of a Super Oreo sent to us which frankly looked horrific.
Animal Biscuits Multireview Review
A friend just returned from the US and, knowing my love of biscuits, brought me back a box of childhood favourites, Barnum’s Animal Crackers.
I’ll be honest, they are a bit strange. Not a great biscuit at all, but horribly addictive. Unlike our own animal biscuits, they’re not covered in chocolate either, which doesn’t help. Obviously, through the name Barnum, there’s a circus theme. They come in a cardboard box, which I think is meant to be a circus truck transporting animals. It has a little string handle on it so small Americans can carry them to school. When you open them up, however, there are all sorts of animal shapes, such as koalas and giraffes and other things you wouldn’t normally see in the big tent.
Boasting ‘a rich source of calcium’ they kind of have a malted milk essence to them, but as if someone had tried to merge a malted milk with a rich tea and with an overwhelming taste of the cardboard box. I’ve been unable to determine whether this is because they have been transported or whether they always taste like this. I really wouldn’t recommend them, however, in a US based biscuit emergency, they might just pip the Oreo.
|Nicey replies: Ours tasted like that too, so it's probably another biscuit which you have to be raised on to really like.|
||I love custard, either 'proper' or made from custard powder, but don't get tinned custard at all. Am I the only person that thinks it has a really weird taste. It's totally synthetic and overpowers anything it is served with. Yuck.|
And while we're on the subject of custard, thank you so much for starting this thread. At school I was mercilessly mocked for loving school custard, and my disappointment when it was really thin and runny, instead of lovely and thick, or, even worse, it was chocolate sauce instead. Perhaps next year should be devoted to school puddings.