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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.
Kimberley and Chocolate Kimberley Review
|Hello Mr. Nicey, |
I discovered your site today after hearing the details of your news story on Chocolate Kimberleys being available in Britain on the radio. On reading your news story, and the various comments (particularly Rachael's), I did a little search on t'internet and have discovered this company who distributes Kimberleys, plus their 'sister biscuits' Mikados and Coconut Creams, not to mention a whole host of other Irish delicacies, to a large number of UK supermarkets. I've just been to my local Budgens (Porchester Rd,London W2) to see for myself and there they were!
Really like your site by the way!
|Nicey replies: Thanks Lisa you have probably got to the bottom of it there. Wifey will be off for some Tayto Cheese and Onion crisps now as well as a few Chocolate Kimberleys and a bottle of red lemonade. I wonder if these O'Kanes are any relation to NCOTAASD regular Keith whose email precedes this.|