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||Hallo you Nice person!|
And how are you on this fine and dandy day? I am all hunkydory and would love to follow up Will Shaws comment about the Pink Panther Pink Wafer biscuits and I do agree, they are simply supurb! Whilst during my G.C.S.E revision I found that these were the best things to get my mind working and to make you feel happy when not! And when dunked in a cup of steaming pot made tea it was simply the best thing in the world! Also the good old party rings are pretty damn fine too! Just thought I should stand up for the good old pink wafers as what have they ever done to you?! Tsk!
|Nicey replies: Rachel,
Sure, at first Pink Wafers can seem like a bit of a laugh, but they often lead on to nastier harder biscuits like the 'Nice' or possibly even 'Morning Coffee', and I'm sure even a GCSE student would know where to get hold of biscuits like that. Can you be sure you know what's in them, have you read the packet? Do you even know what makes them pink?
Yes its all pretty scary now.
On the subject of the pink wafer, I must say that in my opinion there should be sanctions on the sale of this product. I am very concerned that the biscuit market is being polluted and many young children are being indoctrinated with the idea that biscuits are all of similar unpleasant texture and flavour to the pink wafer.
To explain this I must relate to the tale of my first encounter with the pink wafer. When I was a young boy of about four I was at a friendís party. The classic array of kidís party food was accompanied by a plate of pink wafers. Not only were they true to their usual texture and taste but to make matters worse the plate had been left out for some time and the wafers had gone soggy, not the sogginess of a dunked digestive but an intensely distasteful sogginess which deprived the humble wafer of its only and defining quality - the crunchy flakiness.
I was, at this naive and impressionable age, lucky enough to attribute the intense displeasure experienced while consuming the wafer to the pink wafer itself. We all agreed that the wafers were disgusting but some of my friends were put off biscuits as a whole and instead favoured chocolate bars and cocktail sausages. I'm not even sure if they do sit down with spouses, or even alone to tea and biscuits upon occasion like all cultured and biscuitly enlightened people do. As a result the pink wafer must be banned (especially at parties due to the large concentration of impressionable youths and the poor standards of food hygiene) to protect our kids from lives that lack tea and biscuits.
(Aspiring to be tea and biscuit connoisseur in retirement)
It is nice to find that others take pleasure in the finer things in life (i.e. tea, biscuits and cakes)
|Nicey replies: Dear Mr Bricknel,
Thanks for having the courage to share that harrowing tale of pink wafer trauma with us. I only hope that people can learn from your troubling experience.
Am I hallucinating? I claim that about five years (possibly more) ago it used to be possible to sit down with a nice cup of tea and enjoy a biscuit known as the Lemon Crunch Cream made by those fine biscuiteers known as Fox. This delightful little tart of a biscuit was extremely satisfying, I remember with particular fondness the surprising way the lemon would hit your tongue a few seconds before the sugary deliciousness of the biscuit followed. (if consuming it via the prise apart & remove filling method also employed by keen bourbon eaters). However my chums claim I am confusing it with a lemon puff. To prove a point they provided me with a nice cup of tea, some where comfy to sit down and presented me with a pack of lemon puffs. The lemon puff was nothing more than two crackers (crackers) filled with what presumably tastes like the stuff they use to treat athletes foot! So I need a decision, Am I remembering some kind of biscuit type dream, or are my chums just jealous that they missed this particular taste sensation and seeking to ruin my treasured memory?
|Nicey replies: I don't recall the Lemon Crunch Cream but I can well imagine one and they sound nice. You certainly would not get confused with the Lemon puff because they are horrid, and are my third most disliked biscuit after the Nice and the Pink Wafer. Maybe one of our other visitors has experience with the Lemon Crunch Cream.|
I would like to thank you for highlighting the Abbey Crunch, a biscuit which surely deserves greater popularity. Since returning from Germany (a land poor in natural biscuit resources) I have been disappointed to find the breed absent from supermarket shelves. Hopefully your sterling work may save this unparalleled dunking-confection from extinction.
I look forward to reading your thoughts on the Fox's Crinkle Crunch. You would be advised to try the superb Butter flavour as all the rest are disappointing. Especially the rubbish cream-based varieties.
Cpl. T. And Clover (retd.)
PS. Pink wafers are poor in flavour and texture. Am ambivalent on the Nice. Hope that helps.
|Nicey replies: I've mostly seen Abbey Crunch in triple packs with along with ginger nuts and fruit shortcake for 99p in Iceland. Good hunting.|
||Dear Mr Nicey,|
Still enjoying 'Biscuits of the Week' but I have to say that I was
particularly arrested by the Wagon Wheel entry.
I found it to be spot on but here's the thing: In Australia we have a
Wagon Wheel that fits your description down to the ground but it is branded 'Westons'. They also come in the odious four-pack with suspected incremental shrinkage over the last couple of decades. HOWEVER, you can still buy them in single packs and, I couldn't be sure, but these ones still seem pretty big to me. I refuse to buy them in any other form. Surely their greatest appeal must lie partly in nostalgia, (how else do you explain the enjoyment of such a strange cacophony of unappetising components?) and to keep this up they need to be the same size we remembered them as back when we squirrelled them away from the tuckshop under our jumpers for fear of snack bandits. Maybe this wasn't your experience but such were my memories of primary school in the meanstreets of North-western Sydney.
Just lately I have seen them in 'White'. What is it about chocolate
confection makers in recent years that they think we're all going to faint
with excitement at the very sight of a new 'White' version?
Strike me pink and call me a wafer, they must think we're a bunch of