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Lu Mikado Review
|You LIKE Mikados ? How perverted can your tastebuds get ! Is is because they're (perhaps) not on sale in your country that you find them so good ? Personnally, I wouldn't be seen dead with a box of those in my carrier bag : I've tried them, believe me, and I think that's a Good Thing , because I don't have to experience that horrid taste of milk powder any more.|
Now give me Scottish shortbread, hot cross buns, DIGESTIVE BISCUITS ! - any time !
A French Connoissur,
|Nicey replies: Well I like them sure, but I wouldn't rate them over a Digestive.
Bahlsen Hit Review
Great work on the site, I've been following it for about 8 months now. It was great to see you on Richard and Judy, and I've been quoting you regarding Jaffa Cakes.. "The clue's in the name".. I got a biscuit barrell for my birthday (with a proper knobbly handle on the lid and all..), with lots of fantastic biscuits, including Golden Syrup, Golden Crunch and Caramel Crunch as well as Jaffa cakes and Maryland Cookies.
Anyway, recently people have been asking where they can get Prince biscuits in the UK, and you've suggested "Hit" as an alternative, but I have found these elusive biscuits here! These rare specimins come from that most strange place known as Lidl. That's right, that odd, cheap, forgien supermarket sells Prince biscuits, as well as some other French biscuits. I bought a pack, as when we go to France, I make sure we get some as they are brilliant. By the time we had driven the 5 miles or so home, I had eaten half the pack.
Well, so long, and thanks for all the biscuits,
Fido Dido [Peter]
(biscuit fanatic and your humble fan)
|Nicey replies: Yay Peter,
Thanks for the Lidl tip off, we have one about 20 miles away, but my Mum who lives in South Wales has one dead near by so we raid that whenever we are there.
||Firstly what a great site and brillaint idea. I thought that I would pass on a little bit of inspiration that I discovered whilst in the Alps this year for some skiing. they are the joy that is "Longue du Chat".or as we on this Island know them, " Cats Tongues".|
they are brilliant for dunking, imagine the skill that is needed for a hob-nob so it doesn't breakup and the chocolate Rich tea. Fabulous! as the tea is soaked up into the body of the biscuit the tea turnms the sugar into a slightly caramalized yumminess that to this day still needs to have an entire packed eaten, it is nigh on impossible to leave any of them in the packet. If needs be I make another cup of tea and have another sit down.
It is imperative that you try some of these in the near future and may I take the libertly to recommend those produced by Fortnum and Masons of london
Enjoy and kind regards.
|Nicey replies: Yes those old Cats Tongues are nice little butter biscuits aren't they. If they didn't look like cats tongues then maybe they would have been called 'petit beurre' instead. They often make appearances in desserts as they are very good for eating with mousse.|
Lu Mikado Review
I'm a newcomer to your site (great concept, by the way) and I noticed this article about Mikado biscuits. Like you, I also wondered initially what the Gibbons they were until my France vacation in early February, where one of my friends purchased them out of sheer boredom and I then had the privilege to indulge myself in the taste of one.
Yes, they are indeed Japanese - I guessed them before trial just by looking at the idiosyncratic design of the packaging and also the sound of the name. They are truly delicious, there's an adequate amount in each pack and above all, they include chocolate that actually tastes of chocolate. What more can a snacker ask for?
||I think you are just the kind of person to solve a problem that has been bugging me for ages.|
I keep buying teapots and none of them pour properly. Next time I buy one I am going to insist that I can try it out in the shop.
I only ask one thing of a tea pot and that is that it should pour out tea without dribbling all over the table cloth and without the handle burning my hand. (I suppose that's two things).
Since you are clearly the experts in this field do you have any suggestions or solutions?
Mrs "slightly annoyed" from Paris
PS I love your website which I found recommended as website of the week on Which Online
|Nicey replies: That is an excellent idea, and deserves an icon. The only guide I can offer is that there appears to be inverse relationship between a teapots cost and its pouring excellence. Our quite pricey Denby Pullman pot dumps tea almost anywhere except in the cup, whilst a really cheap and cheerful pot I bought in a value shop works well.
We will all take your good word that we are Which's website of the week, given that only members can see the site contents. Presumably they tried out all the other websites about tea and sitting down and we came out tops. Hoorah!