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||While living in Canada i am somewhat removed from the biscuit world, I occasionally am able to enjoy a good biscuit (although crackers seem to be more common around my house). I agree with the majority of your reviews, but I find pink wafers to be not only the best wafers available, but one of the better varieties found in the entire biscuit trichotomy. Fig Newtons have always had a strange hold on me; I particularly enjoyed them in my early years. Lately "Dad's" oatmeal and choc chip cookies make for a good lunch time supplement to a sandwich.|
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|Nicey replies: Thank you for those thoughts.
I tried Pink Wafers again this week, in a grim experiment instigated by a work mate (Rimmingtons, Rinky dink Pink Panther wafers no less). Maybe it was the vitamins and minerals supplements as each wafer contained 10% of the RDA of zinc, iron, Vitamin C, B12, A folic acid, thiamin, and riboflavin, but they tasted bloody awful. I tried to think of something that might taste that bad and decided that stretches of tha A13 between Dagenham and Purfleet would probably hold their own in a taste test.
||Hold the phone, there, Biscuit Boy! I'm always in shock when I see a package of Fig Newtons in a grocery store. Why? Because I'm quite sure that they've been sitting on shelves everywhere since the early 1960's. The same Newtons get dusted by store cleaners every week. I've never seen a Nabisco truck unload a supply of Fig Newtons in a grocery loading dock...ever. Please be advised that even if the crust on the Newton was modified for The Yank's favorite pursuit, mass consumption, we don't like them nor do we eat them - ruling out your theory that we eat them in bulk. |
While we Yanks love nothing more than to ingest large quantities of empty calories, we do draw the line with stuff that tastes absolutely horrid. (Pork rinds an exception, of course.) Only painted old ladies in nursing homes and the poor hapless kids who visit them would dare to eat a Fig Newton! Why, it got *so* bad for Nabisco, they tried to lure us with a Strawberry Newton or some nonsense. We didn't buy it. Literally and figuratively. If we're going to eat biscuits, we demand our high fat, higher fat, double chocolate chunk with every rainforest nut AND lard inside cookie. Like, Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chips. Hot out of the (mall) oven and guaranteed to attach to your intestines after chewed to a glue-like nugget! Now, that's (a biscuit to you,) a damn fine cookie to us.
|Nicey replies: Thanks for that well meaning attempt to put me off the scent but we both know that the States is a big place so some of your fellow Americans must be scoffing Newtons, or else Nabisco would have canned them. Perhaps if you got hold of some proper Fig Rolls, you would come to terms with your Fig Newtons and even the Strawberry ones, which I have tried once.|