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Tunnocks Tea Cake Review
|Please help! We are desperate to find out who makes chocolate teacakes with JAM. We are aware of the Tunnocks regular chocolate teacake but there is a version of this cake with jam available, we just can't find out the manufacturer's name. Can you help us?|
Thanks in advance!
|Nicey replies: Thats no problem, you could try 'Lees' a Scottish based baker of tea cakes, or just good old 'Burtons'.|
||Thank you for giving me back my memory of the Royal Scot. This fine biscuit has not crossed my mind in over 20 years, but now I can almost taste it's buttery, salty sweetness.... I must go and put the kettle on. Do you think that if we talk about them often enough those fine people at Fox's or McVities might reissue them - if only as a limited edition?|
On the subject of lost biscuits, do you remember those small round ones with a shallow well in the centre containing pink (and sometimes white) cream and a dusting of sugar. They had a bevelled rim (a little like a round shortcake) and the best thing was to nibble this off to liberate the cream. They used to appear in selection tins, but never (to my knowledge) as a stand alone item. Did they have a name I wonder - I like to think so.
Keep up the excellent work.
|Nicey replies: Wouldn't that be fantastic if we could resurrect a biscuit. A bit like a biscuit Jurrasic Park, Woo. Of course we would have to buy them by the bus load or our biscuit wishes might never be granted again.
I certainly remember something very similar that had jam in the middle sort of like a biscuit version of a jam tart. They only travelled in selection tins. I don't know if they are releated to your biscuits but I could certainly see off a packet of them. Yay, for Jam. Theres not enough Jam around these days.
Jacob's Mikado Review
|Ahh..fond memories. Maybe it's just me, but I used to eat Mikado biccies by scooping the jam out with my finger, then pulling off the marshmallow.|
As for Iced Vovos (or Iced Volvos as my hubby used to call them) - they're a pale shadow - they're too flat & nowhere near spongey enough.
As for me, I'm a new Tim Tam addict, and have the suck down pat. And yes, they remind me of Penguins too - but has anyone tried the tea slurp through a Penguin yet? We need to be told.
I'm looking forward to a 2 week stay with my parents to relive my biccie fantasies very soon!
Formerly County Antrim, now rural NSW.
my Yorkshire Mother-in-Law always used to like to serve pikelets as a savoury alternative to biscuits at tea time. Lovely. However, I've always preferred them with a bit of jam.
Do you think this is socially acceptable, or should I stick to serving them warm with a nice bit of butter?
Fresh homemade raspberry jam is my favourite.
|Nicey replies: Well we don't do Pikelets here but we do have lots of the closely related Crumpet and they get butter, occasionally jam sometimes marmalade and frequently peanut butter put on them.
|I read your review of oreo's. I am pleased that you seem to understand america :). Statistically speaking, americans are fat and commercialized. We love our oreos almost as much as some "love" their heart attacks.|
Thanks for reviewing oreo's! they may be the essence of over-proccessed-commercial-american food, but they're really tasty, especially with milk.
Devon (not the province... thats my name....)
p.s. (i was kidding mentioning the province... you're not stupid)
|Nicey replies: Thanks for that. Actually Devon is a county, famous for dairy products, milk, cream, butter and so on. Cream teas are a feature of Devon's cuisine, consisting of scones spread with jam and clotted cream and a big pot of tea, epic!|