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||There is nothing wrong with nice biscuits. they have sugar (which is great) and they helped me through the early parts of my childhood along with Cow biscuits (which go great with a nice glass of milk - 4 year olds don't drink tea). Pink wafers are also full of sugary goodness and have the interest factor of being pink. As I think now there are very few pink foods which is a shame is the wafers are anything to go by.|
P.S. I was recently shocked to find a teenager who had never heard of figrolls. What is wrong with the world?
|Nicey replies: I've been drinking tea from the age of three, (milky weak and sweet back then), but all biscuits are good with milk. Hoorah.
I think you'll find that strawberry blancmange is the benchmark pink food.
I hope the teenager in question has now been introduced to the wider world of biscuits.
I have recently discovered a new wonder,
the 'Pink Panther Pink Wafers'. They are truly the best damn biscuits/wafers/confectionary/God-sent-masterpieces I have ever tasted. I discovered them at a friends house whilst I had the munchies (biscuits satisfy my munchy hunger everytime).
Anyway, I have to admit that pink wafers are simply the greatest biscuit ever, beating hob-nobs and buttery shortbread fingers at the finish line. The picture of the pink panther on the front of the packet added an air of nostalgia to them, as i used to watch it as a child. (Humming the pink panther theme tune is a must)
Pink wafers and the pink panther! what more could you ask for? (cup of tea included, obviously)
P.S i would like to know if there are any other types of 'endorsed' biscuits anywhere. The pink panther pink wafer has to be the endorsed biscuit to mark all the others against of course.
Great work with the site!
|Nicey replies: Will,
Are you trying to cause controversy here? There was a pink panther chocolate bar years ago, which was like raspberry or strawberry flavoured white (pink in-fact) chocolate. They were good.
These wafers however are truly nasty, despite or possibly due to each one having your 10% of your RDA of zinc.
I'm sorry the Pink Panther has had to become embroiled in the seedy world of wafer biscuits, he must have fallen on hard times since his TV show was canned.
||Whatever happened to Barnstormers (the Asda equivalent of Hob-nobs)? They were larger and cheaper than their McVities equivalent representing a large boon for the discerned hob-nob eater. Many is the time I reminisce of my late Grandfather offering me a Barnstormer, which proceeded to disintegrate in my mouth. On closer inspection it was found to be infested with little weevils and on investigation of available primary evidence (the packet), were found to be 3 years out of date.|
As for the pink wafer debate, I don't mind them. A handy tip to get more out of your wafer is to separate the ply's and then you get about 5 thinner wafers for the price of a thick one. Look out for stale wafers though, they taste like chipboard.
Stale biscuit connoisseur.
||Charles here, I have written to inform you of my opinion of the so called 'pink wafer'|
As you can quite obviously tell, the biscuit is simply named, it being of the wafery pink variety, but the setup is rather complex, a pink wafer sandwiching a slice of sweet creamy 'stuff' I have compiled in my own time a list showing the advantages and disadvantages of this new breed of biscuit
ADVAN. (standing for advantages obviously)
they are pink
The crumbs fall in the coffee/tea
They are rather sickly alone
I am sorry that this e-mail has been completely pointless
and i apologise for wasting your time
|Nicey replies: Razor sharp biscuit logic.
||Sorry nicey, but I like nice biscuits. They're from Nice in France (pronounced NEICE)|
Pink wafers, however are truly the spawn of satan.I remember when I was a cub scout, doing the bob-a-job & crappy stuff for the church, every church function our group was involved in had the terrible shitty pink things that nobody took (as well as orange Creams - Vile!). so why the hell does every
church fayre / bazaar / jumble sale have these hades based snack?
However I think you need to put a little icon for Cream bicuits, Ie Gypsy Creams (what Richard Whitely from countdown keeps going on about) which are more a coffee biscuit than tea, a viable alternative to Malted milk or Morning Coffee bickies.
Does anyone know a spaniosh biscuit called "Marie Lu"? They're well nice, with a taste almost like custard! Wierd, but ultimately satisfying.
|Nicey replies: Glen,
Someone out there has to like Nice biscuits, or they wouldn't make them, so we'll assume its you till I hear otherwise.
Thanks for the icon suggestion, it sounds sensible and well considered.