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Bahlsen Orange Choco Leibniz Review
I am writing to in the hopes that you can help.
I have become addicted to Bahlsen Choco Leibnez.
Waitrose are selling them buy one get one free which isn't helping.
My desk drawer is full of Milk, Dark and Orange flavour, my favourite time of the day is when I can dunk a Dark in a hot cuppa.
I need help....fast.
|Nicey replies: Mrs Turner,
The only solution to your problem is to get a bigger drawer so that you can take full advantage of the current BOGOF.
||Dearest and most esteemed Nicey,|
Having recently returned from a year under the tyranny of the Lu controlled french biscuit market, i hastened to click upon your tricoleur icon and read all manner of french related biscuitaries. I would like to point out that, while we may pity our gallic cousins for their ignorance of the ginger nut and other such delights, they are positively a fully developed nation compared to the Italians. One fellow Erasmus student we met, from Rome - a cosmopolitan centre of cultural exchange you may think - didn't even know what a kettle was. And when we poured the steaming water from stylish yet practical mouth, he simply refused to believe that the water could have been boiled in such a short space of time. What kind of nation doesnt even know what kettles are? The french might heat their water in the microwave, before adding a teabag and a splodge of UHT milk in attempt to make us feel at home, but at least they'd recognize a kettle were it placed before their eyes. Needless to say, the italian later returned to Italy bearing gifts of kettles for all his relations, along with copious amounts of Tetley's breakfast tea. A poor introduction to english tea perhaps, but when it's either that or lipton yellow, the sacrifice must be made. Incidentally, he will shortly be coming over to visit us, and we are desperately keen to get him onto higher strength cuppas such as PG, and maybe even a Yorkshire 'hard water' brew. I'm already planning the accompanying biscuit menus in my head. He only has three days to sample to full wealth and diversity of the UK biscuit - any suggestions?
|Nicey replies: It's difficult to know where to begin but obviously you'll need to give him some Garibaldis. |
McVities Light Range Review
as a devoted fan of biscuits and a keen follower of your website, when I saw the article on McVities Light biscuits I felt I had to email you as just the other day I picked up the wrong pack of Hobnobs in the supermarket and came away with the "diet" version.
I'm sure there are many people out there who, like yourself, love ANYthing oaty. I too enjoy oats but am not such an avid devotee and I must say this new Light Hobnob is not one I shall ever be buying again. Pale, lacking in nice oaty flakiness, and hard as nails (although this latter character does allow the tea-dunker a little extra time to chatter while on tea break before eating the suitablely softened so-called Hobnob). I found them somewhat lacking in flavour, unless you enjoy stale oats and loath the buttery yummy taste of real, properly calorific biccies.
However, I am more than happy for McVities to continue their production of this range; while the figure-concious and oat-fanatic folk are out buying Light Hobnobs, they're leaving more of the proper oaty delicacies on the shelf for me....Hooray!
Long live all those who feast on biccies daily!
I couldn't read your news item about the change from PG to Tetley on the trains without bursting into type to redress the balance. You run a fine and great website but sometimes the "PG Tips bias" is too great for a Tetley man like myself to take.
PG make perfectly fine tea, granted, but given he choice Tetley is always the cuppa for me. Am i the only one that finds PG slightly bitter? Or is this an after effect of the many disgustingly stewed cuppas i used to get at my Nana and Granddad's?
While I'm on the issue, my Nana used to (my Great Aunt still does) "refresh the pot" with new boiling water. Leading to horribly stewed tea. Is this a relic of the war time rationing, an attempt to reuse tea?? Do some young hip-retro-post-ironic tea drinkers still do this nasty and evil practise?
PS: I'm on the market to buy a new teapot any suggestions welcome :-))
|Nicey replies: Hello Russell,
I completely agree with you except that personally I find Tetley a bit bitter, although I'll drink it when needs be. Also we always top up the pot as its only sensible. As for advice on teapot buying there is a chapter on that in our book.
Ponghak Butter Review
No, I'm not from North Korea, so you can put down that grenade.
Reading your article from last October, I was wondering why a biscuit from North Korea would look like a Sumerian tablet when I realized the picture must be upside down; if you rotate the picture you have on your site the letters "????" are legible. "??" is the North Korean way of pronouncing butter (something like ba* da) while "??" is the all-encompassing term for a snack/munchie/treat, so the design on top of the biscuit is actually "butter biscuit" in Korean, surrounded by weird circles and dots.
I don't think I'd like to try one, though.
|Nicey replies: Thanks Yoonna,
Yes I thought I only had a 50:50 chance of having it the right way up. Thank you again for deciphering it for us.
Note: There were lots of lovely Korean character things in Yoonnas message but I can't figure out how to get them on to NCOTAASD