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||Hi again Nicey, Wifey & etc|
All this talk of Tetley tea reminds me of when my younger daughter (at the time aged about 3 or 4) asked me "Mum, is your tea deadly?" I told her it wasn't that bad, but she said, "No, you know, like on the advert, deadly make tea bags make tea". I reassured her that actually, I used tea leaves anyway, so it wasn't deadly at all. Don't you just love the things youngsters come out with? She doesn't tend to come up with such gems now that she's nearly 16! She was very pleased that I bought her one of the PG Tips Gromit mugs though!
All the best, keep up the good work.
|Nicey replies: Your daughter is a lucky girl to have possession of that Gromit mug, judging by the plaintive emails flooding in here from people desperate to get hold of them. Just in case anybody was wondering, we don't know either. |
Nabisco Nutter Butter Review
|I'm writing in regards to Stuart Mason's e-mail regarding the best biscuit for Die Hard 4. My coworkers and I have had a go at this one and decided that the best dessert item with which to blind one's foes might be some form of biscotti. While I'm not convinced these fall technically within the biscuit range, I'd feel equal to Bruce Willis if I was armed with a biscotti or two, whatever biscuit he was wielding (although being American he'd probably have a cookie; and he'd have plenty of ghastly hard scratchy things to choose from too. Of course I, too, am an American and am therefore guilty of eating cookies AND drinking coffee, but only when I can't get a decent cup of tea). |
We went on to discuss the possibility of fig bars as protective gear, and carefully stacked nutter butters as impromptu shelters for large-scale battles, so you can imagine it was a lively morning at the office. It got rather outlandish at one point, with someone suggesting something involving jam or custard to create floor slippage.
My thanks to Mr. Mason, for generating such a fine distraction!
You tried the new Tetley's Extra Strong. I'm intrigued. Is it just more tea leaves in the bag or have they done something else? I'm off to Morrisons tonight, I may get some and do some investigative work.
|Nicey replies: Morning Jim,
No but I had to have Tetley on the train to London the other day as Terry the bloke with the trolley said that PG have stopped doing plastic train tea. I was mortified.
To my tastes Tetley seem to have access to some pretty strong old tea already so maybe they have just blended a batch for all the teabag squeezers out there who think that you have to wring your teabag bone dry before its done its work. The draw strings on the Tetley bag in my train tea are a testament to Tetley's belief that a teabag should be wrung dry.
Thin Arrowroot Review
I've just discovered the site and have been aggressively advertising it to anyone who will listen to me. Well done, I'm a massive fan.
Anyway, I reckon a workplace debate that raged a few years back may be worth you conducting as an online poll.
Namely - Biscuits as weapons, what would you choose?
Having been recently slashed across the face and cut by my then girlfriend with the broken edge of half a Rich Tea, I originally suggested Rich Tea.
However, many colleagues were touting the strength and ferocity of a Ginger Nut. They claimed that if Bruce Willis was filming Die Hard 4 and had to take out some miscreants with only biscuits as weapons, he'd be looking to take eyes out with a broken Ginger Nut. I had to concede.
Eventually, I came up with some real heavy artillery and suggested a piece of Traditional All Butter Scottish Shortbread. But only a triangular piece, broken off a one of those souvenir shortbread wheels (you know the ones that come in segments like a dartboard?). Using it as a dagger, I'd fancy myself against an ageing Willis and his Ginger Nut. We all agreed that this is probably the hardest biscuit; the Daddy; the top biscuit for a weapon.
I'm now thinking that a new kid might be on the block and the good NCOTAASD crew might be able to ponder this as a poll.
|Nicey replies: Stuart,
Good grief what a violent lifestyle you lead, we rarely get correspondence from people who have been disfigured by half a Rich Tea. In fact yours is the first.
As for Bruce Willis it's been my observation that in Die Hard films he can be repeatedly shot in various parts of his anatomy and yet still run around quite happily, therefore its going to require quite a substantial biscuit to take him down.
I have always thought that the thin Arrowroot would make quite an effective Ninja Star substitute as it's very hard and thin. Perhaps a hail of these might disable Mr Willis long enough for you to see him off with your shortbread petticoat tail (yes that's their proper name which doesn't sound quite so menacing)
Morning Coffee Review
Thank-you for having such a wonderfully cheery website. I was having a thouroughly crappy morning, until I happened upon your site whilst searching for info about Crawfords (don't ask!). Anyway, I came across your previous review re. Morning Coffee biscuits, and also noted the reply sent about that review. I was in the same boat. Being a die-hard Morning Coffee fan, I was dismayed when I could not find them in ANY of my local supermarkets etc.
The closest I could get to any was that my local Somerfield has the space on the shelf for them, but when asked, the informed me of an apparent shortage from certain biscuitiers.
This changed when my nearest Safeway (having been taken over by Morrisons) turned overnight into a full blown Morrisons!
Then, on the occasion of my first visit there, I made a dubious (and slightly pessimistic) scan of their biscuit section.......and there they were!
Needless to say, i was overjoyed and the few packet that I could afford at the time, were gone within 24 hours!
So, if anyone else is struggling to locate this elusive breed, try Morrisons