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||Saw this site in the Metro this morning and it is just what I needed. I've been trying to organise a meeting with a colleague for some time now, but my stipulation of tea, biscuits and cakes during the meeting have caused a bit of a delay, hopefully now he will be armed with knowledge from your site he might get up off his lazy bum and organise it.|
Anyway, sorry to ramble, but one particular biscuit I recall from my childhood is the mighty "Gingerella". I know it sounds like some sort of red haired panto queen, but these were actually very tasty.
Round, thin and about the size of an imperial McVities plain chocolate digestive. They were a sort of ginger butter biscuit but I can't remember who made them.
The packet as I recall was almost Kawasaki green with yellow blocks on it and black writing.
The TV adverts were on the theme of a sort of AA meeting, with someone in a white coat at the front holding a packet and the class shouting "we don't want gingerella" The biscuits are then thrown in the bin and the "meeting" ends, at which point the whole class dives for the bin.
|Nicey replies: I really want to remember it it but I can't, although I might remember it. Its hard to say. From the description it sounds like one of Burtons but that's a stab in the dark.|
||HI. Ok, I realise that you do not rate the Nice biscuit very highly ;-) but I love them. Well, actually I absolutely adore the half chocolate coated variety. But, horrors, I have not been able to get any for the last 12 months at least. Nobody seems to sell them anymore. Why? Ordinary Nice biscuits are available but not my very favourite chocolate ones. Worse still there are plenty of the absolutely awful chocolate rich tea variety and chocolate malted milk biscuits about. For heaven's sake they do not need any embellishment like chocolate!!|
So, does anybody know of anywhere in Staffordshire - preferable near Cannock/Wolverhampton as I'm disabled and unable to travel very far - who stocks chocolate Nice biscuits? I am getting desperate :-)))
Take care and keep on dunking regardless.
|Nicey replies: I'm sure I've seen them very recently, not sure where though..|
A tip-off for those biscuit fanciers trying to track down the long lost but much loved Barmouth biscuit. I suggest you try a packet of Fox's Sunbreaks - the Barmouth reincarnated. Dark around the edge, golden in the middle, and melt-in-the-mouthy when eaten. Mmmm.
Is the shop still open?
|Nicey replies: We've had those, they are quite nice, and quite unique. Never had a Barmouth though. I'll see if some of the Barmouth seekers agree with you.|
Tunnocks Wafer Review
|I have just seen a comment about Gray Dunn caramel wafers. I purchased a packet some time last year but I cant remember where from. They were still as delicious as my childhood memories recalled. Tunnocks are not a patch on Gray Dunns. The new plain chocolate Tunnocks are preferable to the milk but sources are limited. I would love to know if Gray Dunn still produce their caramel wafer as my father and I would be keen to buy them again.|
|Nicey replies: Ruth,
Make sure you are sitting then read this.
||Can anyone help me? Does anybody out there remember biscuits called Devonets I am sure thats the name! I used to eat them when I was a child in the 50s. They were a rich crunchy type rather like Abernathy. Help! or is my memory playing tricks on me?|