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||At school at the moment we're doing an investigation on biscuit dunking, and we're testing Nice biscuits, Shortcake biscuits and Malted Milks. Your site is really useful, because i managed to find pictures of two of the biscuits there, but please please please can you put on a picture of a nice biscuit? Even though they are pretty vile biscuits! I need the picture and i can't find one anywhere else on the net!!!|
|Nicey replies: I'm afraid I'm not prepared to take a picture of the nice biscuit even to help your school project. You will need to undertake this potentially hazardous task your self using some form of digital camera. Alternately you could probably bung one under a scanner and try that. If people can scan cats then I'm sure a biscuit should work..|
||I love your site, but noticed the absence of The Foxes all butter crunch which has superb dunking qualities. Dip it in half way and then whatch as the tea is drawn up through the biscuit flipping it in to the mouth just as it threatens to collapse in to mush.|
makes rich teas pale into insignificance!
|Nicey replies: Thanks for that mail Lucy,
I have a lot of time for Foxes biscuits, and their leading role in crunch based biscuits. I'm sure we will be reviewing one or more of them in future.
||Greetings from the other side of the pond. I'm out in the wonderful US of A, in Texas, where everything is supposedly bigger and better. BOLLOCKS! You ask for tea over here and you know what you get? ICED Tea! It's an abomination†that should never have been allowed, and is obviously the development of some evil fiend who is trying to destroy one of life's simplest pleasure, drinking a nice hot milky mug of tea (and some sugar, if that's the way you like it).|
The Chinese†drink tea hot, the Japs†hot, the Indians, the Sri Lankans. Everywhere they grow the stuff, they drink tea hot. And you know why? Because drinking tea cold is bloody horrible. What do you do when your mug of tea gets cold? You empty it out and make a good fresh cup. But not here in Texas. Oh No! They even have devices specifically to cool down your tea. Have you tasted Iced Tea? It's vile. It makes the wonderfully misnamed Nice biscuits seem like a culinary delight by comparison. Where would be the pleasure of dunking a digestive into a mug of cold tea? I'm telling you. They are out to ruin tea if we let them.
But I feel that all is not entirely lost. They can be saved so long as they are shown the error of their ways. It took a while, but I have converted my girlfriend (a yank) over to the delights of hot tea, which she enjoys out of one of your Giant Bee Mugs (Bloody brilliant by the way). And last saturday at the supermarket, I was going on about running out of decent english tea, and having to get some sent over, when†I came across something magical. The ‹ber-Biscuit. My favourite. They had a small stock of Plain Chocolate Hob-Nobs.
The next morning, enjoying a nice cup of Hot tea,†I broke out the packet, and after just one bite, I knew that I had a convert†to the delights of†biscuits. American Cookies are now just not†good enough. The Mighty McVitie had triumphed.I shall continue to convert as many as I can to the delights of a†nice cup of hot tea and†the snap of a proper biscuit. (The supermarket screwed up at the checkout and gave me the pack for 99c instaed of $2.99, so I consider this to be some sort of a sign that my mission is a virtuous one).
I have since tracked down Digestives, Standard Hob-Nobs, Fruit Jaspers (a wonderful citrus creation from McV's†and goes great with afternoon tea), and Ginger Nuts (although, I have not seen the plain chocolate version, much to my disappointment).
What is your opinion of iced tea?
|Nicey replies: Woo what a fantastic eMail. Hoorah! Yay for Giant Bee mugs, its wonderful to hear that they are bringing such tea drinking happiness to you and your girlfriend.
I'm absolutely sure the HobNobs at 1/3 of their intended price was a sign from the universe to your self that your Tea and Biscuits path is a righteous one. The supermarket checkout assistant was obviously unaware of the priceless nature of the chocolate HobNob, a biscuit which is frequently enjoyed by adults in a consenting relationship.
Iced tea, I have gone out of my way never to drink it as it is plainly misguided and wrong.