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||While less than ideal for making a good cuppa – being a dark colour and all – this still seems like a nice idea. But how do you avoid losing the chalk?|
|Nicey replies: Typical yet another clueless design, "Here is a hot one", but we'll design a mug with a matt black glaze giving it the optimum coating for radiating its heat and there by going cold quicker. These are the same dim wits that put handles over the spouts of kettles to scald our fingers or easy open packaging that requires a knife and chopping board to get into.
Also that writing doesn't look like its written in chalk. I could send round one of the younger members of staff to them who would write over everything they hold dear in a variety of media including chalk, poster paint, biro and improvised engraving using old nails. That should set them straight on what chalk looks like.
In this state of tropical weather we are having in Yorkshire (can’t stand it myself, bring back the rain!), do you recommend trying iced tea? I once had this drink in Paris and it was vile and bitter. It is too hot for me to drink a normal cuppa, but I am missing it also. What can I do?
|Nicey replies: Marge,
We would never ever recommend drinking iced tea, its muck. You just need to gather yourself and have a proper cuppa, you'll be fine. Maybe get a few scones and some jam and cream and pretend you're on holiday. I have to say I'm getting quite skilled at scone making, and we have pretended to be on our holidays about 3 times in the last month.
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|My friend Andy and I constructed a deck at the rear of a trailer in a lorry park in West Drayton so that we could enjoy a nice mug if tea and a sit down in between fixing broken down Trucks. I attach a couple of photos of us enjoying hot teas and the luke warm sun earlier this year. As you can see my favourite mug is stainless steel. Andy's favourite is a black 'Snap-on' tools mug. I like Earl Grey and get complaints from Andy if I stir his tea with the spoon after I have stirred my Earl Grey. As for biscuits, well, we take what we can get, but I particularly like Tesco's Fruit Shortcake.|
Keep up the good work.
|Nicey replies: Mike,
Your tea drinking and sitting down facilities are an inspiration. I love the round table made out of decking. Also the attention to detail in the decor evokes a wonderful lorry park ambience like the two huge concrete slabs and the use of different sized skips, cable reels and a distant ladder. I wouldn't be at all surprised if Linda Barker didn't pick up on this and start passing it off as her ideas.
||My heavy handed teenage sons bend my teaspoons by over-enthusiastic bag squeezing. Although my attempts to force them back into shape usually end in disaster, my major worry is that visitors might glance into the cutlery drawer and be led to believe that I'm sharing a brew with that mad Geller bloke. It's a worry.|
Just started on a new packet of hobnobs and noticed they tasted different. They seem more airy and less dense, which is the same thing really. Inspecting one closer it seems slightly fatter, I haven't got a previous one to compare it to but I'm sure you record this kind of data. I needed backup on this so got one out for the Mrs, who had to finish off her chocolate magnum first. She said they seem more airy and dense, in no way influenced by my observations of a few minutes earlier. They also taste less sweet and had fewer oats in them, and definitely more brittle on the bite.
More air, fatter, different taste, glad I'm not cynical. I checked your website and there doesn't seem to be any other comments on this. Can McVities do this without explaining it on the packet. Or have I become nostalgic in the 2 months since my last pack of hobnobs, like rapid old age. Can you get your experts onto this [I don't need an opinion on the old age bit].
|Nicey replies: Hi Steve,
All manufacturers reserve the right to change their recipes, however, they don't do such things lightly as it can drive away loyal customers. Hobnobs cut out their hydrogenated fat content a good while back now, using just vegetable oil which is something that McVities can be rightly proud of. This made them a bit crumblier and crispier, and subtly altered the flavour although most people will not have noticed. I haven't had one recently, although of course I now fancy one.