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Kimberley and Chocolate Kimberley Review
|Hi Mr Nicey,|
I was reading through the mails and responses, in particular the Kimberly Gene, I don't think you have to be Irish to inherit the Gene, My parents originate from Pakistan, I'm a born and bred Birmingham (UK) lass, I've been working for Irish firms for the last 8 years and I LOVE CHOCOLATE KIMBERLY'S.
I actually found your site when i typed in "Jacobs Chocolate Kimberly's", I was hoping to find somewhere to buy them from, as i have no idea where to get them (somebody help me).
It's been years and I'd love a Chocolate Kimberly. :-)
|Nicey replies: Actually as we found out the Chocolate Kimberleys seem to safe enough to eat by anybody, its the original ones which are an acquired taste. Sadly though I've not seen them outside Ireland. Maybe you can get somebody in one of your Irish offices to send over a case of them, either that or get a cheap flight to Dublin and sort it out directly.
We are planning another Irish tea tour this summer so I hope to grapple with the Kimberley again.
|I will agree that the Kit Kat is more than just a choccy bar, they are great for dunking, that gives them a good biscuit grounding if you ask me. The Chunky is the choccy bar version of the biccy.|
As for the Bisc& abominations, thay do have a biscuit base, with only a hint of choccy bar, but they really arn't one or the other, and so therfore, they are neither.
||Dear Nicey, |
It's been a while since we last corresponded, though I have of course been following the site diligently - my congratulations on the continued improvements and all the awards also.
I was intrigued by this week's poll regarding pies and tarts. I voted for the 'it depends what size they are' option, however, being more specific, I believe the depth of the article is really the distinguishing factor. My Mother makes a fantastic apple tart (made with Armagh Bramley's naturally) it is the size of a dinner plate, but only about a half-inch thick. In contrast, the related items purveyed by a certain Mr Kipling are most definitely apple pies being at least twice as deep (and also noticeably sweeter), albeit a lot smaller.
On different note, I am off home for a few days this weekend, so looking forward to stocking up on biscuits, decent chocolate and of course Tayto crisps !
My best compliments to The Wife, as ever.
Kathryn Hall, Indiana
|Nicey replies: Kathryn,
Good to hear from you again. The Wife's folks are here this week so we have our giant sack of Tayto cheese and onion crisps too.
At last, a site that really demonstrates what the web is for. Congratulations. I discovered it today, a good friend passed on the details. Anyway, I am after some advice, as I am at a loss as to what to do with my aberrant daughter who simply refuses to listen to sensible advice on the etiquette of bisuit eating. The problem manifests itself with complex biscuits, such as penguins and yes, even extends into jaffa cakes. She has also been known to do it with crunchie bars too.
Despite my determined efforts to explain to her the chemical design of these biscuits, and that the designer intended the subtle mix of textures and flavours to complement and contrast, to work in harmony, to add up to more than the sum of the parts, she insists on eating the things sideways. For example, with a penguin, she will nibble and dissolve the chocolate first. Then carefully detach the biscuit layer from the filling using teeth, then eat the cream filling, and finally the second biscuit layer. Similarly, Cadburys mini rolls - chocolate, cake, filling, completely distorting the flavour and mouth feel at each stage.
Whilst I fully appreciate the challenge and dexterity she masters, despite my admonishments, threats, attempts to educate her calmly, demonstrations of how it should be done - she merely thinks it funny.
What can I do to improve this erratic behaviour?
|Nicey replies: There is not a lot you can do, it's a stage she's going through, she'll grow out of it during her mid thirties, perhaps.|
If you are going to talk about glueing two biscuits togther with something, the ONLY choice is a pair of digestives joined with chocolate spread. Heaven !
Rich tea works as well but not as good as your proper digestive. The spread needs to be the smooth stuff, not the type with nuts in it.
I think I feel the need to go and make one of these now...