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|After an involved discussion during a work lunch break, myself and several colleagues came to the conclusion that the Garibaldi Biscuit is a Dadís Biscuit.|
Hurried research gleaned from your website has since backed up our initial conclusions. 6/8 people who have emailed you regarding these biscuits are male.
Jo & Fran
|Nicey replies: You may well have a point. I briefly fondled a pack of Crawfords Garibaldi's only this lunch time in Budgens, before realising that I had come in there to get toothpaste the younger members of staff.|
I note the recent vigorous debate around the sound made by the teaspoon on the side of the cup. I must say I like the scientific explanation, and it makes sense to me. Iíve never noticed it on coffee, as I donít drink the stuff, but I have noticed it on hot chocolate (generally from a single serve sachet, for experimental purposes), which has a markedly different ďclunkĒ-type sound when you stir it. Obviously hot chocolate is, as a rule, much more viscous than a cup of tea, and so the fact that the sound is effectively trapped in the gunk of the drink stands to reason, now it has been explained to me. Iíll have to think of something else to ponder whilst stirring a cup of hot chocolate now Ö
Having read Gianna's letter this does seem a very convincing argument however, as a musician, I have a slightly different theory: when stirring tea if the teabag is left in the mug it will reduce the available surface area of the tea thus raising the pitch and, to some extent, "dampening" the sound, the same effect as placing a cushion inside a bass drum.
By the way, love the site
Tunnocks Tea Cake Review
|Hello nicey, have you or any of your readers/web site afficianados tried a tunnocks tea cake fried in bacon fat? Although the chocolate will start to melt in the heat submerging the biscuity base for a few seconds results in a surprisingly moreish snack, and removes the ethical obstacle many feel at eating vegetarian food.|
|Nicey replies: Good grief! Presumably you have done this and lived to tell the tale. However, given your contorted assertions about vegetarian food, the signs are that the blood which is struggling to make through your clogged arteries might not be getting enough oxygen to your brain.
Expect a visit from Dr Gillian McKeith soon.
Tim Tam vs Penguin Review
|Dear Nicey and Wifey,|
I bought a packet of the Tim Tam's Black Forest Fantasy tonight, having seen the positive comments from one of your readers. When I first opened the packet I was very dissapointed, there are only 9 biscuits in the packet! And it is not as if they are double dipped, there is a very large gap between each biscuit. I presume it is to keep the price similar to the ordinary Tim Tam's. Recovering from this, I next noticed the rather strong smell, chocolately and sweet cherry. The biscuits are quite dark, and very crispy compared to normal Tim Tam's. Also rather then a clean break, there is a line of chewy cherry mixture down the middle between the 2 biscuits. The taste is as expected, lots of chocolate and cherry flavours.
An interesting addition to the Tim Tam lineup!
PS Am not called Victoria, but do live in the state of Victoria.
|Nicey replies: Luke,
Thanks for that report from the front line, and the lovely pack scan, it's a bit fruity isn't it? I don't know what's come over NCOTAASD today.