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||The biscuits remembered by Paul Mosely "They had cartoon characters faces drawn on them in slightly darker "ink" than the body of the biscuit" are probably Mr Men and Little Miss biscuits. These were small, round and flat, and had the various characters printed on them in coloured vegetable dye. They were initially sold in a big bag, but later changed to a multi-bag for the school lunchbox market. They had a stable-mate "Thunderbirds" biscuits, which were similar but had the various Thunderbirds vehicles printed on them.|
||Anybody help from this very vague description please?|
Artificially coloured biscuits, and I THINK flavoured too...basically a sort of round - flat shortbread, malty tasting a bit like SPORTS biscuits and they had food colouring in them to make them Red, Green, and I think Yellow. They had cartoon characters faces drawn on them in slightly darker "ink" than the body of the biscuit. I can see a sort of cartoon Kings face I think,not a famous cartoon...
think malty taste, artificial colour and round or possibly even shaped like the faces that where depicted upon them?
they probably don't qualify as biscuits at all, they may even have come in a bag like the pikiest of all childhood "treats" : Iced Gems.
Am I just making this up?
|Nicey replies: They sound more plausible than Cartoonies, and its stirring sound kind of repressed memory in me. Maybe something traumatic has blocked it, green biscuits for instance.|
||Hello Biscuit Lovers,|
I remember cartoonies from my childhood. As they are no longer widely available I have replaced them in my lunchbox with "Hello Panda" biscuits. They meet all Nicola's requirements too, as they are small; spherical; chocolate filled; decorated with a cartoon (fore mentioned panda doing lots of exciting activities, like smelling a flower and driving a car); and they come in a box which has a little foil bag inside to keep them fresh, not that that's a problem in my house.
I'm not sure how easy it is to get hold of them outside Liverpool, but I get mine in Chinese supermarkets. A box costs about 85p, pricey I know, but they're worth it.
To save Nicola from disappointment I feel I must place my hand on my heart and admit that Hello Panda's are not as nice as Cartoonies, this may be because Cartoonies have been elevated in my estimation due to their departure from the shelves, but I think it's probably the inferior chocolate.
Hope this is helpful,
(By the way, a friend bought me a box of the strawberry flavour 4 months ago, and they are still in my cupboard, enough said.)
||Just noticed the query from Nicola Mollet and Friends. She?s talking about Cartoonies, a children?s snack biscuit from our old friendsBurtons. These were launched as ?Cartoon Buttons? back in the mid-80?s, and were initially packed in small cartons with Disney characters printed on the biscuits. Then Nestle bought up the sole rights to Disney characters for the food market, soBurtonsmade up their own cartoon characters, re-packaged them into multi-bags for the lunch-box market and called them Cartoonies instead. As far as I know they?re still available, though I?ve not seen them around recently. They?re still featured in the ?Children?s Biscuits? area of Burtons website though.|
|Nicola Mollat and friends
My friends and I all remember a biscuit from our youth (not just the one biscuit, obviously, but a variety of biscuit) that hasn't been seen in the shops for a while but none of us can remember what they were called. We were hoping that with all your biscuit expertise you might be able to help us and possibly remember its name. The biscuits were:
- chocolate filled
- decorated with a little cartoon face/eyes/other facial feature
- they came in a small lunchbox-sized bag (similar to iced gems)
Does anybody know what they were called or if they are still in production?
Your help with this matter is muchly appreciated,
Nicola Mollat (and friends)
|Nicey replies: Well as there is a bunch of you, that sort of rules out hallucination, so perhaps such a thing existed. I however have never had one. |