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My name's James and... I'm an Oreo fan.
I like Oreos, but I REALLY like the thrill of discovering new variants and brands of "Oreo-style" cookies. I am planning a site to chronicle these cookies for posterity, from the Saudi Arabian "O-La" to the Spanish "Negresco" and the Finnish "Domino". They are all the same - only a bit different. I was wondering if anyone else out there shared and interest and might be able to help with the site or with photos / reviews. Or am I the only one who cares?
Nicey, I know your own preference for this brand, and in a way I agree with everything in your review. But what can I say, I'm hooked.
|Nicey replies: James:
I'm sure you are performing a vital service to humanity, it'll either be a valuable archive or a chilling warning. Let us know when its up and running, and don't forget the Philippine's Hi-Ro and the Spanish Millennium biscuits or those Turkish Tempo biscuits we did the other week.
Whilst sitting at my desk enjoying a nice cup of tea I was going through your archives and come upon an interesting news item about vending machines. It reminds me of my second happiest memory as a child.
I grew up in a village called Hopeman on the Moray Firth and twice yearly we would make a round trip to Inverness to buy clothes and things you couldn't and things you couldn't get in the nearest town, Elgin. One of these visits was always before Christmas. My mother used to use it as an opportunity to visit a sewing shop in Forres, called Sewing Seconds. Normally this would result in endless protestations from my brother, Andrew and I. On this occaision though, we discovered the free vending machine that dispensed, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and unusual combinations if you could press the buttons at the same time. There was about a foot of snow outside and Andrew and I spent a very happy hour writing rude words with hot drinks in the snow.
My happiest childhood memory if you are interested was when our Dad came home with two sledge hammers and told us to knock down the Coal Shed. Oh Happy Days!
I tried your pretty icons and was disppointed that the cheese one came up with no matches. As one who is always on the lookout for good cheese biscuits, I think you should add Carrs Cheese Melts to the site. They are indescribably good to eat, and the non-cheese ones are pretty good too.
|Nicey replies: No matches for what? There are plenty of matches to emails that mention cheese or might be about to mention cheese. I'm not sure if we are ready to be drawn into cracker reviewing as yet, although its not a huge leap of the imagination I'll grant you.|
||Dear Nicey and the Wife,|
Iím glad to see that you have finally turned your attentions toward the doughnut which has been under represented on your site for some time.
Doughnuts are nut just something to have with a cup of tea (or coffee if you are American), but can be a good source of entertainment when things get a bit dull in the office.
Games such as eating a doughnut without licking your lips or a challenge to see who can polish off a bag of 10 doughnuts in the shortest time are, Iím sure, enjoyed by many people across the entire country.
I was recently informed of a new (to me at least) way to add an extra dimension to doughnut consumption.† The method is to take a jam doughnut (chocolate or custard doughnuts will do just as well) and locate the hole through which the filling was added.† Next, insert the nozzle of a squirty cream can into the hole and fill the doughnut to capacity.† The doughnut is now ready to eat.
Make sure that you use a doughnut of reasonable quality, some of the cheaper ones will give under pressure and the cream will squirt out through holes or cracks in the doughnut surface.† You should also use the thick squirty cream as the light version can be a bit watery.
|Nicey replies: Morning Keith,
Personally I can take or leave a Doughnut, even a really good one. However, re-inflating them with squirty cream does seem like a harmless passtime, providing its done in an environment high in wipe clean surfaces, perhaps the bath.
||Have you any information on the existence/availability of mug cosies? I like to drink my tea from a large mug (less trips to the kitchen) but hate having to wolf it all down before it gets too cold.|
yours in tea,
|Nicey replies: Well the purists would say get a pot and a cozy, others may simply point you at some of the new breeds of thermal cups like the one Adam acquired from Starbucks of all places
I'll leave it to your own conscience which one you pursue.