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Wagon Wheel Review
I actually do remember wagon wheels being alot bigger...! This is my absolute, most favourite chocolate by far since I've lived and wouldn't think to buy any other chocolate than the luscious wagon wheel! This may sound tacky but wagon wheel makes me feel so happy and keeps the one thing worth while looking forward to with that glass of milk..
Though to my dismay in the recent three months, the makers have concocted a 'new more chocolate ' idea and has stayed dissatisfactory to many original wagon wheel lovers. It does not taste to the usual delicious standard whatsoever. Infact the 'new more found chocolate' on the wheel makes it taste like a 5p chocolate you can only afford and the taste is appalling and this makes it highly inadequate. I can hardly taste the marshmallow in the ingredient. Please please alert me when the makers switch back to the original taste of the Wagon Wheel. I have been checking every supermarket and waiting for a little while for them to stop the new more chocolate idea so I can enjoy the original taste again.. Please please let me know when they switch back!
|Nicey replies: As we have said we are keen on the new ones although like you I do miss the old ones. Mind you can't really seriously compare the 'chocolate flavour coating' of the old with the Chocolate on the new and say that the new tastes cheaper, it's the other way round surely. Not that this is a concern, it's the effect of everything working in concert that defines the Wagon Wheel.|
|Lee Van Jackson
Wagon Wheel Review
I see many mentions of the great 'Wagon wheels have gotten smaller' debate, but no actual statistics of their size over time.
I am sitting here with a gentleman who remembers eating them back in the 1950's as an engineering student. He reckons they were about 90mm diameter and 20mm thick, with serated edges, jam and mallow.
Lee Van Jackson
|Nicey replies: I think you'll find if you look at our **Australian Westons Wagon Wheel** review that statistics abound. The Ozzy one is a living fossil, harking back to the 1950s, and we measured it at 88mm by 11mm. 20mm depth would frankly be gargantuan. Since our review the Wagon Wheel in Oz has been taken over by Arnotts, and we are yet to find out how its faired.
||Love your site. Do you have any suggestions where I can find tea bags or boxs with fun, whimsical messages on them. I have a massage studio and serve a variety of tea daily and thought this would be something fun to have for everyone. Thanks, Tammy|
|Nicey replies: Well I'm sure you're all having quite a lot of fun already. I think just having a decent selection of tea bags would bring a smile to most peoples faces, PG, Tetley, Typhoo, Yorkshire and some right on Fairtrade ones would keep most people happy. Then how about a well stocked biscuit tin. Finally a copy of our book to flick through. Failing that you could always just write fun whimsical messages using a black marker pen on the outside of of the boxes you have.|
||I've just tried the Korean spin on instant tea, crystallized ginseng. It's a product of the Dongwon Korean Ginseng Company based in Seoul. I don't get that same steepy goodness from this tea that could be expected from the root itself, and to get the right strength two packets of the stuff should be used (10 to a box). The crystals dissolve instantly with a fizzly sound, producing a thin layer of froth in the cup. I recommend honey as a sweetener if desired, but only in moderate amount so as to not overpower the ginseng. It has a pleasing warmth to it, and soothes the throat in the opposite way of the cool slightly minty Echinacea brews. Although the idea of instant tea may initially put off, it's crystals rather than powder and worth a try simply because it's so convenient and will even dissolve readily in cold water (I prefer it hot, of course).|
|Nicey replies: Washed down with some Purple Yam biscuits no doubt.
I think we'll stick to PG and Digestives.
Tunnocks Tea Cake Review
|While I applauded your positive stance on the joy of Tunnocks Tea Cakes I feel I must offer a health warning, especially with children in mind.|
While no one of sound character would ever think of desecrating a biscuit in this way, children are want to choose fizzy pop as an accompanying beverage rather than tea.
I once witnessed such an abomination when a young child, midway through a Tunnocks Tea Cake, took a heroic swig of pop. The mix of pop and Tea Cake filling caused a reaction of vesuvian proportions. I soon stopped laughing once I realised the scale of mess I had to clear up. I?m sorry to say that the child received a mild to moderate spanking and was band from eating Tunnocks Tea Cakes