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||Does anyone remember gypsy creams, who made them and will they ever return|
|Nicey replies: Of course, they now have a similar sort of existence to the Sasquatch or Yeti being almost mythical, but some people swear blind the've seen them although good hard photographic evidence is never produced to back up these claims.|
Rich Tea Review
It is getting difficult to find rich tea finger biscuits, in that oval, Wembley stadium shape. The round ones are far to thick and don't taste all that good. Are you aware of a plan to phase the oval ones out??
|Nicey replies: Yes I had heard that too. Also Morning Coffee's seem to be in decline, perhaps there is a crisis afoot in the world of plain dunkers.|
Malted Milk Review
I am horrified to read only good things about these nasty, nasty things.As a child my parents claimed poverty and would only buy the cheapest biscuits and in bulk to boot ( I now suspect they may have had a heroin problem and therefore needed to save money ). My childhood was misery as we were only allowed to ever have two biscuits that had to be eaten over the sink , and these were generally malted evil milk or very nasty morning coffee biscuits....but mostly malted sickly sick sick.....oh the cows...the cows. I am now overweight from biscuit mania and have some severe psychological problems. Let this be a warning to all on child rearing and the little understood field of biscuit related neglect.......the cows....
|Dear Nicey and co, I heartily agree with Henry Morgan – Garibaldis are the unsung heroes of the biscuit tin, always there when you need them, and surprisingly satisfying even without a cup of tea. In our house they are known as ‘Uncle Jack’s Biscuits’ in honour of my long departed great uncle Jack from Bristol who would consume nothing else (apart from Black Magic chocolates and whiskey. Three cheers for the Garibaldi!|
|Having read your review on the famous, or to some, infamous, garibaldi. I must say that I agree with the fact that they are a sub section of their own in the biscuit world and as they come in the alleged `kit form`(i.e. you have to break them up), you really feel like a true veteran biscuit muncher, as it requires a little bit of effort to maximise the potential of said biscuit. One might suggest that you could eat all six (the normal amount in one line before broken apart) as a single string, to simply propose such an idea is animalistic and barbaric, would you tackle a leg of lamb before slicing it up into pieces? I think not.|
However, I feel that I must point out from past experiences, that not all garibaldis, once in their singular form, have the abundance of currents that I like. Perhaps it`s just my luck, but I tend to find that one or two from the set are blessed with currents, so much so they could be compared to an eckle`s cake, where as others are hard done by and are always left until last by which time they have often become a little dry and hard, but one does the right thing and eats them, although a little grudgingly.
To conclude, the garibaldis deserve applause for their individuality and praise for their long held domination of the biscuit tin, but continuity in the input of currents in the biscuit is something that it lacks, some say `familiarity breeds contempt,` i might agree in certain circumstances, but here, it would be nice to have the abundance of currents in every single bit, that so many of us love.
Henry Morgan, an avid consumer of biscuits and tea.
|Nicey replies: Henry,
I've never found current distribution to be a problem. Either, I'm eating different Garibaldis to you or my expectations of dried fruits in biscuits are much more relaxed than yours. Surely there is the thrill of getting the odd really currenty one. If they were all like that it would take away some of the fun, not that I'd notice perhaps.