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Pan European Choc Sandwiches Review
Having taken Koine (Biblical) Greek for a year in high school I may be of service in this instance of The Mystery of the Greek Biscuit. Judging by your description, the word would appear to be ???????, or, if your computer isn't picking up the Greek script, uppercase gamma, lowercase epsilon, mu, iota, delta, tau, alpha. Pronounced something like "Gemidta", with hard "g" and long "i". Unfortunately, I have no idea what it means. Provided, of course, it means anything at all.
Love the site. Everything I ever needed to know about tea and biscuits I learnt from NCOTAASD. Thank you for being such a fun part of our internet world.
firstly, congratulations on an excellent website.† i've read it for a while and recently bought a packet of tim tams to try the slam.† excellent stuff.
secondly, congratulations on being in time out which led to me rushing out and buying...
your excellent book (thirdly, congratulations on that too)† i bought it for wifey (mine, not yours) yesterday and liked it so much that i missed my stop on the way home.† if you can refund my cab fare, that would be great.† i now know that cadburys fingers are suitable substitutes for tim tams and i'm looking forward to trying it at the earliest opportunity.
your book may well be this year's all-purpose christmas present book - we'll have to wait and see.
however, regarding the question of tea rounds of work, i was sickened to find no mention of Optimum Mug-Handle Compatibility - the art of choosing mugs to allow you to carry up to six mugs of tea per trip so long as you've got those nice big oval handles that you can get three stabilising fingers into.† Those silly little mug handles with corners are the enemy of anyone who has to make a large round because it means making two trips back from the kitchen.†
you're right about dark mugs and pink wafers though.† they're horrid.
|Nicey replies: Mike,
Fourthly congratulations to you on raising such an important topic. Mug handles are often over looked. I did briefly mention in the book the unsatisfactory nature of novelty shaped handles, but as you rightly point out small ones with that little corner bit on are just as disastrous, never mind having to carry six of them.
||Please help me restore my reputation, so I can show my work colleagues that I'm not a fantasist.† Growing up in the Midlands in the 50s/60s I am absolutely positive that my mum used to buy - loose from Woolworths in Mansfield, I think - digestive biscuits that had a mild pineapple flavour. I used to love them, but I can't imagine why†.† Anyone else out there remember them ?†† Please put me out of my misery.† Best wishes - Mary Evans|
|Nicey replies: Mary,
Luckily for you I just had an email from Peter Gilbert who out of the blue said "One biscuit that I can recall from my youth in the mid '50's, was a digestive†type of biscuit, I recall it being†a little larger than the general digestives then available, but flavoured with and marked out like pineapple. Suited my sweet tooth!"
||Hi Nicey and Wifey,|
Just wanted your feedback on adults eating the Farleys Rusk, still a big biscuit by any standards and obviously huge to a child.
When i was a baby, apparently i was a little overweight (lost it is a teen but by god it's back now!) and had to be put on the sugar free variety. But i still remember how delicious they were as biscuits, and how rank they were when mushed.
Skip 16 years and me and a bunch of my friends in sixth form used to buy a box of rusks at lunchtime, and sit and munch away. I recall how wonderfull they tasted and how i could pretend with all the vitamins in them i was actually doing myself some good.
Now i'm not saying we should have them with tea (although they could be quite good dunkers) but i think your readers should try them again. I think they are fab.
What are your thoughts? Is it a biscuit? Should they be for babies only?
All the best
|Nicey replies: Personally I view the Rusk as a training biscuit. Obviously some people require more training than others. Curiously the younger members of staff required no training what so ever. As to if they should be for babies only, I think that is a matter for an individuals conscience, unless of course you are actually in some way stealing them from babies, which would be a bit out of order.
Actually I've never understood that expression 'easy as stealing candy from a baby'. I recall when one of the younger members of staff got hold of Wifey's box of handmade Belgan Chocolates, I had a hell of job rescuing the remains and it took a couple of j-clothes and a bath to clean up the mess.
Wagon Wheel Review
My Mother-in-law was born and bred near the Burtonís factory in South Wales. She tells of the time that she took a holiday job in the factory working on the Wagon Wheels production line. A huge Italian man was responsible for topping-up the container of the gooey middle bit, once he had poured out as much as he could he would wipe around the inside of his bowl with his very hairy arms and flick the extra into the container supplying the production line. My Mother-in-law has never eaten a Wagon Wheel since. I wonder how many biscuits contained a black hair?
|Nicey replies: All part of their unique charm. I'm still rating the new ones highly though.|