I got your book for Christmas. I'm glad that there's someone out there pushing forward the frontiers of english leisuretime.
I thought you might be interested to see my website. I made it a few years ago to explain the Ultimate Biscuit Combo (UBC) in all it's glory. To this day, I still draw great pleasure from the UBC, and hope that maybe others can share in my biscuit-related joy.
Continue your good and noble work
|Nicey replies: I'm assuming you choose the Sainsbury's biscuit based on its complementary diameter.
||The fig roll, my favourite biscuit of that there is no doubt. But does anyone recall Jacobs attempt at launching chocolate fig rolls? They were the normal ridged ones of the time that had been propelled through a shallow (c. 1cm?) river of milky chocolate, resulting in the bottom half of each biscuit getting coated. Ooooh! These were fantastic, I was a real fan, but they lasted only about 2-3 months, maybe 6 as I recall, living in the East Midlands of the UK at the time. My favourites now are the extrusion variety you get at large supermarkets and find they improve for a bit of drying out. |
||I was wondering whether you ever came across a biscuit called the 'Dunker'. It was manufactured by Northumbria Fine Foods, and was launched in around 1994. It's USP was that it was designed for dunking in tea; it was designed not to disintegrate or shed particles whilst being dunked.|
If I remember, it was a diamond shape and was a 'hovis' brown oaty/ malty kind of thing. don't think it was a success.
|Nicey replies: Yes we have heard of it from several people although this is the first time we have had a manufacturer mentioned. I think it might have suffered from being presumptuous in many peoples eyes. A bit like calling a vehicle a 'shopper', when lots of cars/bikes are perfectly able to go the shops and do many other things besides. |
||Dear Nicey and Wifey,|
I know you don't much like fancy teas but will be tolerant of those who do. Occasionally in England or Scotland it is possible to find Twinings' Rose Pouchong Tea which has a lovely subtle flavour of dusty potpourri. In Ireland it is IMPOSSIBLE to find it and so I am developing a nervous tic in my left eye. What should I do?
|Nicey replies: You need to find a tea buddy in England or Scotland that has cravings for Barry's tea and you can exchange parcels.
|Sarah Campbell Kennedy
I am procrastinating writing an essay and so thought I should alert you to the Best Biscuit in the World, which you may have missed out on in your biscuitology experiments.
It is made by Arnotts, and is called a 'Kingston'. I found it in Australia and have yet been able to find/buy it online or in the UK, but it is probably the most amazing biscuit I have ever tasted. I only ate my first on a whim because I am from Kingston, but by god I am thankful for trying it.
Thought you should know. If you ever find where I can get them in the UK i'd be grateful... i'm saving up to return to Australia and get some more, but I am only a mere student and my biscuit-quest fund is limited.
|Nicey replies: They are actually made under licence by Arnotts and are their version of the South African biscuit the Romany Cream made by Bakers. We reviewed the originals some time ago.
You can get Kingstons in the Australian shop in London's Covent garden although they are loads of money.