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||Please will you advise me the name of the biscuits which are similar to the appearance of Party Rings but without the hole in the middle. They were round, iced biscuits with pink, yellow or brown icing. Each biscuit may be completely iced with the same colour or have a combination (striped) of two or three colours.|
Please let me know if you remember the name and whether they are still available to buy.
|Nicey replies: I know what you mean but can't think of the name, didn't they also come in round cornered square shapes as well? or am I imagining that..|
||Dear Nicey and friends,|
This is my first visit to your site, and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify some biscuits that were around in the 1970s?
These biscuits were round, sweet, plain biscuits, and the novelty was that each one was a different colour! Each colour had a monster-themed name, such as Red Devil, Green Gremlin, Orange Ogre etc. I seem to remember yellow and purple ones too.
Does anyone remember what these biscuits were called, who made them and when they ceased production? I have spoken to other people who vaguely recall them, but no-one can remember their name. Hoping you can help! Thank you.
|Nicey replies: Nope, not ringing any of my bells.|
Tunnocks Wafer Review
|When my husband bought some Tunnock's chocolate wafers some years ago, I was delighted to discover that they appeared identical to a variety of biscuit which my mother used to buy in packs of 4, some time around the late 1960s. These were known in my house as 'Yogi Bears', having a pic. of said bear on the silver foil wrapper. I would have thought the sheer quantity consumed over the years by my friends and I would have assured the biscuits' future, but they vanished. Was this a southern manifestation of the Tunnocks product I have come to love? My discovery today of your excellent site could finally see this mystery solved.|
Thanks in anticipation!
if he has done no further research on the matter, may I, through your good offices, pass a message to Mike Lewis who wrote to you on the subject of Tunnocks Teacakes and ended by putting out a general plea to know what happened to Gray Dunn Caramel Wafers.
Alas, Gray Dunn & Co (Glasgow) ceased trading in 2001 thus ending 150 years of biscuit manufacture in Scotland's greatest city. Sorry Mike, no prospect of a nostalgic nibble I'm afraid.
It would have been wonderful to have had a Nicey review on them but it will never be.
'Older Reader' Adrian
Love the web site. As a trainer for Microsoft, I get my delegates in the classroom to view your site during training on Internet Exploer application - They too love it!
Just wondered if anyone else remembers a biscuit from the 70's called Royal Scott, it was a kind of shortbread biscuit. Although Ive not seen them since the 70's here in the south of england (sunny Hertfordshire), When working in Macclesfield a few years back, while staying in a hotel, they had Royal Scott biscuits available during morning tea...
Does anyone else remember these wonderful biscuits?
|Nicey replies: I hope your trainees get a tea break with biscuits on plates.
As for Royal Scott they definitely came in tins with a picture bloke in a kilt playing the bag-pipes (probably).