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Jules Destrooper Almond Thins Review
Having previously tried a pack of the said 'finest' version of these, I have one or two observations.
Being a biscuit lover myself, I have often stuck rigorously stuck to the '3 biscuits at a time' law, however these threw a hole box of spanners in the works. Three of these did not remotely reach the satisfaction gained from three average biscuits, so starts the dilemma. Do you stick at three and go unsatisfied, instantly tanishing these as rubbish biscuits or do you dig in and eat nine, (I figure they are a third the thickness so triple your quota), however if you take nine in company, you inevitably start rumours about your dietary problems. I didn't want to dislike this biscuit because they actually taste quite good (and hold up to a good dunking), but I have to propose that they lose the 'thin' part and make a proper biscuit.
|I'm pleased to hear from Stuart that foil kit kats are still available in Canada.|
The four finger foil wrap was a masterpiece. A subtle diagonal folding technique enabled it to be wrapped with less foil than seemed possible. It's true - if you unwrapped one and tried to re-wrap it "square-on" you could never cover it completely. Your own free conjuring trick with every one! By this means the company saved a tiny portion of aluminium from every single kit kat. One suspects that this was for their financial benefit - but with the smelters running that little bit slower for all those years, the Maldives will get a few more days above sea level if the global warming doommongers are right about the CO2 and the melting ice caps and everything.
|Nicey replies: Yes it all went wrong for KitKat when they dropped the foil, when will they learn. Never mind your' white chocolate watermelon, gravy and pigeon' flavour, just put normal KitKats back into foil and stop all this uncalled for mucking about.|
||OK so I was opening a pack of biscuits this afternoon (Morrisons dark chocolate digestives if you want to know) and I noticed that the little arrows on the "tear here" strip pointed the wrong way. I checked in the cupboard and about half of the packets had them pointing the wrong direction! No matter how hard I pull that way, the thing wont open. Just wondering if you knew why.|
|Nicey replies: Gaining entry into biscuit packets by the advertised route is seldom successful. Niceties such as arrow direction are fairly low down the list when faced with packs with welded tight seams, and token little red strip thingies. Its all part of an elaborate mind game designed to make us value the contents of the pack more. It's a bit like cracking open mixed nuts at Christmas, the really tricky ones like Brazils seem to taste better than the fairly straight forward hazelnuts.|
Abbey Crunch Review
|I'm old enough to remember the original Abbey biscuits in the 60's, before they added the 'Crunch' to the name.|
The advert shown on TV showed a close up on a lady taking a bite from the biscuit, delicately brushing away a crumb from the side of her mouth with her finger, either her little finger or 'ring' finger . The resulting pleasure from that bite was a smile on her lips echoed by the 'smile' on the biscuit - my mother,sister and I always looked [and found] the smile on Abbey biscuits and imitated the lady by wiping away the crumbs.
Love this site, proves I'm not the only tea/mug/pot/kettle obsessive!!
||Hi Mr Nicey,|
First let me say that your website is amazing, this is what the internet was invented for. Keep up the good work.... Now my reason for writing.
As an asian born and raised here in the UK, it's fair to say that tea is destined to be in my system. So I would like to share with you my genius invention of making indian tea in less than 10 minutes (It usually takes about 20).
Step 1: Boil water in kettle
Step 2: Pop your teabag and sugar into an empty cup
Step 3: Pour boiling water into the cup and stir 5 times and squeeze the teabag against the inside of the cup to extract the flavour.
Step 4: Pop the cup into the microwave for 1 and a half minutes (700 watt microwave).
Step 5: Add milk and reheat in the microwave until the mixture looks like its ready to boil over. (This is what the light inside the microwave was invented for).
Step 6: Stir the tea and take the teabag out the cup.
Step 7: Open a packet of hobnobs and enjoy!