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Abbey Crunch Review
|During the dark ages (the few months, around this time last year, following McVities' misguided discontinuation of the abbey crunch), as the remaining abbey crunch stocks rapidly depleted accross the country, I scurried all over Manchester to purchase as many remaining packets as possible. Well it's been a thoroughly enjoyable albeit emotional year as I have been eating my little treasures. I now have 4 packets left and I am faced with the dilemma of how to store them in order to maximise their lifespan. I have so far kept them cellophane-wrapped, foil-wrapped, and bubblewrap-wrapped and in a cool, dark, dry place, protected by a tripple-bolt combination lock (so no one get any ideas!). My plan is to eat the remaining packets as my last meal, before I'm about to die... assuming you still get the munchies while you're dying. The thing is... I don't plan on dying anytime soon... so I need to keep my precious fresh for as long as possible. Someone told me the other day that my precautions may not be adequate. What would you suggest. Please help. Love the site, by the way.|
|Nicey replies: Daz,
I don't know, I'm down to my last packet. I had to open one in the summer for photography for the book and they were well past it, and only three months out of date. May cryogenics is the answer, for you not the biscuits. They could thaw you out if McVities resurrect the Abbey crunch and medical science work out a cure for for whatever took you out.
I would like to reassure Mark Pennington about drinking tea in the USA. I have quite a lot of male English friends out here who drink tea, and none of them are 'special chaps'. It seems that this is acceptable to the American public because they are British. In fact it seems to be assumed that all British people, regardless of their sex, will drink tea - In an "Oh, your British, so you'll be having tea right?" sort of way. No need to think your masculinity will be slighted by your tea drinking. At least not in Chicago....
Jacob's Orange Club Review
|Can you please tell me the colour of the wrapper on a jacobs club biscuit (plain chocolate variety) , My girlfriend says its green with a golf ball on the front , while i say its red , who's correct?|
|Nicey replies: Sorry I just remember the Golf ball.|
||Dear Nicey & Wifey,|
On the subject of Oatcakes, in the North Staffordshire area, 'Oatcakes' are a peculiar, entirely non-biscuit entity, being more of an oaty flavour pancake which can be eaten with various savory fillings including an entire cooked breakfast if you're particularly brave (or so I've been told). Being from Cheshire, I have sampled an oatcake when they've escaped from the Potteries but if any North Staffs NCOTAASD readers would like to tell us more!! The best sort of tea to serve them with is probably the strong 'oily' variety rather than anything fancy like Earl Grey or Darjeeling.
|Nicey replies: You can only have respect for something that wears an entire cooked breakfast as a garnish.
My new wife is from the Highlands of Scotland. As we live in the south of England I like to make her feel at home by putting the used tea bags in the toilet cystern to recreate that peaty colouration in the water.
She loves it.