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||Re Email from Iris|
The biscuits she refers to were called "Milk & Honey Creams" and were indeed a product by Huntley & Palmers and yes the cut out was oval.
Does anyone remember Milk Maid creams or something similar. The packaging had a picture of a milkmaid and the biscuits were small round and sugar glazed and cream filled?
|Nicey replies: Ah, some sort of Biblical reference. I've always thought the land of Milk and Honey, would be quite a messy place to live, and I'm sure it would get really pongy in the hot weather.|
|Iris Leaton Webb
||Huntley and Palmer honey and cream biscuits do not ring a bell???? The were the Ur Biscuit, custard creams on steroids.... And, if I remember correctly (and the hallucinogens have not done irreparable damage...) they had a nice oval cut-out bit. Class.|
My husband and I also remember the Barmouth. An exceptionally crisp buttery biscuit akin to the crispy variety of langue du chat - but round. Very dark brown on the edges, golden in the centre, slightly shiny and melting in texture - probably a melted mixture rather than a pastry type. I may even have a recipe for them somewhere....
Rich Osborne?? Don't you mean Butter Osbornes??
And Ice gems - biscuits or sweets?? Candidate for The Smallest Biscuit Known??
|Nicey replies: Iris,
Thank you for those many important insights. I think I vaguely recall a sort of jam and cream sandwich alike with pale brown sludge in that might have been the honey and cream. Yes, I concur on Butter Osbournes, I'm sure you're right.
If we could track down a living Barmouth biscuit that would be fantastic.
Iced Gems are nasty.
Love the website, dont know if you got my last e-mail, still trying to find out if anyone remembers Honey and Cream biscuits ? I think they were made by Huntley and Palmer. Your thoughts on the subject would be apreciated.
|Nicey replies: Not ringing any bells with me, sorry.|
I was very entertained by your web site and it set me thinking about a number of issues. Firstly, a colleague of mine in the office has recently departed to a new job - he was in his early twenties and his name was Richard Osborne. People called him Rich Osborne around the office - I asked him if he knew of the biscuit of the same name but he had never heard of it! Does anyone remember the "rich osborne" biscuit with the catch phrase "rich osborne never crumbles" in its adverts?
An ensuing conversation led to mention of the Lincoln biscuit - is that still around or has it gone to the biscuit barrel in the sky?
Anyway, its great to see so much material on biscuits, as they have been a major part of my life since early childhood.
|Nicey replies: Roger,
Lincoln biscuits are alive and well, visit our Biscuit of the Week page you'll find it in the list of links at the bottom.
As for the Rich Osbourne, I remember the biscuit but not the advert. They were like a thicker Rich Tea with a hint of butter, a pure dunking biscuit really.
McVities Milk Chocolate Digestive Review
Interesting digestive facts from Martin. I have a conspiracy theory on this. McVities claim of how many of their chocolate digestives are "eaten" each day is purely speculation, I know for a fact that the company are unaware of my intake of the biscuit. Therefore they must be basing their figures on how many packets are "bought" each day. It's my theory that some of the top dogs at McVities are buying huge quantities of their own product (for which they no doubt claim some sort of profit share anyway) in order to make us think the chocolate digestive is more popular than it is. Well, it's either that or they are force feeding them to a load of captive fat blokes in the McVities factory....
PS. Nice grail.