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McVities Milk Chocolate Digestive Review
We managed to get this definitive answer from Mc Vities.
We still regard the chocolate side as being on the bottom of the
biscuit, so perhaps people hold, eat and place them on plates upside
|Nicey replies: Of course I can see why they are saying that for technical reasons, and its quite a nice official answer because its the logical one rather than the instinctive one. However, among the masses the consensus was firmly with the polarity reverse idea. I'll put a poll up next week and we can all vote on it, that way everyone can choose the answer they like best.
||Dear Nicey and the Wife,|
In response to Rydderch Wilson's concerns about the phenomenon of tea tongue, I too believe this to be all too real. I think it is caused by a chemical reaction between the tea and the milk. Try drinking your tea black to see whether the effect is lessened.
Nice picture by the way, it's good to see such a splendid collection of different mugs.
||Hello Nicey and the good lady wife,|
Remember the big media stink a while back regarding the validity of RSI, or Repetative Strain Injury? The whole debate revolved around the very question of whether or not this most uncomfortable of conditions actually even existed, medically speaking of course. In the end, if my memory serves me correctly, the furore just sort of fizzled out without even the merest hint of a conclusion and it was left to the consciences of individual companies as to whether or not they were going to compensate their long suffering and under-paid workers.
Now, you may be wondering what all this has to do with tea and biscuits but there is a quite interesting parallel between the whole RSI debacle and the point of this e-mail - which is to pose the following conundrum to your readers:
TEA TONGUE - MYTH OR FACT.
Surely, surely it's not just me and my brother and a handful of tea-sipping associates who have ever suffered with tea tongue. You know, that feeling you get when you've quite simply and without a shadow of a doubt had one cup of tea too many and a semi-permanent layer of tea-moss has formed on your tongue threatening to disrupt the delicate duties of your taste buds for ever and ever?
And if it's true, if tea tongue is actually a recognised medical condition, then by jove how many cups of tea is too many? Worrying stuff, to be sure, but something which I'm sure you'll agree needs to be thoroughly debated.
In the meantime, on the subject of too much tea, here's a rather splendid picture of myself inbibing five cups of tea at once.
|Nicey replies: Your mates all look very similar to you. Anyhow your probably right tea-tongue is purely psychosomatic, I wouldn't worry about it, and I'm sure something rough like a HobNob will soon have the insides of your face back to normal.|
McVities Milk Chocolate Digestive Review
|At work we are getting into a heated debate about Chocolate Digestives and I was wondering if you can please clear it up for us. |
Is the chocolate on the top or bottom of the biscuit? and explanation as to the answer might help us sleep better at night.
Having called Mc Vities we have been told that the chocolate is indeed on the bottom, but for some reason this just doesn't feel right.
|Nicey replies: The chocolate is indeed applied to the bottom of the biscuit, but the consensus opinion (we have thrashed this out in the past) is that this then reverses the polarity of the biscuit so that the chocolate side is now the top. This is so blindingly obvious, as everybody eats them chocolate side up and puts them on plates chocolate side up and even photographs them for the pictures on the packet chocolate side up. Hope you sleep better tonight.|
I was chatting to some of my colleagues about the best way to eat fondant centered biscuits when we discovered that there was a distinctive difference in pronunciation of bourbon depending where you come from in the country. The majority of people pronounced it 'bore bon' whereas only one other colleague and I pronounced it 'bur bon'. Have I been living a lie all these years? Is there a correct pronunciation of the word? I haven't dared show my face at work since, for fear of recrimination.
Any help would be gratefully received
|Nicey replies: bore-bon