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
I've been a bit of lurker on the site, but wondered if anyone had pointed out the recent important dunkability test in Waitrose Food illustrated magazine.
I mostly agree with its findings, but I think they have been harsh on the custard cream - a messy dunker but a delight for me.
|Nicey replies: Yes it was a good attempt by them and earned them a lot of attention in the press. Unfortunately they have made too many naive assumptions, which is highlighted by their dismissal of the Rich Tea. As a recreational skier I may find that if I hop on a pair of race tuned world cup downhill skis and take off down the mountain that I may quickly wrap myself round the nearest tree. So is the case with the Rich Tea which has been pared down for lightning fast dunk times, allowing for huge numbers of them to be seen off with a single cuppa. To the recreational dunker it may seem like a tricky customer but in the hands of a pro its a fine tuned dunking classic. The fact that they tried to dunk a giant chocolate covered finger, shows that they really were a bit clueless. None the less some nice biscuit photography and 10 out of 10 for effort.|
||Dear Nicey and the Wife,|
In response to Ann Perrett's views on china mugs and cups, I would agree with the NCOTAASD view that there is no right or wrong when it comes to tea drinking (or indeed sit downs).
I myself prefer the heft of a good, solid mug with a decent sized handle. I find that the whole tea drinking experience seems to lack something when the tea is served in a dainty china cup, particularly when the handle is too small to get my fingers through.
In fact, if anyone who knows me is reading this, a NCOTAASD mug would make a very welcome Christmas present.
||Hi Nicey - saw the article in todays Telegraph and had visit the site. I believe we may have the equal of the ancient Russell Hobbs Forgettle - wedding present from my Great Aunt, in daily use until early this year since 1972! It has not broken, just having a rest. 20 years ago it did have a new element, and it had a new switch at some point so it is a bit like George Washingtons axe. Now have a new Russell Hobbs to go with our swanky new kitchen. We keep the old one in case the new one goes wrong. Love the site, will be a regular.|
From Angie, a "Tea Cosy D.A." member.
|Nicey replies: Yes its always easier to sleep soundly at night knowing you have a back up kettle in case the new fangled one goes wrong.