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I dont' like oreos.
but stuck as i am in this barren bicuitless backwater usa, I have invented a use for them
I call it the "Oreo double double triple doublestuff"
||My dear Nicey and TW|
I was intrigued that such areas of research as the optimum dunking capability of a biscuit and teapot spout dribbles have indeed merited the scientific communitys' attention via the IgNoble awards
further, that there are those who would experiment in the re-evaluation and representation of early biscuit species at no point have I found reference to the combination of those essential pre-cursors of optimum enjoyment as proposed by your good selves. Hence one might assume that you indeed lead the world in your quest.
|Nicey replies: Hoorah indeed. Ahh bless, they look sweet don't they.
Never e-mailed you before, son, but I'm sure that you'll be delighted to see this report. It's the proof of what we all knew, deep down in our tannin-stained souls. Tea is the ultimate health drink. Sod fruity smoothies, or carrot juice, or any of that other rubbish. It's tea we need. I only wish that I'd been one of those lucky "human volunteers".
I only wonder whether they got biscuits with their experimental tea? If so, maybe it's actually your average 'penguin' or 'garibaldi' that's really the good stuff? I'm more than willing to find out, should NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown wish to fund any further research into this important issue.
|Nicey replies: Yes I think we all instinctively know that. I see the research was done by Americans in America, we can only guess at the results they would have got if they had used proper tea. As you also speculate were biscuits involved, and of course were they seated? It all has a bearing.|
Our Biscuit Cup has reached the last four Gariballdi vs GingerNut and Rich Tea vs Boaster. Having exhausted all the usual criteria of taste, dunking, performance, design etc we created some random challenges.
Someone had to buy a packet of each semi final biscuit against the clock. All were achieved in under 2min 30 except Gariballdi which took over 40 minutes to find. Also against the clock was opening a pack and eating 3 of each - the dry Rich Tea struggled here.
We weighed, measured and counted sugar content where the Boaster scored highly But the boaster struggled on our value per biscuit calculation. We even got a dog - Harry to choose his favourite Harry loved the Ginger Nuts.
The Ginger Nut easily beat the Garibaldi in the first match but the other semi final was a titanic struggle and the scores were all square after all challenges.
The sudden death challenge was 'The Shopping Bag Drop Test' We dropped a packet of Rich Tea and a packet of Boasters on to the floor to see how many biscuits survived in whole.
Boasters - 2 out of the 9 biscuits survived intact (22% survival rate)
Rich Tea - 21 out of the 36 biscuits survived intact (58% survival rate)
So despite it's fancy dan tray packaging, the Boasters crumbled under pressure to the tightly packed Rich Tea.
FINAL: Ginger Nut versus Rich Tea
|Nicey replies: Glen,
Big Woos on the advanced biscuit testing, inspiring stuff. I'm also impressed that Harry the dog displayed any sort preference at all. I often drop single biscuits to hear the sound they make, you can tell quite a bit from that.
|MessRoom P2 South Croydon
||Can you recommend a biscuit that is rich in both sustenance and taste, because the life of a paramedic can be one of low blood sugar and the need for high energy. Taste is a big issue as you need something to look forward to whilst doing various shift work patterns and in my opinion there is nothing quite like half a packet of good quality bourbons with a lovely cup of tea, whereas my colleague opts for the malted milk (both of which in our opinion is better than taking the wife upstairs). In order to get you into the mindset of a paramedic... picture the scene... It's raining, someone is quite seriously injured, people are crying, screaming and generally looking at you for guidance and inspiration and all you can think about is what biscuit shall I purchase from the all night Tesco's. The only thing that gets you through is the thought of getting this poor chap back to biscuit eating status.|
We will give you a new biscuit idea if it makes you rich just a mention on the packet will do. The Space Dust Biscuit, Shortbread base with copious amounts of space dust. This is not a biscuit for the faint hearted, pregnant females, anyone with a history of heart disease or those fitted with pacemakers.
P.s. Please don't mentionLincolnsor Nice as these are crummy incarnations of the devil himself.
Yours truly, W.H. Warlord and R.Mellie
|Nicey replies: Well I'm most inclined to send you off to a Sainsbury's rather than Tescos to get a pack of their own brand Fruit Digestives. These are substantial biscuits which come in a big pack and a have a malty fruity taste that will bring you back for more, I'm intending a review at some point.
If you have to go to Tesco's then your choice is not as great, as their own brand stuff is fairly standard fare, and you have to really relly on branded biscuits. I would keep a look out for special offers on such things as McVitie's Caramels and HobNobs, as there is nothing like a bargain to add to the enjoyment.