|Sorry to spoil the numbers Joanne, but I have added to the Garibaldi correspondence, and you may have counted me as male, when in fact I am female! On a Garibaldi type biscuit not, has anyone else noticed that those apple and cinnamon biscuits sold in packs of three biccies by McVities as part of their Go Ahead range are remarkably like Garibaldis in shape and texture? Three are just a nice number with a nice cup of tea when having a sit down.|
Yours biscuitly (in a female sort of way)
|Nicey replies: Hoorah for you and your ladyness Chris (we worked it out ages ago..). Yes there are some good fruity biscuits to be had in the Go-Ahead range, which is recovering nicely from its initial Mr Motivator led campaign, some ten or so years ago.|
|After an involved discussion during a work lunch break, myself and several colleagues came to the conclusion that the Garibaldi Biscuit is a Dad’s Biscuit.|
Hurried research gleaned from your website has since backed up our initial conclusions. 6/8 people who have emailed you regarding these biscuits are male.
Jo & Fran
|Nicey replies: You may well have a point. I briefly fondled a pack of Crawfords Garibaldi's only this lunch time in Budgens, before realising that I had come in there to get toothpaste the younger members of staff.|
What luck - In response to Peter Winny's letter re: Garibaldis in Victoria, I work just around the corner, and know for a fact that you can buy them in one of the Newsagents along Strutton Ground market.
Specifically the newsagent up at the NatWest end, with the frankly bizarre display of pot noodles in the front window.
Hope this helps,
|PLEASE HELP US NICEY!|
My fellow snackers at work & I have a huge problem that you may be able to help with through the medium of your NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown.com site. Here in Victoria we have found that our usual purveyors of noble Garibaldi - King of dunking biscuits, Sainsbury; has let us down badly. They seem to have withdrawn the champion chomp from their shelves in favour of less desirable ‘cookies’, ‘muffins’, ‘doughnuts’ and other items from the ‘in store bakery’!
We have searched the length & breadth of SW1 and can find no sign or crumb of Garibaldi. Is this another initiative by the Government or an EU Directive? Will we all find ourselves sitting at pavement cafes, sipping cappuccino and trying vainly to remove cross ant flakes from our cheeks and fingers?? Where will it all end?
I trust that you will muster the Garibaldi eating fraternity and march on Whitehall demanding equal biscuits for all!
|Nicey replies: That's not right at all. You need to have words with the store, most will get in what they think sells in their locale. Once something goes its unlikely to get reinstated by pure chance. Tell them what you think of their muffins and doughnuts, and that you want proper biscuits. Try turning up in an angry mob, possibly carrying pointy sticks with muffins impaled upon them.|
|Dear Nicey and co, I heartily agree with Henry Morgan – Garibaldis are the unsung heroes of the biscuit tin, always there when you need them, and surprisingly satisfying even without a cup of tea. In our house they are known as ‘Uncle Jack’s Biscuits’ in honour of my long departed great uncle Jack from Bristol who would consume nothing else (apart from Black Magic chocolates and whiskey. Three cheers for the Garibaldi!|