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Breton Biscuit Super Review Review
|Hello, a friend of mine went to france and brought some biscuits, and they were lovely, is there any chance you happen to know where to find them, its in french so not sure whats it called "palets de fouesnant palets bretons pur beurre TANGUY", please help cheers p.s lovely with tea|
|Nicey replies: Yes its that time of year when people drag packets of biscuits back from their holidays to pass round at work. Mostly it turns out that they are foul and just underline our position at the top of the league table proper biscuit producing nations. However, occasionally you get a half way decent one.
You seem have Palets Breton, which are a style of biscuit so you can broaden your quest out from just the Tanguy ones. You'll need to go to France to get anymore as we've not seen them anywhere in the UK.
WIfey who has just got back from her end of summer girls trip away to Italy, dragged back a box of 'Suncrocks'. She bought them for sustenance whilst she climbed Mount Vesuvius. As she was concentrating on collecting geological samples for the younger members of staff it entirely escaped her attention that these Italian Suncrocks were made in London by McVities and were simply rebadged rebranded Hobnobs. Which poses the question why couldn't they call them that in Italy? Is it unpronounceable, or obscene, or perhaps they already have something called hobnobs?
Breton Biscuit Super Review Review
I'm French and have just found your site through a google search for Oreo pictures (I wanted to make an userpic out of a pic of an Oreo packet that reads "I believe in the American dream." but actually, your review made me think about it and now I wonder if it's not a bit lame.)
Okay. Whatever. I loved your reviews of Petit Ecolier, Galettes and bretons biscuit as well as Mikado. It was great fun reading them and having a foreign outlook on my everyday biscuits.
I just wanted to tell you that Auchan doesn't mean Robin in French, despite their logo being a Robin. Auchan must simply be the family name of the chain's founder, and the French for Robin actually is "Rouge-gorge" (litterally meaning "Red-throat").
As for La Mère Poulard, I don't think many people in France have ever thought of her name meaning "small chicken" or "bantam". Poulard is only a family name, not a word anybody uses or you'd find in the dictionary, although thinking about it must have been an old term for chicken ("poulet" in nowadays French).
Also, you should give Petit Beurre another try. Unlike what you seem to think according to the Petit Ecolier review, Petit Beurre is still very popular here.
I actually like it more than les galettes bretonnes. It's not too sugary nor buttery. It's dry but not too hard, it's filling but doesn't disgust you easily. For me, it's to biscuits what a plain white tee or a pair of jeans are to clothes: a basic. And I think everyone in France recognizes and appreciates its peculiar and comforting taste.
Well, keep it up. And sorry for the English mistakes I must have made (after all, before reading your reviews I had no clue what "robin" and "bantam" meant in English).
Oh, and if you want some advice about interesting varieties we have here, just drop me a line, I'd be more than happy to contribute.
|Nicey replies: Thanks for sorting us out on Robins. Even now I know they are 'Rouge gorge' I will still think of them as little Auchans hopping around. As for Poulards I bet they taste like chicken.
As for English mistakes, if you are prepared to put up with ours we won't mind about yours (not that I could see any). As for finding interesting French biscuits etc its really more of a matter of us coming to France and systematically working our way through it all. We really tried hard this year, and our local Boulangerier is probably much closer to getting that new car than they had expected to be at this point.