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Lu Petit Dejeuner Review
|Dear Honourable Biscuit gentleman;|
In two weeks time i will be moving to France to study (it's ok though, i saw that the Auchan across the road stocks McVities Digestives). I had been intrigued by the various breakfast biscuits that i saw on display last week and thank you most heartily for this analysis- it's like thor himself urged you to write that review in order to facilitate my living and make breakfasts a little more pleasurable. Perhaps i will have to become a cake woman for the next three years? (if you're ever in Finland, by the way, i recommend the Korvapuusti [lit: ear rolls- never let it be said that those Fins don't like to mix up the controversy] ).
You didn't happen to see any gingernuts over in France-land, did you?
p.s. if you ever get stuck for language in France, remember that an 'alors' and a 'd'accord' will always get you far
|Nicey replies: Good luck in France - a couple of crates of Tea Bags, proper biscuits, Marmite, Marmalade, Baked Beans, Branston Pickle, Custard Powder, Mint Sauce, Horse Radish Sauce, assorted Curry paraphernalia and some proper fruitcake should get you through the first couple of months with your sanity intact. You'll just have to live on your wits if you want to find sensible bacon for a sandwich.
As for Gingernuts not a sign of them (refer to above!).
The Rev Stephen Day has extensive experience of Finland, as he was on a deep undercover mission out there for a couple of years as a telecomms type bloke. Being suitably clever he even claims to be able to read some of their biscuit packets too. Largely but not entirely unrelated, he reports back from a recent walking holiday in Cornwall that the Cornish Fairing is in big trouble once again.
As for 'Alors' I usually use that followed by a deep intake of breath when commencing any cake business in France. It sets the the tone nicely.