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|Just noticed your biscuit of the week. They're not a bad biscuit at all. Here's a photo of me at a festival in Serbia earlier this year, proudly holding a box of noblice.|
Just thought you might find it amusing, feel free to use on site! haha :)
|Nicey replies: Thanks Ian,
I'm impressed that you had to don protective head gear when handling them.
Slightly at a tangent but I have been dying to tell someone.
When we first came to France we used to enjoy our biscuits with hot chocolate and were delighted to find our favourite brand was 'Bonky'! Sadly it has disappeared from the shelves long ago. It just seamed very appropriate for a country that makes much of its brandy in a town called Condom!
To make up for the chocolate drinking we have introduced many of our neighbours to the pleasures of tea drinking so I hope we're still on the side of the angels.
Came across your website at work on Friday. It sparked mass biscuit debate, a most healthy and enlightening subject.
I wonder if you could settle an argument re: the jammie dodger. Several of us are convinced that in some circumstances the jam filling is supplemented by a `custard cream` style filling, whilst others think we are talking complete bourbon cream. So is the biscuit complete fantasy or does it exist?
Also we were intregued by the biscuit of the week, the hapless `Noblice`.
We do have regular contests when we go abroad to bring back the most strangely named snack. Recently whilst in Belguim, I got hold of some `Plop` biscuits. Photo of packet attached. We soon realised why they are so named their dunkability rating was somewhere around minus 3 and `Plop` was the sound the biscuit made on it's way to the bottom of your mug! More worryingly each biscuit was individually wrapped with a picture of a gnome-type man wearing a pair of pants on his head!!
Anyway keep up the dunking and the good work.
The IT development team at a police force that shall rename anonymous for fear of public resentment of our shared bicuit enjoyment!
|Nicey replies: Nick,
Good work on the plops, they seem to have tried to paper over the cracks by diverting our attention to the chap with half an oven ready chicken in a red jumper on his head. Still well done the Belgians this is certainly a ridiculous name that deserves to be up there in the pantheon of dreadful names.
As for Jammie Dodgers they always have some form of viscous jammy glue inside and never a cream filling as in the case of the much admired Jam Cream Sandwich. Recent Vanilla Thriller Jammie Dodgers did have weird whitish sort of jam in them too, but in all honesty this was very much like jam with a dash of white emulsion paint in it (technically true as titanium oxide was used, the same white compound used in paints and horseradish sauce).