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Tunnocks Tea Cake Review
|Having recently tried a packet of these, in memory of my 60s childhood, I was prompted to search the internet for Tunnocks web site so I could complain. Instead, up popped your July review of their teacake. In it you comment on the consistency of the filling. It's quite revolting and not at all like the proper teacakes we used tt get in the 60s. I note that you mention there are other brands, I'd be interested to know of any sources.|
And while I'm on the subject of biccys, what happened to "Caramel Wafers by Grey Dunn"? They were great, again I tried a packet of what were claimed to be these by our old friends Tunnocks. What a bland disappointment. Chocolate covered for a start, which they shouldn't be, overpowering any flavour they had left in the anaemic wafer and thin coating of a caramel substitutel....
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|Nicey replies: Mike, as we pointed out in the review the Tunnocks marshmallow is unlike any other tea cake so just buy a different brand, try Burtons or Lees, you should find them right alongside the Tunnocks on the supermarket shelf.
Tunnocks named their wafer 'Tunnock's real milk chocolate caramel wafer biscuit', pretty explicit I think you'll agree, so its a bit unfair to throw accusations of wrongness at them. They are what they are, and the caramel is quite genuine.
As for your Grey Dunn Wafers I have not heard of them, not even from my 60's childhood. Perhaps some of our older readers can shed some more light on these.
Tunnocks Tea Cake Review
For your information, Tunnocks Tea Cakes of bathroom sealant fame are known as Mallow Puffs in New Zealand. Many thanks for informing me of their presence in the British Isles under a Scottish pseudonym. I shall now head to the supermarket without delay to consume a whole packet in the interests of comparative biscuit science. As to the merits or otherwise of these biscuits, I feel a key detraction is the thinness of the chocolate covering rendering the fingers like a typical two-year olds in under 3 seconds. If no-one is watching, this can be avoided by juggling the biscuit like a hot potato.