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The current poll reminded me of an incident a while ago when I woke up, a bit fuzzy headed after a night out, to discover a half-eaten jaffa cake which had been liberally spread with butter by the side of my bed. I dread to think how many I'd consumed, and until now was appalled at such behaviour, prompted as it must have been by the feeling that jaffa cakes did not have enough fat in them already. I'm pleased to see there are people out there who behave like this as a matter of course.
|Nicey replies: I'm more worried that you only managed to half eat a Jaffa Cake, you must have been in a right old state.|
I maybe a bit old fashioned but to me a biscuit is designed by it's manufacturers to be eaten in it's original state. If you don't like the biscuit as God (or McVities) has intended then choose a different biscuit, there's plenty out there. Add to that the fact there are also many plain crackers etc designed to have all manner of gubbins spread on them and there is frankly no reason to soil a delicious rich tea or marie with anything. I'm from the biscuit old school and proud.
My sister is called Victoria if that helps?
|Nicey replies: Yes that does help|
I just have to let you (and through you, the world) know that the finest combination known to man, or at least to me, is two plain chocolate digestives sandwiched together with peanut butter (crunchy, if poss). Obviously, for the avoidance of chocolatey fingers, the biscuits should be arranged with their chocolate-covered sides pointing inwards.
Incidentally, I share an office with someone who assures me that cheese and chocolate spread is a divine combination, and she has even gone so far as to bring me in cheese and chocolate spread sandwiches in an attempt to demonstrate this 'fact'. Whilst this is an obviously misguided approach, it does lead me to wonder if a similar choc digestive strategy could be employed with cheese as the filling ...
best wishes, as ever,
|Nicey replies: Anybody else called Victoria want to add to this discussion I wonder?|
Just wanted to add to the 'spread poll' currently on the site after Stuart Pearce's email. My siblings and I used to make buttercream icing (much better than just butter!), or even just water icing to spread on otherwise plain biscuits (our faves, and cupboard staples were digestives, Rich Teas and sometimes malted milks). If we were feeling really adventurous and willing to wait a couple of seconds longer we might have added some food colouring, really hiking up the sugar/E number intake and guaranteeing us bouncing off the walls soon after. I would also like to say that ordinary chocolate spread was another common one for me, being allergic to nuts and therefore nutella!