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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 15:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

gncxx wrote:
I feel I'm an odd one out because I've never seen the appeal of a soggy biscuit. Agree on pink wafers, horrible things.


Just drop the hints.
We get the picture: you're not gay and you won't be forced into anything you don't want to do.
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 16:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of love for the old ginger nuts. Yes, always dunked of course - otherwise they're like concrete.

I'm partial to a bourbon, and a plain digestive is good every now and then. Waitrose used to make some really nice almond biscuits, but alas they've been discontinued in my local branch. Fox's rich tea creams are good too.
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PostPosted: 22-12-2013 16:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumbs up also for ginger nuts.

Always liked a taxi or two, they don't last long when I buy them.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 08:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mythopoeika wrote:
And Anzac biscuits, produced for the Royal British Legion in Australia. They're yummy.


yeay

I've been praising the virtues of Anzac biscuits since Jan 26 2007:

night wire wrote:
Rave rummaged through the tiny cabinet galley. "Okay, we have some Anzac biscuits, instant coffee, canned milk, canned distilled water, tea bags, dehydrated soup, hershey bars, and something called fish crisp."

"And I will eat anything," said Jinx, as she tore into a hershey bar, and ripped open a bag of fish crisp, "except fish crisp, it looks like pepper and crumbs."

"Well, you can put it in the soup, or something," said Rave, as she heated three mugs of distilled water in the microwave, "or pour it on these biscuits, maybe."


But, you can't get them here anymore.
Sad

Same thing with "lassie mogs", they were available for a few years, then they faded out. (They're similar to hermit cookies, but with molasses.)

Tim Horton's Oatmeal ones are very good, and also biscotti, and those little lemon things that I can't remember the name of.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 14:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mention of the unloved pink wafer provokes regret that the wafer has fallen into such a debased form. In medieval times, the wafer-makers were a highly esteemed guild, often combining their culinary specialism with juggling and other entertainment duties.

A nice illustrated page here traces the history of the wafer from eucharistic symbol to curled biscuits and cones:

http://www.historicfood.com/Wafer.htm Cool

The pink ones still stink, however!
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 14:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those pink wafer sandwich thingies are always the last ones left in a variety box.
Nobody likes them. I don't mind the flavour, but it's the fact that they shed pink crumbs everywhere that puts me off.

The hated biscuits:

http://www.mustardcoffeebar.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/pinkpanther.jpg
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 15:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hate those pinkos'. Wafers still play an honourable roll filling Kit Kats.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 19:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love amaretti, sweet sweet cyanide. Not a huge biscuit fan, I don't normally buy them. I do like gingerbread as long as it is hot and not too sweet. And digestives with applewood smoked are nice too.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 19:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hate those pinkos'.


Everyone hates those pinkos.

The Marquis de Sade had the right idea about wafers, don't eat them, stick them up someone's bottom before you sodomise them. Laughing
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 19:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love those pink biscuits!
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 19:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

OneWingedBird wrote:
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Hate those pinkos'.

Everyone hates those pinkos.

Please forward all unwanted pinkos to Cornwall, c/o rynner, rynner towers. Wink
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PostPosted: 24-12-2013 18:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

When's the last time you had an iced gem? I don't know what the biggest biscuit is (or was) but they are surely the smallest without being an actual crumb.
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PostPosted: 25-12-2013 09:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was delighted to see Nigel Slater's biscuit show and especially pleased to see the appreciation society devoted to the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer.

For me this was a friday treat after coming home from school with a copy of Smash and ready to watch either Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Land of the Giants or something similarly epic (ITV gave us some great kids telly then). The sight of the wrapper takes me back.

I don't eat a lot of biscuits but the Digestive is definitely my favourite. However, I've never worked out where the Fig Roll stands in the taxonomy -It's the Duck-Billed Platypus of the biscuit world if you ask me.
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PostPosted: 25-12-2013 10:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can help you there. Cool

If it's the difference between a biscuit and a cake that you're after, why, this very subject has just been discussed on t'wireless.

Apparently, a biscuit goes soft when it's stale, whereas a cake goes hard.

Wink
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PostPosted: 25-12-2013 11:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Escargot. However, as a keen amateur biscuitologist, I already knew this.

There was a court case where McVitie's had to prove that jaffa cakes were cakes (free from VAT) and not biscuits (subject to VAT). They used this as proof that jaffa cakes do indeed go hard when left out.

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Categorisation as cake or biscuit for VAT

In the United Kingdom, value added tax is payable on chocolate-covered biscuits, but not on chocolate-covered cakes. McVities defended its classification of Jaffa Cakes as cakes at a VAT tribunal in 1991, against the ruling that Jaffa Cakes were biscuits due to their size and shape, and the fact that they were often eaten in place of biscuits.[11] McVities insisted that the product was a cake, and according to rumour produced a giant Jaffa Cake in court to illustrate its point.[11] After assessing the product on eleven criteria, including "texture", "attractiveness to children" and "consistency when stale", the court found in favour of McVities, meaning that VAT is not paid on Jaffa Cakes in the United Kingdom.


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