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Confirmed sighting: Lotus Caramelised Biscuits With Chocolate
Posted: 11:37 Sat 01-Nov-2008. Price: £1.29. Location: Tesco, Wishaw, Scotland. Nutritional unusualness: 124kcal per 25g.
Zeddy reports: My favourite biscuit with chocolate on top. You have tried the standard variety haven't you? They are like cinnamon snaps instead of ginger if you get my drift.
Well, strangely here the chocolate doesn't really add anything. Dare I say it (go on!), I think it detracts from the cinnamon flavour of the biscuit. Don't get me wrong, the chocolate is first class, what with it being Belgian and all. I will however stick with the originals in future until I get my hands on the "Speculoos Pasta" on Nicey and Wifey's site. Now, if I could just get the missus to let me smother her in that...
...An (unsolicited) glimpse into the personal life of one of our regular contributors there, though I was also a bit surprised to see the word "Speculoos" appearing without further explanation on the lid of Haagen Dazs' Limited Edition Caramel Biscuit And Cream (itself not a million miles from Burger King's new £1.19 Millionaire's Shortbread Fusion). And, in other stuff I really should have posted yesterday but you may be able to get cheap over the weekend: McVitie's Jaffa Cakes Spooky Cake Bars (Sainsbury's, £1/5) were my pick of this year's perfunctory Halloween tie-ins, compared to the Fabulous Bakin' Boys' basically orange-flavoured Halloween Cupcakes (Tesco, £1.25/6 BOGOF), or Mr Kipling's follow-up to the summer's French Fancies Strawberries And Cream (and 2006's Frosty Fancies etc), ie Fiendish Fancies - as I'm not the first to point out, can Freedom Fancies be far behind?
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Posted: 14:36 Tue 04-Nov-2008 by "Nick T"
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Comment: I am indebted to our comrade Zeddy for that interesting mental picture, but moving swiftly on to the general concept of spreadable biscuits, I can't see them catching on here for three essential reasons. i) Britain is world leader in precious few things any more, but when it comes to blending artery-enhancing fat, compacted sugar and e-numbers, the Union Flag will forever fly proudly above that sad B&Q-paint-matching-card they call the Belgian tricolour so we certainly won't be taking any lessons from them in teatime snack innovation thank you very much, ii) Belgium was only invented by the Dutch to keep the French away, and iii) Speculoos sounds too much like speculum for, ahem, comfort.
Posted: 18:30 Tue 04-Nov-2008 by Zeddy
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Comment: Yes, Nick, I thought that too about the name.
I mean, who would eat "A bright, often iridescent patch of color on the wings of certain birds, especially ducks."?
Weird or what?
Posted: 20:02 Tue 04-Nov-2008 by "Nick T"
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Comment: Ha ha - touché!
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