Today was a glorious day, not a weekend day yet I was treated to a trip to the local cafe and bought a coffee. It was somewhat of a celebration for my husband and me but I won’t blow my own trumpet or indeed bore you by telling you the reason (i). Anywho, I had a lovely coffee as usual but a different Biscuit, one I had never tried before, one I had never seen nor heard of before….a ‘chocolate-espresso-shortbread biscuit’. They were bought because they were made locally and we like to support that, but also, they were 40p for a little bag of 5 and had been placed very strategically at eye level.
I was and am still slightly miffed by this biscuit, though I have provided a photo to show that it was not frightening to look at. Oh it tasted nice don’t get me wrong, we still have 2 in the kitchen for later and will eat them merrily. My problem came in that the said article was both a biscuit AND a drink at the same time. I mean there I was ‘eating’ an espresso, not dunking my biscuit into one but instead leaving my coffee to cool at one side, teaspoon in the mug to help the process along. Yet still having coffee, I shudder.
Andrew (my hubby) did dunk a bit of his and nothing terrible occurred to him (ii) but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. He didn’t seem blown away by the experience either though, he could neither taste the espresso or the chocolate and just got a burny mouth instead. I would like to know what the specialist biscuity personnel of this most exceptional of blogs think about this issue. Should we mix our biscuits and drinks before we even take them out of their packaging? Is dunking acceptable in public when sitting down and using cups and saucers? Is 40p too cheap for 5 biscuits in a cafe?
(i) We had just got our photos taken for winning Best Kept Allotment 2009.
(ii) I fear the chaos theory may apply here; did he inadvertently cause an earthquake or something half way round the world by his carefree actions?