Allrighty then. The taste test has been completed. The results are in, and they may surprise you. The packages were split into two groups randomly, six kinds to be tasted one day, six the next. The four adults, two male, two female would take a bite of each selection and write their thoughts on the communal post it note. There were glasses of water to cleanse the palate between each tasting. One among us was a former restaurant reviewer, he will be referred to as M. The rest of us go by the aliases of W, G, and F. Let’s get to it without delay.
1. Schuhmann chocolate coated spice cookies with berry fruit filling (Germany)
M-Not bad. Middle surprising, looks like toe-jam, but tastes better
W-Tasteless with a hint of Gel
G-So wrong- what is that texture?
F-Liked the filling
2. Cadbury Finger originals-cookies covered with Cadbury milk chocolate (UK)
M-Yuck. I spit it out.
W-A Cadbury disgrace
G-A Kraft product?
F-Okay-liked the shape
3. Dean’s shortbread fingers (Scotland)
M-Little dry, not enough butter, needs lard.
W-Dry, no taste. Where’s the Scotch?
G-Tasty when I got past the paste taste. Love the domino shapes
F-Okay. Attractive gold plastic serving tray
4. Walkers Ginger Royals-luxury ginger shortbread with smooth, dark chocolate (Scotland)
M-Like the cookie-get rid of the chocolate
W-Like the chocolate-get rid of the cookie
G-I prefer the chocolate
F-Chocolate was the best part
5. Bahlsen choco Leibniz-dark chocolate-butter biscuits and dark chocolate (Germany)
W-I just don’t understand biscuits
G-My fav-better chocolate and cookie
F-The best-good chocolate
6. Daelmans-the original Dutch caramel wafers-delicious wafers filled with sweet cream caramel (Holland)
M-I like it! My fave so far-burnt sugar pre-chewed wafers
G-Needed to be crunchy
F-Tasted caramel-croun, liked packaging
Well, as you can see our panel of expert biscuit judges are a group with diverse taste buds in their mouths. They are also a bunch of smart alecks, the mens anyway. We do not know what word F is trying to use on biscuit number six with *croun*. Even with the magnifying glass, this is what has been written. She was not imbibing strong spirits at the time either. Maybe there was a crown on the package? Stay tuned for the answer to this burning question and the remaining six biscuit results with a final wrap up. Heart stopping, feverish excitement will have you sitting on the edge of your seat to see which cookie gets the coveted Big F award as the favorite.
Frances Garrison. plain.