If you have been keeping up with the gripping story of biscuit tasting at the lodging establishment of a recent Meet At Malvern, first, a deep curtsy for doing so, thanks! It began with three intrepid tasters sampling the goodies provided by this very blog for our enjoyment, thanks again! After a rocky start, more tasters seated themselves at the table, ready to offer opinions in exchange for getting to eat the test subjects. The attractive blonde on the left side of the table wearing the scarf was strictly there for eye candy, she did not taste. Here is what the newcomers had to say about the two brands:
L-Cakey, (spelling by phonetics) jammy (same SBP) not marmalade, considered a plus
R-As biscuits go, one of the best (Ah a British taster steps up!)
D-Sponge with really bad orange, I have issues with Jaffa, rubbish, wrong, not a biscuit
L-Quite dry, needs to dip
R-Oaty granola goodness (This is a ringer for the blog, methinks!)
D-Fine without dark chocolate, great
And now for a personal note….
The contents of several of the packages available were nibbled in the utmost effort to find the true meaning of British, or European biscuitry. We went into this with an open mind, and we were hungry at the time, a big help in determining goodness. There was one true winner for this writer, it tasted delicious, leaving us wanting more when the packet was empty.
According to experts, this is not a premium brand, but rather a store brand, Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference All Butter Stem Ginger And Oatflake ….what’s this? Cookies???? Nonetheless, the buttery, crispy texture and ginger flavor was like heavenly manna to the innocents abroad.
The Orange. Frances Garrison