There has been a constant niggle at the back of my mind whilst reading the many & varied contributions to this most erudite of blogs. On those, possibly rare occasions when you don’t stuff the whole packet of biscuits down your gob in one session, how do you keep the rest in as near perfect condition as possible until you are tempted to scoff the rest ? Indeed you may keep some biscuits for ‘best’; the biscuit equivalent of the front parlour. Just how do you do it?
This is always a particular issue during Christmas festivities when one can so easily be tempted by the special large packs of different biscuit assortments. Well, Mr B is anyway & even the greediest of us surely cannot consume the whole of one of those? So, they have to be kept. As I pass numerous of those storage facilities, big, yellow & other varieties, whilst driving round the wilds of SW London I am reminded constantly of this most pressing problem. It even occurred to me that it may even be that there are some of those storage rooms filled with someone’s favourite biscuits!
So, what are the alternatives: the biscuit tin which will sometimes have specially designed ‘bits’ to help keep the contents fresh; the biscuit barrel which I think is just a posh name for a tin; a plastic box which may range from an old ice-cream container to the high-flying super-sealed any-size available type of box. Your biccies might just get shoved in a plastic bag or even stuck in a drawer opened & with no special care & attention. Some packets may find their way into the fridge if they have chocolate on them.
Personally I would like to speak up for the humble Klippet as the most worthy biscuit storage accompaniment. You take a few biscuits out of the packet & provided you haven’t ripped the wrapping in your ravenous attempts to get to the contents as speedily as possible, a klippet seals the end quickly & easily. No need to find room for large receptacles of any other type & a quick release mechanism allows for an almost immediate access when required. In posh company the biscuits can just be easily decanted onto your best china plates. Easy, cheap, practical, what more do you want.
The Apparently Mysterious Ms.B