As children we learn pretty quickly what’s good to snack on, such as biscuits, chocolate bars and crisps and what we get made to eat during a sit down meal, such as greens, salad, some kind of meat and probably potatoes.
One thing I loved when I was a kid was to step away from the traditional snack and traditional meal and have something in-between. Spaghetti Letters were always a good start. They tasted great; you get runny orange tomato sauce, a couple of pieces of toast and lots of edible letters to spell stuff out with. Generally names and the odd funny word here and there were devoured when a can of Spaghetti Letters were opened. You had to eat them pretty quickly though, because cold Spaghetti Letters and soggy toast just don’t taste the same.
Alphabet Biscuits from Bahlsen would have made a great snack pudding. First you get to spell stuff out and eat it in Spaghetti and then you get to do it all over again with biscuits. Endless hours were spent playing on my Commodore 64, or with Stars Wars and Action Force figures, Lego, Cowboys and Indians, and Cops and Robbers, but it would have been fun to have had a break every now and then to munch down some Alphabet Biscuits and spell out some words.
I know it sounds pretty square, but after hours of brain melting “What’s behind the round window?” or wishing Zippy would shut the hell up, proper play followed by light learning of the alphabet and how words were formed may of helped build more confidence at an early age for spelling and perhaps I wouldn’t be so reliant on Spell Check nowadays. These biscuits may appear dry on the first crunchy bite, but they suddenly have a sweet cocoa hit that just makes your mouth begin to water and you just want to eat more and more. So much so that the 120g bag of biscuits didn’t last very long and not many words were spelt out, but looking at the empty bag I did feel like a right P I G.
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