With our “Holiday of a Lifetime Holiday” to Last Vegas on the horizon I decided that I ought to try to acquaint Darrell and Nigel to the finer American ways, especially as far as their cuisine is concerned, so that our quintessential Englishness won’t make us stick out like three Limey Pommes while we are over there.……. And so to ease them in gently, I thought I would try them with a packet of Double Stuff Oreos, because I knew that if/when we go for High Tea at Caesar's Palace the first thing Darrell and Nigel would remark upon when served with a plate of these dainties would be how black they are……
I also knew that the American way of eating biscuits or “Cookies” as they call them over there, goes totally against the British ways of refinement and sensibility …..
…… in the USA it is considered de rigeuer to split your “cookie”, then lick it, before dunking it in your milk …… all the things that we don’t usually do in the UK ..... in company at least!
…… Such a practice would be likely to throw Nigel into a complete state of flux as I am always telling him off for opening his custard cream to scrap the filling off with his teeth before dunking the remaining biscuit part in his tea ……………..
However will all due diligence my tutorage began …… first taking the Oreo and twisting it, thus splitting it in two and exposing the filling …..
…… then licking it, a part Nigel, as mentioned earlier, relished mahooosively, but I am afraid made me shudder a little …….
….. before finally dunking it …. in tea …. not milk ….. that was just one cultural difference too far at this stage …..