OMG …..there has been much robust excitement going on behind the scenes chez nous, e-mails have been flying back and forth between The Towers and our lovely, lovely friends Ze Monkeys in romantic and Teutonic Germany, pondering the possibility of our doing a “theoretical German confectionary review”.
Now, to our shame, we have never (to our best knowledge) experienced anything of comestible German origin, so to refuse such a wonderful offer would be most rude, so arrangements were set up and we have been anticipating a postal delivery ………….. and yesterday morning it arrived, the intercom buzzed and when Darrell went to the door there it was, a box of Germanic mystery!
The expectation that filled our lounge was both tangible and palpable …. my hands were shaking as I started to open the box.
Just inside the box, resting on the top, was a card that Darrell opened and read out to of us with a quivering voice…….
but what greeted us was overwhelming, we had perhaps expected a bar of chocolate and perhaps a biscuit or two, but what we found was a veritable supermarket sweep of wonderfulness!
…… and everything had a note on it, so that we would know exactly what each item was, just in case the German language flummoxed us a little.
…….. it was becoming almost too much to bear………….…….…....where on earth would you start when embarking on a series of German Comestible Reviews?
Darrell was a little concerned about his slimming regime, but decided to roughly guess the Syn value of each item by comparing it to the nearest British equivalent thus, hopefully, preventing any untoward fluctuations on his weigh-in days.
I have put the box in a safe place, Darrell and I have agreed to let Nigel choose a “treat” every other day to review and muse upon, and there is to be no poking ……..
What can we say? Thank you Ze Monkeys, we will not let you down, and if there is anything of a British comestible nature that you can’t get freely in Germany it would be a pleasure to return such a wonderful thought ….. perhaps some scratchings, or something local to Evesham? We await your requests!