Monday, 14 August 2017

An Unusual Sort Of Biscuit ……

Darrell found a most unusual packet of biscuits the other day that we certainly could not allow to go un-nibbled and unsampled by our discerning palettes.
IMG_4060Now, we very much appreciate a chocolate, caramel, hazelnut, and rice crisp type combo in a biscuit, but then to add advocaat, is that a step to far?
……. it could be quite a potent combination.
IMG_4062Our consumption of said alcoholic tipple is pretty much limited to the odd festive snowball, and is, to be honest considered to be an old fashioned and unfashionable drink at the moment (but could be the next big thing since flavoured cider, you never know), but if anything, the arrival of the biscuits served as a timely reminder that we really ought to finish the bottle that we opened this Christmas. IMG_4061We have to say that you could certainly smell 1% of “alcohol” contained within as soon as we opened the packet…….
IMG_4069…… and you could certainly taste it.  We have to admit that though dubious at first we really loved them ……….. in fact they were exceedingly moreish ……. and slightly shame faced,  we have to admit to polishing off the whole packet in one fowl foul fell swoop!
Without the said advocaat the ingredients already ticked most of our biscuit boxes, but its addition was an inspired touch! Another Perfect 10, the second in a week, which in itself must be a record for us!
IMG_4072We shall certainly be buying more. Would it be overkill to serve them as an aperitif to/with a snowball at Christmas? We might have to debate that one a little. But we do know that Hugh, Darrell’s best friend and mentor, who leads the showbiz life in Notting Hill, would greatly appreciate a packet or two, as an amuse bouche at one of his intimate London soirees, especially as we don’t think he would be able to find them, even in his exclusive emporium of choice Harolds!


Anonymous said...

Yum - get an order in for me pronto - a few dozen packs will suffice for now mucho thanks. JantheFan x

Mr.D said...

They look most appetising. Another 10 noms.

Sorry to disappoint, but any alcohol would have boiled off in cooking. :(

I'm sure Tom the Scientist would confirm this.

PharmacyMichele said...

Your review of the biscuits makes me want to go & buy some-I'm rather partial to a Snowball!!


Dianne said...

Are you sure Harold's wouldn't have them in some small niche in the Food Hall?.....should they become popular with the Notting Hill customers, they just night appear on their shopping list and expect Harold's to fill the order promptly! are likely ahead of the trend curve with another great treat for that special occasion...Love, Dianne