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Jaffa cakes, ginger nuts, chocolate hobnobs, toffee pops, jammy dodgers, fig rolls, choc digestives. All good.

I concur with all of the above, provided that the choc digestives are plain chocolate and not milk. And I've never had toffee pops.

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Consulting the typeface of all knowledge in things biscuit - A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down - revealed the following (from 2004):


ToffyPops Friday 30 Jul 2004


in Ireland the other week we couldn't help but notice the abundance of
Burton's ToffyPops a biscuit which is becoming ever more scarce in its
native UK. The first packet I obtained for review purposes lasted about
thirty five seconds once I had given the 'Its OK I've taken the picture'
signal. This left me with a solitary Toffypop, a bisected one at that,
with which to carry out the review. I could have bluffed my way through
it, but such is the rigour of the NCOTAASD review process I had no
option but to go out and buy a second pack.


Its easy to see why the first batch took such a battering, as there
are a mere ten Toffypops (name trademarked by the way) to a pack. At
50mm across 10 mm deep the Toffypop seems quite dainty. of course any
small biscuit that is also carrying around 32% toffee and 13% Milk
chocolate, is going to have a great deal of trouble fending for itself.
The biscuit base is somewhat like a sponge flan case in cross section,
although the biscuit itself probably has more in-common with its stable
mate the Jammie Dodger. However, the base seemed to be slightly more
crunchy than its jammy sibling. I measured the toffee well at
approximately 3mm deep which certainly allows for enough toffee for it
to make its presence known. It would probably be more accurate to
classify the toffee as soft caramel and it readily forms dangly stringy
bits as you bite lumps out of your biscuit.


The pack shows with some degree of artistic license bisected
toffypops with toffee oozing from them. The biscuits afford just enough
toffee to the eater for us to overlook this rather glamourised
artificial reality. The ingredients list condensed milk which no doubt
is used to make the toffee, much in the way its is used in bannoffee
pie, or as we have learnt various Latin American biscuits (see your
reviews section). The other interesting fact to be gleaned from the pack
is where Toffypops have been hiding apart from Irish supermarkets.
Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Spain all seem to be receiving shipments of
these tasty little biscuits, whilst in the UK their habitat seems to be
mostly confined to the Spar, although I haven't looked in a Coop for
them. Much the same sort of thing happened to the range of Neanderthal
man at the end of the last ice age 13,000 years ago. Of course they
didn't all end up in the local Spar as it hadn't been invented, nor
could they get cheap flights to Ireland.


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Nice Cup of Tea is one of the best things on the internet.

That article makes me want to wear a knitted jumper and put on the Archers.

How is a non-knitted jumper made?

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How is a non-knitted jumper made?


With great difficulty.


No, jumpers that are designed to look overtly 'knitted' classify as knitted jumpers whereas jumpers with a little more subtlety in the threading are merely jumpers. I think. I'm no fashionista.


And Toffepops are fantastic but intensely moreish.

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