When is a snowball a cake? Or a biscuit?

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Jun 29th, 2014, 05:30 AM
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>> delicious meals they've had in the UK <<

Weetabix
Marmite
bangers and mash
Emulsified High-Fat Offal Tube, also called "breakfast sausage"
fish and chips
chips with vinegar
pizza
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Jun 29th, 2014, 05:51 AM
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Weetabix - that's breakfast cereal to be consumed with milk/sugar/sliced banana. If you eat it on it's own, you are misguided or odd.

Marmite - mmmmmmmm, yummy. But never with butter - turns it into evil brown sludge.

Bangers and mash - with onion gravy, what's not to love?

Emulsified High-Fat Offal Tube, also called "breakfast sausage" - no such thing as "breakfast sausage" in this country, just sausage, or bangers as above. Cheap ones are mushed scrapings from the abattoir floor mixed with sawdust. Decent ones are minced piggy heaven with added seasoning and flavourings.

Fish and chips - if you don't like it you haven't had good ones with crisp batter.

Chips with vinegar - OK, with you on that one, I don't do vinegar but chippy chips with curry sauce, or crispy chips with mayonnaise, oh yeah.

Pizza - again, if you eat a cheap one from a supermarket, you deserve what you get. If you have a proper thin crust out of a pizza oven in an Italian restaurant, it's a whole load better than that weird deep crust thing that masquerades as pizza in the US.

Someone who thinks the above encompasses UK food really needs to watch Masterchef.
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Jun 29th, 2014, 11:10 AM
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Someone who thinks the above encompasses UK food really needs to watch Masterchef.

Or any of the other 200 cooking shows on TV every day of the week.

As for the filling of Snowballs - it's gooey, not like marshmallow at all.

This is opposed to the liquid Snowball which is advocaat & lemonade and is drunk by ladies in Social Clubs
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Jun 29th, 2014, 12:51 PM
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it's a whole load better than that weird deep crust thing that masquerades as pizza in the US.

You have been eating in all the wrong places.
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Jun 29th, 2014, 04:07 PM
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Well, here are the ingredients, for what it's worth:


Lees' Snowballs

per Iceland http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/lees-...x-100g/p/48424

Mallow (57%) (Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Reconstituted Egg White, Rice Flour, Stabiliser (Propylene Glycol Alginate)), Chocolate Flavoured Coating (25%) (Sugar, Vegetable Fats (Palm Kernel & Palm), Whey Powder (From Milk), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Stabiliser (Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate), Natural Vanilla Flavouring), Desiccated Coconut (18%)

Since they DO contain a (wee?) bit of (rice) flour, maybe they really are cakes!


Tunnock's Snowballs

Their own website specifically calls them "Soft marshmallow fully coated in chocolate flavoured coating sprinkled with coconut. Biscuit 30g." http://www.tunnock.co.uk/products/snowballs.aspx

Apparently their ingredients per Ocado are http://www.ocado.com/webshop/product...balls/14344011

Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Desiccated Coconut (16%), Vegetable Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder, Egg Albumen Crystals, Whey Powder (from Milk), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier - Soya Lecithin (E322), Salt, Vanillin, Wheat Flour, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate)

So Tunnock's have wheat flour, making them even more likely to be cakes than Lees'—although they are self-identified as biscuits(?).
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Jun 29th, 2014, 04:11 PM
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I bet you can get a teacake supper

You at used to be able, Miss Prism!

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-...events-5078583

"There was a hot beef teacake supper and the raffle was won by Mrs Finlay."

By the way, is a teacake supper anything like a Candlelight Supper?
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