Calling all Brits!

Discussion in 'The Cafe'' started by Argonaut, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Argonaut

    Argonaut Moderator Emeritus

    Thanks for the info, Ive never heard of brown sugar being used in tea, I'll have to give that a try. The whole biscuit world interests me as well. I can remember it was common practice for myself and my siblings to dunk our cookies, usually vanilla wafers, in our Kool-aid. I was even scolded by a kindergarten teacher for it. She said only old ladies with no teeth dunked their cookies in anything other than milk! I've tried several of the available tea cookies here,( Im in Oklahoma, so if they labeled them biscuits here there would be mass confusion) and I definitely see the attraction/obsession. I'm not sure how they go over in England, but I'm a big fan of the almond windmills and lemon bars. I don't quite have a feel for what the digestives would be similar to here, I'll probably have to just add some to my next tea order.
     
  2. Argonaut

    Argonaut Moderator Emeritus

    Thanks for the leads Turtle!
     
  3. Regarding the sub-topic of Milk in the US versus UK, I am still a little skeptical of there being big differences, but will point out some articles for those you are curious/interested in food safety:

    Why is American milk banned in Europe and Canada? - This is mainly about the allowed use of recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), also known as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) in the US. I usually buy my milk from Trader Joe's, with labels which state "The Farmers who supply our Trader Joe's Branded milk - Have pledged not to treat their cows with rBST", but taste wise I don't really detect much difference.

    You're Drinking the Wrong Kind of Milk - For those you are lactose intolerant. It makes a point about the differences between American/European Cows vs African/Asian Cows - and A1 vs A2 proteins

    Pasteurized Vs. Homogenized Milk: What's The Difference? - There was some internet chatter that Ultra-Heat Treatment (UHT) used in some locations affected the taste (and shelf life) of milk. I have no opinion.

    Florida Creamery Fights Gov-Mandated Mislabeling of Skim Milk - story about mandated standards that may have gone a step too far.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015

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