|Day 01 // 02 // 03 // 04 // 05 // 06 // 07 // 08 // 09 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16: my best friend.
I don’t actually have a single best friend. I don’t think I’ve had a best friend since high school. I have a lot of good friends but my days of thinking that only one person knows me are over.
Moving on to the vaults of the playing tourist in the cookie aisle, I have some backlogging to do (these were actually taken in February).
I had my eyes on these for quite some time because who could resist some English sablés (written on the side of the box, alas not in the photo). I’ll be honest, my hopes were quite high, I mean I’ve always thought that French peeps (or the few who participate in surveys) had pretty decent taste and the box clearly stated “saveur de l’année”. And we’ve already seen some pretty awesome sablés (1, 2, 3), these “English sablés” that were voted as being awesome tasting could not just be regular digestive biscuits, right? McVitie’s must have created some awesome cookie for the French market, right? Right?
You really have to go through all the text on the box to even find a simple mention of “digestive”. If I were to sell digestive biscuits I’d aim for an English clientèle, quite high in southern France actually, and write “these are digestive biscuits” in huge.
In the end they were just digestive biscuits. Seriously “saveur de l’année”? You’ve got to be kidding me. Plus they’re in that very unhelpful package that gets crumbs everywhere.
Just like that my hopes were shattered and I didn’t even get a proper photo of the front of one of the biscuits but they’re just regular digestive biscuits, you should know what they look like.
In this whole thing I sound like I have a thing against digestive biscuits, actually I do like them but they’re kind of just plain old cookie staples, the kind of stuff, along with oatmeal, I find very comforting in the middle of winter at -30C. I still don’t understand why they called them sablés and who the heck voted them as being the best of the best in terms of new tastes for 2010. *sniff*