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kevin b03/02/2016 12:58:30
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Just saw this on the news and thought I had better let you all know, so that you can (panic buy) stock up.

**LINK**

wink

Tomtom3903/02/2016 13:00:33
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I've gone into hoarding mode.

john stones 103/02/2016 13:03:06
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You informed the BMFA ?

John

biscuits made for aeromodellers wink

Percy Verance03/02/2016 13:53:47
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Won't bother me too much. I can't stand ginger nuts..........

Dai Fledermaus03/02/2016 14:00:14
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If you said there was a Shortbread shortage, I really would be worried.

Percy Verance03/02/2016 14:54:31
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And so might I Dai, but there again there's always chocolate Hobnobs........

Don Fry03/02/2016 15:03:57
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Kevin B, for a euro each, I will supply, made with attitude with both crystalline ginger, and ground ginger. Minimum order, 10. You know it makes sense.

Masher03/02/2016 15:22:06
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Posted by Percy Verance on 03/02/2016 13:53:47:

Won't bother me too much. I can't stand ginger nuts..........

Are you allowed to say thatsurprise

Bob Cotsford03/02/2016 15:51:57
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I've been puzzled by the lack of Tescos own brand ginger nuts for a couple of weeks and even resorted to luxury ginger crunch and the like. Now the truth is out...no more gingerssurprise

Dylan Reynolds LaserCraft Services03/02/2016 15:53:47
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ha ha, now I have a legit excuse for not getting my building done smile p

Colin Leighfield03/02/2016 16:22:17
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What's the matter with you lot? Biscuits are for wimps. Pork scratchings are the real deal and yes, you can dunk them in your tea while you're figuring out where you put the Permagrit down (again). I may not have been born in the Black Country, but I've worked there for long enough.

Martin Harris03/02/2016 16:31:52
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You got me Kevin - I saw the OP just as I was going out and didn't have time to check the link - or see the smiley...spent a few hours worrying that Dutch Ecuadorian Balsa disease or suchlike had broken out!

Edited By Martin Harris on 03/02/2016 16:34:37

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator03/02/2016 16:44:21
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OH NO!!! In my view you can't beat a dunked ginger nut when waiting for the glue to set!

I've checked supplies, we have a half packet and one full packet in stock. There is no alternative - domestic rationing is the only answer. So that's

1. I am the only person allowed to have ginger nuts in our house - seems reasonable to me.

2. I have to limit my intake to one in the morning and one in the afternoon. On "hard days" I may allow myself an additional evening ginger nut - but you can't make a habit of that sort of thing.

On that basis I reckon I'm OK for about two weeks - after that I shall have to resort to Donald's black market ginger nuts if the crisis isn't over by then!

BEB

Martian03/02/2016 16:45:44
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Posted by Percy Verance on 03/02/2016 13:53:47:

Won't bother me too much. I can't stand ginger nuts..........

That's a bit harsh 😇

Andy4803/02/2016 17:06:00
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The irony is that floodwater has caused a shortage of water biscuits.

Don Fry03/02/2016 17:15:47
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You know it makes sense. Hot, with a very slight caramel texture after a while, but with an initial snap capable of flinging off shrapnel.

OR, if posh, "Vous savez, il est logique. Chaud, avec une très légère texture de caramel après un certain temps, mais avec une pression initiale capable de jeter hors des éclats d'obus.

Martian03/02/2016 17:39:26
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The good news for me is that I've managed buy all the ginger biscuit stock from all outlets for a radius of 30 miles around me , I won't eat them but then nobody else will, Que evil laugh

kevin b03/02/2016 19:11:45
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Posted by Percy Verance on 03/02/2016 13:53:47:

Won't bother me too much. I can't stand ginger nuts..........

Must say, I'm not a big Chris Evans fan either.

(Am I allowed to say that mods ?)

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator03/02/2016 20:04:22
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What "Must say" - yes I think you are allowed to say that.

Is he allowed to say that Pete? Pete is nodding his head - so that's fine.

BEB

McG 696903/02/2016 22:06:16
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... Belgian chocolates, maybe???

... really worth a try, certainly in times of 'crisis'... wink

... sorry Colin, but due to my poor language ability, I didn't understand a word of your post... except "Permagrit down (again)"... surprise

Hakuna matata

Chris

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