Tuesday, 12 June 2012

RIP Thin Arrowroot Biscuit

We finally laid the arrowroot biscuit to rest
after we gave it the taste test,
during Queen Victoria's reign it was used,
no wonder she never look amused.
Once a staple food of the Empire,
anyone who says it's good is a liar!

Arrowroot is so very versatile,
it can be used as talc on a little child,
it was favoured in colonial times
because it grew so well in our tropical climes.
Also known as the obedience herb,
wanton appetites it did kerb.

With modern ingredients this biscuit could be rearranged,
yet sadly since the 1800's it hasn't changed.
This poem may seem insipid, dull and dry,
if you taste the biscuit you'll soon know why.
There's really nothing more to say
except in rest may this biscuit forever lay.

Biscuit: Crawford's Thin Arrowroot
Taste test: 2 out of 10
Cost: £1.49 from Waitrose in Lymington


  1. hahahaha! great poem!!
    although i feel you have a biased view... i like the taste, somewhere between a malted milk and a rich tea... yum! x

    1. Top poem! in defence of the lowly Arrowroot....... great dunkin' ability, holds it's form and has a great delivery at the bite....... 10/10 x

  2. Don't think I'll be rushing out to buy these...lovely poem, though!

  3. Could there be some other use for this poorly performing biscuit.
    Thin arrowroot discus at the Olympics? How about a whole biscuit Olympics? Maximum rich tea dunk time before successfully getting biscuit into mouth without collapse. Cleanest nibbling of chocolate from the round the edge of a Club? Pink wafer on tongue dissolving race? Hmmm. Time to put the kettle on.

  4. Jammie Dodger - quickest time to unstick glued teeth? We like it, roll on the biscuit Olympics x


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