Thank You for the parcel sent by two lovely ladies in England called Vic and Zoe , it was a very thoughtful gesture to put in a pack of party rings, MY FAVOURITE. love you and miss you both xx
If you do not know what Party Rings are ...
The pack consists of five wells each holding four biscuits sharing the same color scheme. The colors are pale pink and white, orange and white, purple and yellow, pink and yellow and yellow with pink stripes. The stripes seem to be in sort of shallow 'Z' arrangement, which has then been raked by three or four wires. The icing has been applied to the back of the biscuit allowing the attractive hexagonal pattern of stripes to form the base of the finished biscuit. The hard sheen on the icing is probably due to the use of carob bean gum, and this is used in the confectionary world for the same job. Carob, or locust bean is also sometimes used as a chocolate substitute, and chewing on a whole one will give you the best idea why.
Naturally the pale biscuit base is a simple and unassuming affair with the sweet icing providing all the excitement. Now fairly obviously this is a biscuit aimed at the younger members of staff, who took to them like ducks to water. Despite the fact that during the tasting we were not engaged in any sort of 'Party' activity our enjoyment of the biscuits was unaffected. There are no artificial colors used, and any biscuits that survive the initial onslaught should be placed in a tin to keep them crunchy.