The reason I say British Dopers, is this is one of those “whatever happened to…” questions, and it concerns biscuits. Not the fluffy dumpling-type things you Americans serve with chicken and gravy and grits (see, I’ve been to North Carolina), but the sweet, dunk-in-one’s-(non-iced)-tea over conversations with the vicar whilst on the veranda in one’s country garden. What you refer to as (shudder) “cookies”. However, if you feel you know and can contribute, then, my American friends, please do.
So my question is this: Whatever happened to Orange Creams? Simple as that.
Up until a couple of years ago, you could walk into Tesco’s and pick up a packet of two shortbread biscuits sandwiched together by a filling of orange (-flavoured) cream. And now they’re nowhere to be found.
Why? Is it market forces? The fact that nobody (other than me) seemed to buy them? Or was it discovered that they are actually full of tartrazine and are sending our kids hyperactive? Or was a major ingredient in the orange flavouring mercury and it was slowly poisoning us, so they were quietly withdrawn from sale. Whichever way, I think we should be told.
Right, I’m off for a Chocolate Digestive (plain).