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Cafe Bronte Range Review
|Dear Nicey & Wifey,|
Just recently my sister and I were withdrawing to the withdrawing room after a spot of tea and were discussing the inevitable coronation of Prince Charles. He will of course get his face on the money. But, we asked ourselves, who would inhabit the reverse sides? We've made our own list of favourites including the late great Richard Whitely for the five pound note, still lord of teatime in our hearts. Do you have an opinion already formed on the subject?
Also I'm being asked to bring up the subject of ethical biscuits. Your latest review on the Cafe Bronte Range said their packaging has been increased from a mere cellophane wrapper to a wrapper, cardboard sleeve and sticker which is encouraging wastage. We implore you to consider the ethical content of biscuits in future reviews, not just recycability of packaging
but also fair/free trade, organic, GM, food miles and economic qualities. For example overseas biscuits can just as well be baked locally but how will that support developing world employment if we keep all the jobs for ourselves? A tricky balance I'm sure and there could be no finer forum for it's debate than nicecupofteaandasitdown.com. Perhaps your next survey could include an ethics rating.
Yours morally, Daniel.
|Nicey replies: I would have thought that Spike Milligan would be the obvious choice to go on the back of a Charles bank note.
As for all those ethical things you brought up. I don't think the Cafe Bronte range are too bad at all for a point of sale type product, certainly we put all that cardboard in our recycling. But obviously being something you would consume in a cafe or the like it comes down to that particular establishments recycling facilities. The really right on people will take it home and recycle at home but they shouldn't have to. People who are attuned to such things will make their own decisions based on the facts available, so we simply try and pass on the relevant facts in each case, along with various petty quibbles and random musings.
So perhaps it would be good to hear about sit down places where they responsibly recycle the packing from your cuppa and biccies. Places that simply put bits of cake or biscuits on plates and give you tea in a proper cup or mug as opposed to a paper or worse plastic one, and whose milk is in a jug not a plastic pot go to the top of the class.