Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mint Choc-Chip

"Is this the box you got as a job lot from the house clearance?" Jasfoup poked about in the box.

"Yes," said Harold, consulting the catalogue. "'Contents of Library shelf number three.' It looked the most interesting. There are a couple of old bibles and, I believe, a bound manuscript of 'Desperately Seeking Darcy'. Later renamed, of course."

"Of course." Jasfoup pulled out an old tin with a hinged lid. "What's this?"

"No idea." Harold frowned. "It's not in the picture. It must have been hidden by the wing-back chair. Open it and have a look"

"Biscuits!" Jasfoup sniffed one "McVities' Fudge Cookies, but they're very stale and slightly mouldy."

"I'm not surprised," said Harold. "They stopped making them in 1934. Still, the packet is in perfect condition. I'll list them on e-bay as a collector's item."

"As what? Stale Fudge Cookies?"

"No." Harold smiled. "Mint Fudge Cookies."

Image: Cookie Magic: Biscuits and Cookies with Big Attitude


stephanie said...

*chuckles* Who'd know the difference these days? He'll get a mint for them.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Excellent rejoinder!

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