I’ve got a little something for you…

Towards the end of the schools’ mid-term holidays last week, my girl went to, among other places, the supermarket at the mall near my house to buy a few things, her ration for the week once she got back to her school in the jungle. When she came home, she gave me this – a little something for me…

MaClean's Scottish shortbread

…and yes, it was literally little, not a very big box and I am quite sure it did not come cheap.

She knows I love those Scottish shortbread…

Walkers' Scottish shortbread

…but they are getting way to expensive these days so there is no way I am going to fork out the money to buy them, thank you very much.

I guess this one looked kinda promising…

Scotland at its best

…- Scotland at its besttraditional hand baked luxury and it said melts in the mouth on the other side and it seemed a little different from the rest with its added butterscotch flavour.

When I opened the box, I was absolutely dismayed to see…

Four pieces only

…that there were only FOUR pieces inside! If it had filled the whole box, there should be at least six but no, there were only four, just four…and yes, they were mini indeed!

As for the taste, it was more or less like the rest…

Nothing to shout about

…maybe not that much fragrance of the butter and there was only a little bit of the butterscotch taste, so little that it could easily have gone unnoticed.

My girl would not tell me the price but whatever the price, I would not want her to buy such expensive stuff for me to enjoy anymore. Sure, her intention was good and she has her heart in the right place…but I would be quite happy with something a whole lot cheaper…and nicer too.

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

12 thoughts on “I’ve got a little something for you…”

  1. Food items that in presentation boxes/tins tend to be more expansive than the ones in packets. I avoid them where possible.

    The marketeers are very good at what they are doing eg Jack Daniel is marketed as a premium spirit overseas but it is at the lower end in the US, so I am told by a native New Yorker.

    Oh? Well, the boxes get thrown away, anyway. I guess the ones in the nice tins would be even more expensive. I think after conversion, this one is less than 2 pounds, around 1.5 but it does not help one bit that our miserable ringgit is hardly worth the paper it is printed on. Probably something like this would be just a few p over there.

  2. Melissa’s action shows that you are always on her mind, even when she was shopping for her grocery and food for herself.

    …and vice versa. I will always look out for things she enjoys…and can eat.

  3. We are not only paying for the food but the nice pretty packaging too. Sigh. I seldom buy imported stuff. Not so into cookies or biscuits myself. Haha. My kids are happy with those Danish cookies, sometimes we buy the original imported one but other days, we get them the local made. We could tell the differences but kids have no complaints at all. ^^

    Yes, Kjeldsen’s, nothing less. The rest aren’t as nice. They’re not too expensive though – around RM20.00 a medium-sized tin with a free gift.

  4. Shortbread is nice, but not cheap…

    With your SGD three times the value of the ringgit, it should be quite affordable where you are.

  5. Shortbread – perfect for dipping in a hot beverage.

    Best with my black coffee, extra strong but not these – I had to nibble nibble slowly to savour the taste in every crumb. A luxury indeed, so very expensive.

  6. I love shortbread!!! The tins are nice, too.

    I love them too, just that they are way too expensive these days – can’t afford to indulge in them anymore. πŸ˜₯

  7. Even our local made cost a bomb. What more to say imported stuff. Most of the time, I will buy the local made ones.

    At those prices, I would settle for my favourite local ones – Tiger, Julie’s, Ovaltine… Nice too!

  8. Some packaging really attractive. They was like “Hi, do you want to take me?”…hehehe
    To get imported ones, we must watch out their expiry dates. Some maybe very near the expiry dates.

    Yes, I always check. We have one supermarket here, lots of imported stuff – the nearer the date, the cheaper the price. I will always buy those, more affordable.

  9. bless your girl for her generous, loving heart! you’ve truly raised a wonderful woman πŸ™‚

    Praise the Lord that she has turned out really well, all heart, my girl!

  10. That’s little all right, only four pieces! Your girl sure loves her papa very much πŸ™‚

    Outrageous, eh? People say makan buat sibuk aje, have to go through the extra trouble of brushing one’s teeth after eating. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  11. With the exchange currency, the cookies must be pretty pricey.. but then, something still is very sweet felt in your heart, right?! πŸ™‚

    Yes, cheap or expensive, it’s the thought that counts.

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