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'Bourbon' biscuits should be printed with domino patterns

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Bourbon* biscuits** are the same size and proportions as dominoes, so it is hard to understand why they are not printed or embossed with domino patterns so you can play a quick game while drinking tea with a friend.

[* Explanation for non-UK readers: These are NOT whiskey-flavoured biscuits and they are only very tenuously connected with the French royal dynasty of the same name. See link for further info]

[** Explanation for non-UK readers: biscuits=cookies, sort of]
hippo, Dec 03 2021

https://en.wikipedi...iki/Bourbon_biscuit [hippo, Dec 03 2021]

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       I can actually remember having this thought at the same time as I was making a set of dominoes out of another quite different product entirely so I naturally approve [+]
xenzag, Dec 03 2021

       Well, obviously.
Loris, Dec 03 2021

       There was a prior idea on Spaminos but these would go better with tea and require much less work. [+]
whatrock, Dec 03 2021

       Surely dominoes should be printed with bourbon biscuit patterns instead?
pocmloc, Dec 03 2021

       Oh god, what a flash of nostalgia. Haven't had a bourbon biscuit in over a decade. All I remember is that the expensive ones* were practically indistinguishable from the value ones.   

       I've just checked, bourbon biscuits are still just 39p/packet at Tesco, for the non-value/non-premium level. How is anything that cheap? You can literally buy nothing in an American supermarket for that. Bread averages $4-5. If you're not careful in Whole foods a $100 shop can last you about 3 meals.   

       I'll rephrase, why are American supermarkets so staggeringly expensive?   

       *we're talking almost 50p
bs0u0155, Dec 03 2021

       //How many hours do you have to work to pay for your bread of packet of biscuits, in US or UK?//   

       This is part of an ongoing process as I look for a new job, and wonder why given my higher US salary I don't seem to be better off. It was a surprise, for example that my income is taxed at a higher rate in the US, my rent is higher, electricity is cheaper, internet & phone & TV way more, then there are these things called "Road tolls" and "medical expenses". Used cars are ludicrously cheap in the UK, running costs are more per mile, but there are fewer miles. Essentially, if I move back to the UK, I'm likely to take a salary hit, but I'm working out how much it will be in reality.   

       I'm aware that Whole Foods isn't the same as a Tesco for example, they're clearly targeted differently. But wherever I've lived in the UK there's been a Tesco or similar on the way home. Here it's Whole Foods or the much better Giant Heirloom. If I want cheaper, I drive 100 miles, buy far too much and throw out the savings while getting angry about traffic and parking.   

       I just did a quick spreadsheet on the last time I did some shopping, 33 items, Whole Foods is an average of 47% more expensive. I'll keep it going with my future shopping.
bs0u0155, Dec 03 2021

       //SOMETHING that made you take the job and live where the only grocery store cheaper than Whole Foods//   

       A sense of adventure? To get on in academic science, you usually need to work in a major lab, which is going to be in/close to a major city. Although I don't know why. Research would be better served in a light industry type environment, easy road access, cheaper land etc. I think the only reason it's in the middle of expensive cities is because historically you needed access to the library. MAYBE close access to a major hospital is useful for clinically associated research, but then why are major hospitals concentrated in expensive cities? Proximity to a university? Something of a circular argument. Certainly none of the superstar researchers/doctors live in the city.   

       //some so called convenience stores//   

       The US is weird in this regard. Prohibition has a lot to answer for, because of that, pharmacies proliferated as the only source of "medicinal" booze. Now the Walgreens/CVS etc. are the major mid-level general retailers. Below that there are a variety of slightly dubious independent outlets with varying levels of bullet protection. In the UK, we were never going to contemplate life without booze, so the mid- level stores are often small versions of full supermarkets. So on the way home at 10:30pm, you can grab an onion, 6 eggs, a frozen pizza, 6 beers & some wine for a reasonable price. In Philadelphia, that's literally impossible. When it is possible, it's 3 stores.
bs0u0155, Dec 03 2021

       What [Loris] said.
Voice, Dec 04 2021


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