Today whilst rummaging in my mother’s cupboards, I found a forgotten packet of Malted Milk, the only known biscuit to depict an image using classical perspective. If you examine the scene, the cow on the left is not a smaller cow without any legs, it is actually a reclining cow in the background of the biscuit, whilst the larger standing cow grazes in the foreground. The technical concerns of such a scene are similar to those in the image below:
If only there were a biscuit artisan of talent and skill who could emboss this Renaissance relief sculpture onto a white chocolate-covered biscuit, it would certainly usurp Viscount as leader in the fine biscuit market. Although which/what is the most luxury of the biscuits these days? Is the reign of Viscount over, perhaps it could be the Viennese Whirl? Coincidentally, both names hint at a period in European history from the Baroque through to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, during which it would have been great to live in Vienna if you were a Viscount. As they both also begin with V, this is clearly an indication of refinement to biscuit connoisseurs. Vienna, Vichy, Venice, Viscount, Vampire – V time and time again proves itself to be one of the most elegant letters of the alphabet.