One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A biscuit containing wood charcoal to aid digestion.
- ‘Vegetable charcoal biscuits help adsorb gaseous impurities in the digestive system and restore a natural balance by passing them from your system.’
- ‘Miss Meldrum always ate charcoal biscuits in the afternoon - they looked rather like black dog biscuits, but I never understood what they were for.’
- ‘Charcoal grills take lot longer to cool as you must wait for the burnt charcoal biscuits to completely cool before removing them, and doing this is a messy proposition.’
- ‘Other starters included smoked salmon pate with citrus coulis and charcoal biscuits or brown bread for €8.50; and a very well priced half dozen of fresh Kilkee Atlantic oysters, served with brown bread for €10.’
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