Tesco are putting personalised names on Toblerone Chocolate this Christmas
For Christmas, fans of Toblerone chocolate can now get their favourite treat personalised in Tesco stores! The receivers’ name will be printed across the packaging to give a personalised touch to the standard present of chocolate. This is a great idea for people who want to give these as a gift for the festive season as it is so unique and easily stands out.
These personalised Toblerones can be purchased throughout November and December 2019 in selected Tesco stores across the UK.
To receive the personalised packaging, customers must buy two Toblerone bars priced at £3.50 each – the named sleeve is then free. They come in all sorts of flavours such as fruit and nut, coconut, white chocolate and the original milk chocolate.
For the customers who’s local Tesco don’t offer this deal – you can still personalise your Toblerone bar online here.
The way to catch-up with family and friends in our busy lives is always to ‘grab a quick coffee.’ The trend to capture anything that looks aesthetically pleasing has become easier with Glasgow’s beautiful coffee shops. These aren’t just photos of your standard morning coffee, the following cafes provide Instagram-worthy treats to share with your followers.
Okashi, Gray Street – This Cafe in Finnieston makes for the best posts with their unique treats. Alongside your standard coffee, they also provide homemade vegan cakes, sandwiches and soups. They are known for their signature unicorn latte – which is a dream for making flawless Instagram posts.
Rawnchy, Maryhill Road – The idea is: “to provide healthy, all natural and uncooked tasty treats to be enjoyed guilt-free and without detriment to your body.” This means that while being brilliant content for social media, food is fresh and actually good for you!
Locker 1012, Argyle Street – This coffee shop attracts Instagram-lovers with their treats topped with edible flowers and its pink interior. Locker 1012 now has a full open sandwich menu and protein superbowl salads – all which are photogenic and perfect for social media.
Market Coffee, Cathcart Road – The couple John and Kate Spiers have opened a flawless Southside cafe. This shop provides vegan and gluten-free cakes with delicious hot drinks that customers love to upload.
Space, Dumbarton Road – This coffee shop has a stunning online presence on their Instagram. They sell tea, coffee and sweet treats – in addition to this, the cafe is dog friendly!
New York’s Bandit opens a ‘mobile-only’ coffee shop
There is a new way to purchase your morning coffee in New York at The Bandit Coffee shop. This is a cafe where customers will not be served by an employee, instead they will download an app and place their order on their phone.
The main idea of Bandits’ coffee shop is to make it the most convenient experience for their customers. People can order via their app, be notified when it will be ready and where to pick it up. This can take the stress out of rapidly trying to place an order at the till. These busy customers are now able to purchase with more ease.
This concept can be hard to grasp by people who are passing by the shop and don’t completely understand it. However, Bandit have multiple employees on the floor who are happy to assist anyone who may be confused.
Another benefit to this unique coffee shop is that the prices are kept lower than usual. Instead of the drinks being as high as $7 or $8 in competitor businesses such as Starbucks – many of Bandits drinks can be around $2.
Bandit are also experimenting with a $20 subscription deal that allows the customer to get an unlimited amount of $1 drinks for a month.
This new shop is bound to be a success, Bandit is extremely likely to fulfill many New Yorkers’ coffee needs!
How long will the UK customers have to wait until this genius mobile-only coffee shop idea is launched over here?
Dad found rare chocolate from B&M costing 49p that could be worth £75
A shocked customer found a rare limited edition ‘twirl’ bar when shopping in B&M. The chocolate bar is known for only having two fingers whereas this one surprisingly had 3 instead!
Cadbury states that: “The reaction to the launch of Cadbury Twirl Orange has been incredible and the product is in very high demand across the country.”
Samuel May – the lucky customer, had been looking for this particular chocolate bar for a while now. The last thing he had expected would be that he would have discovered a rare version in the shop.
Cadbury has said that they unfortunately cannot confirm that there will be any more of these limited edition orange twirls. Samuel is hoping that this chocolate bar is the only one of it’s kind to make his discovery even more exciting and rare.
A 25 year old Biscuit Tin kept in kitchen cupboard sells for £3,000
A couple have found an old Huntley and Palmers biscuit tin in their house that has been disregarded in one of their cupboards for many years. To this couples’ disbelief, when they brought the rare tin to an antique event – they discovered the biscuit tin is worth just over £3,000.
The 1929 collectors’ item is astounding as it still has its original cardboard box and has survived through disastrous events such as World War 2.
The couple were obviously delighted at this news, especially after hearing the biscuit tin could be worth around £1,000 – and it in the end sold for more.
Ciao! This month we traveled to Italy for our tasty biscuit selection. Filled with wonderful flavours including lemon, cappuccino, and of course biscotti there’s sure to be a battle over which one is the favourite!
Download our information booklet below from each box, with history and facts on the country and biscuits!
Let’s get one thing straight. Brits LOVE biscuits. Like, we love them. Friends coming over? Whip out the biscuits. Rubbish day? Have a biscuit. Treating yourself? Biscuit. Treating someone else? Box of biscuits. So, I mean Brits are pretty much experts.
However, if you live in American and hear “biscuits and gravy”, you’ll probably picture this:
Light, flaky savoury bakes smothered in creamy gravy. HOWEVER.
Those in Britain will picture a whole different scene, something like this:
Sweet, crispy pieces, sometimes with a creamy filling, often with chocolate or vanilla flavour, and definitely never to be paired with savoury, salty brown British gravy.
So what is this madness? Why are the words so similar, yet
so different across the pond???
In fact, the actual translation of biscuit means “twice cooked”
– official fancy translation: the Middle French word bescuit is derived from
the Latin words bis (twice) and coquere, coctus (to cook, cooked) – “twice-cooked”.
So… technically Brits version of a biscuit is closer to the real deal! More like a “cookie” as Americans known them, although Brits almost ALWAYS need a cup of tea with a biscuit. ☕
The American “biscuit” is actually similar in texture to a British scone, although (yet another difference) scones are more commonly sweet and served with jam/jelly and/or cream!
If you want to know more about the British biscuits we know and love so much (“cookies”), look no further than the below classics. From custard creams, chocolate sandwich biscuits, buttery shortbread, orange jelly sponge to jammy shortcake – there are a huge variety of different flavours and styles! ???
AND if you love seeing how other countries do their biscuits/cookies, why not take a look at one of our biscuit boxes? Sending an exciting selection of biscuits from a different country each and every month, the perfect treat, gift, or workplace pick-me-up! ???
You’re on your way to a friend’s house, you’re buying biscuits to share round the office or you’ve got the family coming over and you’ve ran to the shops.
Buying biscuits is not an easy feat. Whether you’re the panicker who just grabs them and runs, the indecisive one who stands and looks at 10 choices for 20 minutes but buys the first choice anyway, or the savvy one who buys which ever one is on offer, here’s what your choice says about you:
A bit of a
random choice, unless you’re a diehard Scottish person, or have watched
Braveheart a few too many times. It’s probably likely that you’re regifting
this from an old Christmas hamper, or that the local shop has put this down to
50p and you’ve gone for the “bargain”. You definitely have a stingy streak, but
have still gone out of your way to buy biscuits so we suppose a bit thoughtful
A big kid
at heart, you just can’t resist the jammie biscuit with the love heart on top.
In fact, these aren’t even your first choice – you only bought these because
your local didn’t sell BNs (doo-doo-doo-doo-doo). You have strong relationships
and are still close with many of your childhood friends and make time to see
your family. You wear your heart on your sleeve, as well as on your biscuit choice.
Digestives? There’s playing it safe and then there’s this. You’re keen to be everyone’s
friend, and love to talk about the weather, your 2 cats and your neighbors putting
their wheely bins out extra loudly. Your idea of wild is putting cheese (yes,
cheese!) on your digestive and eating it after 9pm… you go, you rogue digestive
reasonably safe choice, many will scoff these if you bring them. Your heart’s
in the right place, but you can be a bit unreliable. You seem strong, sturdy
and trustworthy… but the minute you’re in hot water (tea) you bail and leave
your friends hanging. It’s OK though, you always get a second chance and are given
another dunk try.
card who never says no to a tequila shot. First to suggest “just one more drink”,
you love to party and everyone knows it. If you bring these on your visits, they’re
not just a biscuit, they’re a hint that this catch-up needs more than just tea
to it. You love a good time, and are well liked by many.
troublemaker. Although you’re a softie really, you love a bit of controversy
and are always up for a heated debate. A confident speaker, you probably bring
Jaffa Cakes and eagerly look around the room wondering who’ll crack and ask the
PS: IT’S NOT
A CAKE (sorry, couldn’t resist)
choice for when you don’t want to splash the cash. It’s not even really chocolate
is it – more like a brown biscuit. A solid dunker and a general crowd pleaser,
you love a good gossip with these and a cuppa, and jump at the opportunity to
have a good whinge about the latest drama or work annoyance.
choice, a bit adventurous but still well received. You like to think of
yourself as a bit of a detective, you’re the friend that gets asked to do some
research on your Ex’s new girlfriend to see what she’s like and you can find out
her favourite colour and hair stylist in 0.5 seconds.
does the Pink Panther live? – Durham
A bit of a slob,
you’re not phased by bringing hobnobs to the gathering and getting approximately
10,435,251 crumbs on the carpet. You leave your washing to reach the ceiling before
you think about doing laundry, and your idea of dusting is when you accidently
brush your arm over a solid surface. Loved nonetheless, your friends can see
past your imperfections and appreciate your good qualities.
Let’s be honest, if you’re bringing fig rolls to the party, you can’t have many friends.
Fancy trying something a bit different from the usual biscuit choices? Dunk & discover with biscuits from around the world, discover biscuits from a different country delivered each month.
Now, as I’m sure you’ve guessed we at The Biscuit Baron LOVE a biscuit. And we love trying new biscuits. So imagine our excitement when we discovered GIANT BISCUITS at Morrisons supermarket!
They are selling giant custard creams, bourbons and Jammie dodgers. What could be better??
Found in the bakery aisle they look like the perfect pick me up if you’re craving a traditional British biscuit.
We’ve yet to try them (watch this space!) but we’re sure they’re just as delicious as their smaller versions!
Fancy something different from the traditional? Why not take a look at one of our boxes offering new tastes and textures with biscuits from around the world.
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