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Morrisons are now selling GIANT BISCUITS!

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??

Giant biscuits now sold at Morrisons

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.

Theres a new biscuit in town… Custard creams!

Biscuit and custard cream lovers unite… There’s a new biscuit flavour in town!

Tesco have launched a new flavour of Custard Cream biscuit, and it might surprise you…

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New flavour of Custard Creams at a great price!

That’s right… Rhubarb custard creams! A classic combination loved by many, now in a biscuit.

Here at The Biscuit Baron we love new and different biscuit flavours and styles, so we couldn’t wait to try these. They’re similar in texture to the traditional custard cream, two crisp biscuit layers but with a sweet, slightly tart rhubarb flavoured cream. Sadly, despite the name there’s no taste of custard – but still a great biscuit and a nice change!

What’s even better? They are only 40p! Bargain.

Love trying new biscuits? Try our biscuit boxes sending you biscuits from a different country every month. Great for a treat for yourself, the office, and a fab unique gift idea. ???

McVitie’s launching new Digestive biscuit – and it may be the best flavour yet

If you’re partial to a biscuit (or twelve), there’s good news from the king of all biscuit tins McVitie’s, who have just announced that a new version of their iconic digestive is about to hit shelves.

Called Digestive Twists, the new creation will be available in two new flavours: Chocolate Chip & Caramel Bits and Chocolate Chip & Coconut.

Combining the classic crunch and crumbly texture of Brits beloved biscuit with an almost cookie-esque filling, it sounds like you get all the enjoyment of a digestive, but with a lot more flavour than usual.

An entire pack of each of the new flavours costs £1.25, with the new biscuits already available in Asda,before making their way to Tesco in May and Morrisons in June.

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Pladis, who acquired the McVitie’s brand a few years back, hope that the new look biscuit will appeal to younger biscuit fans, thanks to its intriguing flavour combinations.

Emma Stowers, brand director for McVitie’s at Pladis UK&I told FoodBev Media “We’re thrilled to be launching a brand new range inspired by our classic McVitie’s Digestives that will enable us to extend appeal and bring our much-loved brand to a younger audience.”

Original Article – The Mirror
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/mcvities-launching-new-digestive-biscuit-14222610

This popular UK Biscuit Can Now Be Purchased Individually

Burton’s Biscuit Company is set to launch individually wrapped packs of a UK favourite, in a move designed to target the convenience channel.

Wagon Wheels will now be on sale individually! The product will be available from March in cases of four branded counter display units (CDU), comprising of 24x37g individually wrapped Wagon Wheels per unit. Each single pack will retail at 49p each.

Burton’s said the units are “ideal for positioning at till points or on hot-drinks counters to drive impulse sales”.

The launch of Wagon Wheels single packs follows a “successful” year for the brand, which the company said is currently bought by almost one in five households with annual sales of £19m, up 9% year on year.

Burton’s said one in five Wagon Wheels are already eaten as an “out-of-home lunch accompaniment”, highlighting the opportunity for a new “grab and go’” variant.

Isabel Lydall, category and insights controller at Burton’s Biscuit Company, said: “With Wagon Wheels single packs, we are tapping into the food-to-go mission and enabling retailers to drive sales from impulse purchases of a well-loved biscuit brand.

“With so many products vying for space, stand out on shelf generated by recognisable brands such as Wagon Wheels has become important to driving impulse purchases.”

Original source – Talkingretail.com

The Perfect Gift

Whether it’s for the person that has everything, the fussy person, or that special someone that you want to show you care about – buying a gift can be a stressful time. We aim to take that stress away by giving you a gift that you can buy for all these people – biscuits with a difference…

A Biscuit Subscription Box!

After all, 93% of us Brits eat biscuits on a weekly basis and almost a quarter of us eat them daily!

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Here at The Biscuit Baron, we tailor our boxes each month to bring you a snapshot of a different country through the biscuits and treats that they enjoy with their cuppa.

Each box is shipped out on the 15th of the month containing between five and eight full-sized packets of biscuits. Alongside the biscuits, we like to include a little bit of information about them and where the country they come from – meaning you can even claim it’s an educational gift too!

We have featured countries such as India, The Philippines and some closer to home ones such as Belgium and The Netherlands providing a nice mix that will go great with their cup of tea, coffee or favourite cuppa.

With prices starting at just £13.33 per month (including P&P!), with no minimum term required, and with just a two-step cancellation procedure, there is a price point and plan to suit all gift occasions and budgets.

So whether it’s the foodie in the family, the jet-setting grandparents, the workplace wanderer or just the biscuit lover in your life, get them signed up in order to DUNK & DISCOVER (dunking optional!).

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You can sign up here. And if you enter code “GIFT” at checkout we will include a free card and message for your recipient with their first box!

Read All About Our Portuguese Box

 

October’s box sees us travel to Portugal, well-known for its port, football and Pastéis de Nata (egg custard tarts!). With a wealth of history and culture, what you may not know much about are Portugal’s biscuits! Read below to see what we selected to go into our Portugal box.

Nacional Max Strawberry Wafers


These wafers were a surprising texture! The wafer texture differed slightly from biscuits we’re used to here in the UK. Mixed with the creamy straw berry filling, we think the flavouring is reminiscent of a straw berry ice cream cone. The brand Nacional is extremely popular in Portugal, priding itself on Portuguese ingredients as per their slogan “O que e Nacional e bom” – what is national is good!

Diatosta Whole Wheat Toast


These twice baked rusk-like toasts are another item that would have been popular amongst sailors and travellers due to their ability to remain unspoilt for long periods of time. These toasts go extremely well with the topping of your choice – sweet or savoury. We tried these with the options of jam and cream cheese and both made for a delicious snack. Keep an eye out for our blog on recommended toppings!

Cuetara Ricanela Biscuits


These extremely moreish biscuits are light and, crispy with a cinnamon flavour throughout. With a sprinkling of sugar on top they are a delicious sweet treat. A firm favourite at The Biscuit Baron HQ! Slightly reminiscent of Christmas thanks to the spice used, cinnamon is actually a very popular flavouring in Portugal – and is actually used often in savoury dishes such as stews.

Bolacha Belga tipo Caseiro

Belga translates into English as Belgian and these crisp biscuit takes its inspiration from just there. Featuring the waffling texture most accustomed to Belgium and Holland although normally softer these crisp biscuits go well with any hot drink of choice. Not too sweet they make a great option if you fancy a light tea accompaniment but nothing too sickly.

Bolacha de Água e Sal

Translating as Water and Salt these water biscuits have a long history mostly favoured with sailors due to their ability to travel long distances without spoiling. These are popular in Portugal today and is perhaps an added homage to Portugal’s successful maritime history with the added sea salt ingredient.

What did you think of Portugal’s biscuit selection? Let us know – share your score card on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 

We’ve just discovered that fizzy coffee exists, and we have one important question…

 

Cancel my usual low-foam, skinny, double-shot, extra hot with hazelnut syrup latte please. Sign me up for a fizzy coffee!

Recognise that phrase? If not, you’re not alone! We’ve just discovered carbonated coffee is a thing in the UK, and has been for a while!

This bubbly take on the traditional morning beverage actually originated in Italy, where espressos are often served with a glass of sparkling water on the side. Did anyone go full-Italian with our last box from Italy and try this with their biscuits?

In order to stay on-trend and unique, restaurants and coffee bars are even offering a serve with the likes of tonic water or lemonade.

The coffee-based drink is often sweetened slightly with fruit juice or syrup.

It does sound refreshing, and we do love discovering something new, but we have one really important question…

Can you still dunk???

What do you think of this Italian twist on your morning coffee? Have you discovered any unusual drinks you wish were brought to your hometown?

5 Reasons to Buy an International Subscription Box

 

5 Reasons to Buy an International Subscription Box

As I’m sure we’re all aware, there’s a subscription box for almost everything out there these days, especially food: chocolate, cakes, chillies, herbs, honey, pasta, meat, cheese to name a few! But International subscription boxes – that is, boxes that provide items from different countries – bring something that little bit different: an experience of different cultures and traditions.

Countries around the world have their own traditions, popular flavours, textures and history attached to food, and a subscription box is a great way to experience some of these on a regular basis straight to your door!

That’s why we think The Biscuit Baron is an ideal choice – after all, who doesn’t love a biscuit? As Brits, we are a nation of biscuit lovers and what better way to experience different cultures than through a traditionally British element.

  1. Try New Things

Every country has their own flavours and textures they are accustomed to. Spain use aniseed, Bulgaria use almonds, Thailand like pineapple – and these flavours all are often translated into biscuits! Different from the usual flavourings used in the UK, these biscuits are still very tasty and a great way to try something new.

  1. Learn Something New

Each box from The Biscuit Baron contains a fact sheet with some fun facts on the country that month – information on the history, culture and traditions, as well as some information on the biscuits themselves! So not only are you getting a box of scrumptious biscuits, you’re also learning something you might not have known before!

  1. Great for Sharing

With a score card in each box letting you rate each biscuit on features such as “dunkability”, the boxes are great for sharing. Everyone has different preferences and favourites and so you’re sure to agree and disagree throughout! A great gift idea too, these biscuit boxes make a lovely change from your standard box of chocolates.

  1. Surprise Each Month

Each box is a surprise, with the country theme of each box kept secret before you receive it! Like a gift to yourself each month, the boxes bring a small sense of excitement – what will I receive this month? What new flavours will there be? Who can I share them with this month?

  1. Value for Money

We know at The Biscuit Baron that everyone wants value for money, that’s why we work hard to ensure our boxes bring you value. Consider what you spend on your weekly shop on biscuits and snacks… £2.50? £3? That’s up to £12 per month. Our boxes start at £13.33 per month including postage – with 5-8 full size packs of biscuits, and the added value of learning and trying new things, so we like to think we’re not priced too excessively!

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