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CHOCOLATE COVERED LOTUS BISCUITS

THIS IS NOT A DRILL – NEW LOTUS BISCUITS AVAILABLE. We all know and love Lotus biscuits – the delicious, crunchy, caramelised biscuits perfect with a tea or coffee! Well, Lotus have upped their game and have now released… CHOCOLATE COVERED LOTUS BISCUITS.

Are you excited?

We’re excited!

Here’s why:

  • They’re Lotus biscuits
  • With chocolate
  • BELGIAN chocolate
  • Tasty biscuits
  • and ONLY £1!!!!!
chocolate covered lotus biscuits

Did we forget to mention that? These delicious-sounding chocolate-covered lotus biscuits are available in Poundland for only £1. Moreover, they are ALSO available in Asda, Ocado & Sainsburys on offer for £1, but £1.29-£1.49 when not on offer.

Lotus biscuits were first made in 1932 in Belgium, and now bake over 6 billion biscuits a year thanks to their huge popularity throughout the world. The range expanded and there is now a biscoff spread available, ice creams, and now these delicious covered versions!

Fun fact:

Lotus is the most recognised brand of speculoos biscuit. It is a traditional spiced biscuit enjoyed on St Nicolas’ Day in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

If you love trying new biscuits, why not try one of our biscuit boxes – delivered biscuits from a different country every month! Find out more > Each month you’ll receive a great selection of tastes and styles of biscuits from around the world. Your box will include:

  • 5-8 full-size packets of biscuits (and sometimes crackers!)
  • A booklet with fun facts and history on the country and their biscuits
  • A scorecard to rate your biscuit with family, colleagues and friends
  • Free shipping throughout the UK

New Digestives Flavours Now Available

If you know us, you know that we LOVE trying new biscuits from around the world – but we also love when a new biscuit emerges in the UK, and these new digestives are just the thing!

McVities have not disappointed – having launched not one, not two, but THREE new flavours of their classic chocolate digestives.new

new digestives flavours mcvities
New digestive flavours include marmalade on toast. Image from Newfoodsuk.

You can purchase these in three exciting new flavours:

  • MARMALADE ON TOAST
  • CHERRY BAKEWELL
  • STRAWBERRIES & CREAM

This isn’t the first time McVities have added a twist on the classic digestive, with digestives twists previously including dark chocolate, mini digestive nibbles, and the much-loved caramel digestives!

Now available in Morrisons for around £1.50 a pack. Will you be trying these new flavours? Which one are you most excited about?

If you love trying new biscuits, why not try one of our biscuit boxes – delivered biscuits from a different country every month! Find out more > Each month you’ll receive a great selection of tastes and styles of biscuits from around the world. Your box will include:

  • 5-8 full-size packets of biscuits (and sometimes crackers!)
  • A booklet with fun facts and history on the country and their biscuits
  • A scorecard to rate your biscuit with family, colleagues and friends
  • Free shipping throughout the UK

THE HISTORY OF FORTUNE COOKIES

The History of Fortune Cookies

As fortune cookies featured in our Chinese New Year box last month, we wanted to give you more information about these cookies and the history behind them. You may only know these cookies from your local Chinese takeaway or supermarket but there is more to learn about them than you think!

The famous cookie’s origin is unknown, however it is said to have first came amount in San Francisco, America. Nobody knows who invented the iconic fortune cookie idea. Although certain people such as David Jung and Seiichi Koto claim to have created them – it is not known for sure.

The fortune cookies were named as ‘fortune tea cakes’ until World War 2. The ‘tea cake’ brand can relate back to the cookie’s Japanese history as these were traditionally consumed with tea. Unexpectedly, they didn’t come to China until 1989 and were commonly known for being ‘American cookies.’

Each year, 3 billion fortune cookies are made. The largest manufacturer is located in NYC by Wonton Food Inc who produce around 4.5 million cookies per day. They start as round cookies and are folded round the paper fortune whilst they are still soft. Here is a video to show exactly how they are made in bulk.

The vice president of Wonton Food writes most fortunes and has a database and limited number for each. This company has around 15,000 fortunes sent in the biscuits to ensure there is variety and aren’t the same.

We hope you have learned more about background of fortune cookies and enjoyed them in your box last month!

Original Article found here.

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Attention America – this is not a biscuit!

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:

biscuits gravy
American “biscuits” and gravy
image source: Pillsbury Kitchens

Light, flaky savoury bakes smothered in creamy gravy. HOWEVER. Those in Britain will picture a whole different scene, something like this:

Britain’s “biscuits and gravy”…
image credit: Twitter user @imbadatlife

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! ???

Go on… DUNK & DISCOVER.

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