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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.

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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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