[REVIEW] The lovely people at Biscuiteers’ sent me a box of their fruit iced vanilla biscuits to try. Biscuiteers are a London based company run by husband and wife team Harriet Hastings and Stevie Congdon. Buscuiteers’ launched in Autumn of 2007 with their amazing mission statement:
‘Why send flowers when you can send biscuits instead?’
Having tried this beautiful fruit basket of biscuits I really do agree with this mission statement although the odd bunch of flowers won’t go amiss every now and then.
The fruit basket contained 16 iced vanilla biscuits which were carefully packaged in a keepsake metal tin. The biscuits were attached to food-friendly packaging by a dot of icing and were very easy to remove without any breakage to the biscuit. They arrived in a sturdy cardboard box for added protection via Royal Mail. We all know parcels aren’t handled with care and will take a knock in the postage system but the biscuits are wrapped and protected so well they were in perfect condition when they arrived.
Biscuiteers also owns two boutique biscuit cafes where you can not only purchase their delightful biscuits but also drop into the boutique and partake in icing lessons and even children’s icing parties. At the Biscuiteers School of Icing, you will be taught by Biscuiteers’ expert icers to your own biscuits. To me, that sounds like absolute heaven as I can make a good biscuit but my icing skills are atrocious!
There are so many different collections of biscuits to pick from for all occasions from the birth of a new baby, birthdays and boxes of ‘medical supplies’ which are ideal from get well soon gifts or newly qualified Nurse or Doctor.
We loved these biscuits, they were the perfect combination of a biscuit with a bit of bite and sweet icing. Unlike some other iced biscuits, the biscuit base wasn’t overly sweet and this complemented the sweet icing perfectly. They make fantastic gifts which can be posted worldwide directly to the recipient.
I would like to be able to tell you that the biscuits did live up to Biscuiteers’ claim that they stay fresh in their tin for up to a month but I’m being realistic here, I had guests over and once opened they didn’t last 24 hours!
The Biscuiteers’ iced fruit basket was full of yummy iced biscuits which went down a treat n Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea, plenty of chat and laughter.