Brexit is of course the great unknown currently shaping British and European politics. Will negotiations remain civilized, will the cost of vital raw materials come under increasing inflationary pressure, will British exports seize an invaluable opportunity to make hay and will European classics like Spanish Chorizo, French Camembert, German Bratwurst & Italian Biscotti become inaccessible ‘distant memories.’
Britain is a nation of ‘shop keepers’ (Napoleon) and ‘biscuit lovers’ (Paul Rostand GBBC founder) who is adamant that British coffee shops, delis, hotels and household biscuit barrels will not be ‘saddled with boring Bourbons, Custard Creams and Digestives.’
According to Paul, ‘in these increasingly artisanal times British consumers are no longer prepared to settle for mass-produced, conveyor belt fayre. Our growing fan base demand craggy, irregular-shaped bikkies baked by biscuit aficionados not machines.’
The Great British Biscotti Company was born in 2015 on the bold taste mantra that when it comes to biscotti, almonds aren’t always the answer. Paul and his fellow biscovites champion an array of fantastical new biscotti flavours that include everything from: Honey, Lemon & Ginger and Coffee & Walnut and Belgian Chunky Choc to Parmesan & Fennel, Indian Spice and Chorizo & Parmesan.
The recent winners of Dragon’s Pantry launched in May a new series of extra indulgent flavours including: Rosemary & Wild Garlic, Jalapeno & Cheddar, Sun-dried Tomatoes & Olives, Dark Choc Orange and Cranberries, Pistachios and White Choc.
‘The response of the UK’s thriving premium biscuit fraternity to our next generation biscotti has been amazing,’ concludes Paul, ‘however it was when Italian exporters began making enquiries that we really knew we were onto something.’
REMEMBER 29th May National Biscuit Day – celebrate by raiding your biscuit barrel