Discoveries at the Jungle Cookie Month: Britannia Cookies from India and St. Michael Biscuits from France
Cookies, crisps, biscuits, wafers, buns, etc. Depending on what part of the world you reside, these are all the same thing. Different countries and cultures have their own cookie styles, but all we know is they are all delicious. This month we are taking you on a cookie journey around the globe to show you the best that the world has to offer!
Cookie-like wafers have existed for as long as baking has been documented, because they are great for bringing along while traveling. But those wafers were not usually sweet and not really a “cookie” as we would classify it today. Once sugar become a little more common, around the 7th century, people started combining it with “travel cakes” we mentioned to make them sweeter and more desirable. Cookies as we know it - cream, butter and sugar cookies - didn’t really come into existence until around the 18th century.
Britannia Cookies from India
Britannia started making cookies in a small house in Kolkata in 1891. They grew in 1924 when they transferred operations to Mumbai, and World War II helped the company explode in sales due to the high demand for cookies. Now, they hold a huge chunk of the market in India. We’re excited to bring their delectable cookies to you, including their Good Day cookies made with pistachios, cashews and almonds, as well as their Punjabi butter cookies, which are great with coffee!
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Orange 15 // Eastgate Location: Pink 2
Did you know? Britannia is the leading food company in India delivering products in 5 categories through 4.2 million retail outlets to more than half of the Indian population.
St. Michel Biscuits from France
These are unique butter cookies made with no palm oils, hydrogenated fat, food coloring, and contain zero GMOs! We have 3 varieties, including chocolate, sea salt, and caramel. The founder, Joseph Grellier, started selling his biscuits on the beaches of France hoping to profit from the Parisian tourists.
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: French Section // Eastgate Location: Yellow 4
Did you know? Americans consume about 2 billion cookies each year, which averages to be about 300 cookies a year each.
Catch the other featured cookies from this month here:
Hans Freitag Biscuits and Wafers From Germany and Jules Destrooper Assorted Thins and Crisps from Belgium
Britannia Cookies from India and St. Michael Biscuits from France
Gamesa Arcoriris from Mexico and Walkers Shortbread Cookies from Scotland
Lotte Koala's March Cookies from Japan and Loacker Quadratini Wafer Cookies from Austria
Garden Wafers from Hong Kong and Kras Napolitanke Wafers from Croatia
Arnott's Tim Tams Original from Australia and Daelmans Stroopwafels from Holland