Discoveries at the Jungle Cookie Month: Gamesa Arcoriris from Mexico and Walkers Shortbread Cookies from Scotland
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.
Gamesa Arcoiris from Mexico
These marshmallow cookies are simply amazing! They are sweet cookies with marshmallow toppings covered in coconut. Gamesa is Mexico’s largest manufacturer of cookies and they also make cereals and pastas as well. They’ve been in the business since 1921, so they know their sweets!
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Orange 11 // Eastgate Location: Pink 13
Did you know? China didn’t have fortune cookies until they were introduced to China in 1993 and even then they were sold as “genuine American fortune cookies”
Walkers Shortbread Cookies from Scotland
Joseph Walker opened the doors of his first bakery in 1898 with a $50 loan and the ambition to make the best shortbread in the world. He focused on building his recipe for years, and his hard work paid off as he grew his company quickly. Now you can find Walkers all around the globe, as they are Scotland’s largest exporter of foods! These shortbread cookies are made the same way they were made in the 1800s. There are no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Simply put, these are the best shortbread cookies you can get your hands on.
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Orange 18 // Eastgate Location: Yellow 7
Did you know? Shortbread was classified as a bread by bakers to avoid paying the tax placed on biscuits.
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