Helen had come down from London to visit for the weekend and after visiting the dentist we drove to Emsworth where we were having a meal in a restaurant there. We were an hour or so early and sat by the waterside chatting. We were quite peckish and a family came and sat beside us with fish & chips. Aah, it smelt so lovely, our mouths were watering. Then they each had an orange and you could smell the wonderful juicy aroma as they peeled them. To make matters worse we had a whole box of Cutter & Squidge Biskies to review in the boot of my car. We could have quite contentedly sat and ate the lot right there and then – in fact, we would have saved some money as the restaurant was disappointing. We decided to have a quarter of a biskie each so as not to spoil our dinner. We ended up having half a biskie each as it was truly delicious.
Biskies are a combination of a biscuit, cookie and cake layered with a special light buttercream and handmade jams or caramels. They are handmade fresh using the finest all natural ingredients and contain no artificial colourings or flavourings. There are twelve choices of flavours, ‘Marathon Runner’ which is milk chocolate, peanut & salted caramel, ‘Pina Colada’ Pineapple, coconut & pineapple chilli amongst the list. We chose three to review.
‘OMG it’s green’
Yes, the biskie was in fact a lovely ‘moss’ green colour. Green tea, white chocolate & raspberry. Whether there is actually green tea in it I’m not entirely sure but it was very fresh – made that very day – fairly thick with small chunks of white chocolates and a lovely raspberry buttercream filling which was rather like fresh cream. The top (and bottom of course) had a slight crispiness to it like a brownie has.
This is lemon, meringue & super fruit compote and I could certainly smell the lemon, although it wasn’t overpowering when I tasted the biskie. Again, very fresh with choc chips inside the two sandwich pieces and the buttercream was delicious with a little tangy lemon jam on top. This was certainly one of my favourites.
Raspberry, lychee & rose. Rose always seems old fashioned to me whenever I smell or taste it. It’s not a favourite of mine but when in chocolates or cakes I always like to try it as it’s so different and not used a lot, a bit like lavender. I’ve tried lavender biscuits before and they are very nice. People don’t associate flowers with eating, but then herbs etc., are plants too and of course vegetables. But, anyway, I digress. The biskie was a lovely aubergine colour with chocolate chips in again, very fresh and very moorish.
I liked the Biskies, they are something a little different. Because the weather was so hot at the time we tried the Biskies I kept them in the fridge. This may have been a mistake as although they were really yummy, Helen took hers home just wrapped in cling-film – she had only halves as I had the other halves – and had a 2 hour plus journey home on a hot train/tube she said they were even better by the time she got home. It was too late though as I’d already eaten all of mine.
Living life, loving cake