“ Type: Biscuits „
Bolands Custard creams are a product of O`Kane Irish Foods. The Jacob`s/Bolands biscuit range include the famous Kimberley, Mikado and the Coconut cream.
I think that most us have had a packet of Custard creams in our biccie tin at one time or another, they are among the nations favourite biscuit.
There are so many biscuits to choose from nowadays, the supermarket shelves are packed with choice and new varieties are being introduced every day. But im sure that many of us always turn to what we know, the old favourites.
The Custard cream is quite an attractive little biscuit, two plain biscuit squares decorated with baroque style swirls are then sandwiched together with a smooth custard filling.
Many biscuits come and go but the humble custard cream has been a favourite for over 100 years.
Everyone has a strategy for eating them, they make good dunking biscuits, as they dip into the hot tea they stay whole, the biscuit softens but the vanilla cream stays fairly firm.
Others prefer to pull them apart, nibbling around the edges and then teasing the biscuit away from the creamy middle, this takes time and patience and makes the whole process quite sensual.
The Custard cream has earned itself a place in The Oxford English Dictionary.
A biscuit expert called Stuart Payne wrote a book called `A nice cup of tea and a sit down` he described the custard cream as having a little bit of something special about it without being vulgar.
I would find it difficult to put the words vulgar and custard cream in the same sentence!
Bolands have wrapped them up nicely in a green and yellow sleeve that boldly displays the makers name and tells you what the contents are. The 150g sleeve contains around 12 biscuits.
But Custards creams vary so much, Bolands have crisp short biscuit, which incidentally isn't too sweet, sandwiched generously with the vanilla cream, the Aston Martin of custard creams!
I enjoy Crawford's too, they have got the balance right.
Some of the supermarket own brands are distinctly dodgy, sawdust short biscuit and tasteless cream filling, more like the Robin Reliant of the market. If you are thinking in terms of low fat custard creams then you can definitely count me out, These aren't even worth a mention in my book.
Custard creams are sent all around the World, the Ex- Pats still like their home comforts.
I remember when I used to go into the local village shop and buy loose custard creams, they were wrapped in a brown paper bag and treated as a delicacy.
These days they are at the bottom end of the market regards price, but their popularity certainly hasn't waned.
If they are stored in a tin they last for ages, that's if they get a chance!
Anyone fancy a cuppa then?...and a custard cream to dunk.
PS. If any Dooyooer`s own a Robin Reliant I offer my apologies.x
Well, what do the Irish know about making biscuits I thought as I reluctantly bust open a pack of Bolands Custard Creams. More than I though was possible it would imagine!
The custard cream has long been a popular biscuit barrel filler. A classic everyday biscuit for dunking in a cup of tea. Rather strangely, in common with other custard creams, they don't taste of cream, but rather of vanilla.
Bolands make a whole range of biscuit treats alongside the custard creams and can be purchased from any Irish food retailer, of which there are many in large cities.
Bolands custard creams follow the same format as any others. A cream filled sandwich of shortcake biscuit. It has to be said that the filling used in these biscuits is superb, and a little more creamy than I have experienced from any other manufacturers. The beauty of this biscuit is that each unit gives you two biscuits with a tasty vanilla flavoured filling.
These treats come in packet weighing 150g and are sold internationally, with exports going to places like north America where there are large communities of custard cream lovers.
A tasty biscuit that is at the cheaper end of the market, perfect for a credit crunch!
Give them a go.
150g. Creme filled shortbread cookies, imported from Ireland. Crisp, delicate flavor and not too sweet.