Crawfords Garibaldi Biscuits Reviews
Product Type: McVities Snacks
Description:Type: Biscuits / Baked in Leith, Edinburgh since 1813. Crawfords Garibaldi Biscuits. The Garibaldi biscuit consists of ... more
Crawfords Garibaldi Biscuits ... currants in a plain biscuit, best enjoyed with tea or coffee. They are also called dead fly biscuits, because the currants resemble dead flies. This biscuit is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian general and leader in the fight to unify Italy. It was first manufactured by Peak Freans in 1861 after Garibaldi visited England.
Newest Review: ... I always buy from my village shop. There is nothing fancy about these biscuits, their simplicity is one of the things I ... more
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Crawfords Garibaldi Biscuits 100 g (Pack of 12)
Less than 1g fat per biscuit Golden crispy Filled with raisins
Last Update 18.12.2013 13:27
by sofia jayne - written on 11/05/11
Garibaldi biscuits used to be available chocolate coated. Why no more? They are really delicious with the chocolate. Any chance?
by - written on 05/03/10 (Very useful, 227 readings)
When I was younger I used to wonder who Gary was and why he was bald and what on earth this had to do with biscuits. In actual fact the phenomenon that is 'squashed fly' biscuits (it took me several years before I found out they were not actual flies) is actually thanks to Giuseppe Garibaldi who was an Italian General who fought to unify Italy. He apparently visited the town of Tynemouth in 1854 and because he proved so popular the 'Garibaldi' biscuit was named in his honour. Although there are now several brands of these biscuits (every supermarket seems to have their own) my favourite is Crawford's Garibaldi Biscuits, which I always buy from my village shop. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/01/09 (Very useful, 186 readings)
I was always puzzled by these as a youngster, the name sounded slightly sinister. I had visions of 'Gary Baldy' making these in his run down kitchen. Thankfully, that is far from the truth: The taste: A unique taste, they are a slim looking biscuit with a crunch to them. The biscuit tastes sugary and I believe is dusted with a faint layer of sugar. Squished into the biscuit are tiny pieces of currant. It looks rather odd, not unlike small traces of mould. There is a delicious fruity aftertaste to them though. Critique: You will gain pleasure bending them, chewing on the currants and munching through a pack. The are an ideal ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/01/09 (Very useful, 152 readings)
Crawford's biscuits are now a part of the multi national food manufacturer United Biscuits, a company which was formed in 1948. Guiseppe Garibaldi paid a visit to Tynemouth in 1894 and due to his popularity the biscuit was named after him. A 200g packet of Garibaldi biscuits will cost you about 80p, they contain wheat gluten and sulphites ( A preservative ) and anyone who suffers from sesame, nut or soya allergy is advised not to eat these biscuits. A single Garibaldi biscuit contains 19 calories. Right, on to the packaging. Fifteen fruit filled Garibaldi biscuits are lined up and slid into a plastic wrapper. The wrapper is ... Read the complete review
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