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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Time for....some biscuits!

Hello there,

Yes, I know...that usually says "time for tea"....but today we have something a little more crunchy for you....that you can dunk in your cuppa if you are so inclined!

In fact, what I am about to share with you should come with some kind of warning as they are incredibly moreish and could easily ruin a lady or gentleman's diet if they were watching their weight!

Thomas J Fudge's Biscuits - you have been warned!

So, in this beautiful packaging these scrummy treats look innocent enough....but delve into their pretty boxes and you will discover some treats that once you have tried them you may find that you've consumed the whole box without realising!

Let's look at bit closer at Thomas J Fudge's first, as although I have never heard about this Dorset based bakery before, apparently they have been baking away since their family bakery opened in 1916 (why did no one tell me before??).  Over 90 years later...they are still baking some rather good treats - both sweet and savoury.

I had the pleasure of sampling the Wondrous White Chocolate Florentines and the Stem Ginger Blisscuits dipped in dark chocolate, but there are so many more varieties available from savoury biscuits and crackers to sweet biscuits, flapjacks (which I have been told are amazing) and cheese straws.

Thomas J Fudge's
Wondrous white chocolate Florentines

Now, I'm not usually a white chocolate fan - I love milk chocolate and bitter, dark chocolate, but white chocolate just doesn't float my boat! However, these Florentines with their thick layer of white chocolate are just lovely! They are chewy, crammed with raisins and have a light citrus flavour - truly scrummy, even for someone who usually avoids white chocolate!

Thomas J Fudge's
Stem Ginger Blisscuits

In contrast, these stem ginger biscuits are crunchy and golden and are complimented brilliantly by the layer of dark chocolate. The ginger is lingering in the mouth, but not overpowering. Another really lovely biscuit!

Both varieties are available in boxes of eight, and are really a treat biscuit rather than an everyday biscuit (although I would probably really enjoy tucking into them everyday!). You can buy these, or the other varieties, either online or in selected stockists - take a peek at the website for more information.

I'd like to thank Thomas J Fudges for sending us these sweet treats to sample. However, please note that although the biscuits were complimentary this hasn't affected our taste buds and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Have you tried any of the other offerings from Thomas J Fudge's - if you have we'd love to hear what you thought!

Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna

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