A cup of tea and a good biscuit can turn the day around.
I love to support independent businesses. Alongside my Behind the Biz series I want to start highlighting some of my favourite British businesses. I’m beginning this series by telling you about a rather delicious London based brand.
A couple of months ago I shared this beautiful tin of Mothers’s Day biscuits with you. They were created by the talented team over at Biscuiteers. The business was founded back in 2007 by Harriet Hastings and her husband, Stevie Congdon. It started out online and then in 2012 they opened their first biscuit boutique in Notting Hill. It’s filled with all of their collections (they also make cakes and chocolates) and is home to the Biscuiteers Icing School. They offer 2 hour classes held by their icing experts, I hope I have the chance to go along one day.
They opened up their second shop in December 2014 on Northcote Road. Not only can you check out their collections there but you can also buy your own icing equipment and enjoy Afternoon Tea with your friends.
The Biscuiteers mission – ‘why send flowers when you can send biscuits instead?’
I wholeheartedly agree.
The biscuits are all handmade in London and are then sent out to customers all over the world. They have a very distinctive style and I can always spot when a brand, blogger or friend shares a snap of one of their latest collections. By the way, they call them ‘collections‘ because they want the biscuits to launch each season, like fashion collections. I love this idea and I think it helps to keep the brand fresh and up to date with current trends.
They make biscuits for lots of weddings and parties, I really like the idea of iced place names! They also make bespoke biscuits for brands such as Mulberry, Boden and many others.
You can find a full collection of biscuits reflecting their London heritage over on the website. There’s a Portobello Road Biscuit Box, a London Biscuit Tin and of course, a selection of cupcakes and more. I was kindly sent the London biscuit tin and my family immediately popped the kettle on and were very keen to open them up. The tin itself was a real beauty with lots of fun illustrations all over it. If you get your hands on one be sure to reuse it after. The tin is filled with around 16 chocolate biscuits featuring all of your favourite London icons. My favourite biscuits were the black cabs and the red telephone boxes. You’ll also find a perfectly decorated London Bridge, the London Eye as well as various tube signs. This biscuit tin is a lot of fun and makes a fantastic gift for anyone who loves London or as a souvenir to take back from your travels.
The only thing that was missing from the London tin was a pigeon! But then again, maybe I’m one of only a few people who likes pigeons.
The London biscuit tin was a hit with my family. The chocolate biscuits are full of flavour and the icing has a satisfying snap to it. I know I’m going to have to treat my grandma to these one day. She’s a Londoner living up north and I just know she’ll love them!
Leave a comment below and tell me about one of your favourite British brands.