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When East Meets West

Making Remarkable Connections has shaped The East India Company, transforming the world with fusion of cultures, materials and skills.

We remember and celebrate these not only in our choice of ingredients but also in our design work that transports through storytelling.

Enjoy one of our biscuits and cast your eye on the carton. You’ll see a shape that instantly takes you to India, the Taj Mahal of Agra. India and The East India Company’s history, inextricably linked.

Underneath, a beautiful Arts & Craft pattern. William Morris, the celebrated designer of this movement adored the colourful, artisan textiles of India. His designs are considered quintessentially British, but in fact he was enormously influenced by the patterns and colours of the Kashmir shawls, silks, indigo-dyed cottons and garments of South Asia.

We bring together east and west in celebration. Enjoy your biscuit!

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Caramel & Sea Salt Biscuits

Net Weight: 150g

Release the contrasting flavours of sticky caramel and coarse sea salt as you bite into these moist all-butter biscuits, a blend inspired by century-old cargoes of sugar and salt aboard the ships of The East India Company.

The East India Company - Lifestyle

Biscuits

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Two Critical Ingredients from the past of the East India Company: salt and sugar.

Both were transported and traded around the world on the EastIndiaman ships. Sugar became the essential addition to tea for the ladies and gentlemen of London, whilst salt was important in preserving foods.

We're known for creating remarkable connections and whilst we are hardly the first to gather caramel and salt together into something delicious, it's a match made in heaven and in the very heritage of the Company.
These artisan-produced biscuits are surprisingly light, providing an intriguing match between saltiness and sweetness.

Ideal as an afternoon snack with an essential tea break, when something a little sweet is needed to get you through the day.

We've discovered these biscuits also make a tremendous bisuitc base for cheese cake - beyond that is for your to decide, let us know your creations.

Ingredients

Fortified Wheat Flour (Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin – Vitamin B3, Thiamine – Vitamin B1), Salted Butter (Milk), Sugar, Butterscotch Crumb (Soft Dark Brown Sugar, Glucose (Wheat), Butter (Milk), Non-hydrogenated Palm Oil, Natural Flavour), Flavouring, Sea Salt (0.5%)


Allergens

Manufactured in a factory that handles nuts, wheat, barley, egg, mustard, oat, sesame, soya and dairy products.

Nutrition

Typical values 100g – Energy 2153kj/515kcal • Fat 27.6g, of which saturates 17.2g • Carbohydrate 62g, of which sugars 30.9g • Protein 4.6g • Salt 1.2g


Storage

Store cool and dry. Avoid sunlight and strong odours.

Stories

The Biscuit - from Hardtack to Sea Salt & Caramel

Today, there is a biscuit for every occasion, and it is one of the most popular sweet snacks in the world. But biscuits had a vital role in the life of the seafaring adventurers, including the men of The East India Company, in the 17th and 18th century.

Biscuits date back much further and like much else, it was the Romans who created the ‘panis bicoctus,’ or bread twice baked, to create a food that could be stored. Richard the Lionheart took stores of ‘biskits’ on his crusade ships and in the Armada battle of 1588, each sailor had biscuits included within their diet.

It was Samuel Pepys, famous diarist but also naval administrator, who introduced victualising, the planning and rationing of food supplies at sea. Rations included "1 lb daily of good, clean, sweet, sound, well-baked and well-conditioned wheaten biscuit (plus a gallon of beer!)". Ships of The East India Company routinely received 8 months rations for their long voyages.
The ship’s biscuit was also known as hardtack, a very hard-baked substance made of wheat flour, salt and water which would survive long journeys - inedible without softening in stew or brien - the original ‘dunk’ perhaps?

We celebrate the heritage of the humble biscuit, a truly critical ingredient in the success of The East India Company. Pepys’ description as ‘sweet, sound and well-baked’ still sounds relevant today, but our artisans in British and French bakeries now elevate that to a fine art using wonderful new ingredients, like our Seville Orange Marmalade or Caramel and Sea Salt Biscuits.

Our spirit delivers no ordinary products

  • FAQ

    How long will the biscuits last once opened?
    Once opened, they should be stored in an airtight container and consumed within 30 days.

    Where are your sweet biscuits made?
    Our sweet artisan biscuits are made in the United Kingdom.

  • Delivery & Returns

    UK Standard Delivery: £3.95
    UK Next Day Delivery (mainland UK only): £9.95 (Order before 12pm)
    International Delivery is available, please see our delivery page for details. For more information and Terms & Conditions, please see our Delivery page.

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