Whatever Happened To?
Remember a sweet but no-one you know has heard of it? Whatever happened to your favourite?
Size of a wagon wheel with chocolate on top……
Julie Prigg remembers: -
Status Missing presumed discontinued
According to the website: NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown.com
Dundee biscuits are described as:-
1. Sold in stacks of five or six, wrapped as per Eccles cakes (i.e. in clear cellophane);
2. Approx. 3-4 inches across (as a kid this would have been 12-18 inches);
3. Shortbread-type base;
4. Circular, with a slightly crimped edge;
5. Rich chocolatey topping;
6. Chunky grains of sugar stuck to the underside;
7. The word DUNDEE visible on the underside (standing proud rather than embossed), written in a rugby-ball shape, so the initial D and trailing E were smaller than the rest, the central ND the biggest of all letters.
The Dundee biscuit was manufactured by a company called Broadhurst biscuits up to the early 80′s, when i believe that the companys manufacturing site in Gadbrook Northwich was sold (I think) to Burtons. The factory was closed soon after and production of the Dundee was moved to Utoxeter (near Alton Towers). I’m positive it was then discontinued in the early 90′s despite attempts to bolster sales with the introduction of a delightful minty variant.
Pete remembers: -
If no-one knows where to buy the real Dundee Biscuits has anyone at least got the recipe??
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