These simple biscuits (or cookies, depending on which side of the Atlantic you come from ) are sold in large glass jars or big metal tins with a window in the front, and are sold by weight. Seeing these biscuits at a grocery store (or local kedai runcit) brought back a wave of memories of my childhood.
I’d cycle my bike down to the neighbourhood store, or go on a walk with my parents or late grandma and agonize over which biscuit I should pick. Should I go for the chocolate wafer, the gem biscuits with the pretty icing on top, the pineapple biscuits with the hard jam in the middle or the plain crackers sandwiched with cream? Argh! Decisions!
We don’t see many of these sold in the authentic giant glass jars or tins anymore. The neighbourhood grocery store / kedai runcit is going the way of the dodo and soon all we’ll have are pre-packaged generic tasting boring branded biscuits from supermarkets.
In the meantime, guess who’s having some biscuits for tea?
Did you grow up with these sort of biscuits too? I think this is something only found locally
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