Back to the modern day, biscuits and their availability generally disappear at the borders of Europe and the wider world. It is here that the truly pan-continental quest begins. Where does one find a good biscuit?
We will start with the Americas. First off, North America. Whatever you do, don’t ask for a biscuit in America, as you will be served with a savoury-style scone. It has been covered already, but this is about as far as it gets from your common or household Custard Cream. You might ask for an Oreo, which is perhaps the North American equivalent of the Custard Cream, but with a funny taste. If you like the taste of charcoal, you will love Oreos. The rest of North America is dedicated to “cookies” (a biscuit alternative), and so we will continue on our journey.
I have had the recent pleasure of tasting a ‘Samba’ from Venezuela. Very much a chocolate-covered, peanut filled wafer, but very good. This leads me to think that the rest of South America may yield some exciting prospects. Please, if any readers know of a good South American biscuit, please comment or send samples or pay for my flights over and accommodation.
To Be Continued……