After voyaging across the biscuit-less Atlantic, our tour finds itself in Africa. South Africa is a country fairly rich in biscuit history, mainly thanks to past connections with Europe. Fans of Farley’s Rusks, might be a bit too embarrassed to go to a shop to buy some, as they are really meant for the under-4’s. Ouma Biscuits are very similar a South African speciality, and are rather nice. Fortunately they are marketed solely for the adult consumer. Somewhat uninteresting, Red Label Lemon Cream Biscuits are a rather non-biscuity biscuit. More of a water cracker, with a slightly lemony flavour filling. It could perhaps be considered the poorer cousin of the humble Custard Cream.
On the subject of Custard Creams, has anyone tried any of the flavoured variants? I was quite keen on the coconut, but orange was horrible. Imagine my surprise, when shopping at a supermarket in Mozambique; I came across this packet of mango flavour custard creams! At some £2 GBP ($3.30 USD), they should have been better. Although we were hungry, we ate a few and threw the rest away. As an aside, there were several bottles of cordial in varying fluorescent shades, which looked and tasted, on dilution, like the results of some school chemistry experiment. Yuck. I digress…
To Be Continued….