In my estimation, the humble Bourbon cream is one of the finest British biscuits in existence. Like the red squirrel and the domestic crayfish before them, we may have been over-powered by Yank imposters in recent years, with the ‘cookie’ now dominating our biscuit choices, but there will always be a place in my heart for the simple Bourbon cream … whether it’s the organoleptic delight of crunching through the delicate chocolate biscuit sandwich into the mild chocolate cream, or the deeply deviant behaviour of biting off the top biscuit layer to expose the soft cream centre, before licking it away to reveal the biscuit base, it’s a true pleasure every time.
Except now it’s even better.
Today in the Costa Coffee at Toddington Services on the M1, I discovered a new Bourbon biscuit … their super-sized, maxi, mega, Utlimae Bourbon, complete with piped chocolate cream between two whacking great slabs of chocolate biscuit. It’s a simple twist on a familiar classic, but one that gave me a genuine rush of pleasure to see (and to eat).
They’ve done a Custard Cream version too, but who cares? … with their new Bourbon cream my biscuit world will simply never be the same again…