26 June 2013

Bryson’s Coconut Crunch (@TebayServices) [By @SpectreUK]

Bryson’s of Keswick, in Cumbria were established in 1947, they have been craft bakers in the Lake District since then. These Coconut Crunch biscuits caught my eye when we visited our favourite service station on the way back from our holiday in Northumberland. The ingredients included; wheat flour, sugar, coconut, oats, water, inverted sugar syrup, butter, cane molasses, milk, ginger and cinnamon. First try of these rounded golden brown slabs of biscuit convinced me immediately that these biscuits were baked for dunking. These were hard biscuits for hardy Northern folk that probably have hardy Northern teeth to match. Not much of a dunker I chanced my old teeth on the first few biscuits. There were small pieces of coconut and oats in the biscuits. They had an oat and ginger flavour with coconut mixed in, finishing with a ginger and cinnamon aftertaste, and a hint of molasses. Slightly worried that the cracking sound was the enamel of my teeth and not the biscuits whilst I was eating them, I dunked the third biscuit into the only drink I had to hand at the time of blogging, which happened to be a pint of John Smith’s Extra Smooth bitter. The flavours in the biscuit mixed surprisingly well with the bitter ale, and the biscuit was then soft enough to eat with my old teeth quite comfortably. Other biscuits produced by Bryson’s are Almond Biscuits, Butter Ginger Biscuits, Ginger Parkin Biscuits and Chocolate Chip Biscuits, each a must try I’m certain of that, but don’t forget a hot coffee, chocolate drink or cup of tea if you’re in a dunking mood, or even a pint of bitter!
By Spectre

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