Bourbon biscuit

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Bourbon biscuit
Cup of tea and bourbon biscuit.jpg
A cup of tea and a Bourbon biscuit
Alternative names
Bourbon cream, Bourbon, chocolate Bourbon
Place of origin
England
Region or state
London
Creator(s) Peek Freans
Main ingredients
Dark chocolate-flavoured biscuits, chocolate buttercream
Cookbook:Bourbon biscuit  Bourbon biscuit

The Bourbon biscuit (sometimes referred to as a Bourbon cream) is a sandwich style biscuit consisting of two thin oblong dark chocolate-flavoured biscuits with a chocolate buttercream filling.

The biscuit was introduced in 1910 (originally under the name "Creola") by the Bermondsey biscuit company Peek Freans, of London, originator of the Garibaldi biscuit.[1][2] The new name was taken from the European royal House of Bourbon.[3]

Many other companies make their own version of the biscuit under the "Bourbon" name, including major supermarkets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prudames, David (25 Jan 2005). "Museum to remember birthplace of the Bourbon". Culture24. Retrieved 11 Dec 2009. 
  2. ^ Hibbert, Colette (8 Feb 2005). "Biscuit factory makes 'comeback'". BBC News Online. Retrieved 11 Dec 2009. 
  3. ^ Chambers Concise Dictionary. Allied Publishers. 2004. p. 144. ISBN 979818606236-3. 

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