(I)ced Gem Biscuits #atozchallenge

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. Each post this month will be associated with a letter of the alphabet with the theme ‘Food Memories‘.


Iced gem biscuits were my favourite childhood snacks. I remember having them often in kindergarten during recess. I also remember lunging for them when they were brought out in small plastic plates and placed at our tables, grabbing a handful, so that I could have more than the other kids. Hehe.

When I was younger though, I didn’t know they were called iced gem biscuits. I usually referred to them as “those small biscuits with the curly, sugar hat”.

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Apparently, iced gem biscuits are making a come back. They weren’t easy to find for several years, and when I had nearly given up, I stumbled on them at the local night market and immediately snapped up 500 grams of the goodies. I couldn’t wait to get home to relive my childhood. I started by separating the sugary hat from the biscuit base, then eating the base first before indulging in the sugary hard topping.

Perhaps because so much time has passed, and the tastes I remembered from my childhood are dim and not quite reliable, I thought the biscuit base was dry and crumbly and the sugary hard topping, too, too sweet. I could only eat two more after that.

Lesson learned? Maybe some favourite food should remain memories, where they taste oh so much more delicious.

What’s your favourite childhood treat?

11 thoughts on “(I)ced Gem Biscuits #atozchallenge

  1. They look like shortbread cookies. If they are shortbread, I would love them. However, I can always do without the icing. My favorites were always mini Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups.

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    • Hi Brett, nope, they aren’t shortbread cookies, just regular non-shortbread base biscuits. I’ve tried Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, too peanut buttery for me 😀


  2. They do look good! And the have their own FB page! As a child I always liked chocolate ice cream above any other snack. As an adult, one of my absolute faves–Petit Ecolier (little scholar) Dark Chocolate-Covered Shortbread.

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    • Isn’t that amazing that they have their own FB page! LOL I don’t eat sweet things as much now that I’m older but if I see Petit Ecolier, I’ll look for it because it sounds yummy!

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