get me into the spirit of all things Yorkshire ready for my stay in Sand Le Mere, I am making the most of chomping on handmade biscuits from Bettys.
must admit I was not entirely optimistic about some of what I would be
reviewing as it did consist of Lavender Biscuits (£4.25). Youngest claimed they tasted of soap, eldest
would only eat around the Lavender bits he could see and I found it quite a
delicate flavour but the shortbread was melt in your mouth delicious. It was definitely an acquired taste and I
hold my hands up and say I would prefer the plain Yorkshire Shortbread.
the Yorkshire Gingerbread (£4.75) was beyond delicious; stopping the boys
eating the lot was my problem here, as I wanted to squirrel some away for
myself and hubbie for the evening when they were tucked in bed. It was nice and chewy, with a lovely ginger
taste, so pleasant and even warming when it hit the back of your throat. I do feel slightly cheated by the
gingerbread men my boys usually get because these are completely in another
league! I think once you have tasted
decent gingerbread anything less will not cut muster anymore.
Earl Grey (£5.95) is a best seller and I can see why, it is beautifully
presented in a box with sheer tea bags inside.
No need for a spoon, which is always a bonus, (does anyone else have a
spoon eating monster in residence?) you can just dunk them on the string. It is very fragrant, it was my best
experience of drinking Early Grey tea, I had a feeling I would admit defeat
after a few sips but it was a pleasant experience overall. Although I think I am more of an English breakfast
tea kind of girl (or possibly Bettys Tea Room Blend), however nice to pretend to be more dignified on occasion!
have seen plenty more edible delights on Bettys to take my fancy (drooling over
the cake section particularly!) and am sorely tempted to book afternoon tea for
the lot of us when we are in the area.
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