I happened to have a few spare minutes and was walking past Rosie & Thistle’s tearoom on Thistle Street in Aberdeen recently. Not wishing in any way to encroach on Lorna‘s territory, I thought it was an opportunity too good to pass up. There on the top of a cake-stand was a tempting display of Tunnocks tea-cakes in their distinctive red and silver foil wrappers:
And I couldn’t resist showing you this, because I do believe it’s true!
So here’s the Tunnock’s tea-cake, along with my coffee:
Basically, it’s marshmallow on top of a plain biscuit, covered with chocolate. One of the nicest things about them is that if you buy them in a shop they come in pretty boxes, nestled in between little cardboard separators – they remind me of old boxes of Christmas tree ornaments.
The other nicest thing about them is the foil wrappers. They are “absolutely beguiling,” as my old friend Polly used to say.
In the interests of clarity I should say that there are also plain old tea-cakes, not made by Tunnocks, which are kind of like a flat fruit scone, and are served toasted.
Have a great weekend, everyone!