It's that time of the year - as the cold starts to arrive, that Girl Guides get excited. The Girl Guide Biscuits have arrived. A time of knocking on doors and attending stalls to deliver into the hands of customers that once a year treat.
Traditional – The old favourite is great for dunking in your tea or swishing a hot marshmallow and chocolate between a pair to make a smore. And you can't have just one. You'll always want (s)more!
Mini Choc Chip – If you take these ones home, be sure to get at least two packets because you'll finish the first pack like lighting. They are delicious bite-size pieces of yumminess. Great for an afternoon tea, lunchboxes or a sneaky little treat.
Butter Shortbread – These biscuits have been part of our range for a few years and are fast becoming a favourite. A delightfully crumbly shortbread, not too dry - it's just perfect. And the added bonus to tasting delicious is that they are gluten-free. Making them perfect for everyone.
Girl Guide Biscuits are the base of countless recipes. Just ask any Guide leader and she will be able to reel off a dozen different ways she has made use of Guide Biscuits. Use traditional for a biscuit base to a cheesecake or a yummy hedgehog slice. Try making extra chocolatey mini smores with the choc chip biscuits or crumble over ice-cream for the ultimate cookies and cream dessert. And the shortbread. If you haven't already eaten them all, make a scrumptious, heathier version of Eton Mess. Just get your favourite fruit. Mixed berries are my favourite. Crush some of the fruit with honey. Crumble the shortbread and fold the fruit mix, fruit, and some Greek yoghurt through and serve.
This year is the diamond anniversary of Girl Guide biscuits in Australia. Yes, we've been enjoying them for 60 years. Our biscuits are a valuable fundraising tool for the Guiding Districts. They are also a result of a great partnership with the Modern Baking Company. Our biscuits are Australian made by an Australian owned company.
Our Girl Guide Biscuits are far more than a fundraising tool. They are part of our marketing and they teach our youth members valuable skills. Girls are encouraged to take ownership of there biscuit company. They do product testing. They come up with sales pitches and think about product target. They learn to be graceful when their pitch is rejected. They gain confidence in themselves and speak up for what they believe in. They learn about money handling and maths. They have pride.
By now your mouth is watering and you can't wait to get your hands on some Girl Guide Biscuits. How can you find them? This year Girl Guides Australia has a handy tool to help your quest. Go to this website - www.girlguidebiscuits.com.au/shop-now and you'll find the location of many biscuit stalls. Our national biscuit day is Saturday May 26 and Girl Guides will be out in force on the day.
If that doesn't help, then you can call the State Office of Girl Guides for direction. Contact details for all the states can be found here - www.girlguides.org.au/about/contact/And if all else fails just ask a friendly Girl Guide where you can buy them and I'm sure she'll help you with your Girl Guide Biscuit cravings!