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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published April 19th 2013
Great tasting gingerbread at great prices
Gingerbread man

I must admit I never liked gingerbread, I found it too spicy and unappealing. However, a few years ago our kindergarten was selling gingerbread as a fund raiser, so as with all fundraisers I did my bit to support the cause.

My children were enjoying them so much it made me curious of how they tasted, so I tried a tiny bit of their gingerbread, and to my surprise it was yummy, not spicy but more like ginger with golden syrup mixed into a soft biscuit, they are very tasty.

Gingerbread trees

At the time they had a factory nearby and we became constant visitors, especially around Christmas time when they have cute Christmas tree gingerbread and gingerbread houses. They were a hit with all our relatives and we are still getting requests for more gingerbread.

It was a sad day when they put a notice up saying they were moving to Keysborough. Okay, so it's not so far away but it's not the same as being a few kilometres down the road.

For the first time this year, I was in the area at the right time and thought I must call in for some gingerbread men. The embarrassing part is they still remember me, maybe I did go there a bit to much!

box of 36 gingerbread men $20

Anyway everything is still the same and you can buy seconds from the factory. There is nothing wrong with them, they're just not 100% perfect, maybe a wonky eye on the gingerbread man or an extra button, but you can get a box of 36 gingerbread men for $20.

I know a lot of kinders buy the seconds and sell them for $1.50 each, and they sell quickly and make a nice profit out of it.

Christmas in July

At the moment Hosome gingerbread is getting ready for Christmas in July with lots of yummy gingerbread houses and trees on display.

If you are a real gingerbread lover they also run tours through the factory for school groups and other pre booked groups, so you get to see the whole process of gingerbread production.

giant yo-yos

You will also find these giant yo-yos which have been brought back into production due to popular demand, at only $1 each and they taste as good as they look.

I was also informed that gingerbread can be ordered over the phone and posted out for $10 for one box and at the same cost for 2 boxes.

My tip is to get down to the Hosome Gingerbread Factory and grab great gingerbread at bargain prices.

The factory is open 5 days a week Mon - Fri from 8 am - 4 pm.

Hosome Gingerbread sign

Hosome Gingerbread Sign
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Why? For great gingerbread
When: Monday - Friday 8am -4 pm
Phone: 03 97988180
Where: 29 Boileau St Keysborough
Cost: $20 for a box of 36 gingerbread men
Your Comment
The fact that they're not perfectly symmetrical just lets you know that they have been made by hand rather than a mass factory line; it is a bonus to me.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12512) 2464 days ago

How much are gingerbread men if I buy 200? What size are they approximately and how long do they keep for? Also can u make female & male ones with short or long hair.?
by Amaln (score: 0|4) 2392 days ago
Dear Valued customers,

We would like to inform you that our website has been redesigned After a good few years of use, the original Hosomeginerbread website is being retired in favour of a new format with significant updates and features. This will not only make the site easier to browse and search, but provide you with helpful links and other resources.
So what’s new?
• Highlights from past issues are now posted online. A feature from our previous issue and content from the archives will be updated for you to read and share.
• Tour’s information for groups of all ages(Bookings essential).Also have direct to the public factory sales at very reasonable prices. Updates to keep you informed of our upcoming events and issue launches.
• A brand new Blog sharing ideas, stories and information on what’s happening in our products.
We want our new website to be everything you want it to be and would love to know your thoughts. Please tell us what you think by emailing any constructive comments or questions to
There will be more updates and exciting features added soon, so please visit often and pass the news on to your friends.
by raymo (score: 0|6) 2140 days ago
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