Monday, January 18, 2016

Walker's Shortbread at the Fancy Food Show

Walkers seems to be competing with Churchill's to package their cookies in the coolest tins. These three are new this year. I bought the Santa, but would have gotten the Scotsman if I had seen him in a store. Actually I will still buy him if he appears on a shelf near me!
I like this guy a lot, too, but I already have the white dog, which Angela gave me for Christmas last year.

Unfortunately, the Outlander assortment is in a box, not a tin.

"Walkers is proud to present a shortbread assortment inspired by OUTLANDER, a series of books written by Diana Gabaldon which has sold 26 million copies worldwide and is now a successful epic television series.

OUTLANDER is set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, the home of Walkers Shortbread since 1898. A fitting tribute to the passion, beauty and drama of the OUTLANDER story, this boxed Shortbread Assortment features the OUTLANDER tartan and images of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser on the package."
The Walkers booth is always a stunner, usually on the end of an aisle with a display of one of each little tin or flavor of cookies they have for sale. This year there were a lot of gluten–free options (and you wouldn't know if they didn't tell you!) which we hadn't seen (noticed?) prior to this event. So, if you're looking for cookies for a tea party you're hosting, check out your local store for Walkers! You might even get some decor in the bargain.
  However they're packaged and shaped, Walkers cookies are the best!