These Devon Vanilla Cream biscuits were purchased at OJ Fruits and Vegetables in Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn, an area with a substantial Carribean population. The packaging looked like an ice cream sandwich so I had to buy it. A product of Trinidad and Tobago, they come 12 to a pack.
They have the word “Bourbon” printed into the cookies. Bourbon cookies actually originated in England. The name has nothing to do with bourbon whiskey but rather a tribute to one of the royal families of Europe. The name has also come to mean these rectangular chocolate biscuits with cream filling inside.
The taste is actually really crunchy and the sugar crystals on top are a nice touch. The vanilla cream inside is minimal but enough to be pleasant. I appreciate that the cream isn’t perfectly inside the biscuits but rather spilling out a bit. They taste like a less creamy ice cream sandwich and have a great vanilla-y aroma. They worked great alongside yerba mate tea oddly enough. These are tasty but because they have some artificial flavors I’m in no rush to get them again.
The Bourbon biscuit here in England has a chocolate based filling. I’ve not had one for years but used to love them as a child.
I’m yet to try the traditional one with the chocolate filling you speak of. Sounds tasty. Thanks for the comment!
They look good. Interesting about the “bourbon” in the name. Did not know that.
Yeah very fun style of biscuit. Kind of makes you feel like a kid. Thanks for the comment!