Tuesday, 18 October 2011

M&S does it again


I think the person in charge of novelty biscuit tins at M&S is doing a mighty fine job. First the jammy dodger tin, then the custard cream tin and now... behold the bourbon tin. I didn't manage to get the other tins, but at this time of year with Xmas looming, I am in biscuit tin buying mode. The bourbons are nearly all gone, by the way. I don't think the kids really knew what they were, but they liked them. These are definitely biscuits of the 1970s - the special ones that your Mum would buy occasionally as a treat, rather than the mundane rich tea or malted milk. Pink wafers and party rings were strictly for birthday parties only.

There are quite a few other biscuit tins at M&S that I would love to buy but I seem to have rather a large selection at home and sadly no more will fit into my kitchen cupboards. Maybe I should just buy some and use them for storage elsewhere in the house. And enjoy eating the biscuits! xx

9 comments:

  1. We have different selections of biscuit tins over here, but somehow I have managed not to accumulate ANY at all in my 40 years. In fact, one of the last times I visited my parents I swiped one (with their permission) that they weren't using! And it gets constant use. I really could do with a few more of different sizes.
    xXx Helen

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  2. Fantastic tin - I am getting down to my local asap! I love a bourbon.

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  3. Awesome. I use tins for buttons and bits in my sewing room if that is any help (or reason to get some more). M&S is such a UK institution - whenever I ask an ex-pat what they miss living in NZ it is ALWAYS something from M&S!

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  4. Thank you for your blog comment.That is a cool tin!

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  5. oh my word...that is like the best tin ever!!!!! i love bourbons...sadly our M&S is out of stock at the mo...but i only live 5 minutes away from it so i will keep checking.... XXXXX

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  6. As someone who is not anywhere near the vicinity of any Marks & Sparks, I plead with you to BUY THEM! Do not miss them. Fabulous crafty storage?

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  7. Gosh I love M&S biscuit tins...they are fabulous, I use mine for sewing supplies and the such.
    Must check out that bourbon one though :o)
    love jooles x

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  8. Hi Julia
    Thanks for your kind comments, I wish you could smell the tree its divine!

    Love the tin, I think I will have to go and take a look!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Clare

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  9. I am mad about tins...I have tins from all over the place and am running out of space! Not sure why I love tins so much but there you have it xx

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