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


  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

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

  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!

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

  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

  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?

  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

  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.

  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