- A custard cream is a type of biscuit popular in the British Isles. Its structure is that of a sandwich, with a fondant center between two flat biscuit layers. The filling tastes of vanilla and as such is more akin to the taste of custard made with custard powder than egg custard. It is believed that the custard cream biscuit originated in 1908. They usually have an elaborate baroque design stamped onto them, originating in the Victorian era and representing ferns
- Its a little known fact that the incisor teeth of the male human are specially adapted to prize apart the two biscuits of the custard cream so that the tasty cream layer can be got at.
- Custard Creams are good from just about anyone, and are one of those classic biscuits that the big supermarkets do very well as their own brand. Its baroque embossing harks back to an earlier time where the Custard Cream was no doubt a sophisticated biscuit, not the old faithful its become today. However stick a few on a plate at any informal biscuit eating event such as a seminar, or dare I say it, coffee morning, and watch them disappear.