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iloveoliveoil Mar 19, 2009 06:15 PM

it has been some time now, but about 5 years ago i was able to get these amazing sultana raisin cookies in the st. lawrence market. these weren't your ordinary round cookies, there were thinly sliced, compressed with raisins, i should probably call them a wafers, but regardless i havent found them in awhile, does anyone know what i'm talking about? if so where can i get them???

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    Tatai Mar 20, 2009 12:20 PM

    I went to Yorkdale Mall this afternoon, entering through the southwest entrance next to Sears. The flower shop at the entrance -- Rutledge Flowers -- has suddenly turned into a British food emporium. Lots of candies, chocolates and yes, Garibaldi currant biscuits. They're $2.99 for a small package (100g). There is a best-before date of September 2009 and, having just opened a package and eaten one, it's flaky and not dessicated-shingle-like. Too sweet for my taste, though.

    Didn't Dare used to make a similar sultana-raisin biscuit?

    Rutledge Flowers
    416-789-1133/783-6355

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      Kagemusha Mar 20, 2009 03:48 PM

      Think you're right, possibly Peek Freans, too. My wife and her sibs still call Garibaldis "squashed fly biscuits" thanks to the look of the currant filling...

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        Yongeman Mar 21, 2009 02:24 AM

        Ha! My wife's uncle used to call them, "Fly Cemeteries".

    2. kiwiFRUIT Mar 19, 2009 10:14 PM

      Oh man, I had a craving for these a few months back and couldn't find anything similar here. In NZ and Australia they are made by Arnott's (same manufacturer as the infamous TimTam) and I think they're called full o' fruit, or snack right or something. They're so chewy and fruity and delicious! I wish Arnott's distributed here.

      1. Kagemusha Mar 19, 2009 06:27 PM

        Used to be a standard cookie in Marks&Spencer food halls. Try the shops selling Brit goodies around the GTA. Ask for Garibaldi biscuits. They're usually made with currants but sometimes sultanas. Try Google for a photo but I suspect it's what you're after.

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          iloveoliveoil Mar 19, 2009 06:46 PM

          amazing!!! thanks very much, after all this time, lol i had no idea what they were called!

          1. re: iloveoliveoil
            Kagemusha Mar 20, 2009 05:45 AM

            Give 'em a squeeze and check the stale date if you find any. Past their prime, they can be the consistency of a dessicated asphalt shingle.

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