Walkers are well known for their fabulous range of shortbread biscuits and gifts. The factory is based in Scotland and Walkers began over a hundred years ago.
Walkers began with one man back in 1898 – Joseph Walker and has remained a family company ever since. The history of Walkers Shortbread makes an interesting read over on the Walkers website.
Walkers shortbread products are available in all supermarkets and many shops throughout the year. At Christmas time, Walkers bring out a few extra special products containing their finest shortbread and a few extra products too.
Walkers shortbread has a unique sweet buttery taste that sort of just melts away in the mouth. Combine that shortbread with rich chocolate and a hot drink on a cold Christmas night and it’s just divine. These luxury shortbread Christmas boxes contain assortments of chocolate shortbread, just perfect for the festive season.
Walkers also produce various cakes, tarts and mince pies as well as their famous shortbread.
I have no idea how to correctly pronounce Ecclefechan tarts but they are a little similar to mince pies in that they contain a mixture of sultanas, cherries, sugar and almonds inside a butter pastry casing. The mince pies here contain a few extra “Christmassy” type ingredients such as more fruit and a few extra spices. But both go down very well on a Christmas dinner table.
Walkers also boast some lovely shortbread gifts too. Such as these two tins.
The Rockin Robin tin actually stands up and contains star shaped shortbread biscuits. The Christmas wreath tin is full of chocolate cookies.
Lots more Christmas gifts are available to buy direct from the Walkers website. Of course shortbread is one of those products that can be enjoyed all year round but seeing packs of Walkers Shortbread always makes me think of Christmas!