Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Bespoke biscuitry (if that's a phrase)

If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen me (and the Lady of the House) swapping banter with Sarah and Vicky from a new business local to me called The Bespoke Dog Bakery.

Before I go any further I must assure you they have NOT paid me for my celebrity endorsement - but I did win their competition to name the dog on their company logo.

I chose the name Biscuit because I have a friend called Biscuit who lives nearby and he's very smiley like the dog in the logo (See pictures below - can you tell which is which?). And of course Biscuit is a nice name for a bakery dog. It was a public vote between ALL the names that people voted for, and then a final vote-off between the three names that got the most votes in round one. Maybe I asked a few Facebook friends to back my choice.....but to be honest some of them voted for other names anyway because they are awkward independent-minded.

Anyway, before the naming competition was held online, the LOTH went to a school fair where Sarah and Vicky had a stall and bought me FOUR bags of their home-baked dog biscuits for me to taste test. She warned them I could not be bought and I would tell it how it is. We did this taste test a while back but the LOTH's been too lazy busy to sort the pictures out for me. It's a good job I'm patient as you can tell by these images.

So here is my verdict:

1. My Mate biscuits (Firstly if you're not local you need to know that Burton-on-Trent is the home of Marmite, a yeast extract that is a by-product of the brewing industry. You either love it or hate it - the saying goes).

I loved these biscuits. They contain wholemeal flour, self-raising flour, CHEESE, organic rapeseed oil, yeast extract and an egg glaze.

They were yummy.

2. Turkey and Rosemary biscuits (grain-free if your doggy diet requires it)

These may look like the My Mate biscuits, but they contain turkey and rosemary and egg glaze and organic rapeseed oil and Gram Flour.

These were also yummy. It's a good job the LOTH took her pictures quickly and gave me my taste - I tell you. That's a determined look in my eye. But I was very good and patient because I do have good table hand-to-floor manners.

3. Pork and Sage nibbles

These are GORGEOUS, I tell you.

They contain wholemeal flour, plain flour, pork mince, porridge oats, organic rapeseed oil and sage.

4. Apple and Mint biscuits

Made from wholemeal flour, rice flour, stewed apples, egg, mint and parsley.

They are supposed to make my breath smell nice? What are you saying? Can you tell I look a bit hurt in this picture?

However, I did like these biscuits too especially the pretty heart shape.

The good news is the biscuits last for up to three weeks in an air-tight container......but they didn't get chance to last any longer anyway.


Chicco said...

Ohhhh... All these biscuits look like so delicious!
Woof, woof,


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Winnie, we love your name very much! We also love the name Biscuit!! Those biscuits from the bakery look very delicious! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

George the Lad said...

I'll get mom she needs to see this ;)
Thanks for telling us they all look tastie to me. Loved your photos on the last post, Happy belated Birthday wishes to your Dad :)
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Bobby said...

The bicuits look great, and we are glad you got to try them all.
Licks Bobby

Benny and Lily said...

Great now were starving
Benny & Lily

Sharon said...

Those look yummy! You picked a good name! Now I am going to go eat, that made me hungry!


Sophie said...

Those biscuits look gorgeous! I bet my dogs would wolf them down just as quickly as you :)

Roo said...

Dog did you have taste test fun or what?!!! Droolin here ;P

Waggin at ya,

Oskar said...

Those sound like wonderful new treats!

Nubbin wiggles,

scotsmad said...

We think we'd love them all, too.

Hey, we have Vegemite....a yeast extract. We prefer Marmite!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

rottrover said...

Your friend Biscuit is a very happy looking fellow - and his name lends itself well to a bakery logo doggie; but Winnie, which buscuits did you like best???

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

An English Shepherd said...

Bespoke biscuitry sounds like a nice phrase ;-)

mayziegal said...

Wowee! Congratulations on winning that contest! You are Most Clever, Winnie. And those cookies look super-duper DEE-lish! In fact, I'm getting all sorts of drooly just looking at them.

Wiggles & Wags,

houndstooth said...

Oh Winnie, you're living my dream! A biscuit taster! You did a great job naming the mascot, too!


Bouncing Bertie said...

Mmm. Sounds yummy. Gail's brother sometimes works near Burton on Trent. I think I might be sending him on an errand!
Toodle pip!

Schnauzer Days said...

Wow, that has got to be THE best job in the world, a taste tester for yummy dog biscuits - we're very envious of you Winnie, they look delicious. Great name by the way, we had a little friend called Biscuit and he was a lovely cheeky chappie, Dex & Lou x

Sue said...

When I feel so inclined (not often enough for song:)) I make my own dog biscuits. It works out very cheap and at least you know what's in them.

bodie said...

Wot Marmite comes from inglund, we thought it and vegemite came from newzillund!! Just shows what we know. The biscuits sound yum.

Bailey said...

Great job as a taste tester.