A bunch of years ago I was looking for one of my favorite
cookies on the grocery shelves -- Sunshine Raisin Biscuits
(Sunshine Golden Fruit Raisin Biscuits) and couldn't find
any; even during my travels to many states. Needless to say
I was disappointed.
The Sunshine Golden Fruit Raisin Biscuits was a flat, thin,
dry segmented sheet of raisin filled cookie/biscuit dough.
It is unlike any average cookie. And was great.
Searching the WEB later found that the Keebler Co. and the
Sunshine Biscuit Co had merged in around 1998 and later,
Keebler discontinued the "Golden Fruit" product line. See:
That's why my cookie vanished.
Some would say, "that's the way the cookie crumbles" but
some enterprising people on the Internet found a British
item that was quite similar. It is Crawford's Garibaldi
Biscuit. Now it's not 100% the same -- but it is pretty
close. The cookie is distributed by the United Biscuits in
SEE PHOTOS: http://tinyurl.com/3ch9o
In a News Group someone mentioned that The Vermont Country
Store [See: http://www.vermontcountrystore.com] carried it
as a product [See: http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/prdSe-
It was expensive, but I had to try it out -- and it
Since then I have found a much cheaper source:
British Delights [http://www.britishdelights.com] [See page:
While a bulk purchase of 30 packages at The Vermont Country
Store would cost
me6 packages of 5) @ $12.95 = $77.70 + $11.95 (s/h) =
$89.65 or a cost of $2.99 each
British Delights offers them at: (30 packages of 1) @ $1.56
= $46.80 less 5% for box lot = $44.46 + $10 (s/h) = $54.46
or a cost of $1.82 each
Now that's quite a saving.
If you are interested in renewing your taste or are just
curious -- try them out.
Of course, I you visit the UK I believe you can pick up a
package of Crawford's Garibaldi for just under $1.
I would love to have Keebler re-introduce their Golden Fruit
Raisin Biscuit -- but that would probably take a massive write-
Gary Hayman Maryland