Biscuit Gandour 555, Unica, Ras el Abed, Dabké, Tutti Frutti, Choco Prince, Babol!
There’s no way you lived in Lebanon and haven’t got fond memories of at least one of these iconic food brands!
Some of them got a makeover, changed their name, but most of them are still on the rise and refuse to die out.
By chance, I went to the grocer last day where I spotted the famous green and red box of Lucky biscuits, or is it 555? I call it “Biscuit Gandour” and I consume it exclusively with Turkish Delight. However, I bought one box of biscuits and one box of Turkish Delight!
As soon as I reached home, I proudly displayed my little treasure on the dining table where everyone can notice it. AND EVERYONE DID NOTICE IT☺ And everyone tucked into the biscuits and the delights, or should I say into the feast of reminiscences?
Somehow, “Biscuit and Raha” (Biscuits and Turkish Delights) not only triggers happy memories but is still considered as an enjoyable and tasty treat. I introduced it to my daughters Kaia and Axel and watched them munching their share with indulgence and joy.
I know for sure, that many of you are still loyal to nostalgic food where simple treats like “Biscuit w Ra7a”, sounded like a real feast. I can feel your taste buds drawn to the past; to some of your favorite old-fashioned food, you no longer eat. I don’t know how many hearts belong to vintage food, but I know my heart does!☺
I agree. Vintage food is the best. I have been introducing all my old fashioned favourites to my children. By the way I adore Turkish Delight. Biscuit and Raha sounds like a perfect combination to me.
I nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”
Thank you Clarissa:)
You are so very welcome Maya : )
Hi, this was a very interesting article. I wrote a similar article about the food I ate as a child growing up in northern England (http://www.eatinghull.com/childhood-food-memories/). No where near as mouth-watering as this though! 🙂
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing:)
Oh yum! That looks fantastic! I think that everything I loved as a child has been banned by now. I’m always amazed that we made it as long as we did without the Govt. telling us what to eat. At least people died with a happy stomach! 😀
aww, this reminds me of when I was living in Cyprus! I had actually forgotten about these but when I saw your picture, it all came back. Thanks for the glimpse back into a part of my childhood 🙂
You welcome! Cyprus is in the neighborhood and we do share many similar traditions:)