What’s your bonding activity with your kids this holiday season? Do you have a family tradition during the holidays? Or do you plan to try doing something new?
My 3-year-old Amaria and I created our first-ever Gingerbread House! I can’t begin to explain the fun we had building and decorating our gingerbread house together. We did get frustrated at first because I am not a mom baker and we had to figure out how to make the thing stand by itself and not fall apart. And when we did get pass through that, the decorating bit was the most exciting part!
And what did we design our gingerbread house with? Some chocolate-coated sunflower seeds, sprinkles, and ICED GEMS!
Yes! The old school sweets most of us grew up indulging with has been a perfect accent to our gingerbread house! Look how it turned out.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Like many inventions, Iced Gem was an accidental discovery as the biscuits shrunk and came out smaller than their intended size during experimentation. The makers started selling them as Gems and subsequently added the icing bit in 1910 and as they say, there was no turning back. These colorful biscuits has been the Jubilee Gift for babies. And this is how the cute snacks started.
It is interesting to see how different people from all corners of the world identify with these little biscuits and have evolved many creative ways on how to consume it! Like using it to decorate a gingerbread house for example. 😀
I remember asking my mom to buy, ”the little biscuits with colorful icing on top”, because I can’t read yet and that’s how I asked her to get them for me. Hahaha!
Now, fast forward to 2019, almost Christmas, and I am having a very creative and enjoyable bonding time with my firstborn daughter over an Iced Gem Biscuits decoration. <3
It’s no surprise my daughter loves it too! Seriously, #funineverybite. She enjoys it while doing her artwork, just like what I did when I was her age. Only difference is, she knows what it’s called! Hahaha!
You will be surprised that just like me, there are many people who have fond childhood memories of eating Iced Gem Biscuits and even has different methods of eating them. Some eat the biscuits first and save the icing to savour at the end. While others would bite off the icing first and throw away most of the biscuits (my brother!). But most of us just chomp the whole thing down, perhaps even several at a time!
Iced Gems have clearly become a part of our social history, triggering off precious childhood memories every time someone comes across these biscuits. Like many icons, they have been turned into art, decorative items and have made bonding experience more fun and exciting for parents and their kids especially this holiday season, just like us!
Try out and enjoy the delicious, fun products of Iced Gem Biscuit wherever you may be during the holiday festivities and Christmas season. You may Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Instagram for updates and more details.
Iced Gem Biscuits is available in the following branches:
SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, Unimart, Cherry Foodarama, Robinsons (selected outlets), South Supermarket, Landmark, Colonnade Supermarket Cebu, Jayniths, Puregold, KCC Mall, Waltermart, Mercury Drugstore, Unitop, Mightee Mart, Super Mightee Mart, and online at shopee.ph/ritzfood.
Whichever bonding activity interests you and your kids this holiday season, what’s important is that you both will enjoy it and make the most of the time you spend together this Christmas season.