This year truly accentuates the fact that change is the only constant in life. We have witnessed a year full of events that will be remembered for a long time to come, with the UK Brexit, US Presidential elections and many more, all over the world, people have been more opinionated than ever before.
On a very positive note, the food scene in Utah continues to be vibrant and exciting. 2016 was the year when we came up with an answer to the missing piece in the Utah food puzzle, a chai house that served authentic chai alongside European cakes and pastries. Biscotts was born in South Jordan. In our neck of the woods, we continue to passionately make the traditionally chais, occasionally adding a dash of the good stuff to make it naughty – like our Paris Vanilla Chai or the London Chocolate Chai, who would’ve thought that Chai could be so sexy? Add to that the countless number of celebration cakes we’ve been churning out of the kitchen, a very good sign that people are enjoying and celebrating all their life’s important occasions. Our kitchen has been busier than ever. Our hearts filled with gratitude.
In the beginning we were slightly skeptical about our not so common breakfast menu items like our signature brekkie pots or the toasties. But once people tried them they were hooked. These and our other breakfast options like a freshly baked croissant or the fruit Danish with a cuppa, you can be assured that there is something for everybody who walks through the doors. We live by the mantra that if you try it, you will like it. Samples are always free and available in store. Just ask!
We hope you’ve had a chance to come check us out and uncover the magic of traditional European cakes, a wonderful cuppa and luscious pastries. What a wonderfully magical journey it has been so far for us at ‘Biscotts’. Gratitude is an attitude; an attitude that we at Biscotts wear with pride. We would like to thank each one of you who has made this journey so enjoyable and fascinating.
I am still pinching myself to believe that a whole year has gone by and the new year is here. We had a busy but super exciting and phenomenal 2016. From conceiving the concept, to selection of the items on the menu, to forming a repeat clientele, the journey continues to be an absolute delight. Again, we would like to thank each and everyone of you for the love and encouragement. Special shout out to the staff of Biscotts without who, this journey would have been an impossible task. Cheers to an even more exciting 2017!
OMG! We were busy planning Thanksgiving and realized it is December already. Hardly noticed when the 12th month sneaked up on us. But it is also the best time of the year. Everything is red and white, snowflakes and Santa, Christmas trees and Christmas decorations, Christmas Jingles and lights….we love it all.
And it is also that time of the year where everyone is making lists, lists of gifting ideas and ideas that are unique, appropriate and relevant. A copy of the ‘Elf on the Shelf’, that audio CD with your favorite Christmas Songs, the ugly sweater, pictures, cards etc are wonderful, but you may possibly have already done these! Uniqueness is difficult and when it comes to family, gift cards are really so impersonal and certainly not appreciated.
Now we have been doing a little bit of research of our own and here are some pretty cool statistics –
* Shoppers around the country had an average budget of $882 for gifts in 2015
* People start planning or buying gifts as early as September
* 90% of gift shopping is made online!!
* 52% of people bought gift cards as presents in 2015, 47% bought toys & 39% bought clothing and shoes
Considering how Utahans love food gifts, below is a list of some of the food gifts we have at Biscotts this holiday season, made just for you:
Delightful Treasures – Small Gifts (Price Range: $3-$9) These big-hearted gifts in small packages are a perfect choice for that party in your neighborhood or your mail man. These treats are inexpensive but a warm gesture to show you care.
Choco-Almond Rocks (chocolate covered almonds $4) – perfect for those health freaks with a cheat day
Choco-Cashew Squares (dark chocolate raisin & cashew bars $4)– an exotic treat that melts in your mouth
French Macaroon Set ($3 small box, $5 large box) – this French delicacy not only tastes good, but looks pretty in pastel colors
Cookie Carton (1.5 lb of assorted cookies $9) – our house made cookies are fresh and melt away, making you want more
Baklava Set (2pc, $6) – This Middle Eastern treat is nothing short of addicting- flaky, crunchy, ooey, gooey and so much more
Peanut Brittle (8oz hard sugar candy embedded with jumbo peanuts $3) – delicious old fashioned brittle in a perfect serving size for two. Share it with someone you love!
Indulgent Gift Trays (Price Range: $14-$16) Perfect holiday treats for the family or office, these trays are both good looking and great tasting. Feed a gathering today with these options:
Galaxy Tray– 2 dozen Assorted Cookies $14 – Baked fresh in-house, these cookies pair well with hot chocolate or a cup of chai. This assortment is sure to make someone very happy.
Sublime Tray– 6 Assorted Cake Slices $16 – Rich, moist cakes slices in assorted flavors such as black forest, dark chocolate, mango, pistachio, pineapple are a treat for even the most discerning dessert person. Get ready for some serious compliments and camaraderie.
Bohemian Tray– 6 pc Baklava & Profiteroles $14 – Highly recommended for those with a serious sweet tooth. Endless layers of flaky pastry filled with fresh cream and honey soaked nuts is sure to make you dizzy in Amour.
Loaf Around Tray– 3 types of loaf cakes $16 – Our loaf cakes are the finest in their genre with a smooth silky texture and brilliant taste. Baked fresh every day, they come in a variety of flavors- plum, pound, pineapple coconut, banana walnut, cashew carrot, lemon poppy seed, cashew carrot to name a few. This is your one chance to loaf around without heed!
Chai it Up – (Price Range- $3.99 per tin or 4 for $15): Own the world with our metro inspired chai collection. From London to Paris to New York to Mumbai we have a chai for every mood for this season. Pick one up or all four:
Paris Vanilla Chai– exotic blend of black tea, smooth spices and creamy vanilla
Mumbai Masala Chai– exotic blend of black tea and fresh ground spices
London Chocolate Chai– exotic blend of black tea, spices and Dutch chocolate
New York Caramel Chai– exotic blend of black tea, spices and premium caramel
Glorious Gift Assortments (price range: $49.99- $69.99) Need something more than a treat box to give to the chai lover in your life, choose from our gift assortments that have delicious treats, whimsical keepsakes and of course exotic chai blends.
Signature Basket – $49.99 (Assortment of 4 Chai tins, 3 Pound Loaf Cakes (Assorted Flavors), Choco Almond Biscotti, Biscotts Mug set, London Photo Frame) – This exotic basket has all the favorites for inviting friends over for an intimate chai party.
Premium Gift Assortment- $69.99 (Assortment of 4 Chai tins, Assorted Teas- black, herbal, spice infused, 1lb Tea Cookies, 2 Loaf Cakes, Palmiers, Choco Almond Biscotti, Macaroons, London Tea Tray) – The premium tray is the ‘Lion King’ assortment. It is exotic, it is classy and it leaves you craving for more.
We hope you’ll stop by our charming store to pick up some of these gift items. Additionally, we have gift cards for the undecided food lovers so they can come back and try all the goodies in store.
About Biscotts: Biscotts pays tribute to the London style cafes through our concept of Chai and Pastry. Chai is fairly a new concept in the U.S. and we pride ourselves in being the first chai house in Utah. We believe that people are willing to try and adapt to something new especially if it has great taste, flavor and doesn’t break the bank. Come try some pastry and chai at Biscotts today!