Marie Biscuits in India

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María biscuit.
A Marie is sweet biscuit similar to a Rich Tea. It is made with wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil and, unlike the Rich Tea biscuit, vanilla flavoring. The biscuit is round and has its name engraved into its top surface. The edges of the top surface are also engraved with an intricate design. While the Rich Tea biscuit is the most popular version of this biscuit in the United Kingdom, it is the Marie version that is most popular in most other countries, particularly Portugal, México, Australia, Pakistan, India, South Africa, and Spain. Like the Rich Tea biscuit, many consider the Marie's plain flavor to make it particularly suitable for dunking in tea. Other popular methods of consuming the biscuit includes using two to make a sandwich with butter and marmite or condensed milk spread in between, covering it with golden syrup, and crumbling it up in custard and jelly. Marie biscuits are frequently served to children. Babies may be served the biscuits softened in milk as their first solid food. Marie biscuits are also a common ingredient in home baking recipes. In Spain, Natilla custard is typically served with a Maria on it. Contents

History
The Marie biscuit was created by an English bakery Peek Freans in London in 1874 to commemorate the marriage of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia to the Duke of Edinburgh.[1] It became popular throughout Europe, particularly in Spain where, following the Spanish Civil War, the biscuit became a symbol of Spain's economic recovery after bakeries produced mass quantities to consume a surplus of wheat.[2] [edit] Manufacturers

The major international manufacturers (initially sorted by name) of this kind of biscuit include: Country/Region Producer Brand
Argentina Arcor Maná
Australia Arnott's Biscuits Holdings
South Africa
BakersBlue Label
Marie Biscuits
Cappuccino Marie Biscuits
Uruguay
Blue Bird FoodsAlidoro
India
Bonn Food industriesMariebon
India
Britannia Industries
Marie
India
Parle Products Pvt Ltd
Marie
India
ITC Ltd
Marie Light
Venezuela
C.A. Sucesora de Jose Puig & CIAMaria Puig
Spain
CuétaraMarías
Philippines
Fibisco
Mexico
Gamesa
Marias
United States
Goya Foods

Spain
Grupo SiroMaría Fontaneda
Malaysia
Hup Seng Perusahaan Makanan (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Cap Ping Pong
Marie Biscuits
Coffee Marie Biscuits
Ukraine
Kharkiv Biscuit Factory
Syria
Katalina Foods
Singapore
Khong Guan Biscuit Factory (S) Pte Ltd
Khong Guan
Marie Biscuits (250g/450g)
Small Marie Biscuits (250g)
Sri Lanka
Maliban, CBL (Munchee)
Lebanon
Ghandour Food
Vietnam
Kinh Do Corporation

Indonesia
Marie Regal Biscuits
Japan
Morinaga & Company

Libya
Muhab Food Co. BenghaziHala Biscuit
Marie Biscuits
Petit Beurre Biscuits
Netherlands
Pally Holland
Norway
NorgesGruppen
First Price

Turkey
Şimşek Biscuits & FoodsGorona
Belarus
Confectionary Factory Spartak
India
Disha FoodsTreff
Sweden
Göteborgs KexGuld Marie
Zimbabwe
Lobels
Hong Kong
BEST BUY
Norway
Sætre ASMarie
Netherlands
Verkade
Maria

We’ve told you how biscuits are not healthy and can promote fat storage. But then there are those biscuits called healthy biscuits- like wheat biscuits, high fiber biscuits, etc. So, we decided to find out two things. First, if these wheat, high fiber biscuits are really healthier than normal biscuit cousins, and which among them are the healthiest: Britannia Marie Gold, Sunfeast Marie Lite, Britannia NutriChoice and McVities (the original)

Photo- Healthiest Wheat Biscuits India (willow89@flickr)
All biscuits had very similar ingredients. Britannia Marie Gold was the lowest calorie count at 441 calories per 100 gm. This was slightly lower calorie count than Sunfeast Marie Lite. Highest fiber is Britannia NutriChoice- at...
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