What is the connection between Girl Guides Australia and the new biscuit?
The new biscuit campaign reflects the values of Girl Guides across Australia. Our Guide Law speaks about making better choices for the world, our Mission Statement says we endeavour to empower girls and young women to be responsible community members and our environmental statement speaks to environmental sustainability being a priority for us as an organisation. Our new biscuits are free from artificial additives, artificial flavours, preservatives and most importantly are palm oil free. All eggs are also free range. The cardboard packaging is recyclable and printed with environmentally friendly inks. The biscuit wrappers are also recyclable. Our new biscuits are about our values and we are proud about what they say about us as an organisation!
Will the biscuits be branded Girl Guides?
Yes, the biscuit packaging and display boxes will be branded for the 2020 Girl Guides annual biscuit fundraiser
Can I recycle the individual wrappers?
Yes soft plastics can be recycled via the soft plastic recycle bins at any Woolworths or Coles supermarkets. You can also contact your local council for other soft plastic bin locations in your community.
How can we display the biscuits at point of sale?
We will provide display boxes which can hold up to 16 x 50g biscuits in each and can also be closed to sell as a pack.
Is the cardboard packaging environmentally friendly?
Yes, the cardboard packaging will include recycled material, environmentally friendly inks and is recyclable.
When can we expect to receive the biscuits?
Deliveries are expected to commence in May 2020. Final delivery details will be provided closer to the date.
Are the biscuits good for you?
Our biscuit range is made from premium natural ingredients, being free from artificial colours, additives, flavours and preservatives. Our supplier also only uses free range eggs and butter, rather than margarine.
Are the biscuits made in Australia?
Yes, our biscuits are proudly made by Snowy Mountains Cookies in Jindabyne, NSW.
Where do the ingredients come from?
Our biscuits are made from quality local and imported ingredients.
Are the Gluten Free biscuits suitable for Coeliacs?
Our Gluten Free biscuits have been tested by the National Measurement Institute (an arm of the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science). No gluten was detected in our biscuits. This means there is less than 5 ppm of gluten in our biscuits – the Institute cannot detect amounts lower than this. Under the Food Standards Code of Australia, those test results allow us to label our biscuits as Gluten Free. However, we also believe in people having all relevant information available to them so they can make informed choices. While most coeliacs can tolerate up to 20 ppm of gluten in their foods, there are some who are particularly sensitive. For those reasons, we have voluntarily provided information that, despite our biscuits having been tested as gluten free, they are produced in a facility where wheat products are also produced. Coeliacs who are particularly sensitive may therefore choose whether or not they would like to purchase our biscuits.
How long can we keep the biscuits for?
The shelf life is 10-12 months for the biscuits from time of bake, depending on the recipe. The best before date will be printed on the packaging.
Will we have the Trefoil or Chocolate backed biscuits again?
We will continue to work with suppliers in the years to come and our range could continue to evolve.