Dr Leslie Tay •
13 Apr 2012 • 249 reviews • 562 followers
Yes, there was a time when biscuits didn't mean Arnotts, Famous Amos or Marks and Spencers, when they would come in big tin cans, and you would have to cup your hands together so that you could carry as much as your ten cents could buy.
Those were the days when you had little biscuits with the colourful squirt of icing sugar on top. You'd probably recognize them when you see them but did you know what they’re called?
A visit to biscuitking might just be the best remedy when you are feeling nostalgic, especially if you are born in the 60s or 70s. Why? Because for that moment, you might get transported back to a time when all you had to worry about was being slapped for not finishing food or getting smacked on the hand for forgetting to pass up your homework.
Thankfully, there is this guy named Benny who never wanted to grow out of his childhood memories. He and his wife set up a shop that sells all the biscuits and sweets they used to buy in the good old days. Thanks to them, you can easily re-live your childhood days and buy all the biscuits that you never had the money for when you were younger.
Coming back to the question I asked earlier, the little colourful biscuits shown in the first photo are known as Ais Gems.
For some that probably doesn't make a difference to your life right now, but it might just come in handy one day if you were answering the final $1m question in a televised trivia contest somewhere.