ANZAC COOKIES


A cool find at the commissary today – Anzac cookies, imported from Australia!

Here’s the text from the back of the box (and I hope the VFW won’t punish me for copying it here:

THE ANZAC TRADITION

The year: 1915, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) troops face the unrelenting fire of German guns.  Dug into their trenches and under constant shelling, they longed for the comfort and safety of home.  Much to their delight, with the delivery of mail and fresh provisions, a taste of home comes straight to the front – delicious oatmeal cookies – baked by the women they left behind.

The oatmeal cookies (or biscuits, as the diggers called them) soon became so closely associated with the troops that they became known as ANZAC Cookies.  Their popularity spread, as ANZAC troops shared them with their American brothers in arms during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf Afghanistan and Iraq.

OUR PROUD MARINES

In tribute to the brave men and women who have answered their country’s call, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Unibic North America, are proud to present this limited-edition ANZAC Cookie Tin honoring the Unites States Marine Corps. Since its founding in 1775, the Marine Corps has served with distinction in every U.S. armed conflict. The memorial depicted on this tin is dedicated to all the members of the Marine Corps who have died in defense of their country.

I say that any day is a good day to honor the über-awesome Marines and ANZACs! And it goes without saying that any day is a good day for an oatmeal cookie.

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About Michael J. Kubat

I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
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