October 13, 2009

New Tarts from Walkers Shortbread

Hauppauge, NY…Walkers Shortbread has revived a favorite Scottish treat from days gone by in the form of luscious Ecclefechan Tarts that are sure to delight a new generation on both sides of the Atlantic. Walkers new confection has as its namesake the quiet Borders village of Eccelfechan, best known as the birthplace of Victorian essayist and historian Thomas Carlye. Each of the small, round deep cups of buttery shortbread pastry is filled to the brim with a satisfying rich and moist mixture of juicy sultanas and currants combined with pieces of glacé cherry and chopped almonds for texture, to create a mouth-watering and delicious sensation. The cover of the rectangular 6.3 oz carton displays the four tempting tarts inside on a silver tray surrounded by fresh cherries and grapes against a background of Walkers signature red tartan plaid. They contain no artificial flavorings, colorings or additives. Walkers was founded in 1898 and is the leading brand of food exported from Scotland. The family continues to operate its original retail shop in Aberlour in the Highlands to stay in touch with its roots. Walkers offers the widest range of shortbread, traditional cookies, cakes, oatcakes, meringues and puddings to over 65 countries internationally. The company’s products are certified kosher OUD. For more information visit www.walkersshortbread.com.