Baking Nostalgia: Glo Worm Biscuits

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In February I experienced a bit of nostalgia when making this Shufflie’s Castle cake for my manager’s daughter, and, in this 30th year of my life. decided to revisit a few of my childhood toys and transform them into something edible. March was the month for Glo Worm biscuits!

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These were cute little cuddly toys with not so cuddly, plastic faces, which lit up when you squeezed them. Doesn’t sound like such a thrilling toy but I think their purpose was practical rather than fun; they are just what a child who is scared of the dark needs – a plastic glowing head in their bed. Although I do not remember being scared of the dark of scared of the Glo Worm so maybe they did work. Or I was so traumatised I have repressed any such memories…

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The most challenging thing about these biscuits was not eating a full one because they were HUUUUUGE! Don’t get me wrong, I could have quite easily have eaten a full one but then I would have felt sad and that’s not the purpose of the Glo Worm. Instead I ate a half and then went back for the other half later (10 minutes later.) All the restraint.

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Anyone else remember these? Did you have one?

Vicky x