Mary Macleod’s Shortbread retailing butterscotch crumbs
By Laura Aiken
Oct. 7, 2013, Toronto – Mary Macleod’s Shortbread has found a use for the bits lost in the hand cutting and trimming of its butterscotch bars.
Company founder Mary Macleod gathered the lost edges, ground them into crumbs and used them to bake a butterscotch crumble apple pie for her staff and family.
The tasty crumble turned into a retail idea, and the company is now packaging the crumbs, which are made in small batches by hand just like the cookies, and selling them to their customers.
The package is foil lined and includes a recipe for butterscotch berry crumble on the back.
Mary Macleod’s Shortbread was founded in 1981, when Mary began baking her signature chocolate crunch shortbread from a small shop under the marquee of the Capital Theatre in Toronto.
Mary’s cookies can be found at select gourmet and boutique retailers across Canada, as well as the company’s retail outlet attached to their production facility on Queen St.