Masion Fossier French Biscuits from Appetitus UK.
In 1756 a small biscuit maker started up in Reims. In 1775 its biscuits were presented during the Coronation of Louis XVI at Reims, and the Biscuit maker became supplier to the king. In 1845 Monsieur Fossier took over the biscuit factory. Since then, Maison Fossier has not ceased to respect the precious gastronomic heritage and to defend the great biscuit tradition of Reims; of 15 biscuit-makers still existing in the 1940s, it is the only remaining representative.
The company's speciality is the Biscuit Rose which dates from the 1690s. At this time, bakers of the champagne region anxious to use the heat of their oven after cooking bread, had the idea of creating a special dough which, after having been cooked once, was left in the bread oven where it finished drying. Hence the origin of the word BIS-CUIT: i.e. cooked twice.