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June 28, 2017

 We Kiwis love our traditions, bringing family and friends together with plenty of good food. And while some things have changed since 1967, some have stayed the same for the past 50 years - including getting together in our homes and backyards along with the familiar presence of the GLAD® brand. 

The cook's best friend is celebrating 50 years in Kiwi kitchens in 2017. Here’s to many more memories with our family and friends in the decades ahead!

Brandy snaps became hugely popular in the 1980’s and still are today. Enjoy this recipe for Brandy Snaps with Ginger Cream. Making this classic sweet treat of crispy biscuits is easier than you think – and they’re even more delicious with a twist on the original – with ginger cream filling. 



Making this classic sweet treat of crispy biscuits is easier than you think – and they’re even more delicious with a twist on the original – with ginger cream filling! 


50g butter 

50g brown sugar 

50g golden syrup 

50g flour 

1/2 tsp ground ginger 

Fresh cream 

1tbsp crystallised ginger, finely chopped  


1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees C. 

2. Melt together the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan over a medium heat. 

3. Sift the flour and ground ginger into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour in the melted butter mixture and mix well. 

4. Drop well-spaced tablespoons of the mixture onto trays lined with MONO Baking Paper. They need a lot of room to spread, so about 4 per tray. 

5. Bake for 8 minutes until golden. 

6. Cool a little then carefully roll each brandy snap around the handle of a wooden spoon, let set then slide off and cool completely on a rack. 

7. Whip the cream to soft peaks and fold through the crystallised ginger. Use a GLAD Snap Lock Sandwich Bag as a piping bag to fill the brandy snaps (half fill the bag with cream and cut off a corner). 


Take a look at 50 Years of GLAD 



In the flower power era of freedom, we wore our fancy florals and effortlessly served our garden party guests the trendiest of entrees, the prawn cocktail – prepared ahead of course, and kept oh-so-fresh with the help of the exciting new GLAD® Wrap


The 70s were a liberation! We went out to work and spent less time in the kitchen, but still managed to entertain our friends and families. In corduroy flares and suede boots, we stuffed eggs in advance, hosted fondue parties and cleaned up in a jiffy with the help of timesavers like the then new GLAD® Kitchen Tidy Bags – so clean, so easy! 


We got serious in the 80s, out to impress each other with our power suits, big hair and flash cooking. Nothing impressed more than serving up brandy snaps to finish a dinner party – so nouvelle! Where would we have been without GLAD® Wrap to keep them fresh? Cheese and pineapple hedgehogs were an absolute hit at children’s birthday parties. And on the unusual occasion of there being leftovers – well, those clever new GLAD® Snap Lock® Bags could have been designed just for sending these tasty treats home with guests, even though we’ve now found many more uses for them. 


The 90s saw us take a more casual approach to just about everything. Potato gratin was an easy way to feed a crowd, and GLAD® Cooking Paper saved us scouring the baked-on sticky bits around the dish. We were getting a bit adventurous in our choice of beverages too, and keeping a supply of GLAD® Ice Cube Bags in the kitchen meant we were never short of ice, no matter how many friends were drinking our gin! 


These days, we’re much more conscious about the impacts of the things we choose to buy on ourselves and our planet. We’re wearing natural fibres, eating whole foods and recycling and reusing as much as possible. And GLAD® has made changes to a number of products to help us be more responsible, like the GLAD® Ware re-usable containers, which come in a range of sizes to keep food and leftovers fresher for longer. 

TerraCycle and GLAD® have partnered to create the GLAD® Food Storage Recycling Programme, a free recycling programme for GLAD® ClingWrap, bags, containers and dispensers. For more info on the recycling programme or to register, click here 

GLAD® - celebrating 50 years of food protection you can trust. 

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