Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Goodbye Fitzbillies

A combination of work overload and family crisis means that blogging has dropped off the to do list recently but today have been driven to post what is sad news for those of us who have fond memories of Fitzbillies and their famous Chelsea buns.

These sticky, gooey delicacies (above) followed a recipe unique to Fitzbillies and their Cambridge tea shop, and I have fond memories of them as a student (or more often the cheaper Chesea buns "bits").

But alas it has been reported that they have recently gone into administration.

Another example of the need to enjoy good things while you can.


tillerman said...

Oh no! I used to buy my crumpets there. Cambridge just won't be the same.

I think I'll go and have a good cry now.

Baydog said...

I'm beside myself. I never had them but if they're half as good as they look.......

Don't you hate it when a place you've loved for so long closes without asking you?

bonnie said...


I never got to try one of those.

I think I'm going to cry now too.

O Docker said...

Know how you feel, JP.

When you find buns you like, you just don't want to let go.

I'll bet Tillerman misses his old crumpets, too.

Tillerman said...

How right you are O Docker. In my experience, the American crumpet is far inferior to the English crumpet. Even if you spread butter and Marmite on them, they just don't taste the same.

JP said...

I thought you'd know and appreciate Fitzbillies, Tillerman.

More a bun man than crumpet and try to keep my mate marmite away from my sticky buns.

....hmmm... must be material for O'Docker in that sentence.

Carol Anne said...

Ooooh, my condolences.