M&S Coronation Tins

I wouldn’t call myself an ardent Royalist but I do love a bit of celebratory memorabilia – my 1981 Royal Wedding mugs are a treasured possession, and I was jubilant when sent the the target=”_blank”>Harvey Nichols Diamond Jubilee Lunch Box. So I was more than happy to see M&S launch a series of rather lovely commemorative tins last year to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee (the ones left and right above.)

And then imagine my glee when I saw the royal Corgi one (centre), which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. (There are also Royal Baby Commemorative tins, but I have zero interest in these).

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Best of all they are just six of your English pounds AND they each contain LOTS of delicious all butter shortbread petticoat tails. I would have bought them without the biccies but, frankly, a petticoat tail never goes amiss in this household. They are also a rather good size: just right for a 7″ Victoria sponge

Royal Baby Commemorative Shortbread BiscuitTin £6  Coronation Duo Shortbread Tins £10 (including the Corgi tin, above)

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Oh, I love M&S shortbread and just like you I couldn’t resist the celebratory tins they released in the past couple of years. Needless to say I have to make the corgi one mine ASAP. PS: did you see Biscuiteers’ corgi biscuits? They’re delicious and perfect to fill that tin once the shortbread’s gone! (Usually no longer than 72 hours in my household).

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@Barbara (@MsHGolightly): Corgi biscuits? OH MY! LLGxx

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They deliver,however,they don’t deliver food items which I think is a great pity.

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@Lorena: Thank you for pointing this out Lorena. I have amended the copy to reflect this fact. Such a shame LLGxx

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I just came back to Canada yesterday from a week in London toting one of those M&S Biscuit tins. Managed to wait till I got home to break into the tin and yes, the biscuits are delicious. Also, I went to the Ladies’ Pond on your recommendation and it was lovely – thanks.

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@Susan: Good woman! SO glad you loved the pond too. It is heavenly, isn’t it? LLGxx

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@LLG: It is indeed!

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Love them. I bought the cute cartoonish Great Britain map tin from M & S back in June. They always do great ones. Plus the bonus of the shortbread! Now, where’s my Nutella?

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@Anne Fousse: Nutella on shortbread! OMG! LLGxx

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I love the tins and the contents. However it’s always exciting filling the empty tins up with stationery items or crafty things. I probably have too many M&S tins.

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@Charlotte: Me too! LLGxx

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I LOVE the tins too and have 3, however have found that they don’t keep food fresh once original contents are gone so, like Charlotte, I use them for stashing crafty stuff (I am so sad)

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@Fran: I’ve just discovered that my homemade biccies have gone soggy :(. Craft supplies it is then! LLGxx

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Love it. The biscuits will do absolutely nothing for my post-pregnancy weight loss plan, but this is a minor detail. Already on my shopping list.

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@MartiniMummy: Minor, indeed! I ate it ALL myself. Oops. LLGxx

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Everything should be measured by how many Victoria Sponges would fit in it.

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@Georgina: I feel it is an entirely satisfactory measurement scale! LLGxx

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Nice ! I bought the same one a few weeks ago in Paris (we have a M&S again : good news for me) . The tin is empty now : I keep my cupcake’s cases in it !

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@madeco: I rather like the idea of M&S selling these in the city of Republicanism! A little English outpost! LLGxx

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I did buy one of the Royal Baby ones with Prince George’s name on it because it has a dog on it. There was a generic one they came out with prior to the birth without a name. The Corgi one was sold out. Wah!

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