What it is: A crunchy cookie named after the WWI-era Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) that's made of rolled oats, syrup, coconut, and the other things that make up a cookie (sugar, flour, and butter). Notably, there are no eggs among the ingredients due to the food restrictions during the time of the Anzac biscuit’s creation.
What’s the deal: How often in your life will you eat a cookie dedicated to New Zealand and Australian soldiers, men who fought at Gallipoli, one of the most epic/tragic battles of the “Great War”? Moreover, when will you eat a cookie that is directly linked to a national holiday (Anzac Day, April 25th)? Also, the rolled oats make you feel as if it’s at least a little bit healthy. And it’s definitely better for you than an American biscuit.
Christopher Garland (starting in the Fall) will be an assistant professor of professional writing and public discourse at the University of Southern Mississippi. Born and raised on meat pies and roast pork in New Zealand, he’s slowly embracing pecan pies and pulled pork. Follow him at @CJohnGarland for opinions on rugby, college basketball, and alligators.