Shortbread Petticoat Tails, 400g

Shortbread Petticoat Tails, 400g

Catalogue code: 2084571
Product description
Legend has it that it was Mary Queen of Scots who invented this classic shortbread shape, inspired by the stitched sections of material that made up her royal petticoats. Others maintain that shortbread petticoat tails derive their name from petits côtés, a French pointed biscuit, eaten with a glass of wine. We suggest that these two parties settle their differences by tasting some of this fine shortbread. Handmade in Edinburgh by a small, family-run bakery, which uses high-quality ingredients and Fortnum’s own recipe, this is an exceptional biscuit that deserves its own place in history.
Delivery details

Delivery details

Click & CollectMon to SunFree
Standard5 working days£5.95
Named DayMon to Sun£7.95/£9.95
Next DayMon to Fri£9.95
Within M25Mon to Sun£12/£15
International5-6 working days£15/£30/£40
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Product Information


Flour (Wheat Flour (Gluten), Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Butter (Milk, Salt), Sugar, Rice Flour, Vegetable Oils (Palm & Rapeseed Oils)

Allergy advice: For Allergens, see ingredients in Bold.

Produced in an enviroment that handles Eggs, Nuts & Soya.

Nutritional information

Typical values per 100g

- of which saturates19.6g
- of which sugars21.5g


  • Store in cool, dry place.
  • Once opened, store in an airtight container and consume within 2 weeks.

Preparation and use

  • Cooking Precautions: All appliances vary, these are guidelines only
  • Defrosting: Defrost thoroughly in the refrigerator. Ensure food is completely defrosted before use. Once defrosted - do not refreeze.

Country of origin

Made in Scotland


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