Discover the high quality and natural ingredients of these delicious and healthy biscuits, which since 1893 have been enjoyed in many Spanish homes, maintaining their traditional recipes and elaboration processes.
Made with the best natural ingredients, do not contain preservatives, colourings, trans or hydrogenated fats or OIL OR FAT OF PALM.
Their artisanal production is based on working the dough in the traditional way (following the same process as in 1893), afterwards every biscuit is slowly baked in order to achieve each one’s optimum roasting and giving them their characteristic crunchy texture.
Birba biscuits hold the Q quality seal (or Qualitat, for quality in Catalan language), a food quality label granted by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia which ensures the consumer a superior quality product with distinct characteristics, controlled and certified. The main features of all the biscuits which have been awarded this quality seal is that they are elaborated with top quality ingredients. Besides, this Q trade mark regulations do not allow using preservatives or colourings.
Characteristics of the ingredients are respected to the full, thus resulting in the best quality biscuits
Let us to introduce you the origin and main characteristics of their natural ingredients, selected for their high quality:
Birba’s history dates back to the 19th Century, in Camprodón (Girona). At that time, due to its weather and wonderful natural scenery surrounded by mountains, Camprodón became a vacation destination for people from Barcelona La historia de Birba empieza en el siglo XIX en Camprodón (Gerona). The business (making sponge cakes and confectionery) became famous soon thanks to high quality and taste of their products. At the time, the Birba family had a grocery shop, but since in winter there were no visitors they began to make biscuits because they were not as perishable as cakes and their distribution was easier.
They got a very good reputation because their biscuits were handcrafted, made with high quality raw materials and following original recipes. The demand of their products started to increase throughout Catalonia, and Birba brand became a byword for quality, flavour and naturalness.
Once all the mishaps of the production during the Civil War were overcome, in 1961 Llorenç Birba Cordomí was awarded the Bronze Medal for Merit at work for his effort and commitment.
The current factory was built in 2008, with over 7000 m2, but still keeps their original factory ovens that are in perfect working order. They also still produce like they did at their origin, in 1893, respecting handcrafted elaboration processes and taking special care when choosing the ingredients.
-Nutritional Information (per 100 g):
Energy 1804 KJ / 431 kcal
Total Fat 10.4 g
Saturated Fat 6.1 g
Carbohydrates 74.6 g
Sugars 25.6 g
Diet Fiber 2.5 g
Proteins 8.2 g
Salt 0.3 g
Sodium 0.1 g