Origin of Names and Packs
Most manufacturers made a line of biscuits called “Gypsy Creams”. This consisted of two chocolate coloured, round-topped biscuits sandwiched with white cream. It was not a very big seller for any of the manufacturers.
In about 1965 Pyotts developed a new biscuit. The biscuit part was shaped the same as for “Gypsy Creams”, but the biscuit part (referred to as the shell) was improved and it was sandwiched with a chocolate filling. No doubt, Cadbury’s Chocolates in Port Elizabeth, with whom Pyotts had a close relationship, recommended the particular chocolate filling used.
The line immediately proved a winner. They chose the name “Romany” to carry the Gypsy connotation across from “Gypsy Creams”.Bakers Ltd then made a competitive product and called it Tuscany Creams, but it was Romany Creams that really held the market.