Walker’s Shortbread creates edible landmark for New York’s Tartan Week

Walker’s Shortbread is set to captivate New Yorkers on Saturday, 6 April 2024, at the annual Tartan Week celebrations in New York City, with a miniature shortbread replica of the iconic Empire State Building.

Every April, a wave of tartan sweeps through New York, as the city that never sleeps celebrates Tartan Day and its cultural ties to Scotland. To celebrate the culmination of this year’s event Walker’s Shortbread has recreated the iconic 102-storey Empire State Building using 527 pieces of its famous shortbread fingers.

The replica, which was built by UK food artist, Prudence Staite, will be transported to the heart of Tartan Day celebrations. The wee Empire State Building will be available to visit at Pre-Parade Registration, at the Algonquin Hotel in Times Square.

The miniature Empire State Building is a fitting tribute from Walker’s, which has long-standing ties with the USA. The USA was the brand’s first export market in 1976 and home to Walker’s first international office, and the family-owned business has now been sharing the joy of shortbread with Americans for almost 50 years.

The country is still Walker’s biggest export market, with record sales recorded in 2023 and over 50 million pieces of Walker’s best-selling Shortbread Fingers are enjoyed across all 50 states every year.

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