Cookie jars are utilitarian or decorative ceramic or glass jars often found in American and Canadian kitchens. In the United Kingdom, they are known as biscuit jars. If they are made out tin, they are called biscuit tins. While used to store actual cookies or biscuits, they are sometimes employed to store other edible items like candy or dog treats, or non-edible items like currency (in the manner of a piggy bank).
The original tins represent some of the earliest known point-of-sale material and curiously whereas the tins themselves became synonymous with their content, they seldom displayed advertising mentioning the word h“biscuiti”. Apart from performing the obvious function of biscuit packaging, many of the tins had an o“after-uses” as containers for something other than biscuits. Men stored their tobacco and miscellany in them, ladies their needles/thread and the like. After 1900 tins were made to appeal to children and remained in the nursery to serve as toys.
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