French Pink Champagne Biscuits, also known as French Pink Ladyfingers, are made by the Biscuits Fossier company in Reims France.
The biscuit was created around 1690. A baker wanted to make the most of the heat in the bread oven between the two batches, so he had the idea of creating a special dough; cooking it twice, which is where the name "biscuit" or "bis-cuit" meaning "cooked twice" in French. The biscuit initially was white. In order to add flavor to it, a pod of vanilla was added, which left brown traces on the biscuit. In order to hide them, the baker decided to add a natural scarlet dye to disguise his mistake. This is how the Biscuit Rose de Reims was born. The biscuit is oblong in shape, and is lightly sprinkled with sugar. It quickly became a great success among aristocrats and kings including King Charles X, Leopold II of Belgium, the Russian czar, and the Marquise de Polignac. The biscuits quickly absorb any liquid they come in contact with, and are delicious with everything from liqueurs, wines and champagne to milk, hot chocolate and tea. It is also commonly used in baking making various cakes such as Tiramisu.