JordanD, that is precisely what the biscuits are, presented in attractive cookie jars and they certainly look very appetising. I don’t know which cash and carry esselle visits but they don’t look anything like the biscuits on sale in ours. Hygiene is another matter – you would assume that passengers in the First Lounge washed their hands occasionally but you never know.
As a side thought, those complaining about biscuit hygiene are probably the same folk who advocate unwrapped sandwiches in First which have been exposed to the fouleties (am I making up a word here?) of the air in an aircraft cabin some 10 hours+ into a flight. How unhygenic is that?