As a nation of Tea drinkers it's been a twitchy few months as the nation's favourite dunk began disappearing off our shelves.
Storm Desmond which hit the north of England before Christmas caused massive flooding at the United Biscuits factory in Carlisle, and subsequently halted production of our tea-dipping treats.
The factory produces some of the most famous British brands such as McVities, Jacobs, Carrs and Crawfords which makes tea-time treats such as Bourbons, Custard Creams and HobNobs.
As a nation we consume over 34,000 tonnes of biscuits every MONTH, which almost halved during the dunk-drought since January. Alas, help has arrived! Two recent arrivals at Doncaster Sheffield Airport were cargo planes crammed full of biscuits, brought in to illeviate the distress faced by millions of Tea-drinkers throughout England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
“There has been a lot of press coverage about Britain’s biscuit shortage following the floods in December and we are pleased to hear that the factories hope to be up and running again this month,” cargo manager for Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Dayle Hauxwell, said.
With a huge shipment of Ginger Nuts now making their way to supermarket shelves, there's still outcry for the humble Bourbon biscuit to make a hastily return, as many stores face bare shelves where the chocolate-sandwiched snack should appear.
It seems other biscuits have been making the news too for other reasons, as Burton's Biscuit Company announce a change to the Jammy Dodger recipe leaving vegans displeased with the new addition of milk protein.