21.9.09

THE BICCIES ARE GOING
TO GET YOU!

Yay! My favourite Jaffa Cake is
the least dangerous!

More than half of all Britons have been injured by
biscuits ranging from scalding from hot drinks
while dunking or breaking a tooth during a
morning tea break, a survey has revealed.

An estimated 25 million adults have been injured
- with at least 500 landing themselves in hospital.
The custard cream biscuit was found
to be the worse offender.

It beat the cookie to top a table of 15 generic
types of biccy whose potential dangers were
calculated by The Biscuit Injury
Threat Evaluation.

Hidden dangers included flying fragments, being
hurt while dunking in scalding tea and poking
themselves in the eye with a biscuit or falling
off a chair reaching for the tin. Seven per cent
were bitten by a pet or "other wild animal"
trying to get their biscuit.


One man even ended up stuck in wet concrete
after wading in to pick up a stray biscuit.


Custard creams get the highest risk rating of
5.63 compared to 1.16 for Jaffa cakes,
which was the safest biscuit of
all in the evaluation.


Mindlab International conducted the survey.
Director Dr David Lewis said: "We tested the
physical properties of 15 popular types of
biscuits, along with aspects of their
consumption such as 'dunkability'
and crumb dispersal."


The full list of riskiest biscuits:

Custard Cream 5.64
Cookie 4.34
Choc Biscuit Bar (eg: Rocky) 4.12
Wafer 3.74
Rich Tea 3.45
Bourbon 3.44
Oat Biscuit 3.31
Digestive 3.14
Ginger Nut 2.99
Shortbread 2.90
Caramel Shortcake 2.76
Nice Biscuit 2.27
Iced Biscuits/Party Rings 2.16
Chocolate Finger 1.38
Jaffa Cakes 1.16

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