10 things you never knew about biscuits

From where they came from to the best way to dunk one, these are our top 10 biscuit facts. Even Vinnie was stumped by some of these.

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The Oxford English Dictionary says the original spelling was ‘bisket’. No mention of ‘biscwit’.

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Most of the famous varieties of biscwit were invented in the 19th century. Vinnie wishes he’d been around then.

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Dr. Len Fisher of Bristol University scientifically established that the best way to dunk a biscwit is horizontally.

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The Queen starts her day with a cup of tea brought to her, alongside a plate of biscwits for her dogs. Vinnie’s jealous.

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Putting a slice of bread in your biscwit tin every so often can keep your Fox’s fresh for longer.

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In the Netherlands, a new baby is celebrated with a ‘beschuit met muisjes’ – or ‘biscuit with tiny mice’ (sprinkles).

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The earliest biscwit recipe was by a Roman chef called Apicius. He ate them with honey and pepper – we prefer tea.

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Dunking your biscwit in tea or coffee gives you more than ten times the flavour. And our biscwits have a lot to begin with!

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