With a title such as that you would imagine a dangerous biscuit to be large, weighty, or potentially nutty. The type of biscuit likely to cause bodily harm if thrown, or anaphylactic shock if you suffer with a nut allergy. However, the biscuit deemed to be ‘The most dangerous biscuit in Britain’, and as such the hard man of the biscuit world, is none other than the unassuming and often overlooked Custard Cream. You can read other interesting findings from the original study in the full article here.
Once upon a time I actually enjoyed the odd Custard Cream, of course by “odd” I actually mean packet, but I don’t think I ever suffered burns and I most definitely did not poke myself in the eye with one. What short sighted, blundering buffoon actually did that? Then again, I do wear geeky black spectacles, which act very much like safety goggles.
Anyway, my liking for the “dangerous” Custard Cream has somewhat dwindled in recent times. I find them far too sickly and of course they are no match for the mighty Jammie Dodger.
So the next time you are selecting a packet of biscuits risk assess exactly what the dangers may be and what you may be getting yourself in to. Do you, like me, wear safety goggles? Are you new to dunking? Or, do you have poor dentistry? Whatever the answer it may just be wise to steer clear of ‘The most dangerous biscuit in Britain’. The tiny Custard Cream!