Biscuit shortage threat - could end up in riots

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Brace yourself for riots on a massive scale, as it looks like there's going to be a drought of biscuits! Not all biscuits mind you - we're talking about the mighty bourbons and custard creams. This is still terrible news though.

And you can blame Storm Desmond, which mucked up the production at Britain’s biggest biscuit factory.

The United Biscuits factory make biccies for McVitie’s and Jacob’s (and loads more) and is based up in Carlisle. Obviously, the massive flooding up there has affected production. And whatever was there, probably resembles bottom of your brew, after a biscuit has fallen into it from a dunk gone wrong.


The factory hasn't said when they'll be returning to the factory floor, saying that they'll be back in action ‘as soon as possible’. Honestly. We can barely cope.

In a statement, a United Biscuits spokesman said: "We apologise if consumers are finding it difficult to get hold of some of these products and we are working hard at our Carlisle site to resume normal service as soon as possible."

"We currently have 400 United Biscuits employees, contractors and suppliers working back at our factory site and supporting with the clean-up process, and resuming factory production is an absolute priority for us."

Sainsbury’s and Tesco have said that there's going to be a lack of stock. Tesco say they should be sorted by the end of the month. Sainsbury's meanwhile, sent Bitterwallet into a panic, saying they won't be fully stocked ‘until mid-April.’

Is there a helpline we can ring?

1 comment

  • Father J.
    Great story, if at least six months old.

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