Probably the most divisive issue in snacks today is the fine line between a cake and a biscuit. This distinction is important for several reasons:
The snack industry cares more about the last point, but I am far more concerned with my ability to snaffle and consume tasties with my tea. Below is a table you can use to determine if something is a cake or a biscuit, simply answer each question and sum your total. Try it with a few well-known examples, such as Jaffa Cakes, Chocolate Digestives and Victoria Sponge.
Seriously, all of this was from HMRC.
|Take a bite, how is its texture?||A. Soft and squishy
B. Crisp and brittle
|Take a bite, is it mostly sponge?||A. Yes, it was delicious
B. No, it was delicious
|Take a bite, does it have one of the following in its name?|
|Take a bite, how large is it (before biting)?||A. Too large to dunk
B. Fits in my teacup
|Take a bite, how is it packaged?||A. Flat, alongside each other or singly
B. Stacked or nested
|Take a bite, what aisle was it in?||A. With the cakes
B. With the biscuits
|Take a bite, what happens when it goes stale? Not that it would be decent to leave it for so long.||A. It hardens
B. It softens
|Take a bite, how do you eat it?||A. Attack with a fork!
B. Devour by hand!
|Take a bite, is there any left?||A. Yes, but not for long
B. I’ve already had six
Mostly A’s is a cake. Probably half-eaten now, it would be a mercy to finish it off…
Mostly B’s is a biscuit. Or was. Perhaps there is another packet?
There are exceptions to every rule, and it would probably be best to double check your results by taking the test again…