29% had been splashed or scalded by hot drinks while dunking or trying to fish the remnants from hot tea.
28% had choked on crumbs
10% had broken a tooth or filling biting a biccy
3% had poked themselves in the eye with a biscuit
7% were bitten by a pet or "other wild animal" trying to get their biscuit
And one man ended up stuck in wet concrete after wading in to pick up a stray biscuit.
From the research, a Biscuit Injury Threat Evaluation (or BITE) has been carried out. Custard creams are the riskiest biscuit and get a score of 5.63.
The full list of biscuits in risk order:
- Custard Cream 5.63
- 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
I’m sticking to Jaffa Cakes from now on.