Biscuits are being flown into the UK to ease our national shortage

Reinforcements are coming.


Rememeber the national biscuit shortage? Still using your under-stairs cupboard as a warehouse to stockpile bourbon creams? Fear not, back up has arrived.

Two mahoosive planes full of biscuits have been flown into Robin Hood airport, Doncaster, to sort us all out. Two of these massive Boeing 777 aircrafts to be exact.

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Just IMAGINE how many biscuits you could fit in one of those.

Carlisle's Biscuit Works factory was forced to stop production due to pesky Storms Eva and Desmond, which hit the north hard over Christmas. The factory makes national faves including Jacob's, McVitie's, Carr's and Crawford's biscuits.

They even created this newspaper advert to apologise for a shortage of Carr's water biscuits.

Dayle Hauxwell, cargo manager for Doncaster Sheffield Airport, told the Doncaster Free Press: “There has been a lot of press coverage about Britain’s biscuit shortage following the floods in December and we are pleased to hear that the factories hope to be up and running again this month.

"In the meantime we’ve been delighted to welcome two flights from Emirates full of the nation’s favourite biscuits."

The factory resumed production on March 5, so you can finally stop panic-buying custard creams.

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