United Kingdom Receives Emergency Biscuits
We all know that people in the United Kingdom love their biscuits, especially at teatime. Well, what happens when people are used to having or eating a certain thing, but do not have access to it anymore? That is right! They will show signs of withdrawal. That is exactly what happened to a lot of people in the UK, since the heavy flooding caused a shortage of biscuits. In order to remedy this withdrawal, two fully-loaded cargo planes have been flown into South Yorkshire, delivering nothing other than delightful and hardy biscuits.
The United Kingdom has seen some heavy rainfall, and with that came heavy flooding. Areas around Cumbria were hit heavily, and caused a lot of damage to local businesses. One of those businesses was United Biscuits, who were forced to close down their Carlisle factory on December the 5th due to damage to their ovens and electrical equipment. United Biscuits is the manufacturer of products under the name of Crawford’s, McVitie’s and Jacob’s among others.
The two cargo planes, Boeing 777 aircrafts, full of biscuits, were flown into Doncaster Sheffield Airport in the past two weeks. The supply of biscuits on those cargo planes should suffice until the United Biscuits factory in Carlisle is back up and running again.
According to a United Biscuits spokesman on the 5th of March, the Carlisle factory is now “well on its way to the full resumption of baking”, which is excellent news for the biscuit enthusiasts among us.
Word came from Dayle Hauxwell as well, the Doncaster Sheffield Airport manager, stating that “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.”