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The burning question*: Are Penguins chocolate bars or biscuits?

It’s Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Image: leff via Flickr/Creative Commons

WE KNOW HOW you feel. It’s Monday, you have the whole week ahead and you have a lot on your plate.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: Wednesday is National Biscuit Day and the people over at 11850 decided to find out which biscuits are the nation’s favourite. Controversially, Penguins came in sixth.

It started a fierce argument at HQ and on Twitter.

One person tweeted that it must be a chocolate bar because “otherwise you’d start destroying an entire, wonderful genre including Club Milks, 54321s and Purple Snack Bars. Meanwhile, someone from went with the old Jaffa Cake argument that Penguins are kept in the biscuit aisle of supermarkets and are, therefore, biscuits.

So, help us sort this one out once and for all. What, exactly, is a Penguin?

A. A chocolate bar, or

YouTube Screengrab from this 1970s ad.

B. A biscuit

Dixie Julep

Which side do you fall down on?

Poll Results:

B - Biscuit (2280)
C - A perfect hybrid (1485)
A - Chocolate bar (1448)
D - WHAT? Wednesday is National Biscuit Day? *Runs to buy biscuits* (948)

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