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Scientist Reveals The perfect Dunking Biscuit

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Much like picking a favourite child, announcing your go-to dunking biscuit can be the source of many a dispute.

‘What biscuit dunks best in a hot beverage’ is a question as old as tea-time itself - but now thanks to a recent scientific study led by Dr Stuart Farrimond, and recently published in Guru Magazine, we may now have an answer.

Testing a variety of snacks at the optimum submerging angle of 90 degrees, his study showed that Rich Tea - those bastions of elderly people’s cupboards everywhere - were the champion dunker, registering an average dunk of between 7 and 14 seconds.

Obvious frontrunners to fall short were the Ginger Nut, lasting less than five seconds, and Hobnobs (surprisingly) which Farrimond suggested worked better for shorter dunks because “the larger oat particles in the Hobnob provide less structural strength to the biscuit.”

Outraged? Relieved? Either way you'll probably want to put the kettle on and calm down.

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