In Brief

The Brexit Biscuit: a shortbread that will split the nation

Pick your side and enjoy a biccy and brew with Boris and Barnier

For a kingdom that is nominally united, Britain has never felt so divided. And when it comes to politics there’s a certain B-word that will always get people choosing sides.

More than three years after the referendum - and endless debates about the pros and cons of Brexit - the UK will officially leave the EU on 31 December.

By then, the only thing holding the country together may be a love of tea and biscuits.

Enter the “Brexit Biscuit” launched by Political Confectioneries, which aims to “bring a smile to our divided nation by combining two classic British institutions - biscuits and satire”.

Depicting the long-running saga of Brexit, a one-of-a-kind commemorative biscuit tin features the leading characters - including Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Jean-Claude Junker and Nigel Farage - as you’ve never seen them before.

Then inside the tin, and wrapped up in an Article 50 package, are 14 all-butter snappable shortbreads designed to split like the nation… 52:48. The biscuits, which feature the Union Flag on one half and the EU flag on the other, are baked in the heart of Lancashire to traditional methods using the finest British ingredients.

The Brexit Biscuits make an ideal gift for friends, family and tea-lovers alike. And the creators hope that as the Brexit negotiations resume, “both Boris and Barnier will break a biccy together”. 

£12.95 for the commemorative tin and 14 biscuits; thebrexitbiscuit.co.uk

Recommended

Food trends to look out for in 2021
food trends 2021
On the menu

Food trends to look out for in 2021

Tried and tasted: restaurant meal kits to eat at home
Santo Remedio
On the menu

Tried and tasted: restaurant meal kits to eat at home

Tried and tasted: best whiskies to buy
whisky-new.jpg
On the menu

Tried and tasted: best whiskies to buy

New year diets: your need-to-know guide
New year diets
In Depth

New year diets: your need-to-know guide

Popular articles

Best TV crime dramas to watch in 2021
Line of Duty series six returns to BBC One in 2021
In Depth

Best TV crime dramas to watch in 2021

Who are the richest people in the world?
Elon Musk
In Focus

Who are the richest people in the world?

What do Covid vaccines cost - and who is paying over the odds?
People wait to be vaccinated at Salisbury Cathedral
Getting to grips with . . .

What do Covid vaccines cost - and who is paying over the odds?

Free 6 issue trial then continue to