Shortbread proves to be the most popular biscuit in Wilmslow

Wilmslow Manor residents celebrate National Biscuit Day. L TO R Joyce Fletcher, 97, Vikki Bacon, 78, and Rosemary Houghton, 76.

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With National Biscuit Day (Monday 29 May) approaching, care home operator New Care conducted a survey within its 14 homes, including Wilmslow Manor on Handforth Road, asking residents all about biscuits.

The clear favourite in Wilmslow with over 49% of the vote was Shortbread. Second and third were a Digestive and Custard Cream respectively. The least favourites included Ginger Nut and Fig.

Of those questioned 51% said two biscuits in one sitting was the perfect number, with one biscuit and three biscuits joint second.

Two thirds of those questioned did not like to dunk their biscuits, whilst 70% enjoyed eating their biscuits with a cup of tea, instead of coffee, with mornings being their preferred time of day for a biscuit.

Celebrated annually, National Biscuit Day allows Brits the chance to appreciate the biscuit and all its various types and flavours.

Dawn Collett, commissioning director at New Care, says: "Brits love a biscuit. They are one of the country's favourite snacks and have always been a talking point so for National Biscuit Day we asked our residents to share their biscuit habits. We have learnt that shortbread is the firm favourite, two is the magic number, we are not a nation of dunkers and the perfect partner is a cup of tea!"

Residents were also asked what their childhood memories of biscuits were, with Party Rings, Penguins, Jammy Dodger, Blue Riband, Rich Tea and Chocolate Bourbons all getting a mention.

Part of the McGoff Group, New Care is one of the UK's leading care home providers. Its portfolio of purpose-built 'new generation' care centres is fast gaining an enviable reputation for outstanding care that is second to none. For further information, please visit