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Started by Gotout on Jun 29, 2018 4:30:31 PM
Crumpet Crisis Looms!

The CO2 shortage halts crumpet production at Warburtons

Will there be tears in the supermarket aisles?

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/981556/beer-shortage-crumpet-shortage-warburtons-CO2-carbon-dioxide

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FleurDuMal - 29 Jun 2018 16:32:26 (#1 of 132)

Those aren’t crumpets, they’re pikelets.

Anthony16 - 29 Jun 2018 16:49:23 (#2 of 132)

The difference is?

Gotout - 29 Jun 2018 16:53:28 (#3 of 132)

The ones in the picture are called crumpets where I live. My late wife came from Nottingham and called them pikelets, so there is a regional difference.

There is actually a physical difference between the two:

https://www.villagebakery.co.uk/blog/bakery-blog/pikelet-vs-crumpet-whats-the-difference/

HerrWalrus - 29 Jun 2018 16:54:22 (#4 of 132)

Probably one of the foods we don't eat much in a heatwave anyway.

Gotout - 29 Jun 2018 16:55:35 (#5 of 132)

Oh I don't know, I picked a packet up today for tomorrow's breakfast.

Anthony16 - 29 Jun 2018 17:36:37 (#6 of 132)

I paid 16 Euro for 3 packets of 6 (inc. post/packing.

Gotout - 29 Jun 2018 18:20:08 (#7 of 132)

The manufacturer is important though. I dislike most Warburtons products but their crumpets are excellent. Lidl's own brand by comparison are very poor and more like chewing paper.

Anthony16 - 29 Jun 2018 18:31:46 (#8 of 132)

Good.

lusmeri1 - 29 Jun 2018 18:34:22 (#9 of 132)

These are pikelets: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=pikelets&sou
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RosyLovelady - 29 Jun 2018 18:35:19 (#10 of 132)

It seems like only yesterday, the planet was dying from too much carbon dioxide. Before they started the clean-up, how come no one thought of the crumpets?

Tenesmus - 29 Jun 2018 18:43:51 (#11 of 132)

The manufacturer is important though. I dislike most Warburtons products but their crumpets are excellent. Lidl's own brand by comparison are very poor and more like chewing paper.

This a million times over.

Anthony16 - 29 Jun 2018 18:48:26 (#12 of 132)

Pikelets = mini pancakes. Very popular in Oz.

Tangent - 29 Jun 2018 18:49:49 (#13 of 132)

POSH PIKELETS FOR POSH PEOPLE

(For fans of Uncle...)

Tenesmus - 29 Jun 2018 19:31:15 (#14 of 132)

I thought it was a small pointy weapon.

kvelertak - 29 Jun 2018 19:35:19 (#15 of 132)

We call 'pikelets' Scotch pancakes. Neither is the same thing as a crumpet at all.

FleurDuMal - 29 Jun 2018 20:08:23 (#16 of 132)

#9, those are so not pikelets!

Muffins, at best.

JohnIlly - 29 Jun 2018 20:20:42 (#17 of 132)

Crumpets (and pikelets) use yeast to make the carbon dioxide which makes the holes. This is a packaging and shelf-life problem. Just make them and shorten the shelf-life.

Verdigris - 29 Jun 2018 20:39:20 (#18 of 132)

I think Warburtons are playing a blinder, marketing-wise, to get crumpets to the top of the agenda in the off-season.

JohnIlly - 29 Jun 2018 20:44:40 (#19 of 132)

Good point. Make crumpets had to get:

"Psst! Wanna buy some crumpets?"

AshburtonAbove - 29 Jun 2018 20:49:41 (#20 of 132)

It will be like prohibition.

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