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Twiglets are crisp wheat-based snacks with a "distinctive knobbly shape" similar to that of a small twig, originating in the United Kingdom. The taste of Twiglets derives from the yeast extract used in its coating, and has been compared to that of Marmite.
Originally manufactured by Peek Freans, Twiglets are now made in Aintree by Jacob's Bakery Ltd., a subsidiary of United Biscuits. They are marketed in the United Kingdom and packaged in 25 gram, 45 gram and 105 gram bags, and in 200g tubs.
Twiglets were invented by a French technical manager named J Rondalin who worked for Peek Freans in the 1920s. Using the same dough that was used for the firm’s crispbread, Vitawheat, he experimented with different shapes and flavourings, and the final product was launched in time for the Christmas market in 1929.
- Wholewheat Flour (80%)
- Vegetable oil
- White pepper
|Average Values||Per 100g||Per 25g Serving|
|of which Sugars||0.6g||0.2g|
|of which Saturates||1.6g||0.4g|
In the Media
- Twiglets are the favourite snack of British comedian Justin Lee Collins, footballer Ian Wright, Prime Minister David Cameron, lounge lizard Joey Essex, and chef Nigella Lawson.
- In one episode of the slapstick comedy Mr Bean, Rowan Atkinson ran out of Twiglets at his New Year's party. He substituted them with real twigs dipped in Marmite.
- On ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, actor Alfonso Ribeiro voiced his dislike of Twiglets, comparing them to fecal matter and burnt pretzels.
- "United Biscuits - Twiglets". Retrieved 8 June 2011.
- Snack Food, Volume 80. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publications. 1991. "Twiglets appeared to be flavored with Marmite yeast extract, that most incorrigibly British of household nutritional brands..."
- Twiglets on BBC Good Food
- "Original Twiglets - 1-2-3 Healthy Balance". Retrieved 18 November 2012.
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