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Twiglets are a wheat-based snack[1] with a "distinctive knobbly shape" similar to that of a small twig. The taste of Twiglets derives from the yeast extract used in its coating, and has been compared to that of Marmite.[2] They are marketed in the United Kingdom and packaged in 24 g, 45 g, 105 g and 150 g bags and in 200 g tubs.


Twiglets were originally launched in 1932[3] by Peek Freans after being invented by the company's French technical manager, Rondalin Zwadoodie.[4] Today, Twiglets are manufactured in Aintree by United Biscuits subsidiary Jacob's. In the early 1990s, a range of tangy Worcester Sauce Twiglets was introduced. These were not as popular as the original flavour and had been withdrawn by the end of the decade.[5]

In the media[edit]


  1. ^ "United Biscuits - Twiglets". Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  2. ^ 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... 
  3. ^ "About us". Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Long, David (2013-10-17). Bizarre London: Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 9781472109330. 
  5. ^ Twiglets on BBC Good Food
  6. ^ Good times
  7. ^ We're British innit
  8. ^ "Bieber Eating A Twiglet (On A Talk Show)". YouTube. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
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