We’re a nation that loves our biscuits – be it a crumbly Hobnob, a classic digestive or a fruity Garibaldi.
But there’s been an ongoing debate in the baked goods world – how do you pronounce the traditional ‘Nice’ biscuit?
Is it ‘nice’ as in pleasant, or ‘Nice’ as in the place in southern France?
Well, it seems the dilemma has finally been resolved, as manufacturers have confirmed the correct pronunciation, in a response to a question on Twitter.
It turns out it’s the latter – aka ‘niece.’
Australian biscuit brand Arnott’s said: ‘Nice biscuits were named after the city in the south of France and pronounced the same as that city. They have been part of the Arnott’s range since 1922.’
One follower replied to Arnott’s: ‘I’m so happy to finally know the answer to this. Never too old to learn something new!!’
While another joked: ‘It can be confusing because Nice biscuits are also very nice.’
However, others were shocked by the revelation.
One said: ‘What???????? I’m mortified by this! I grew up eating “Nice” biscuits and now I understand that I and also any family members eating this biscuit had been saying the name wrong all along.’
Someone else added: ‘I can’t handle the new pronunciation – sounds like trying to sound Scottish – “niece biscuits.”’
But this isn’t the only food-related debate that’s been settled recently.
Last month, Cadbury revealed that the correct way to store its chocolate is in the cupboard, rather than the fridge.
Cadbury explained on Twitter: ‘Chocolate should always be stored in a slightly cool, dry, dark place such as cupboard or pantry at temperatures less than 21°C to ensure the quality isn’t compromised.’
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