Many manufacturers default to 200 gram packs of biscuits in South Africa, among them long-time favourite Bakers, best known for its Blue Label Marie Biscuits, Red Label Lemon Creams, and the sugar-dusted Boudoir Finger Biscuits.
But those packs are not meant for a single sitting – unless you are serving a party of more than six people, all of them fans.
Here are the pack-published serving sizes for some of South Africa's favourite tea-time biscuits, and what those actually look like.
A full pack of Bakers Blue Label Marie Biscuits contains about 125% the total amount of sugar recommended for daily consumption by an adult. But a single serving is much more manageable – at five of the thin biscuits.
That means you are left with a whole heap of biscuits at the end of teatime, so it is either share or get out the Tupperware.
A whole standard 200 gram pack of Bakers Red Label Lemon Creams comes in at around 2.5 times the sugar recommended for adults per day. But a single serving – of two biscuits – is less than half the ideal daily sugar dose.
This is the heap of cookies that leaves you with, should you by a pack for your solo personal enjoyment.
Bakers Boudoir Finger Biscuits have a nice sugary crust to them – and a full pack approaches three times as much sugar as adults are recommended to eat per day. But the 33 grams that Bakers considers a serving is only four biscuits.
That makes for a towering mound of leftovers from a pack, though. Here is what that looks like.
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