The national fig roll crisis: how will we cope?


Fig Roll Shortage

I'm very partial to a fig roll or two - indeed, I survived many a weekend as a university student on a packet of rig rolls, a loaf of bread and some peanut butter - so this article caught my eye.

If the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil can trigger a tornado in Texas, then it is perhaps no wonder that Britain's current fig roll shortage can be traced back to wasp problems in Turkey. We were alerted to the absence of the legendary biscuit by a concerned reader. Further investigation revealed that supermarket shelves are indeed empty. Some branches of Sainsbury's have even put up notices, informing customers of the current crisis, which began with hard times for the pollinating fig wasp of Anatolia...

Unfortunately I'm not able to think of a children's books connection. Perhaps a blog reader can oblige?


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