Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
- Pancakes have become such a popular Shrove Tuesday tradition that on 16th February, a whopping 52 million eggs will be used in the UK. That is 22 million more than your average day, eggciting stuff!
- With the average egg costing 19p, this equates to a total spend of £9.62 million on eggs. With the UK average house price of £249,633, this could almost buy you 39 houses.
- The largest pancake was created in Rochdale in 1994, by the Co-Operative Union, Ltd. The pancake had a surface area of 1,905 sq ft, 53% bigger than the internal size of an average UK detached house (1,249 sq ft).
- Source: Dataloft, National Geographic, Guinness World Records, ONS, MHCLG