Fun Facts About Pancake Day [infographic]

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Pancake Day is less than one week away, and as most of us have abandoned our New Year’s resolutions, now is the time to (over)indulge in some incredibly tasty treats, namely: Pancakes, and lots of them.

The idea of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday originally started over 1,000 years ago where families would use up rich and pleasurable foods before Lent. In fact, many people still hold to this tradition as a day to enjoy themselves before beginning their Lenten fast.

So back to pancakes – did you know that the average Briton eats 2 pancakes each year on Shrove Tuesday? This year we’ll be using up a staggering 52 million eggs! Did you also know that the largest pancake ever made and flipped measured 15.01m wide, 2.5cm deep and weighed 3 tonnes!! For some more interesting facts on pancakes, check out the infographic below:

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Pancake Day Infographic