The end of pink wafers? Biscuit firm goes into administration post-Brexit

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  • With Brexit underway some brands are starting to feel the impact and one brand in particular is Rivington Biscuits – the producers of the classic Pink Panther wafer.

    It’s bad news for pink wafer fans as Rivington Biscuits announced that they’ve gone into administration following a ‘sharp fall’ in the value of sterling post-Brexit.

    With staff and trading cuts we’re going to see a rapid decrease in the amount of pink wafers being sold in the biscuit aisle of our local supermarkets. The company, a key employer in Wigan that voted to leave the EU by nearly 64 per cent, said they’ll cut 99 of its 123 staff as a result.

    ‘The problems were compounded by the sharp decline in the value of the pound against the euro’, says an FRP Advisory spokesman

    ‘This change increased costs for ingredients which Rivington Biscuits import from Europe and escalated their monthly costs.’

    Pink Panther wafers are not the only popular food product that have been affected by the Brexit changes.

    Household names including Marmite, Pot Noodles and Ben & Jerry’s have also been feeling the blow, which resulted in their manufacturer putting up wholesale prices. Some supermarkets were so unhappy about this that they stopped stocking some of their products.

    Image: Rivington Biscuits

    The pink wafer was voted the second best tea time treat back in 2015 as part of the children’s charity Dreams Come True, winning over 34.8% of the vote. The decline of this popular biscuit is certainly going to have an impact on a lot of customers and fans.

    The pink wafer is made up of crispy, beetroot died wafers, a vanilla cream filling with no artificial colours or flavours and is approved by vegetarians too. Each wafer works out at 173 calories, 2.3g of fat and 2.2g of sugar.

    So you best start stocking up on your retro favourite before it’s no longer on our shelve…

    Did you love the pink wafer? Sad to see it leave? Comment below!

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