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Griffin’s Bite Sized Facts



For over 140 years Griffin's biscuits has been a part of New Zealander's lives. To celebrate this long history, Griffin's is having a nationwide search for New Zealanders' “bite sized” stories and want to hear from Kiwis about their favourite biscuit and why. Visit to post your “bite sized” story and view what other Kiwi's do with their favourite biscuits. In the meantime though, Griffin's has collated some facts and figures that may put into context how many of these biscuits are being eaten each year!


• The most consumed biscuit in New Zealand is the humble Griffin’s Gingernut

• Griffin’s sells over 3.3 million packs of Gingernuts each year

• Over 83 million Gingernuts are consumed by New Zealanders every year (over 41 million Toffee Pops are eaten every year)

• That’s 20 biscuits for every New Zealander, every year

• That’s over 2.6 Gingernuts eaten every second somewhere in New Zealand

• If you lined up the 83 million Gingernuts edge to edge it would span over 4160 kms

• That’s the distance of driving from Auckland to Invercargill 2.5 times


• Griffin’s uses around 11,000 tonnes of flour each year

• If each tonne is equivalent to one cubic metre, that’s enough flour to fill over four Olympic-sized swimming pools (2500 cubic metres)


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