Hang on, how much did the Central Bank spend on biscuits last year? 7 years ago

Hang on, how much did the Central Bank spend on biscuits last year?

The Central Bank's food bill was published in The Sunday Business Post today, and one number in particular stands out.

They spent €55,000 on biscuits in 2014.

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Yep, more than half of a hundred grand (honours maths, lads) was spent getting the Mint Viscounts and the Jaffa Cakes into Dame Street, with the bank's bosses revealing that they also needed them for outside meetings and seminars.

€55,000 on biscuits. Wow. You can guarantee they weren't having Rich Tea, Custard Creams or those papery pink wafers either. No sirree, Jim, they were bringing in the Fox's Chunkie Cookies by the bucketload, the bowzies.

Staff at the Central Bank see their food bill subsidised to the tune of over €1,000,000 a year, so the biscuits really are just the tip of the sugary iceberg.