What happens to the treats on The Great South African Bake Off?

Written by TVSA Team from the blog BBC Lifestyle on 14 Aug 2023
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What happened to all those biscuits from Wednesday night's premiere of The Great South African Bake Off?

We know there was a lot left over because judge Siba took tiny nibbles of each and Paul didn't eat much more either.

They're nothing like serial reality judges Peter Goffe-Wood and Benny Masekwameng who take bigger, hungrier gulps on MasterChef and Ultimate Braai Master.

Siba and Paul's petite tastes left behind dozens of biscuits, biscotti and edible artwork for grabbing fingers after filming.

We wondered whether the contestants and crew devour them and it turns out they do and they don't - they're sweet because they share.

We asked what happens to the bakes and the BBC and producers Rapid Blue tell us:

"After the filming of the show, the bakers and crew taste the bakes, but most of it gets donated to charities."

Same as what happens at Checkers once their wares reach their sell-by date. We happened to ask them the same question the other day. Some branches used to mark down items that had reached their sell-by date and customers could buy them, but our local branch doesn't do that and tell us they give such items to charity too.  

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