WATCH: Can Eating A Hot Cross Bun Put You Over The Legal Drink Drive Limit?
You might think that this headline is a wind-up, but it isn’t.
Earlier on today, our team was sent a video from a follower that seemed to suggest that eating loads of hot cross buns COULD put you over the legal drink drive limit.
In the video (below) a lady blows into a roadside breathalyzer and shows the camera the reading: zero.
She then takes one bite out of a hot cross bun, has a few chews and then swallows the lot.
The lady then blows back into the breathalyzer once more and, after a few moments, the machine gives a reading of ‘0.18’.
Whilst it would appear from the video that one hot cross bun isn’t enough to put you over the legal drink drive limit, if, like me, you tend you eat these ‘buns’ by the dozen then you might want to be extra cautious this easter if you consume vast amounts of hot cross buns and then go for a drive.
But why does eating a hot cross bun APPEAR to increase your alcohol (breath) reading?
We don’t know if the bun used in the ‘test’ was laced with alcohol or what sort of hot cross bun it was.
It could have been a ‘special’ home made bun, ‘fortified’ with vodka!
I am fairly confident though that our readers will be able to shine more light on just what is going on here – so make sure you read the comments!
We’ll also tweet some ‘contacts’ who will be more ‘in the know’ when it comes to matters such as this one.
In the meantime, I will have to stop eating packs of hot cross buns and will instead have to try and convince myself to have just maybe one-per-day.
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