Bakers Dozen – Phrase Origin and Special “bakers dozen” offer

Have you ever wondered where the phrase “Bakers Dozen” came from?

Most people know that when you order a dozen of many bakery items including donuts, bagels and danish, you actually get 13 instead of 12.   Why is that?    I discovered that while there seems to be some debate, most believe that the reason for this tradition goes back to a law created by Henry111 in 1266.  Now, that’s a long time ago.   Back then, bakers and brewers could be punished with a fine or even flogging if they gave a short measure of goods.   Fast forward to 1477 – The Chronicle of London reported that a baker named John Mundew was “schryved” fpr selling bread that was underweight.   The definition of “schryved” meant that he was forced to admit his guilt.

The odd thing is that a Dozen is not actually a weight measure which is how they often sold goods back then.  However, a dozen loaves of a certain type of bread would weigh a certain amount that bakers knew.  When someone would purchase that weight of bread, while the baker knew that it was probably about 12 loaves, in order to avoid fines, they would throw in an extra one or two loaves.   Over time, this evolved into being know as a “bakers dozen”.

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