Product Type: McVitie's Chocolate
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McVitie's Jaffa Cake Bars
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McVitie's Jaffa Cake Bars
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I'm sure that by now anybody who regularly reads my reviews will be well aware that I suffer from having a horrendous sweet tooth, and I do enjoy indulging this by sampling a variety of sweets and cakes from time to time.
I was in my local grocery store recently and noticed the pack of "McVitie's Jaffa Cake" cake bars that were on sale. I am a huge fan of McVitie's jaffa cake biscuits, and would go so far as to say they are one of my favourite biscuits, although I had never before sampled this version of my favourite treat.
I noted (with glee, I would add) that the pack of cake bars contained five in total, and each was individually wrapped. I paid the sum of £1.20 for these cakes, although I do believe that they can be found for a slightly cheaper price in larger stores and supermarkets such as Asda.
The cakes are marketed as having the same nice 'zing' to the orange jaffa filling, and this was clear to see from the statement on the front of the packet. Described as "The perfect blend of dark crackly chocolate and light sponge with a zingy orange centre", I can wholeheartedly confirm that I agree with this statement, such is my love for these little cakes!
When unwrapping the foil-lined wrapper from one of the cake bars, I can instantly smell the mouth-watering aroma of good-quality chocolate and this is mixed with an orange-smelling fragrance which when combined, really makes for an appetising smell, where my taste buds are concerned anyway!
As soon as I bite into the cake bar I can sense that the sponge filling is very soft and light, which is not normally the case with similar cake bars and the like, so I was quite impressed with this. I find too that the chocolate that surrounds the little cake bar breaks and cracks when I bite into the bar, as the chocolate is really only a thin layer surrounding the cake. The dark chocolate is quite rich in flavour, and I find that it is almost identical to the dark chocolate that the manufacturers use to surround my beloved jaffa cake biscuits.
Any true fan of a jaffa cake will of course tell you that the orangey jaffa filling in the centre of the little circular biscuit is their favourite part of the whole experience, and in my opinion, any true fan of these snacks certainly would not be disappointed with these 'cake bar' versions. The orangey centre of the cakes is what really brings all of the other flavours together and I find that the sponge cake centre and the chocolate coating are all complimented (very) nicely with the jaffa filling.
The jaffa centre is not just as solidified or 'jelly-like' than can be found in a traditional jaffa cake biscuit, and I personally find it has a slightly runnier texture to it. This does nothing to spoil the flavour or taste of the orangey filling though, and I find that it tastes really delicious and quite 'zingy' in the same tasty way that a traditional jaffa cake biscuit does.
Overall I really cannot fault these little cakes at all, and I found them to be quite delicious. I think it is safe to say that I have found a new addition to my biscuit barrel and I would thoroughly recommend these little fluffy cakes to you all!
The nutritional information on the reverse of the packaging informs me that each jaffa cake bar will provide me with 129 calories and 5.5g of fat, which I find to be quite horrendous, particularly as I usually eat two of these cakes at a time! **hangs head in shame**
The good news though, is that these cakes are suitable for a vegetarian diet, and there is allergy information given on the reverse of the packaging regarding gluten, milk and egg.
The McVities Jaffa Cake bars are available to buy in all good supermarkets such as Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco, and there are regular offers on them such as BOGOF style offers. I have also seen them for sale in grocery stores and the like.
Take my advice.... Ignore the calorie content and enjoy! :-D
Summary: Delicious little cakes....
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