Product Type: McVitie's Chocolate
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McVitie's Jaffa Cake Bars
Member Name: leighsady
McVitie's Jaffa Cake Bars
Advantages: Very convenient and handy.
Disadvantages: Very high in sugar, too soft in texture.
McVities Jaffa Cakes, Cake Bars
*What are they?*
The use are very similar to Jaffa cakes, that's only shaped into a cake bar. Essentially they are the same as Jaffa cakes, but probably providing a bigger portion! They still consist of a light sponge portion with orange cream centre covered with dark chocolate.
*What Do I Think?*
Well, I've always been a fan of Jaffa Cakes, so I am definitely going to like these! The bars are individually wrapped, so are very handy for lunch boxes and for carrying around in your handbag. The taste seems to be relatively the same, but what is notably different is perhaps the texture of the Jaffa cake. The cake bar is probably lighter and softer in texture and the bar is highly likely to get squashed easier and less you keep it in a lunchbox!
Personally, I would probably prefer the original Jaffa cake. Simply based on the texture of the cake itself - the original Jaffa cake has, if you can say this, a better bite to it. The cake bar feels so much softer and its it is possible to finish the bar in the two mouthfuls and does not leave much time for one to savour it as it disappears too quickly.
I actually feel that the cake bar tastes sweeter than the original Jaffa cake although I don't have any statistics to compare the amount of sugar in each portion right now.
The cake bars still contains milk, egg, soya, gluten and sulphites, Sue which is probably not be suitable for people who have allergies to these elements. The good news is, it contains no hydrogenated vegetable oil, and appears to be relatively low in fat but each cake bar, despite being quite small contains a lot of sugar - 11.4 g per small cake bar which is very high and definitely not suitable for diabetics.
The pack contains five bars, and it costs around £1, this is okay I think, but much the better value when it's on a 'buy one get one free' offer - I would probably only ever gets these occasionally if they are on offer but I would usually avoid these simply because all the sheer high sugar content.
A novel concept from the Jaffa cake, very handy and convenience for lunch boxes. There is too much sugar in these and at the end of the day I do actually prefer the original Jaffa cake!
Summary: Prefer the good old Jaffa Cake itself.