Product Type: Cadbury's Snacks
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Cadbury Jaffa Cakes
Member Name: rolandrat
Cadbury Jaffa Cakes
Advantages: Very onrangy and tasty, Cadburys
Disadvantages: Don't eat too many!
---Why I Bought This---
I am never one for buying many biscuits and cakes unless as a treat for Birthday or Christmas. Eldest son was a fan of the McVities Jaffa Cakes and he would get loads of packets at Christmas. One year my sister got him these Cadbury ones instead - and as he had so many and I fancied something sweet one day I was allowed to try them!
Cadbury - but made under licence by Burtons.
Comes in an oblong cardboard tube box.
The standard Cadbury purple on the box with Jaffa Cakes written across the front on an image of orange peel.
Made with 'dark chocolate'.
12 'cakes' in a box.
Each cake is 45 calories.
Contains wheat, milk eggs and soya.
Made by Burton's Food Ltd under licence form Cadbury.
Suitable for vegetarians.
£1.29 for box of 12 biscuits/cakes.
(McVities Jaffa Cakes are currently £1.19 in Tesco.)
---Cake or Biscuit?---
These 'cakes' are about two and a half inch circular biscuits with a base layer of a cake mixture, then a jelly orange layer and topped off with a thin layer of chocolate across the top.
Surprisingly Jaffa Cakes were invented as far back as the 1920s. McVities fought a court case to have Jaffa Cakes classed as a cake rather than a biscuit to avoid having to pay VAT on them. So although now classed as a cake I am sure most people think of them as a biscuit.
I have on occasion bought the McVities ones from Tesco when these were not available but that was a big mistake as they are nowhere near as nice as these Cadbury ones - in fact I do not like them at all.
These Cadbury ones however are a great treat for me. There are twelve in a box and I only treat myself at Christmas and Birthdays - as they are not a healthy snack but now and again I think it is good to have a little something different.
It was my sister who was first raving about these but I was not a fan of Jaffa Cakes as such - and the most well known ones are the McVities brand.
These however are really nice. They have a good chocolaty smell and look almost identical to the McVities ones.
The layer of dark chocolate on the top is thin and crispy and the jelly type middle layer is thick and solid and very fruity and orangy tasting. The base of 'cake' is just the right consistency - not too cakey or biscuity but just in between.
These are very morish but I try to only have one at a time to make my box last longer.
Definitely something I could eat every day if I was not trying to have a healthy diet!
---Would I Recommend?---
Orange Flavoured Filling (37%) (Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Sugar Solution (Sugar, Water), Orange Juice Concentrate (1%), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Natural Flavouring, Acidity Regulators, (Sodium Citrates, Citric Acid), Plain Chocolate (24%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Milk Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)), Wheat Flour, Sugar, Egg, Dextrose, Humectant (Glycerol), Citric Acid, Raising Agents (E450, Sodium Bicarbonate), Colour (Curcumin).
Summary: Orangy tasting 'cakes' with Cadbury chocolate