Product Type: McVities Snacks
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Mc Vities Jaffa Cakes
Member Name: GeoffHurst
Mc Vities Jaffa Cakes
Advantages: Great taste, versatile
Disadvantages: There are not 1,000 in a pack..
What is a Jaffa cake? It's not a question you hear very often, because every Tom, Dick and Harry knows the answer. It's a sponge biscuit, with a chocolate coating over some orange jel........ Wrong!!
Ladies and gentlemen - let me shatter an illusion you all have about the humble Jaffa cake. There is no orange jelly. Yes there is, I hear you cry, I have eaten it myself. But no, no there isn't. What there is, is an orangey jelly - if you look at McVities own words they call it a "smashing orangey bit" - this is because it is actually an apricot based sugary yumminess that makes up the jelly layer in-between the sponge and the chocolate.
The other thing that some people know and others don't is that the Jaffa Cake is indeed a cake, and not a biscuit - this is defined as such because jaffa cakes get hard when stale, biscuits get soft. This was important in keeping Jaffa cakes free from VAT - and hence cheaper for us to stuff our faces with!
Now the fact it is apricot and not orange is neither here nor there - the fact is Jaffa cakes are awesome. Completely awesome. If you have two jaffa cakes you are happy and can come up with stupid ways to eat them to make them last longer - if you have a whole pack (ideal scenario) you can gobble down the lot and without feeling even a teeny bit sick! They go well with hot drinks, cold drinks or no drinks. You don't need me to go into more details about their taste or use as if you are old enough to be on a computer, you have had them before!
You get about 12-15 in a pack, I cant remember exactly how many - all of the packs I have tried to count have been at least partially eaten before I could get past 1.
I haven't tried other brands of these cakes, I am happy to spend £1 for the pleasure they provide - so I suggest you stop reading and buy some now - but just beware peckish friends!
Summary: Why are you not eating them now?