Product Type: McVities Snacks
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Mc Vities Jaffa Cakes
Member Name: Larrabee
Mc Vities Jaffa Cakes
Advantages: Tasty, low fat
Ah Jaffa Cakes, everybody must have tried them at least once by now surely? They're a British classic I think and all the controversy over whether they are indeed a cake or a biscuit just adds to their charm! In the end it was decided in a court of law that they are in fact a cake, in part because they go hard when stale, rather than soft!
So what are they actually like? Well they consist of a round, fairly base of sponge cake, a blob of an orange flavoured jelly like substance and a layer of chocolate to finish it off. A Jaffa Cake is about the same size as a ginger nut but a bit smaller than a digestive!
As for the taste, well the sponge base layer is a bit bland to be honest and is only really there to provide a 'platform' for the delicious combination of chocolate and orange. The orange jelly blob looks and tastes a bit artificial and is probably full if sweeteners and colourings but hey, its worth it every now and then as a treat! The chocolate is only ordinary and average but the combination of both together works really well and is very unique.
I've noticed that everybody eats a Jaffa Cake a different way, some people shove the whole thing in their mouth in one go, some people nibble round the ages, some people gnaw the chocolate off first, some people try to leave the orange part till last and end up with slightly sticky fingers! This is all part of the fun of a Jaffa Cake, you wouldn't get that much variety out of a rich tea would you?
One of my favourite things about Jaffa Cakes is that they are a chocolatey delicious treat you can enjoy without too much guilt. Each cake has only 46 calories and an incredible 1g of fat! So if you're watching your weight but need a little bit of a chocolate fix, this might be the option for you, just be careful you don't eat all 12 as they are seriously moreish!
Summary: Best served straight from the fridge so the chocolate is nice and firm