Product Type: Sainsbury's Snacks
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Some Jam, Some Chocolate - Defiantly Jaffa
Sainsburys Basics Jaffa Cakes
Member Name: Mehmet1st
Sainsburys Basics Jaffa Cakes
Advantages: Tastes exactly the same
Disadvantages: Packaging not so apealing
Sainsbury's Jaffa cakes are so close to Mc Vities it is unbelievable, when I first purchased these from Sainsbury's i had my doubts but I picked this up purely because I was a bit strapped for cash and I really fancied myself some Jaffa cakes.
Usually when I go shop at Sainsbury's I do try to see all offers but its only recently I have started to move my eyes lower and see the bottom shelf with the basic products, I am now starting to see that there are Sainsbury's basic products for almost everything in the store (food wise).
I don't know when it started or what age I was but at some point when you buy anything if the packaging looks good then the product is good but if the product is bad then it must be bad, when did that happen.
Well there is nothing special to the packaging at all, it's a white box with one orange stripe on each side on the front it has the writing "24 Jaffa Cakes"
With a Caption underneath saying "Some Jam, Some Chocolate - Defiantly Jaffa"
And all the writing is in orange with a very very basic picture of a Jaffa cake above the writing and just to the top right of the box is a graph of details of what 1 Jaffa Cake provides
One cake provides:
Once you open the box expecting the aroma of something sweet to invade your nose only to find absolutely nothing, you find 2 long transparent plastic packets of Jaffa Cakes each holding 12 cakes, when you open the plastic to one of them the smell is finally released and the scent is as you would expect it to be.
You have 2 parts to the cake 1 is the basic spongy base holding a orange jelly on the top covered in chocolate.
When you lift it up to your mouth it smells as the Mc Vities does and when you take that first bite of your cake feeling the chocolate slightly crunch under your teath, biting through the orange jelly and into the sponge releasing memories of when I was a kid getting my Jaffa cakes as a treat if I was good.
People have their Cakes differently but I like making it last as long as possible so I eat the chocolate first (very carefully) then eat the sponge then go for the orange. I have been known to eat them whole but then its over too quickly and lets face it that's fun for noone.
Protein 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 7.8 g
Of which sugar 6.0 g
Of which starch 1.8 g
Fat 1.0 g
Of which saturates 0.6 g
Of which mono-unsaturates 0.4 g
Of which polyunsaturates 0.1 g
Fibre 0.2 g
Of which sodium trace
So if you're a person that keeps count of their calorie count then you should know that there isn't much different if not the same as Mc Vities but if your still deciding to choose these over the bigger brands keep this in mind the basic brand are slightly (and I stress slightly) less than what you would get with Mc Vities but I would rather get these ones than pay for all that fancy packaging which face it I cant exactly eat.
Summary: who cares about the packaging...your not going to eat the box