Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Just as good as any other!
Tesco Jaffa Cakes
Member Name: Kahdeksantoista
Tesco Jaffa Cakes
Advantages: Cheaper and almost exactly like the branded version.
Disadvantages: The cake base is a minute amount staler than the branded version.
I am a big fan of supermarket-branded products, as they are sometimes made by the same factory that manufactures the branded products. The only difference is the packaging. Sometimes that is not the case. Some supermarket-branded products are truly rubbish, so you have to find the decent stuff by trial and error - but it is always fun finding out!
For those that don't know, a jaffa cake is a soft biscuit/cake base (more of a cake base) with a small circle (usually a few mm in diameter smaller than the cake base) of orange jelly-like substance. Now, I don't like jelly - at all but this base only resembles it slightly. I have no idea what to call it! It is sticky, jelly-like and wobbly. Covering the cake base and jelly circle is a coating of plain chocolate.
These are currently a 12 pack and are available at 69p. The branded version is currently (early May 2012) £1.19. The branded version also containes 12 cakes.
The nutritionalvalues for the supermarket-branded pack are:
43 calories per cake
7% RDA of sugar
1% RDA fat
3% RDA saturated fat
The plain chocolate is of reasonably high quality. It snaps when you bite into it and it has a lovely plain chocolate taste, though not too bitter. The jelly is soft and is easily bitten into. I have not noticed a taste difference between this pack and the branded version's orange jelly. The cake base is the only difference, really. It is not stale as such, but it is a tini amount 'stiffer' if you will. It doesn't feel as soft and fresh, but this drawback is small and barely noticeable.
The packaging is currently orange, being all nice and prominent on the shelf. It opens at the end easily by ripping the end flap and the twelve cakes are packaged on top of each other (cake base to chocolate) within a noisy plastic pack that you open like a crisp packet at one end.
Not bad for a sweet nibble! Be careful, it is very easy to get through an entire back in one sitting!
Summary: I would easily choose these over the branded version. Just as nice but cheaper.