Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Tesco Value Jaffa Cakes
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Tesco Value Jaffa Cakes
Advantages: Great taste & fab price..
Disadvantages: None for me..
Any regular readers of my reviews will be aware by now that I am a huge lover of biscuits and cakes and anything that is nice and sweet really, such is the control that my sweet tooth has over me!
I have not been too well recently and so my partner has taken over a few of the domestic duties that need done. One of these is shopping for food and household items.
Because the nearest supermarket to our house is a very huge branch of 'Tesco Extra' this of course is where he ended up at the weekend to get our shopping. I know I shouldn't grumble because it saved me going out for the shopping but I could really never be described as the biggest fan of Tesco's own branded items.
As it is an absolute 'must have' addition to my weekly shopping list, my partner was of course instructed to pick up a couple of packets of biscuits whilst he was doing the shop. As he knows that I love, nay adore, Jaffa Cake biscuits, he picked up a couple of packets of the Tesco Value brand of these biscuits and I will admit to feeling my heart sinking a little when I saw these in the shopping bags!
Even though I have tried and tested several supermarket-own brands of Jaffa cake biscuits before, I couldn't help but feel uninspired by the horribly cheap-looking packaging the Tesco Value Jaffa cake biscuits were in. The usual plain white packaging with a blue and red trim is very cheap and nasty looking, there is no getting away from it.
Deciding to give them a trial regardless of their housing, I can honestly admit to being very glad I did! It just goes to show how bad I am at judging items on their packaging, rather than giving them a fair trial.
Anyway, the cardboard box contains 24 Jaffa cakes and when I opened the box I could see that these were split into two packets, with each contained in a cellophane wrapper. The Jaffa cake biscuits look identical to any other brand that I have bought before and this reassured me a little.
Biting into one, I can instantly taste that the chocolate topping on the Jaffa cake is exactly as it should be... Rich, very sweet and chocolaty! I was surprised at how good the quality of the chocolate appeared to be, and I personally would have found it difficult to tell that the Jaffa cake wasn't of the usual brand I generally buy if first impressions were anything to go by.
The orange Jaffa centre of the biscuit was also of a very good quality, although I thought the texture wasn't as 'solidified' as that of my usual brand. To be fair though, this didn't take anything from the overall texture or taste of the biscuits, but it is worth mentioning nevertheless.
The orange taste was quite scrumptious and I found that it was very sweet, although this is the case with any Jaffa cake in my opinion. I didn't find that it was at all sickly or over powering and believe me when I say that this is a particular fault of cheaper branded Jaffa cakes in general. I think this is why I tend to shy away from buying them for most of the time.
The base of the biscuits were lovely and soft, although I found if the packet was left open, the biscuit base had hardened a little by the following day. I have to admit that I don't mind them this way and it never puts me off from eating them... I know, I'm disgusting! :-/
The nutritional information on the cardboard box informs me that each Jaffa cake will provide me with 42 calories and 1g of fat. I didn't think this was too bad, but then again I NEVER eat a single Jaffa cake in any one sitting, so my calorie intake is DEFINITELY more than what is printed on the box!
I can also see that the Tesco Value Jaffa cakes are suitable for vegetarians and there is suitable allergy advice given in terms of wheat, gluten and nuts so that consumers can make an informed choice about whether the product is suitable for their diet.
When I asked my partner how much he paid for the box of Tesco value Jaffa cakes he shrugged but replied that it was 'about 40p' so apologies in advance if this information is not 100% correct!
I was very impressed with these little Jaffa biscuits and I for one would recommend them. I will definitely buy them again in the future, and they get full Dooyoo marks from me! Yummy!
Summary: Great value jaffa cakes that I will buy again!