Product Type: Tesco Snacks
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Tesco Value Jaffa Cakes
Member Name: strawberry123
Tesco Value Jaffa Cakes
Advantages: Cheap alternative to branded range and still taste good!
Disadvantages: Crispy texture and uninspiring packaging!
So I'm on my break from work and I decide to 'treat' myself to something sweet. Having such a small amount of money on me, I settled for Tesco Value Jaffa cakes. This review gives me the perfect excuse to scoff some more...
== Jaffa Cakes ==
If you've been living in a cave for a lifetime, I expect you would have never heard of a Jaffa Cake. They are small round cakes shaped like a biscuit. It has a spongey base, a jelly orange centre and chocolate on top. McVities are the market leader in Jaffa Cakes, but supermarkets offer their own cheaper versions!
== Packaging ==
The packaging is uninspiring, but that comes with the Value territory! As with all the Value range, the packaging is plain and dull in order to keep their costs down. The rectangular box is slightly different to the picture provided by Dooyoo... it is plain white in appearance with the traditional blue stripes and a picture of the product on the front. The value sign appears in the corner and the name of the product in the centre. It states that there are 24 in a pack. When the box is opened, there are two 'towers' of Jaffa Cakes wrapped in plastic - 12 in each packet - so they are kept pretty fresh until you open them.
== Taste ==
If you have tried the McVities variety, you might not expect this version to taste as good... However, I think the Value range is worth a try. The first thing that struck me was how crispy these were in comparison. Perhaps it was just the batch I bought, but there was definitely a difference in texture. As for the chocolate, there is not that much difference. I think the McVities variety has a stronger flavour, but the chocolate is just as tasty in the Value range. The orange centre is still soft and tasty... I could not notice a difference at all between the two varieties.
The Tesco Value range is still as addictive to eat as McVities... I can usually sit and eat about eight in one sitting! There is 42 calories per Jaffa Cake which is quite a lot when you scoff so many, but they are a great snack if you have the will power to only eat a few! Jaffa Cakes are small enough to eat in a couple of bites... or whole, if you are like me!
I keep my Jaffa Cakes in the fridge because I prefer the chocolate to be cold, but they can be stored in the cupboard. After all, they do not come in the chiller section...
== Price and Availability ==
You can buy these Jaffa Cakes from Tesco... obviously. They are normally found in the biscuit isle and, being a Value product, they are normally right at the bottom of the shelves! They cost 72p, which works out at 3p a cake! Bargain!
== Conclusion ==
In these tough economic times, these Jaffa Cakes offer a cheaper alternative to the McVities version. They are great tasting... it is hard to notice a difference between the higher end branded versions. I give them 4 stars because I think the crispy texture could be improved... other than that, these are an excellent choice of snack!
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Summary: Cheap and cheerful