Category: snack cake
Price: £1.15 for pkg of 36
Ingredients: glucose-fructose syrup, plain chocolate, wheat flour, sugar, egg, sucrose syrup, dextrose, orange juice from concentrate, glycerol, pectin, citric acid, disodium diphosphate, sodium bicarbonate, flavoring, trisodium citrate, curcumin
Jaffa Cakes are snack cakes the size of cookies. It is a sponge cake with a dot of orange jelly stuff, coated with dark chocolate. I’m being careful not to call it a cookie because there was a legal battle regarding that not long ago. The British government wanted to tax them as chocolate cookies, but the company that makes the original Jaffa Cakes, McVitie’s, took them to court and proved that they are cake, not cookies, and therefore not subject to the chocolate cookie tax.
I normally would have bought the original traditional McVitie’s brand of Jaffa cakes for this review, but when I was at the store it was 88p for 12 McVitie’s jaffa cakes or £1.15 for 36 of the store brand. And since I have had the McVitie’s before and I know that they’re a little better than the store brand, but not vastly better, I went with the cheap ones. Because I’ve eaten Jaffa Cakes, so I know that more is better. They are, as expected, a bit of sponge cake with chocolate covering one side. They don’t have a strong odor,but just smell faintly of chocolate and cake.