What's in Jaffa Cakes?


#1

Someone told me in the pub the other day that Jaffa Cakes don’t actually contain any orange - that the filling is actually made of apricots, and looking online, I’ve seen a Telegraph article and various mentions to a QI book (hmm) confirming this. I’ve got a packet in front of me and suspiciously, I’ve noted the strap line says “The original blend of dark crackly chocolate, light sponge & the smashing orangey bit” - note, orangeEY, not orange. The ingredients list “Concentrated orange juice (8% orange juice equivalent)” and later “natural orange flavouring”.

Now I don’t know what to believe.


#2

Some things man is just not meant to know, I guess.


#3

concentrated jaffa


#4

ur a concentrated jaffa


#5

fuck, now I want jaffa cakes


#6

:persevere: -> :tangerine:


#7

50p for a dimebag (ten Jaffa Cakes) in Tezzbots right now.


#8

Is “orange juice equivalent” apricot juice?


#9

From the McVitie’s website:

McVitie & Price introduced the Jaffa Cake in 1927. It contained a simple combination of sugar and tangerine oil to form the sealed layer of jam. The cakes were named after the Jaffa oranges which flavour the zesty centre of the cake.


#10

this did me


#11

Always good to go for the tax angle
https://www.icaew.com/about-icaew/news/press-release-archive/2016-press-releases/jaffa-cake-is-it-a-cake-or-a-biscuit-vats-the-difference


#12

referring to a packet of jaffacakes as a ‘dimebag’ has done me.


#13

sounds like they contain orange to me.


#14

Just had an M&S one with Mango in. Was alright.

If it was apricot that would make sense because I’m not huge fan of orange, but quite like apricot jam (especially on a croissant :tipping_hand_woman: ) nd I do enjoy a jaffa cake. That said I like(d) orange jelly (growing up) so who knows.

I hope this stream of consciousness has been helpful, insightful and enlightening

bests,

EmO


#15

Orange juice EQUIVALENT


#16

remember Pim’s?


#17

the polish shop get a lot of different flavours in your jaffa cake formation - blueberry, raspberry, green etc.


#18

Just sugar innit


#19

#20

Don’t be difficult.