McVities Jaffa Cakes currently half price for the triple pack (36 Jaffas). Now £1.29 which is cheaper than the double pack next to it in Morrisons. - HotUKDeals
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#1
cake or surely it would be jaffa biscuit?
#2
Its a cake as it goes hard when its off, whereas a biscuit goes soft.
#3
got some triple packs from farmfoods yesterday for 89p
#4
Definitely cake as PPs have said - it was the centre of a high-profile legal case whose outcome determined its VAT level!
#5
cagneuk
cake or surely it would be jaffa biscuit?


Why do you find it in the biscuit section of the supermarket and not the cake section?
#6
Try the Lidl ones - cheaper and better!
#7
Just remember Jaffa cakes don't count as one of your five a day fruits.
#8
SpoonyBoy
Just remember Jaffa cakes don't count as one of your five a day fruits.


Tell my daughter that :-D
#9
PennysMakePounds
Why do you find it in the biscuit section of the supermarket and not the cake section?


Does it matter if they taste good?!
#10
Marketed as a cake as when they were created there was a tax on biscuits I believe (yet none on cakes...)

:whistling:
#11
Andreas Woolf
Marketed as a cake as when they were created there was a tax on biscuits I believe (yet none on cakes...)

:whistling:


Yes it's true that they didnt want to pay the biscuit tax, but that's because it's a cake. It meets the official standards for biscuit or cake:

AshleyRFC
Its a cake as it goes hard when its off, whereas a biscuit goes soft.
#12
:thumbsup:
AshleyRFC
Its a cake as it goes hard when its off, whereas a biscuit goes soft.
#13
PennysMakePounds
Why do you find it in the biscuit section of the supermarket and not the cake section?


Because shelf stackers* are paid to do as the're told it should be done not as they think it should be done. I used to be one.

*sorry, I mean stock replenishment staff.:whistling:
#14
heart bypass awaits :)
#15
PS the cake biscuit thing surrounds one company trying to get around tax laws as I think there is less tax to pay on a cake than a biscuit.
#16
biscuits go soft when stale whilst cakes go hard :)
#17
from bbc

For example the infamous UK Jaffa Cake case. Biscuits and cakes are considered a necessity by UK law and are zero rated. Chocolate covered biscuits however are a luxury and subject to VAT at 17.5%. McVities and HM Customs & Excise3 argued over whether the Jaffa Cake was a cake (no VAT) or a chocolate biscuit (lots of VAT). The argument had to be taken to a Tribunal (kind of like a court) to be resolved. In the end McVities baked a 12" Jaffa Cake which convinced the Tribunal Chairman of the general cakeiness of the Jaffa Cake.


You can rep me for that if you like ;)
#18
Fact is that it IS a cake. Law says so.

Now is a Pringle a crisp or potato snack?
#19
HOT - although....

bobmarley
got some triple packs from farmfoods yesterday for 89p



Morrisons have a 36 pack for 57p - which i think taste the same as Jaffa Cakes - although when posted as a deal - many people said the Morrisons ones were better.


sotomonkey
heart bypass awaits :)



Compared to most cakes and biscuits - they are actually quite healthy.
#20
SpoonyBoy;6914986
Just remember Jaffa cakes don't count as one of your five a day fruits.

I think you will find if you eat about 130 packets of them it will count as one of your 5 a day. :whistling:
#21
I would say both.......... :p but in our house they are always total eclipse anywhat :-D:-D

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