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Is a Jaffa Cake a Cake or a Biscuit???

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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
It can be found in a biscuit isle but has a sponge texture and you can't dunk it in ya cuppa.
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
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#1
technically and for tax reasons im sure its a cake
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Under UK law, no Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged on plain biscuits and cakes — they are "zero rated". Chocolate covered biscuits, however, are subject to VAT. In Ireland, plain biscuits and cakes attract the "reduced" rate. Chocolate cakes and biscuits attract the "standard" rate. McVities classed its Jaffa Cakes as cakes, but in 1991, this was challenged by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise and the case ended up before the courts.[8] This may have been because Jaffa Cakes are about the same size and shape as some types of biscuit, and particularly because they are commonly eaten alongside, or instead of, traditional biscuits. The court asked "What criteria should be used to class something as a cake?"

McVities defended its classification of Jaffa Cakes as cakes, producing a 12" (30 cm) Jaffa Cake to illustrate that its Jaffa Cakes were simply miniature cakes.[9]

McVities argued that a distinction between cakes and biscuits is, among other things, that biscuits would normally be expected to go soft when stale, whereas cakes would normally be expected to go hard. It was demonstrated to the Tribunal that Jaffa Cakes become hard when stale. Other factors taken into account by the Chairman, Potter QC, included the name, ingredients, texture, size, packaging, marketing, presentation, appeal to children, and manufacturing process. Potter ruled that the Jaffa Cake is a cake. McVities therefore won the case and VAT is not paid on Jaffa Cakes.
#3
Cakes.
banned#4
shanecr
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Under UK law, no Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged on plain biscuits and cakes — they are "zero rated". Chocolate covered biscuits, however, are subject to VAT. In Ireland, plain biscuits and cakes attract the "reduced" rate. Chocolate cakes and biscuits attract the "standard" rate. McVities classed its Jaffa Cakes as cakes, but in 1991, this was challenged by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise and the case ended up before the courts.[8] This may have been because Jaffa Cakes are about the same size and shape as some types of biscuit, and particularly because they are commonly eaten alongside, or instead of, traditional biscuits. The court asked "What criteria should be used to class something as a cake?"McVities defended its classification of Jaffa Cakes as cakes, producing a 12" (30 cm) Jaffa Cake to illustrate that its Jaffa Cakes were simply miniature cakes.[9]McVities argued that a distinction between cakes and biscuits is, among other things, that biscuits would normally be expected to go soft when stale, whereas cakes would normally be expected to go hard. It was demonstrated to the Tribunal that Jaffa Cakes become hard when stale. Other factors taken into account by the Chairman, Potter QC, included the name, ingredients, texture, size, packaging, marketing, presentation, appeal to children, and manufacturing process. Potter ruled that the Jaffa Cake is a cake. McVities therefore won the case and VAT is not paid on Jaffa Cakes.

Well that has cleared that up. End of conversation!
2 Likes #5
also dunks them - especially when stale ! gotta be quick though - have lower stability than a Rich Tea ....
#6
there called 'jaffa cakes' but to me they are a bisciut !..........oh and have no probs dunking them either (_;)
1 Like #8
freeze them and then eat them!! OMG!!!! DE-LISH-USHHHHHH!
banned 2 Likes #9
obviously a cake

cake - goes hard in time

biscuit - goes soft in time
#10
they are a biscuit but are cleverly classed as a cake for tax reasons :P
banned#11
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[mod]#12
They are a biscuit disguised as a cake for tax reasons. Although Supermarkets still put them down the biscuit aisle.

It's a bit like Pringles who claim they are not crisps.
#13
Pringles are made by Smithkline Beecham who specalise in pharmacuticles...thats why u pop and can't stop...chemicals see
#14
Theres only one way to find out


FIGHT!!!!
1 Like #15
Who cares! They are yum yum in my tum :)
#16
JBAUERBEATSJBOND
Pringles are made by Smithkline Beecham who specalise in pharmacuticles...thats why u pop and can't stop...chemicals see


"Once you pop you can't stop" - so why do they come in re-sealable tubes?
#17
vat exempt as it was found to be a cake not a biscuit. biscuits go soft in time, cakes go hard x
#18
Syzable
They are a biscuit disguised as a cake for tax reasons. Although Supermarkets still put them down the biscuit aisle.

It's a bit like Pringles who claim they are not crisps.


What on earth are pringles if they aren't crisps?
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Emzy81
Syzable
They are a biscuit disguised as a cake for tax reasons. Although Supermarkets still put them down the biscuit aisle.

It's a bit like Pringles who claim they are not crisps.


What on earth are pringles if they aren't crisps?


They are classed as a cake/biscuit as they are made from dough.....they won a court ruling a couple of years back that they weren't crisps. lol
#20
shanecr
they are a biscuit but are cleverly classed as a cake for tax reasons :P


Completely disagree, they are soft, as stated biscuits are normally harder and go soft when stale. Anyway silly argument, if u think a jaffa cake is a biscuit you are a moron
[mod]#21
Syzable
Emzy81
Syzable
They are a biscuit disguised as a cake for tax reasons. Although Supermarkets still put them down the biscuit aisle.

It's a bit like Pringles who claim they are not crisps.


What on earth are pringles if they aren't crisps?


They are classed as a cake/biscuit as they are made from dough.....they won a court ruling a couple of years back that they weren't crisps. lol


Didnt they lose the case?!
#22
jaffa CAKE... i think its a biscuit.
[mod]#24
magicjay1986
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Emzy81
Syzable
They are a biscuit disguised as a cake for tax reasons. Although Supermarkets still put them down the biscuit aisle.

It's a bit like Pringles who claim they are not crisps.


What on earth are pringles if they aren't crisps?


They are classed as a cake/biscuit as they are made from dough.....they won a court ruling a couple of years back that they weren't crisps. lol


Didnt they lose the case?!


I thought they won.........unless it went to appeal?
#25
Syzable
Emzy81
Syzable
They are a biscuit disguised as a cake for tax reasons. Although Supermarkets still put them down the biscuit aisle.

It's a bit like Pringles who claim they are not crisps.


What on earth are pringles if they aren't crisps?


They are classed as a cake/biscuit as they are made from dough.....they won a court ruling a couple of years back that they weren't crisps. lol


Lol thats just wrong
#26
jayjayuk1234
shanecr
they are a biscuit but are cleverly classed as a cake for tax reasons :P


Completely disagree, they are soft, as stated biscuits are normally harder and go soft when stale. Anyway silly argument, if u think a jaffa cake is a biscuit you are a moron


and you sir, are an idiot. do you dunk yours in your tea or have it with custard in a bowl?
#27
shanecr
jayjayuk1234
shanecr
they are a biscuit but are cleverly classed as a cake for tax reasons :P


Completely disagree, they are soft, as stated biscuits are normally harder and go soft when stale. Anyway silly argument, if u think a jaffa cake is a biscuit you are a moron


and you sir, are an idiot. do you dunk yours in your tea or have it with custard in a bowl?


No i do not dunk jaffa cakes in my tea, neither do i put every single cake i eat into custard. twonk
#28
jayjayuk1234
shanecr
jayjayuk1234
shanecr
they are a biscuit but are cleverly classed as a cake for tax reasons :P


Completely disagree, they are soft, as stated biscuits are normally harder and go soft when stale. Anyway silly argument, if u think a jaffa cake is a biscuit you are a moron


and you sir, are an idiot. do you dunk yours in your tea or have it with custard in a bowl?


No i do not dunk jaffa cakes in my tea, neither do i put every single cake i eat into custard. twonk


Lol. How can you kick off so much about jaffa cakes being dunked?

Anyway, everyone knows that technically they're sausages.
#29
def a cake
#30
kebabthief
jayjayuk1234
shanecr
jayjayuk1234
shanecr
they are a biscuit but are cleverly classed as a cake for tax reasons :P


Completely disagree, they are soft, as stated biscuits are normally harder and go soft when stale. Anyway silly argument, if u think a jaffa cake is a biscuit you are a moron


and you sir, are an idiot. do you dunk yours in your tea or have it with custard in a bowl?


No i do not dunk jaffa cakes in my tea, neither do i put every single cake i eat into custard. twonk


Lol. How can you kick off so much about jaffa cakes being dunked?

Anyway, everyone knows that technically they're sausages.


I was kicking off? really? lol.... i guess your judgement on forums is way off, it takes a lot more than a debate about jaffa cakes for me to kick off lmao..

Just correcting the imbecile who thought every cake anyone eats automatically has to go into custard, or it aint a cake.
#31
jayjayuk1234
kebabthief
jayjayuk1234
shanecr
jayjayuk1234
shanecr
they are a biscuit but are cleverly classed as a cake for tax reasons :P


Completely disagree, they are soft, as stated biscuits are normally harder and go soft when stale. Anyway silly argument, if u think a jaffa cake is a biscuit you are a moron


and you sir, are an idiot. do you dunk yours in your tea or have it with custard in a bowl?


No i do not dunk jaffa cakes in my tea, neither do i put every single cake i eat into custard. twonk


Lol. How can you kick off so much about jaffa cakes being dunked?

Anyway, everyone knows that technically they're sausages.


I was kicking off? really? lol.... i guess your judgement on forums is way off, it takes a lot more than a debate about jaffa cakes for me to kick off lmao..

Just correcting the imbecile who thought every cake anyone eats automatically has to go into custard, or it aint a cake.


I know mate. I just said it in jest :)

It's still a sausage ;)

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