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.
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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.

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cake or surely it would be jaffa biscuit?

Its a cake as it goes hard when its off, whereas a biscuit goes soft.

got some triple packs from farmfoods yesterday for 89p

Definitely cake as PPs have said - it was the centre of a high-profile legal case whose outcome determined its VAT level!

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cagneuk;6914685

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?

Try the Lidl ones - cheaper and better!

Just remember Jaffa cakes don't count as one of your five a day fruits.

SpoonyBoy;6914986

Just remember Jaffa cakes don't count as one of your five a day fruits.



Tell my daughter that :-D

PennysMakePounds;6914826

Why do you find it in the biscuit section of the supermarket and not the … Why do you find it in the biscuit section of the supermarket and not the cake section?



Does it matter if they taste good?!

Marketed as a cake as when they were created there was a tax on biscuits I believe (yet none on cakes...)

:whistling:

Andreas Woolf;6916781

Marketed as a cake as when they were created there was a tax on biscuits … 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;6914689

Its a cake as it goes hard when its off, whereas a biscuit goes soft.

:thumbsup:

AshleyRFC;6914689

Its a cake as it goes hard when its off, whereas a biscuit goes soft.

PennysMakePounds;6914826

Why do you find it in the biscuit section of the supermarket and not the … 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:

heart bypass awaits

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.

biscuits go soft when stale whilst cakes go hard

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

Fact is that it IS a cake. Law says so.

Now is a Pringle a crisp or potato snack?

HOT - although....

bobmarley;6914733

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;6920180

heart bypass awaits




Compared to most cakes and biscuits - they are actually quite healthy.

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:

I would say both.......... but in our house they are always total eclipse anywhat :-D:-D
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