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Posted: 22:38 Mon 09-May-2005. Price: "Two for 2". Location: ASDA, Old Kent Road. Nutritional unusualness: Concentrated fruit juice 4.5% (cherry, raspberry).
"Commander Zorg" reports: No mention of the type of berry is made on the packaging, save for the 4.5% of cherry and raspberry juice named on the ingredients panel. Once you're in it's obviously raspberry, a raspberry taste with a kick that captures the same "tangy zing" of the orange Jaffas. Very nice and vastly superior to the imported Pims fruit flavours, plus the packagaging goes to great lengths to highlight the low-fat and healthy nature of Jaffa Cakes - they're "recommended by sports nutritionalists" apparently. If memory serves it's something to do with the steady release of carbohydrates.

..."Commander Zorg" here confirms previous claims while, in other fruity tomfoolery, "Phillerena" paid "1 for 5 packs" of Tiffany Mango Cream Biscuits in "Pound Shop, Leeds City Centre", explaining: Was looking through the pound shop and found 5 packs of various flavour cream biscuits for 1. Only bought them to see what the mango flavour tasted like. Well, they really do taste of mango, that familiar fruity taste, but I wasn't sure if I liked them or not as they tasted slightly stale. They were pleasant enough though and different to any biscuit I've tried before, but not as good as the strawberry variety. Manufactured by Tiffany Foods, U.A.E (United Arab Emirates) and imported by Quality stock ltd. Goes nicely with an Earl Grey and Vanilla Tea!


Posted: 08:03 Tue 10-May-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I wasnt too keen on the berry Jaffa cakes, and is anyone else upset that they have made the fruity bit smaller? I'm sure it used to go right to the edge of the jaffa cake but now it's just a small circle in the middle. In other biscuit news I tried some Maryland white choc and strawberry cookies lastnight, they are very delicious.
Posted: 08:07 Tue 10-May-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I thought the first time you tried them, if you bit into them, the Berry was over-powering, but if eaten in one, it was only a hint.
Posted: 21:22 Thu 12-May-2005 by "Anna" # permalink comment
Comment: Who cares what they taste like - Berry Jaffa Cake is an oxymoron and they should therefore be banished from the shelves...
Posted: 11:10 Mon 16-May-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: Managed to track these down. I quite liked them nice combination of cherry and raspberry but the flavour seemed less strong than the original
Posted: 23:00 Mon 16-May-2005 by "HopperUK"
(apparently posting from host81-154-136-226.range81-154.btcentralplus.com) # permalink comment
Comment: The fruity bit in Jaffa cakes has not extended to the edges since I can remember. My preferred method is to get the fruity bit out so I can nibble the delicious dark chocolate round the edges.
Posted: 10:52 Tue 17-May-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Perhaps it wasnt mcvities branded jaffa cakes I can remember then, but I deffinaterly prefered it when there was more filling. I also used to love those Jaffa cakes totally covered in dark chocolate, mmmmm.
Posted: 11:38 Tue 17-May-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: Those all covered jaffa cakes were good. Bring them back
Posted: 09:41 Thu 26-May-2005 by "Sean" # permalink comment
Comment: Jaffa's are so gorgeous i think they should do strawberry next :D love the berry ones better when they do new flavours ;)
Posted: 09:42 Thu 26-May-2005 by "Mark" # permalink comment
Comment: UMMMMMMMMM Strawberry!!!!
Posted: 09:51 Thu 26-May-2005 by "Sean" # permalink comment
Comment: Jaffa's are so gorgeous i think they should do strawberry next :D love the berry ones better when they do new flavours ;)
Posted: 00:57 Mon 30-May-2005 by "Max Casa" # permalink comment
Comment: These biscuits are the best biscuits I've ever had the pleasure to taste. They have a far greater tang than their orange counterparts.
Posted: 22:45 Tue 31-May-2005 by "Tim Fearn" # permalink comment
Comment: They are awesome. But! Fellow munchers - Value Biscuits are only 40 pence. McVities are 1.24 - and are 300 grammes - compared to 270 of that of the value biscuit
Posted: 04:11 Sat 04-Jun-2005 by "Anna Jones" # permalink comment
Comment: Not enough orange, too much cake, bah! boo! should have more chocolatte on them
Posted: 04:22 Sat 04-Jun-2005 by "Dominic Pardoe" # permalink comment
Comment: Well, personally being a fan of biscuits that are 'better' value i think that i would rather a hot bath.
Posted: 10:03 Sun 05-Jun-2005 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: Milk choc covered is what we want!
Posted: 10:31 Tue 07-Jun-2005 by "t3hpwnz0rz" # permalink comment
Comment: I've seen these in Asda in Crewe, Cheshire :)
Posted: 00:07 Sun 26-Jun-2005 by "steve" # permalink comment
Comment: Only brand I can get here in the US is Jacobs. How do they compare to McVitie's? 48599 0
Posted: 22:41 Sun 07-Jan-2007 by "laura" # permalink comment
Comment: they now do milk choc, they are made by cadburys. personally i am not a fan of dark choc but i think it balances the cake out better than milk. oh by the way they are a cake not a biscuit... cakes are soft when fresh and hard when stale, biscuits are hard when fresh and soft when stale, therefore jaffas are a cake!
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