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Posted: 16:44 Thu 06-Oct-2005. Price: 75p (buy one get one free). Location: "Somewhere in Southport". Nutritional unusualness: Thinner chocolate then McVitie's Jaffa Cakes; Concentrated orange juice, equivalent to 7% orange juice.
"Marc" reports: Manufactured under license by Burtons.

...A somewhat succinct sighting here from "Marc" of this continually elusive product (has it been "suppressed", I wonder, by the might of the existing Jaffa Cakes hierarchy?) - though he did provide a picture and some vague indication of where he actually saw the things, unlike "Phillerena", who surmised: It's not enough that Cadbury try to take on Kitkat, oh no, now they've set their sights on Jaffa Cakes. These are made by Burtons under license from Cadbury, and instead of the dark chocolate found on McVitie's Jaffa Cakes, these are topped with milk chocolate (presumably Dairy Milk). They taste quite nice but I couldn't tell much difference between these and McVitie's ones. I think I prefer the dark chocolate used on McVitie's version. Still at least they aren't as bad as their tasteless chocolate digestives. Nonetheless, those seeking even greater choice in the fruity-biscuits sector are advised to check out the Delicje Szampanskie I paid about a pound for in a Polish supermarket in Golders Green, whose "o smaku Jagodowym" appears to indicate that they've got a "smashing blueberry bit" coated in white chocolate (rather than the Jedi curse you might otherwise have assumed).


Posted: 17:42 Thu 06-Oct-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: God snackspot, those white chocolate Delicje things look gorgeous.
Posted: 18:26 Thu 06-Oct-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: should that be "gorgeous" - or "Delicje"?? in fact the white chocolate was a bit weird (even worse than Nestle's) though, from the looks of things, they also have tons of different (normal chocolate) flavours...
Posted: 18:55 Thu 06-Oct-2005 by "Targaff" # permalink comment
Comment: Tons indeed - here's a picture of toffee and raspberry, for example (click on the nickname link, because the comments bit doesn't lke tildes, apparently). Sorry for the poor quality, I only had one of those use-once cameras from Boots. I got them in a store of a similarly Polish nature, albeit somewhat further away than Golders Green (namely North Seattle). Toffee was not so nice, raspberry was better; neither came close to the joy of Jaffa, I'm afraid.
Posted: 21:56 Thu 06-Oct-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: No you're wrong snackspot, Nestle make lovely white chocolate, Milkybar is far better than Cadbury Dream.
Posted: 07:15 Fri 07-Oct-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: ooh, ooh, white chocolate face off! (can we have an option for: 'it's all gross'?). the only good stuff is what they put on animal circus biscuits in the us [ http://www.phoood.com/weblog/archives/000091.html ]. it's kind of a cross beween white chocolate and icing and lard.
Posted: 11:26 Fri 07-Oct-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Sounds lovely and fattening, where can I buy some?
Posted: 11:32 Fri 07-Oct-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: Twix White Chocolate is great.

And those Delicje do in fact look great.

Posted: 15:03 Fri 07-Oct-2005 by "Wifey" # permalink comment
Comment: Talking of jbiscuits - you can vote for your favourite over at http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/favourites/ The jaffa cake is doing very weel, despite the fact it's really a cake.


Posted: 15:17 Fri 07-Oct-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i am pleased to see pink wafers getting the e-shoeing they deserve. they taste of warm car journeys during the 80s in the back of a renault five.
Posted: 22:44 Fri 07-Oct-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Nothing beats pink wafer dipped in orange juice. Only on rare occasions though. Thinking of biscuits, I havent had iced rings or iced gems (or whatever theyre called) in ages.
Posted: 00:17 Sat 08-Oct-2005 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: Pink wafers and Fig Rolls in the "Yukiest" list! I don't think so!
Posted: 14:25 Tue 11-Oct-2005 by "Scottie" # permalink comment
Comment: The Cadbury Jaffa's do not taste alot different... just on my third pack and now feel quite sick...!
Posted: 21:37 Mon 17-Oct-2005 by "Marc " # permalink comment
Comment: Jaffa cake chocolate tastes dark compared to this!
Posted: 13:26 Thu 05-Jan-2006 by "BigAl" # permalink comment
Comment: For those that don't know E. Wedel the company that make Delicje are actually owned by Cadbury's. Perhaps there will be a whole range of different flavour 'jaffa' cakes from Cadbury in the near future?
Posted: 14:33 Thu 16-Feb-2006 by "alison" # permalink comment
Comment: my sister bought me some cadburys jaffa cakes but ive yet to try them.

i once seen cherry jaffa cakes (supermarket own brand). they werent bad but it took me a while to eat them, something weird about a jaffa cake that isnt orange.

Posted: 22:31 Mon 13-Mar-2006 by "Japie" # permalink comment
Comment: Bought a packet in local corner store in Watford/Oxhey (Hertfordshire) today: rip off of Mcvities Jaffa cakes. How can they use the same name?!
Posted: 14:35 Wed 29-Mar-2006 by "Brombear" # permalink comment
Comment: I discovered Delicje blueberry "jaffa cakes" in a Polish Londis in Southampton. The white chocolate wasn't very thick, but the blueberry jelly and cake were lovely. My faves apart from McVitie's originals are LU Pims cherry cakes which have a cherry flavoured jelly and white chocolate coating with a dark choc piping. I used to get these in the Netherlands. Lidl do a cherry "jaffa cake" with milk chocolate which are also nice.
Posted: 06:30 Thu 30-Mar-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: tesco are now doing cherry, apricot or strawberry jaffa cakes. the apricot are great, cherry okay and strawberry horrid. what caused this jaffa cake madness?
Posted: 08:54 Thu 30-Mar-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Were they Tesco branded? I found some rum flavoured foreign jaffa cakes recently that were horrid.
Posted: 09:35 Thu 30-Mar-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: yes, they are just normal tesco brand, in the biscuit aisle, totally unheralded.
Posted: 18:25 Thu 30-Mar-2006 by "Iain" # permalink comment
Comment: Liking jaffa cakes but not dark chocolate it was like the sun had come out when I discovered that Cadury's had made a milk chocolate varient and tasting them was no let down, but the only place i can find them within a 15 mile radius of where I live is the Co-op in Huthwaite, It's such a shame that Tesco don't do them and i can't sit at home and have boxes full delivered to my front door.
Posted: 03:03 Thu 11-May-2006 by "KID HARPOON" # permalink comment
Comment: I just found a 12 sponge pack of Cadbury's Jaffa cakes moonlighting next to the forefather of Jaffa's, the Mcvities. Aroused, and with the price difference in mind I thought I'd test them out.

I was expecting a big difference, and the smoother, creamier feel of the chocolate rammed it home for me. A great gambit by Cadbury's, maybe we'll see a follow-up by Nestle later in the year. Roll on the jaffa wars.

Posted: 14:51 Thu 11-May-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: How about a 'Terrys chocolate orange' jaffa cake - the selling point being the orange flavoured chocolate coating aswell as the orange jammy bit.
Posted: 19:14 Sun 15-Oct-2006 by "J" # permalink comment
Comment: So what happended to the Cadbury Jaffa cakes? I've not see nthem on sale for a long time now and am a bit dis-appointed. The only Jaffa to contest the crown worn by MCv's offering.

Were they just a temporary offering or wil they be back?

Posted: 20:01 Sun 15-Oct-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: They have probably been discontinued due to poor sales.
Posted: 22:50 Sun 15-Oct-2006 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: I've seen the Cadbury ones still around - was either Sainsburys or Tesco.
Posted: 08:37 Mon 16-Oct-2006 by "Chester" # permalink comment
Comment: Or a Christmas seasonal Jaffa cake with marshmallow instead of the orange jam, though UK makers always seem to avoid marshmallow in products. Wagon wheels are a poor mans s'mores.
Posted: 08:42 Mon 16-Oct-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: hey, i like your marshmalla cake suggestion chester! but wagon wheels taste like fishy chocolate. yuck.
Posted: 12:56 Mon 16-Oct-2006 by "Phillerena " # permalink comment
Comment: Ive seen a new Cadbury product in Morrisons today, I think it was called Cadbury Specials. They were fancy biscuits thickly coated in chocolate, there was a milk choc, dark choc and one with orangey bits. I think they're meant to rival McVities Moments. 60307 9 98
Posted: 21:59 Thu 18-Jan-2007 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: weirdly, I just found an old videotape of an ad for the "Cadbury Flat Orange" - described as "really just a milk chocolate covered Jaffa cake" here:

http://chat.dailymail.co.uk/ [URL display truncated]

Posted: 22:20 Mon 14-May-2007 by "Grace" # permalink comment
Comment: the cadbury's jaffa cakes are 100% extra free packs spotted in Morrissons at the moment. Good value for money and damn tasty too!
Posted: 23:27 Wed 23-Apr-2008 by "Snacker" # permalink comment
Comment: Cadbury's Jaffa Cakes are in 100% extra free packs in Iceland at the moment - 99p for 24 cakes! :-D I am a very happy snacker!
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