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Posted: 08:33 Sun 16-Jan-2011. Price: 79p/around 300g. Location: Lidl. Sub-flavours: Orange, Cherry, Raspberry, Mini Orange Jaffa Cakes. Nutritional unusualness: 55% filling.
"Marc Carran" reports: How on earth can people not [have] tried these? Hailing from discount supermarket chain Lidl, are these classic twists to all-time favourite, the Jaffa Cake. They're a little different to your McVitie's brand. When you first see them, you will notice they seem a lot darker, a lot smoother, and a lot flatter. On first look you may think "I've got a poor man's Jaffa Cake." Then you take a bite and realise how wonderful they are! Take a bite... enjoy first, the luxurious crunch to the dark chocolate, the soft jammy center and the thin but soft base! The Mini bags I would say have roughly the same amount of Jaffa's as 2-3 of those Mini Lunchbox ones you had when you were a kid!

The flavours: Orange - good. Raspberry - at first you're thinking "Raspberry and Cake" sounds out of place, think "Raspberry and Chocolate", and now it seems much better. Cherry - this one comes with icing across the top of the cakes. Not sure why, but it seems to go pretty well! In summary, if you have any spare time and want a cake that simply can be loved by everyone, eaten anytime and is also cheap, head over to Lidl with a few quid, share a few, and see how long the box ends up lasting.

...An impressively extensive review of this (Lidl exclusive?) brand - and, in case you're wondering, I think it's a different "Marc" to last week, though the style is similar. In other orangey semi-originality: Nestle are bringing back a 1 Aero Orange Block as well as a 56p Aero Caramel, though neither I nor Foodstuff Finds detected any hint of mutton in their Aero Bubbly Lamb. Citrus flavours probably also appear in Haribo's Easter Jelly Bunnies, Eggstras, and Tangfast-chicks while, as promised, here's a slightly traumatised-looking Smarties Spring Friend hanging from a Christmas tree - though quite not as out of place as this aimed-at-stockists Lindt internal publicity you can probably still see on the street en route to Kentish Town tube.


Posted: 10:36 Sun 16-Jan-2011 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Shallow as I am, Lidl do themselves no favours with their cheap looking packaging. I find that I tend to ignore some of their own brands because of this. NYR: Looks can be deceptive.
Posted: 15:53 Sun 23-Jan-2011 by "Tony"
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Comment: My local Lidl (Bristol, Southmead Rd) has stopped selling the Cherry Jaffa Cakes. I am, unsurprisingly, distraught.
Posted: 02:23 Thu 05-May-2011 by "Tony" # permalink comment
Comment: Me too. I was born in Southmead Hospital.
Posted: 10:42 Sat 31-Mar-2012 by "Luke" # permalink comment
Comment: I live in sweden near a Lidl, and when i went in there for the first time and saw they had jaffa cakes... I just got euphoric! i bought a pack for 15kr (about 3 dollars) and devoured them at home.
Posted: 19:35 Thu 24-May-2012 by "Ali" # permalink comment
Comment: Yum yum yum yum love them. Soooooo many times better than the mcvities
Posted: 06:17 Tue 26-Jun-2012 by "brouder2000 (at!) hotmail.com" # permalink comment
Comment: I really love these cakes, where can I get them here in Canada?
Posted: 19:19 Thu 19-Jul-2012 by "Louise Mae Brouder" # permalink comment
Comment: I was in Ireland for my daughter's wedding and I tasted these wonderful little cakes from Lidl. Do you know if they are available in Canada. If not, I would suggest to the company to remedy that & export please thank you.
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