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Old 27-06-2015, 08:10 PM   #1
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Jaffa Cakes

Jaffa Cakes are not widely sold here. I read so much about them I thought I would get some from ebay. I thought they were chocolate. Then I read they were choclate and orange - which I might not like. Then I read there was going to be a mostly chocolate version of Jaffa Cakes but those articles were from 2012. I haven't seen them sold on ebay yet. Were they ever made and sold in UK?


Milk chocolate Jaffa Cakes could be released as Britain craves a sweeter taste

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ter-taste.html



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Old 27-06-2015, 08:41 PM   #2
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I think they were sold for a while. You can get off-brand milk chocolate jaffa cakes in pound shops etc. A bit different but still tasty! They're not mostly chocolate, it's still chocolate and orange but instead of dark chocolate on the top they used milk.



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Old 27-06-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
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People are so greedy. What's wrong with Jaffa Cakes the way they are??? Amateurs. :P





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Old 27-06-2015, 09:51 PM   #4
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I think they were sold for a while. You can get off-brand milk chocolate jaffa cakes in pound shops etc. A bit different but still tasty! They're not mostly chocolate, it's still chocolate and orange but instead of dark chocolate on the top they used milk.

Thanks - I've seen some other McVities items I might like more (not a big orange fan!).

I might like the "chocolatey chuckle" of "Penguins" - the "buttery swagger" of "Boasters" - the "oaty rough and tumble" of "Hobnobs" or the "tingly tickle" of "Ginger Nuts"

Then again it is the "zesty mischief" of "Jaffa Cakes" that capitvated my interest








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Old 27-06-2015, 10:06 PM   #5
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Boasters are such posh biscuits that your mam only ever let you have one of whereas you could have 2 hobnobs or gingernuts.



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Old 27-06-2015, 10:33 PM   #6
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Boasters are so posh I'd never heard of them :p



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Boasters are so posh I'd never heard of them :p

What about "Digestives" and their "chocolately snuggle"? I have no idea what a digestive is, or if I would want a "chocolatey snuggle" from one!




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Old 27-06-2015, 11:36 PM   #8
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digestives are plain biscuits supposedly nearish a graham cracker. the ones your on about are half coated in chocolate and are scrummy



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digestives are plain biscuits supposedly nearish a graham cracker. the ones your on about are half coated in chocolate and are scrummy

Thanks. I was reading a "digestive" was thought to help digestion due their baking soda ingredient. I wonder if Pizza (calcium) can do the same things lol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_biscuit



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Old 28-06-2015, 08:21 PM   #10
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If you are going to have Hobnobs, they have to be the chocolate ones. They are a god among biscuits. Much more than simply a normal hobnob with a chocolate topping. Be warned though, you cannot only have the one.

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Old 28-06-2015, 08:42 PM   #11
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I got hooked onto Hobnobs when my friend moved to England and sent me a bunch. They sell them in a food store here (in the US) in the international section, but the prices are ridiculous so I usually just stare at them with a sulk.



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People are so greedy. What's wrong with Jaffa Cakes the way they are??? Amateurs. :P
I strongly agree! I loooooooooooove Jaffa cakes. Sadly I can't have them in my flat because they are like Pringles (once you pop, you can't stop). Do Pringles adverts still have that catch phrase?

I strongly recommend you buy Jaffa cakes. So yummy! I also like chocolate digestives, but I tend to buy shop's own brands which are just as good.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Jaffa cakes!

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Well that's weird. I don't like white or dark chocolate, only milk chocolate, yet jaffas are my favourite biscuit (yes I consider them biscuits) and I never knew or noticed they are dark chocolate...

I can't afford posh mcvities though. It's usually lidl or aldi brand. I can't remember what jaffas i had before those shops opened here. Tescos probably.



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Humm..I might like Hobnobs better because of the orange thing. I suppose I'll have to try Jaffa and Hobnobs. Am I wrong or is "Jaffa" also a popular pet name? Seems to me I recall a lot of cats namd Jaffa.


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Whoa - talk about McVitties Hobknobs - I mean Hobnobs - no I really mean Hob Knobs! (by McTities I assume lol)


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Old 08-08-2015, 06:01 PM   #16
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I got the Hobnobs and they were good (they didn't last long). They reminded me of a cross between "Graham Crackers" (US) and oatmeal cookies. Jaffas next..



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The chocolate hobnob ones are amazing

I love chocolate fingers




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Boasters are such posh biscuits that your mam only ever let you have one of whereas you could have 2 hobnobs or gingernuts.
^ I laughed at how true this is.

Jaffa cakes are amazing, I have a friend who moved to England from Australia and she loved them, she's back in Australia now though, which is truly tragic for her biscuit eating habits.

I really don't like hobnobs, chocolate digestives are so nice though, especially the ones with caramel in.



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The chocolate hobnob ones are amazing

I love chocolate fingers
I probably would like the chocolate Hobs even more than the reular ones so I better avoid trying them lol.

On another note, my shipment of Hobs came wrapped in bubble wrap/paper and they survived trip from UK intact. I expected to open package and see crumbs lol



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Hobnobs are perfect!

I like Rich Tea's as well. And dark chocolate digestives. And custard creams. And shortbread. And those malted milk biscuits with the cows on. Yesss.










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