Spotted! Jaffa Cheesecake – Biscuits INSIDE cakes is spreading!

Look what I spotted at our work canteen today – a biscuit inside a cake! Jaffa Cake Chessecake. I had to try it!

I really wanted the thick chocolate on top to be chocolate orange, and it was!! Delicious! Apart from seeing it in the baked cheesecake bit, you couldn’t taste it was a McVities jaffa. And the biscuit base was really soggy. Apart from the chocolate topping, a really disappointing cheesecake. Full marks so for trying something different :o)

Jaffa cake inside a (cheese) cake

Jaffa cake inside a (cheese) cake

OK, OK. Are Jaffas cakes or biscuits? Technically a cake but only technically. This from Wikipedia:

Categorisation as cake or biscuit for VAT

In the United Kingdom, value added tax is payable on chocolate-covered biscuits, but not on chocolate-covered cakes.[13] McVities defended its classification of Jaffa Cakes as cakes at a VAT tribunal in 1991, against the ruling that Jaffa Cakes were biscuits due to their size and shape, and the fact that they were often eaten in place of biscuits.[14] McVitie’s insisted that the product was a cake, and according to rumour produced a giant Jaffa Cake in court to illustrate its point.[14] After assessing the product on eleven criteria, including “texture”, “attractiveness to children” and “consistency when stale”,[15] the court found favour of McVitie’s, meaning that VAT is not paid on Jaffa Cakes in the United Kingdom.

But if you want to argue the point, The Guardian has 444 comments on whether its a biscuit or a cake. So join in, if you feel strongly about it

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3 thoughts on “Spotted! Jaffa Cheesecake – Biscuits INSIDE cakes is spreading!

  1. I wanted to thank you for this very good read!! I absolutely loved every bit of it. I’ve got you book-marked to look at new things you post…

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