* end of review *
Oh. You want more? Ok then.
That’s a real word. Stop looking at me like that.
Aside from the obvious defficiency of not being real Jaffa Cakes, the texture of the orangey layer just isn’t quite right. Where proper Jaffa Cakes have a distinct jelly layer, the filling here is softer and more liquid. It’s just not the same if you don’t have that soft, tangy disc of jelly left in your mouth when the cake and chocolate have melted away.
And speaking of that cakey bit, there’s not enough of that either. Genuine Jaffa Cakes are not only about twice the size of these, but you get significantly more cakey bit per cake too.
I’d love to tell you more about what’s in them (purely to give a better comparison with original Jaffa Cakes), but unfortunately the “sample pack” I was sent isn’t a retail box and has no ingredients listed. I don’t even know if, where or when they will be available in the shops. Bahlsen’s PR people seem more intent of promoting their oh-so-clever marketing campaign, than telling us about the product.
In summary then; Don’t buy them. It just wouldn’t be British.