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Tesco Is Selling A Massive Family Sized Jaffa Cake For £1

Tesco Is Selling A Massive Family Sized Jaffa Cake For £1

Should Jaffa Cake be in the cake aisle of a supermarket or the biscuit aisle? This debate has been causing arguments in households for years, this Jaffa Cake from Tesco is definitely a cake cake - and it's on offer for £1!

It's basically like an original Jaffa Cake, but it's MASSIVE. It still has the same delicious combination of tangy orange jelly and soft spongy biscuit base with the added yumminess of orange flavoured cream cheese mousse and a rich chocolate topping. Mmmm.

Credit: Tesco
Credit: Tesco

This Jaffa Cake would probably be eaten with a spoon, and despite being big enough to feed at least four people, I'm willing to say I could down it in one.

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90s babies will remember the "Full moon, half moon, total eclipse" but you may be surprised to learn that this is not the best way to be consuming the Jaffa Cake.

Apparently you are supposed to bite away all of the outer edge and then eat the remaining orange jelly, chocolate and sponge in one mouthful.

To reach this vital conclusion, McVitie's consulted food scientist and flavour expert Dr Stuart Farrimond who, as well as having a fantastic job title, is more than qualified to teach us how to eat a snack.

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

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Dr Farrimond said: "Science concludes that this eating technique gives the almost perfectly optimised balance of zesty orange, slightly bitter chocolate and sweet airy sponge.

"We ran a panel of experiments to discover the best ratio of chocolate, orange jam and sponge.

"Given that the orange jam layer is pooled in the central segment of the Jaffa Cake, different eating styles will result in different combinations of these three layers in each mouthful.

"Whilst the most common way to eat a Jaffa Cake is the Half Mooner technique, our research concluded that the 'All Rounder' with the middle portion of the Jaffa Cake eaten as one, gives the optimum sweetness, taste and flavour.

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"This can only be fully appreciated by nibbling the edge off first and then eating the middle portion alone."

Well. There you have it.

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Topics: Food, Tesco, Tasty

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Niamh Spence

Niamh Spence is a freelance writer, covering lifestyle topics. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in Journalism in 2012 and has switched between PR and journalism ever since. Usually found with coffee and on twitter.