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To not give a shit whether they're a cake or a biscuit

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DuaneDibbley Mon 24-Sep-12 07:39:41

Toddler DS decided sleep was for wimps last night and was up and bouncy between 11 and 3 last night. Thank god it's not a day I go to work! However I'm so tired and the best way to make me feel better this morning was to have a big cup of coffee and some Jaffa cakes. IANBU am I?

FutureNannyOgg Mon 24-Sep-12 07:42:50

Its a cake, the clue is in the name.

YABU to just have one.

FutureNannyOgg Mon 24-Sep-12 07:43:29

Oh I misread, YANBU

DuaneDibbley Mon 24-Sep-12 07:43:38

I had three. I thought it was an ongoing debate for VAT reasons?

FutureNannyOgg Mon 24-Sep-12 07:45:35

Pah, VAT my arse [nicecupofteaandasitdown.com] ruled them to be cakes over a decade ago.

CasperGutman Mon 24-Sep-12 07:45:45

You can't avoid this important question - the answer is vitally important in determining whether you have to pay VAT on your Jaffa Cake habit!

bigsnugglebunny Mon 24-Sep-12 07:46:22

YANBU - that sounds like delightful breakfast... and oranges are, of course, one of your 5-a-day! wink

nameuschangeus Mon 24-Sep-12 07:47:40

In the interests of fairness I would have two. Call one a cake and one a biscuit and that way you have all bases covered.
<climbs back up in to fence>

DuaneDibbley Mon 24-Sep-12 07:53:12

Oh no namechanges - maybe I should have another one to even it up?

diddl Mon 24-Sep-12 07:53:43

Have two more so that you´ve had your 5 a daygrin

And of course when you need energy food it doesn´t matter if it´s cake, biscuit, chocolate or all three!

Aren´t they a cake because of the cakey spongy bit?

Aren´t biscuits crunchy??

DuaneDibbley Mon 24-Sep-12 07:56:14

And sorry NannyOgg for not keeping abreast of such cakey biscuity matters <hangs head>

ScarletLady02 Mon 24-Sep-12 08:02:27

I have an Aldi two minutes away so have permanent access to their Jaffa Cakces...which are far superior to the proper ones AND a million times cheaper.

Mmmm Jaffa Cakes...

DuaneDibbley Mon 24-Sep-12 08:03:27

Really? Superior? I fail to see what could be improved upon...

ScarletLady02 Mon 24-Sep-12 08:06:53

Less sponge...more orangey bit. Plus you get the equivalent of two packs for 85p wink

They really are better...trust me...

ScarletLady02 Mon 24-Sep-12 08:07:22

I am a sucker for the orangey bit though...

Whatdoiknowanyway Mon 24-Sep-12 08:08:34

I think the cake/biscuit definition is influenced by what happens when they go stale. Cakes go hard and biscuits go soft so Jaffa cakes are cakes.

DuaneDibbley Mon 24-Sep-12 08:11:39

Oh so am I Scarlet - i'll have to try some then smile

Gah, I'm going to have to go to aldi now for Jaffa Cakes . They really are superior, as are their Ginger Nuts

RubyStolenBootyGates Mon 24-Sep-12 08:15:15

Cakes go hard when they get stale.
Biscuits go soft when they get stale.
Jaffa cakes go hard &#8756; they are a cake.

Gosh, a syllogism before breakfast grin

But YABVU if the jaffa cakes are ever allowed to be in a state to test this theory.

RubyStolenBootyGates Mon 24-Sep-12 08:15:54

&#8756 = therefore symbol. obv.
Silly keyboard.

ScarletLady02 Mon 24-Sep-12 08:16:05

You won't be disappointed DuaneDibbley (Love the username by the way!).

All their biscuits are good. In fact all their everything is pretty bloody good. Gotta love Aldi.

JeezyOrangePips Mon 24-Sep-12 08:22:28

As far as I'm aware the vat on Jaffa cakes was sorted quite a few years ago. I heard about it when I was training 12 years ago.

They are officially a cake.

DuaneDibbley Mon 24-Sep-12 08:24:02

Thanks Scarlet!

JeezyOrangePips Mon 24-Sep-12 08:24:19

And I think YABU to not give a shit.

They'd be 20% more expensive if they were biscuits.

Surely that's worth caring about!

Bilbobagginstummy Mon 24-Sep-12 08:35:34

I think that was a brilliant way of deciding: no doubt there were lots of long, technical arguments.
Whoever came up with the cake hard/ biscuit soft thing was a genius!

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