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To think Jaffa Cakes in flavours other than orange are an abomination?

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Hasitfallendownagain Wed 03-Jul-13 09:34:44

DH brought home some Jaffa cakes last night for a treat.

DC had one each for pudding yesterday. I just made myself a nice cup of tea and got out the packet and they are Raspberry favour!!

I did eat one to check I wasn't just being a set-in-my-ways old curmudgeon afraid of change, and they are nasty.


By the way, to be fair, they are not Mcvities, and actually called "Soft cakes", rather than Jaffa cakes, but still. They should taste of orange, and any other flavour is just wrong, wrong, wrong!

Latara Wed 03-Jul-13 09:37:13

Jaffa cakes take their name from Jaffa oranges so YANBU.

But they weren't actual Jaffa cakes so maybe YA a little bit U.

Cherriesarelovely Wed 03-Jul-13 09:40:07

WHAT? I didn't know about this! That is horrible!

Salmotrutta Wed 03-Jul-13 09:41:25


fanjobiscuits Wed 03-Jul-13 09:42:29


Loulybelle Wed 03-Jul-13 09:44:02

YANBU, they are orange, that it.

PerchedOnMyPeddleStool Wed 03-Jul-13 09:45:42

They are just nasty. Orange flavour or otherwise.

valiumredhead Wed 03-Jul-13 09:45:46

Eeeeewwwwwwwww! yuck!

PetiteRaleuse Wed 03-Jul-13 09:45:53

We have some imitation jaffa cakes in France called Pims. They are yum. They do, however have raspberry, lime and I think possibly pear variations. No-one gets me when I rant about that.

YANBU whatever the brand grin

Empress77 Wed 03-Jul-13 09:46:44

I think ive had lime ones and they are fabulous.

TheFallenNinja Wed 03-Jul-13 09:56:18

Another example of the lasagnafication of food.

Makes my blood boil.

Bingdweller Wed 03-Jul-13 09:57:17

Best Jaffa cakes are from Lidl. They beat McVities dry offerings hands down!

Oldraver Wed 03-Jul-13 10:03:23

I've had lemon ones (or was it lime?) and they were lovely.

I much prefer the Jaffa cake bars now.

MagzFarqharson Wed 03-Jul-13 10:06:20

Ooooo, where did you get them from? I had the raspberry ones in France and they were the best thing I've ever eaten <complete exaggeration>, but I did love them and YABU because they weren't called Jaffa Cakes, were they?

WoTmania Wed 03-Jul-13 10:07:13

YANBU - it's a travesty

StuntGirl Wed 03-Jul-13 10:08:42

So with you on that!

fanoftheinvisibleman Wed 03-Jul-13 10:12:59

My polish sil brought us some polish jaffa cake type thing that was cherry flavoured. They tasted plain wrong...I still ate them though grin

Hasitfallendownagain Wed 03-Jul-13 10:59:41

What is Lasagnification of food? <prepares to jump on band wagon>

They may possibly have been Polish actually, as DH came home with Polish beer from (presumably) the same shop. Or maybe it was Czech.

Shuddering at pear flavour, that is even worse than raspberry. Lemon and lime don't sound quite so bad, at least they are citrus fruits!

DoctorRobert Wed 03-Jul-13 11:02:40

YABU. In France you can get cherry ones from Carrefour I think. They're delicious.

shewhowines Wed 03-Jul-13 11:07:48


Which marketing idiots thought strawberry flavoured ribena would go down well. Do they still do that or has it died a slow miserable death?

Wrong just wrong.

dubstarr73 Wed 03-Jul-13 11:11:39

The cherry ones out of Lidl are gorgous really nice.Much better than the orange ones

littlepeas Wed 03-Jul-13 11:22:36

Orange best, raspberry yes, lime no. Bleugh.

iseenodust Wed 03-Jul-13 11:29:02

Be warned the lemon and lime are also an abomination.
Jaffa cakes should be McVities and orange. No fake cakes thank you.

Empress77 Wed 03-Jul-13 11:45:26

Down with this oppression of colourful jaffa cakes! Down with this flavourism! Theres plenty of room in the world for as many cake variations as possible! Never stifle the cake makers! Votes for rainbow jaffas all round!!

fancyabakeoff Wed 03-Jul-13 12:12:52

Lidl's cherry ones are the best!

McVities Jaffa cakes are dry and tasteless.

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