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to be annoyed at my mom for giving nephew a jaffa cake?

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stitch Thu 28-Aug-08 12:02:49

he is 11 months old.
the child eats everything you give him, and everythign he sees you eating. i wish she would drae the line at things like jaffa cakes. chocolate i can deal with. but not those orange jelly things in the jaffa cakes.

Othersideofthechannel Thu 28-Aug-08 12:03:35

Yes, she should have given it to me!

Mamazon Thu 28-Aug-08 12:04:06

eh? shouldn't this be in the quichetty quich thread?

BloodySmartarse Thu 28-Aug-08 12:04:57

repeat after me; sugar is not poison. a jaffa cake will not kill anyone.

LilRedWG Thu 28-Aug-08 12:08:00

God, I hope this is a wind up. Not your child, none of your business. Butt out and let his own mother and father deal with it.

stitch Thu 28-Aug-08 12:08:01

i'm not fussed aboutthe sugar, or the chocalte or the cake part of it. but what about the horrible orangey tartrazine filled part??
shock aibu?

WilfSell Thu 28-Aug-08 12:09:04

this is a joke right?

gingerninja Thu 28-Aug-08 12:09:12

what did his parents think? Surely it's for them to worry. I tried to keep my DD 'pure of chocolate' for the first year but my mother bought her an easter egg when she was four months old (shh, I ate it all) and I realised there was probably nothing I could do about it in the future.

forevercleaning Thu 28-Aug-08 12:09:25

what is wrong with giving him a jaffa cake?

Mamazon Thu 28-Aug-08 12:09:59

it was one.

if she gave him an entire packet, and then again another tomorrow and the next day etc etc then will have every right to feel annoyed at her and be worried for your Nephew.

but IT WAS ONE JAFFA CAKE he will be ok.

stitch Thu 28-Aug-08 12:10:11

his mom lets me make lots of decisions. so when i banned my kids from giving him hula hoops, she was perfectly happy to go along with it. his dad was quite happy for him to have them, and wants to put salt in his food, coz otherwise it doesnt have any taste.
it has already happened. he has had the jaffa cake, and apparently really really enjoyed it. i just asked mom not to giv it to him again.

bethoo Thu 28-Aug-08 12:10:24

the only thing aboutjaffa cakes. is considering there is not much chocolate on them, it goes everywhere!

stitch Thu 28-Aug-08 12:11:21

okie. i am being unreasonable then

BalloonSlayer Thu 28-Aug-08 12:12:50

'kin ell!!

I thought you were going to say that he was dangerously allergic to milk and eggs like my DS and didn't she know it could have killed him?

Tartrazine... sigh

jumpingbeans Thu 28-Aug-08 12:12:53

this is why i have not been on here for months

AMumInScotland Thu 28-Aug-08 12:16:11

The orange colour in Jaffa Cakes (McVities ones anyway) is curcurmin, not tartrazine. It's a natural food colouring, made from the spice turmeric.

Othersideofthechannel Thu 28-Aug-08 12:16:20

Actually Stitch, I think I know how you feel. I wouldn't have been happy if anyone had given something so 'artifical' to my babies. (I was quite happy with home made chocolate log for 9 month 10 month DS at his first Christmas.) But it is not really getting 'annoyed' with someone unless the child is known to be allergic.

BloodySmartarse Thu 28-Aug-08 12:16:21

its ok, stitch, i was a bit highly strung about foody things for a while too... and i think its perfectly ok to have principles and easy to get caught up in scare stories etc...

but honestly, i would try to get some perspective, relax a little and know that a jaffa cake is really not going to harm him one little teeny bit.


MrsMattie Thu 28-Aug-08 12:17:19

Chill out

Othersideofthechannel Thu 28-Aug-08 12:17:21

Not really worth getting annoyed about

CountessDracula Thu 28-Aug-08 12:20:35


Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Plain Chocolate (20%)[Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Butter Oil, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476), Cocoa Butter, Natural Vanilla Flavouring], Sugar, Wheat Flour, Whole Egg, Water, Dextrose Monohydrate, Concentrated Orange Juice (8% Orange Juice Equivalent), Glucose Syrup, Citric Acid, Humectant (Glycerine), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Vegetable Oil, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Dried Whole Egg, Natural Flavourings, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Natural Colour (Curcumin)

NigellaTheOriginal Thu 28-Aug-08 12:20:58

perhaps would have been better to nibble all the chocolate off, peel back the yummy orangy bit then give nephew the dry cakey bit.
how does nephews mum feel about what food her son gets?
obviously you feel strongly so if it were your son being fed the poison jaffa cake then no not unreasonable at all to have a strop about it. if nephews mum is more relaxed ad wouldn't mind then yes YABU.

batters Thu 28-Aug-08 12:23:27

is it just me or has this thread made anyone else lust after a jaffa cake.

Tidgypuds Thu 28-Aug-08 12:24:14

If only I had such minor things to worry myself over. No offence Stitch.

mumblechum Thu 28-Aug-08 12:25:08


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