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Jaffa "Cakes" & Biscuit Taxonomy

Are Jaffa Cakes Biscuits or Cakes?

  • Biscuits

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • Cakes

    Votes: 5 38.5%
  • Both

    Votes: 4 30.8%
  • Neither

    Votes: 1 7.7%

  • Total voters
    13

Comfortably Numb

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One always rather hoped that Jaffa cakes didn't have any spunk in them.
Ye couldnae make it up!

Neither is this... Son turns up last night and says, 'Brought some scran Dad, in case we get the munchies later'.

Included therein, amongst a variety of pies and sausage rolls, is this (photo just taken)...

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James_H

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God you're making me pine for Jaffa cakes
 

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God you're making me pine for Jaffa cakes
Of course, following Brexit, they're to be banned. Or made compulsory. Or both

i distinctly remember it being coined in OFAH but it has since somehow entered the national lexicon as if its an old and organically generated expression
cf
  • "you plonker"
  • "Rodney" (as an adjective)
  • "Del Boy" (as an adjective)
Not forgetting Del's 'alternative French', many of which I have occasionally heard in jest as British English OFAH 'fractured franglais'
  • Pot Pourri - Del means: I don't believe it. ...Actual meaning: A dried fragrant plant
  • Au contraire - Del means: Hang on a minute Actual meaning: On the contrary
  • Bain marie - Del means: No problem Actual meaning: A piece of equipment used in science and cooking
  • Bonnet de douche - Del means: Excellent Actual meaning: Shower cap
  • Chateauneuf du Pape - Del means: It's all gone crazy. Actual meaning: A wine region in south eastern France
  • Creme de la Menthe - Del means: The very best. Actual meaning: A sweet mint flavoured alcoholic drink
  • Fromage Frais - Del means: The Eureka moment. Actual meaning: A fresh curd cheese
  • Mais oui - Del means: My pleasure. Actual meaning: Of course
  • Mange Tout - Del means: No problem. Actual meaning: A sugar pea
 

Comfortably Numb

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Just a wee bit of fun...

When would have said Jaffa Cakes were first invented!

I would have thought 1960s?

Your good selves?

You can find the answer online...



1927...
 

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The port of Jaffa in Isreal.
 

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Here's another Jaffa (indeed):
 

Bad Bungle

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My vote for, 'Fortean post of the month'...
Um.. was that a hint ? OK, last search on the non-search engine : Monster Munch and Wotsits are standard-rated for VAT, but Skips and Twiglets are zero-rated (presumably as Twiglets are made out of twigs, not potato).
 

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Um.. was that a hint ? OK, last search on the non-search engine : Monster Munch and Wotsits are standard-rated for VAT, but Skips and Twiglets are zero-rated (presumably as Twiglets are made out of twigs, not potato).
The thought being.. your post was definitively... the hell are we discussing Jaffa Cakes!
 

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The irony!
Indeed...but the missing ".com" at the end of the URL in the hyperlink is also a contributory factor :twothumbs: (click on that small Ron Burgandy smiley to be reconnected with your long-distance search search)
 
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