McVitie’s ends it all!
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As we consider why we are here and what the purpose of existence is, our species has had to grapple with some significant issues over the years.
But the biggest question of all is whether the McVitie’s Jaffa Cake is a cake as it claims to be or is really a biscuit.
Although it says “cake” on the packaging, the biscuit gang asserts that you usually find Jaffa Cakes in the biscuit aisle since they are packed like biscuits and are small, snack-sized delights like biscuits are.
However, they can’t be crisply snapped in two like a more substantial item, like a biscuit, because of its spongy, cake-like foundation.
Regardless of your allegiance to Team Cake or Team Biscuit, only word from the highest authority could persuade you that your classification of Jaffa Cakes is incorrect.
Fortunately, the highest authority on the subject, McVitie’s, has spoken on this numerous times and has ruled in favour of Team Cake.
Sorry, biscuit gang, but despite your best efforts to convince us that Jaffa Cakes are in fact biscuits, the truth is that you’re completely mistaken.
The simple Jaffa Cake is roughly 96 years old, and since its creation, there has been a legal battle about its legitimacy. McVitie’s has been battling this issue for almost a century.
As you can see, the government opted to support Team Biscuit since it would profit from people’s love of Jaffa Cakes if Team Biscuit won because cake is exempt from value added tax (VAT) but biscuits are not.
But despite an objection from HM Customs and Excise (now HM Revenue and Customs), the legal dispute demonstrated that the Jaffa Cake was in fact a cake.
No matter how strongly you argue, Team Cake has already won this battle because the law of the land declares that Jaffa Cakes are cake and not biscuits, despite the evidence coming right from the source.
While Team Cake has won the argument over whether Jaffa Cakes are a cake or a biscuit, it might be a good idea to bring up the other contentious issue surrounding the sweet discs.
There are 520 different ways to eat a Jaffa Cake, but most individuals only manage to finish theirs in two bites, according to scientists.
According to McVitie’s, we’ve been eating Jaffa Cakes upside down all this time, so apparently there is a “correct” way to eat one.
According to McVitie’s, they go through a “reservoir of chocolate,” thus that area is actually the bottom of the Jaffa Cake. You might have thought that the spongy part was on the bottom and the chocolate part was on top.
I am aware that McVitie’s is the de facto standard when it comes to Jaffa Cakes, but since they are blatantly mistaken about the chocolate part being at the bottom, I’ll chose to disregard that.
It might be time for a new legal dispute, yet if people start announcing themselves to be on Team Top or Team Bottom, they might be taken for something else.
Does anyone else have a genuine craving for a Jaffa Cake?