Tesco Is Selling A Massive Jaffa Cake Dessert For Only £1.50

If you love Jaffa Cakes, but find they only satisfy you if you eat about 11 of them, then Tesco may just have the perfect dessert for you.

The supermarket's tasty sounding pud is basically their interpretation of what a Jaffa Cake would be like if it actually was a cake (obviously, actual Jaffa Cakes are a bit spongey and have the word 'cake' in their name, but they're actually much more like biscuits).

The cake begins - as most do - with a sponge base, which is topped with a baked orange layer, followed by an orange flavoured cream cheese mousse and finally, a chocolate topping.

It looks bloody delicious to be honest, and at 430g it is quite massive - compared to your standard Jaffa Cake that is.

Tesco's Jaffa Cake looks very tasty. Credit: Tesco
Tesco's Jaffa Cake looks very tasty. Credit: Tesco

Tesco advises that it serves six, but obviously, Tesco isn't your boss. Plus it's a frozen dessert, which means you should feel no need to share it, as you can always pop it back into the freezer to finish off later.

As if all of the above wasn't tantalising enough, it is also currently offer, down to £1.50 from £2.00. Therefore - if you did decide to share it as Tesco advises - you'd each be able to enjoy a serving for only 25p, and we all know you can't beat the sweet taste of value.

If you're actually quite partial to receiving instructions from food retailers about how much to eat and how to eat it, then you'll be pleased to learn that McVitie's - who manufacture the original Jaffa Cakes - last year issued guidance on the correct way to eat their famous cakes/biscuits.

If, like me, you just force them in your mouth until it hurts, then it turns out you've been eating them wrong. Indeed, the famous 'half moon' and 'full moon' techniques are also wrong apparently; rather, people should gnaw off the edge before eating the centre all one.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

That's according to food scientist and flavour expert, Dr Stuart Farrimond, who McVitie's consulted for this truly unnecessary research.

Dr Farrimond said: "Science concludes that this eating technique gives the almost perfectly optimised balance of zesty orange, slightly bitter chocolate and sweet airy sponge.

"We ran a panel of experiments to discover the best ratio of chocolate, orange jam and sponge.

"Given that the orange jam layer is pooled in the central segment of the Jaffa Cake, different eating styles will result in different combinations of these three layers in each mouthful.

"Whilst the most common way to eat a Jaffa Cake is the Half Mooner technique, our research concluded that the 'All Rounder' with the middle portion of the Jaffa Cake eaten as one, gives the optimum sweetness, taste and flavour.

"This can only be fully appreciated by nibbling the edge off first and then eating the middle portion alone."

Or, rather than have us all nibbling off the edges of their cakes, couldn't McVitie's redesign the treats so that the orange jam isn't just in the centre?

Food for thought.

Featured Image Credit: Tesco

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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