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Jaffa Cake fans left baffled after the 'correct' way to eat them is revealed

Jaffa Cake fans left baffled after the 'correct' way to eat them is revealed

Turns out most of us are wrong on this one

When you’re eating your favourite snack, you well, eat it, right? There’s no fussing about, you just want to shove it down your gob as fast as possible.

No one can tell you you’re doing that wrong. Surely?

Well, it turns out they can, apparently. As among the biscuit or cake debate that comes with Jaffa Cakes, there’s a debate over how they’re supposed to be eaten. Some might prefer to eat it in layers, scraping off the chocolate, sliding down the fruit and then savouring the sponge.

But McVities has explained the ‘correct way’ to eat a Jaffa Cake.

Sharing his discovery in the Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas, a lad called Dan posted a screenshot of his brief chat with the maker's official Facebook page, in which he asked: "What side of the Jaffa is the bottom?"

Fancy a Jaffa?
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Jaffa Cake responded: "Hi David, our Jaffa Cakes go through a reservoir of chocolate, so the chocolate is on the bottom! Thanks, Jaffa Cakes."

So there you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.

But this isn't the first time McVitie's has tried to tell the right way of eating their biscuits.

Back in 2017, a spokesperson for the confectionary giant told Good Housekeeping: "When we make our McVitie's chocolate biscuits - whether that be Chocolate Hobnobs, Chocolate Digestives, or even Jaffa Cakes - they go through a reservoir of chocolate on the production line.

“This essentially 'enrobes' the bottom in chocolate - so we can confirm that the chocolate is officially on the bottom of the biscuits."

How do you eat them?
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Well, now that's settled, how about the size of the orange filling in the middle?

People online have been losing the plot over it, claiming that it's shrinking and yet another example of some sort of confectionery con.

Reddit, unsurprisingly, has proven to be a hotbed of debate around it, with people sharing their thoughts on the theory.

Sharing a picture of a Jaffa with what appears to be a particularly small bump of jelly, one user said: "The jelly part of Jaffa Cakes has gotten smaller."

Commenting on the thread, another agreed: "You're not wrong, I found archive pictures of Jaffa Cakes from around a decade ago and there is significantly more Jaffa."

Which way up?
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While another irate Jaffa lover chimed in: "You're 100 percent right. Left the UK 10 years ago, and haven't had one since. That picture is a f***ing monstrosity. They must have nearly halved the orange bit since I left."

However, again, McVitie's has responded to the claims.

Sarah Babb, Marketing Manager, McVitie's Jaffa Cakes told LADbible: "Fear not, we definitely haven't reduced the size of the Jaffatastic filling in our McVitie's Jaffa Cakes.

"When they're being made, the filling may sometimes set quicker or slower, in true Jaffabe what you want to be style, this can result in a slightly different shaped centre - we can assure our Jaffanatic fans that the size of the filling is the same as it always has been!"

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Topics: Food And Drink