jaffa cake

Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by i-am-from-the-moon, Jan 16, 2010.

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  1. i-am-from-the-moon

    i-am-from-the-moon Well-Known Member

    are jakka cakes cakes or buiscuits what do u all think
  2. ~Tosh~

    ~Tosh~ Forum Buddy

    cake, because cakes are soft, biscuits are solid :smile:
  3. i-am-from-the-moon

    i-am-from-the-moon Well-Known Member

    but if u dunk a cake in liquid it will break up jaffa cakes last
  4. ~Tosh~

    ~Tosh~ Forum Buddy

    i wouldnt know, i dont like jaffa cakes...
  5. i-am-from-the-moon

    i-am-from-the-moon Well-Known Member

    jaffa cakes are beautiful
  6. NoGood

    NoGood Well-Known Member

    OMG!!!!! A guy and I used to joke about this throughout school for like 5 years.
    He said cake - I say biscuit. Now 7years later if i see him on the street he say "cake" before he says "hi" hahaha
  7. NoGood

    NoGood Well-Known Member

    :O so in the eyes of the law - its a cake :O:O:O:O (dont tell my friend)

    Cake or biscuit?

    Under UK law, no Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged on biscuits and cakes — they are "zero rated". Chocolate covered biscuits, however, are subject to VAT, currently 17.5%. McVities classed its Jaffa Cakes as cakes, but in 1991, this was challenged by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise and the case ended up before the courts.[6] This may have been because Jaffa Cakes are about the same size and shape as some types of biscuit, and particularly because they are commonly eaten alongside, or instead of, traditional biscuits. A question that the court asked itself was "what criteria should be used to class something as a cake?"

    McVities defended its classification of Jaffa Cakes as cakes, producing a 12" (30 cm) Jaffa Cake to illustrate that its Jaffa Cakes were simply miniature cakes.[7]

    McVities argued that a distinction between cakes and biscuits is, among other things, that biscuits would normally be expected to go soft when stale, whereas cakes would normally be expected to go hard. It was demonstrated to the Tribunal that Jaffa Cakes become hard when stale. Other factors taken into account by the Chairman, Potter QC, included the name, ingredients, texture, size, packaging, marketing, presentation, appeal to children, and manufacturing process. Potter ruled that the Jaffa Cake is a cake. McVities therefore won the case and VAT is not paid on Jaffa Cakes.[8]

  8. Axiom

    Axiom Account Closed

    thought that was a dude from aladin :mellow:
  9. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    They are mini cakes! :D
  10. Little_me

    Little_me Well-Known Member


    But if cookies are solid, why are not rice cakes cookies?
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