McVities Jaffa Cakes
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#JaffaGate: The Great Jaffa Cake Debate Resurfaces On GBBO
After Wednesday's Great British Bake Off challenge the internet has gone into a frenzy.
It was an interesting opening to the series.
And we rolled with it.
The first technical challenge of the series was to make a plate of Jaffa Cakes. But the question is - are Jaffa Cakes actually cakes?
Adding 'must know which way up a jaffa cake goes' to my dating profile #GBBO— Rae Barrett (@raebazaz) August 24, 2016
However, Jaffa Cakes are indeed cakes. In the Jaffa Cake case of 1991, HMRC argued that McVitie's Jaffa Cakes were chocolate covered biscuits, not cakes. According to VAT rules, cakes are exempt from tax, whereas luxury biscuits are subject to tax.
McVitie's claimed that they were cakes and apparently made a giant Jaffa Cake to prove this, as well as pointing out that when biscuits go off they go soft, whereas cakes, like jaffa cakes, go hard. They won.
But then all hell broke loose when GBBO presenter Paul Hollywood DUNKED HIS JAFFA CAKE INTO HIS TEA.
Never been so disgusted watching Paul Hollywood dunk a Jaffa cake in his tea..— Julie (@Jahooles) 24 August 2016
I think the BBC needs to issue a full apology after showing Paul Hollywood dunking a Jaffa Cake in a cup of tea. Disgusting behaviour— Max(well) (@Mouldyteabag) 24 August 2016
Needless to say, his co-presenter Mary Berry did not approve.
BUT LET'S PARTY BECAUSE GBBO IS BACK!
By Daan, published on 26/08/2016