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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?

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.

Needless to say, his co-presenter Mary Berry did not approve.


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By Daan, published on 26/08/2016