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Jaffa Cake: Cake or Biscuit watch

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    (Original post by Rory :))
    The Jaffa Cake is it a Cake or Biscuit?
    Cake. Biscuits start out hard then go soft, Jaffa Cakes start soft and go hard.

    Also, clue's in the name!
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    Cake. Clue is in the name.
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    We had this debate in my history class one day. Just a small clue-this is an irresolvable debate
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    (Original post by Maximum Velocity)
    So if I called it Jaffa ****s, does that mean....

    Don't be stupid ¬¬

    It's a biscuit, that's soft.
    I'm stupid because I pointed out the obvious for everyone? I'm not daft, I'm going on the logic that since it's advertised as a cake, it's a damn cake.

    Cakes go hard when stale, Biscuits go softer when stale. Jaffa Cakes go hard, therefore, it is a cake.
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    its in the name Jaffa Cake, so its a cake

    is it me or does the word cake look wierd?
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    I had a Jaffa Cake milkshake the other day and it was lovely :coma:
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    (Original post by choly7)
    I had a Jaffa Cake milkshake the other day and it was lovely :coma:
    Ooo I've had a Farley's Rusk milkshake - heavenly! :sogood:
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    A biscuit has to have some sort of Pringles are the famous case. They are cakes not crisps, and they still charge a friggin pound on sale.
    Yes Jaffa Cakes are by definition cakes, but that isn't really their function. People don't think "I feel like eating some cake" and go for the Jaffas. This is why they're found slap bang in the middle of the biscuits section on a supermarket aisle. Similarly for pringles, they may by definition be cakes but serve functionally as crisps.
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    (Original post by jess.)
    Yes Jaffa Cakes are by definition cakes, but that isn't really their function. People don't think "I feel like eating some cake" and go for the Jaffas. This is why they're found slap bang in the middle of the biscuits section on a supermarket aisle. Similarly for pringles, they may by definition be cakes but serve functionally as crisps.
    By what bizarre definition are Pringles cakes?
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    (Original post by History-Student)
    By what bizarre definition are Pringles cakes?
    They were classified as cakes at one point but the decision was overturned. Wiki is your friend.
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    I refer you to this video. Mainly cause its awesome, but it rather directly answers your question

    http://www.weebls-stuff.com/wab/Biscuits/
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    cakeeee
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    It is a cake, but I eat it like it was a biscuit (i.e. lots all at once :teehee:)
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    This is a really good question.... i can feel my brain cells dying! >.<
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    Not anymore. They lost the appeal case. And a good thing too, a company shouldn't be able to dodge tax simply because they reduce the quality of the product.


    This entire debate is utterly ludicrous. Jaffa cakes (despite the deliberate misnomer), are stored on the biscuit aisle and eaten as biscuits. You wouldn't sit down and eat one for dessert like you would a cake. Foodstuffs should be defined teleologically. The whole "biscuits go soft, cakes go hard" nonsense is entirely arbitrary, and has so many counterexamples as to be meaningless.
    Or you're just being picky and need to get out more. :borat:
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    (Original post by CB91)
    Or you're just being picky and need to get out more. :borat:
    A well reasoned argument, I hadn't thought of that point of view.


    Clearly, you win. Have a biscuit :cookie:
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    A well reasoned argument, I hadn't thought of that point of view.


    Clearly, you win. Have a biscuit :cookie:
    I'd rather have a cake.
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    I think the hint is in the name..
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    cake in the shape of a biscuit.
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    Lol, it's a cake, but it does look and is packaged and eaten very much like a biscuit. Wannabe biscuit, hehe
 
 
 
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