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why is a jaffa known as a cake when in actually more of a biscuit? please can someone let me know cos its drivin my mate liz mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers xxxxxx
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Why do they call animal crackers, cracker's, when in fact they are more of a cookie than a cracker?
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(Original post by sianease)
why is a jaffa known as a cake when in actually more of a biscuit? please can someone let me know cos its drivin my mate liz mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers xxxxxx
ooo, good question but i dont have a clue - sorry! jaffa "biscuits" are LOVELY thou! xx
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why is a jaffa known as a cake when in actually more of a biscuit? please can someone let me know cos its drivin my mate liz mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers xxxxxx

Wasn't there some court battle about this at some point?! I think they decided they were cakes because they go hard if you leave them, whereas biscuits tend to go soft...
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Why do they call animal crackers, cracker's, when in fact they are more of a cookie than a cracker?
thats great but i really want to know bout the jaffa problem!!!! but quite clever thou!!! xx
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Why do they call animal crackers, cracker's, when in fact they are more of a cookie than a cracker?

Cos they're crackin'.

*collapses laughing at own joke*
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Cos they're crackin'.

*collapses laughing at own joke*
lol..........ok then!
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Cos they're crackin'.

*collapses laughing at own joke*

LOL
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why is a jaffa known as a cake when in actually more of a biscuit? please can someone let me know cos its drivin my mate liz mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers xxxxxx
cos it sounds better!!
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why is a jaffa known as a cake when in actually more of a biscuit? please can someone let me know cos its drivin my mate liz mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers xxxxxx
I think it's less of a biscuit and more of a cake, as jaffa cakes contain a complex sponge, and we normally associate sponge with cake, rather than scouring pads.
The word jaffa actually is a port in western Israel on the Mediterranean, I dont think I found one of them though.
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Mmmmmm, Jaffa cakes (drools in a Homer Simpson styley!)

Damn you, I want jaffa cakes now and can't have any til I've done my work and eventually leave uni.
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Have a look here - scroll down a bit to the faq.
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You don't pay VAT on cakes but you do on chocolate biscuits - as cakes the price is cheaper so McVs sell more.
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You don't pay VAT on cakes but you do on chocolate biscuits - as cakes the price is cheaper so McVs sell more.
How come you don't pay VAT on cakes but do on biscuits!?!
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How come you don't pay VAT on cakes but do on biscuits!?!
Because food in this country isn't taxed. Cakes count as food, where as biscuits count as a snack. Snacks are taxed.

Interesting aside regards Jaffa Cakes, if you don't like the 'taste' of your partner (yes I am refering to the sexual way) then eating a packet of Jaffa Cakes improves things hugely.
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Because food in this country isn't taxed. Cakes count as food, where as biscuits count as a snack. Snacks are taxed.

Interesting aside regards Jaffa Cakes, if you don't like the 'taste' of your partner (yes I am refering to the sexual way) then eating a packet of Jaffa Cakes improves things hugely.
is that because the jaffa cakes are more likely to make you feel sick than the 'other' thing?
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is that because the jaffa cakes are more likely to make you feel sick than the 'other' thing?
It's your partner "throwing up" you want to be worried about...
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Have a look here - scroll down a bit to the faq.
lol I like the humour there...
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