- I haven't been able to get hold of the pineapple ones yet, but sit tight, I've got a plan!

It's a Jaffa Cake Jim, but not as we know it!

McVitie's have launched a new flavour of their Jaffa Cake, pineapple!

1y ago

As a self proclaimed expert on Jaffa Cakes I was ecstatic to hear that there's a new kid on the block, pineapple! Launched as a limited time, special edition it'll feature alongside the traditional orange, as well as former special eds that became common place like strawberry, lemon and lime.

Currently it is only available in Morrison's both in-store and online, but you can get them in bar form in Tescos too. They are essentially just like your common or garden Jaffa Cake, but in place of the orange jelly centre you now have this tropical tasting pineapple filling.

However Jaffa Cakes are hotly debated as is; are they a cake or biscuit? And now this addition of another flavour drags up the naming debacle too! Jaffa Cakes take their name from the jaffa orange (no capital there as it's not in reference to the brand name), which is also known as the shamouti orange, but it's not just the cake/biscuit that this hardy orange has leant its name to. In one of its home countries, Israel, it lends its name in part to Tel-Aviv Yafo, giving the city the nickname Big Orange. I say home countries as the jaffa orange came before the division of the Middle East, and its true origins are still a political hot potato, or should that be hot orange?

Anyway, will you be trying this new flavour? Do you think McVitie's should stick to making just one flavour of Jaffa Cake? What's your favourite flavour? And most importantly, is it a cake or a biscuit?

Edit; I've now eaten a load of Jaffa Cakes and have decided which type is best once and for all!

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Comments (14)

  • Obviously original, no question here...

      1 year ago
  • Not sure they can improve on the original but I definitely need to try them

      1 year ago
  • I definitely think that they are a biscuit

      1 year ago
    • Surely it's a cake though. It goes hard when it's left out, and IT IS IN THE NAME!

        1 year ago
    • That’s just a marketing tactic and you can have soft cookies which are biscuits and they are basically the same thing

        1 year ago
  • So this is the brand I should look for? I like jaffa cakes I have had them sent to me from England before along with a few other things.

      1 year ago
  • What's your ranking, Jesse?

      1 year ago