Husband and me did a big of a Jaffa survey a while back, though we were only comparing McVitie's, Sainsbury's and Aldi's. Aldi's were the winners by a long shot. They are smaller but the choccy is thicker and tastier and the orange is orangeyer.
They also occasionally do grapefruit jaffa cakes which are fantastically good but they've not been available for a year or so now. Have yet to try the new lemon and lime or blackcurrent ones but doubt they'll compete with the Aldi's grapefruit version.
Brilliant website - keep up the good work!
|Nicey replies: Lidls do a very good Jaffa Cake too.|
||Hello there. In response to your new feature on the worlds of jaffa cakes and its varieties, i would like to ask if anyone in your team remembers a variety called pimms. These were based around a three part structure like todays jaffa cakes but had, i think, strawberry or maybe cherry filling with white chocolate on top. I must have had these about ten years ago at least but can remember their flavour as vividly as though i had just had one. Surely this was no fevered dream? what has become of these beauties? Please help me!|
|Nicey replies: Sure they were made by Jacobs and had a Cherry Jam filling. The white chocolate had fine lines of plain chocolate which had been raked. I haven't had one since the late 1980's so I'm not sure when they ceased production. Given that Jacobs would have been owned by Danone who also own LU who make the Pims in our multi-review one has to suspect this had something to do with it.
Having tried these new fangled Jaffa Cakes in both the Limey and Blackcurrant flavours I have to vote that Iím all for innovation.
Not so keen on the Blackcurrant ones as I found the flavour a little over powering, especially when hogging down a whole packet. The lime (are they lemon and lime?) possibly needed to be a tad sharper but this is only my Ďumble opinion.
Do you think there is any chance of a custard or even sausage flavour Jaffa?
|Nicey replies: We may have to wait a while for the sausage ones, or Tandoori for that matter. Custard could be made to work but I would suspect you would need a quite a large smashing custardy bit in the middle for it to be effective. Much as it pains me to say the French could probably pull this off using the Pims technology.|
Further to the discovery of a giant bourbon the other week, my friend Ben unearthed this slightly less successful attempt at a giant jaffa cake. The ideas are sound, but then she goes and ruins it all with needless vegetarianism...
|Nicey replies: Actually the whole thing looks like a disaster despite its vegan credentials, but top marks to her for even bothering and taking photos of it and making a web page and so on.|
|Becky and Jess Redman
Malted Milk Review
My sister and I made quite a discovery recently, and you were the first person we thought of to share our biscuit breakthrough with. We went to Sainsbury's the other day and fancied some biscuits, and being poor students we bought a bargain triple pack of Sainsbury's own brand golden crunch creams, bourbons and malted milks for 99p. Lovely.
When the time came for a nice cup of tea and a sit down, we opened our malted milks and found something amazing: it was a cow-cow patterned biscuit (interestingly, Jess says the single packs of Sainsbury's malted milks were cow-churn patterned - what this means I don't know), but a mirror image! You can see in the attached picture, the cow in the foreground is on the right.
Now, I'm not sure if you've been made aware of the existence of these mirror-image malted milks since the publication of your (brilliant) book, in which you lament the fact that a 3D biscuit cow can never be created, but if not let me be the first to tell you that it can indeed be done! And we plan to buy some more 'normal' malted milks and create such a beast at the next opportunity.
Has anyone else seen these wonderful mirror image cows?
Becky and Jess Redman
|Nicey replies: Becky,
Yes indeed that is thrilling news. At first glance your biscuit does seem to be the mirror image of the big cow little cow biscuit in our archive.
There is a slight difference in the configuration of the tails and udders which might cause issues. Let it not be said that we don't live in exciting times. Actually some other people did notice this but your picture is much better! So hoorah for you.
I may be persuded to send an exclusive NCOTAASD mug for the best 3D malted milk cow presented to us in the next week or so, probably.