Are Jaffa cakes actually cakes or biscuits and why is orange jam called marmalade? (From News Shopper)
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Burning Questions: Are Jaffa cakes actually cakes or biscuits and why is orange jam called marmalade?
ARE Jaffa cakes actually cakes or biscuits, and why is orange jam known as marmalade? These are our first two burning questions.
Our new feature starts with a distinctly citrus flavour as we want to know how you classify Jaffa cakes, those tasty little circular snacks first introduced back in 1927.
Do you agree with manufacturer McVitie's, backed up by a 1991 court ruling, that the chocolate-covered treats are officially cakes?
Or do you see them more as biscuits, especially as they’re usually sold in the biscuit aisle of supermarkets?
How would you describe a Jaffa cake to someone who'd never eaten one?
Tell us your view in the comments box below and also give your reason why.
And none of the “cake-style biscuit” cop-out nonsense please!
As for marmalade, what do you know about the origin of this word? And why is it that only orange-flavoured preserve gets its own special name? Can you help us out of this jam too by posting your comments below?
Our Burning Questions feature aims to settle some of life’s perennial arguments and answer some of its little mysteries with readers’ collective knowledge.
We’d love your suggestions for arguments and questions to cover. What are the things that make you go hmmm? Add your comments below or email us
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