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I'm very glad I found this post. I recently read a comment where someone mentioned jaffa cakes. Here's the thing: I don't have a clue what those are.

So, Bron, would you please explain to this ignorant North American what a jaffa cake is?


rob — Monday 10th April 2006 5:29 pm

Hi there Rob,

Jaffa Cakes are the quintessential UK junk food, hehe.
McVities is THE brand, basically they're a sponge drop, (a soft biscuit/cookie sized sponge cake) with an orange flavoured jam and then half dipped in chocolate to seal in the jam.
Wikipedia has more here
hope this helps!

bron — Monday 10th April 2006 5:58 pm

Wow! Is this shop new? I never came across it when I was living in Chch last year. I do remember a shop selling lots of English things on Colombo Street - Bird's Custard Powder and the like. Too close to home for me!

Caroline@Bibliocook — Wednesday 12th April 2006 3:36 am

Yep 'tis pretty new I think Caroline.
Ahhh yes you must mean 'Johnson's Grocers' on Colombo? An interesting store that one, amazes me how he can find anything in there, organised chaos I guess, hehehe

bron — Wednesday 12th April 2006 4:37 pm

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