You’re probably eating your Jaffa Cakes the wrong way

Virgin Radio

2 Nov 2021, 15:32

How do you eat your Jaffa Cakes? Do you nibble around the outside of the sponge first, finish it in two bites, or go the full ‘total eclipse’ and pop the whole thing in your mouth at once? Regardless of which of those ways you prefer, you’re probably still not doing it correctly, as McVitie's have explained the way they are supposed to be eaten, and it’s somewhat surprising. 

A Jaffa Cake fan called Dan asked via the Jaffa Cakes Facebook page, “What side of the Jaffa is the bottom?”

The response, which Dan shared in the Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas, read: “Our Jaffa Cakes go through a reservoir of chocolate, so the chocolate is on the bottom! Thanks, Jaffa Cakes.” 

That’s right, whether you nibble, bite or total-eclipse your Jaffa Cake, you are supposed to do it with the chocolate facing downwards! 

If that revelation has rocked your belief system to its very core, then hold on to your hat, because it’s not just Jaffa Cakes that are supposed to be eaten chocco side down. In 2017, Kerry Owens, McVitie’s Marketing Director, said: “When we make our McVitie's chocolate biscuits - whether that be Chocolate Hobnobs, Chocolate Digestives, or even Jaffa Cakes - they go through a reservoir of chocolate on the production line. This essentially 'enrobes' the bottom in chocolate - so we can confirm that the chocolate is officially on the bottom of the biscuits.” 

So, the chocolate is meant to sit at the bottom of ALL of their biscuits! Mind-blowing.

Meanwhile, the Jaffa Cakes Twitter account recently shared another fan’s question, about whether Jaffa Cakes should be dunked or not.

The question prompted a mixed response from other Twitter users. One said: “There's no debate. Anyone dunking Jaffa Cakes needs to stop it immediately for humanity's sake.”

Another person wrote: “No, no, no, NO!”

Someone else, however, said: “They're biscuits so obviously dunk.”

Meanwhile, another commenter joked: “I just open the box of @jaffacakes and pour the tea into it.”