This is apparently the ‘correct’ way to eat a Jaffa Cake


Is the Jaffa Cake a biscuit or a cake?

It’s an age old debate amongst the British public and it’s one that we just can’t seem to settle on, no matter how hard we try. Now though, it’s time to throw a new element into the mix and it’s one that is probably only going to make things worse.

What is the correct way to eat a Jaffa Cake?

You’re likely not alone if you’ve never actually considered if there is a correct and incorrect way to eat a Jaffa Cake, but McVities itself – the manufactures of the leading Jaffa Cake variety – has responded to a fan who asked them this very question and people just can’t believe the answer.

The question asked relates to if there is a top and a bottom to a Jaffa Cake, as in, is the chocolate side the top? Or is the cake side the top? And therefore, which way up should it be held when eating?

It’s a confusing concept.

So, to get to the bottom of this, a Jaffa Cake fan – who goes by the name of David on social media – went directly to the verified official Jaffa Cake page and simply asked “What side of the Jaffa is the bottom?”.

A screenshot of the conversation – which was then shared to the ever-popular Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas page on Facebook – shows the company’s response and it reads: “Hi David, our Jaffa Cakes go through a reservoir of chocolate, so the chocolate is on the bottom.

“Thanks, Jaffa Cakes.”


Well, then.

Does this mean we’ve actually been eating Jaffa Cakes wrong our entire lives?

David – who was clearly shocked by the confirmation – responded to Jaffa Cakes by aptly writing: “WTF dude” and he’s certainly not the only one, as not only has the post gone on to receive thousands of interactions and shares in the Facebook group, but it seems to have blown people’s minds a bit.

One person wrote: “OMG just turned my world upside down,”

Another wrote: “Am I the only one who always thought the chocolate was the bottom anyway?”

And a third – who appeared to add some confusion into the mix due to the box shows the chocolate on top – said: “on the box it’s on the top?”

But the response we can relate to most reads: “Who cares? Just shove ’em in your gob,” because let’s face it, despite this “correct” revelation, Jaffa Cakes are tasty whichever way you eat them and you can continue consuming them in the same way you always have done.

You do you.

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