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Have you had any of these British snacks?
« on: September 26, 2020, 02:32:51 am »
Have you had any of these British snacks?  If so, share out!


Jaffa Cakes

Monster Munch

Flakes

Digestives

Sherbet Fountain



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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 04:37:38 pm »
Have you had any of these British snacks?  If so, share out!


Jaffa Cakes

Monster Munch

Flakes

Digestives

Sherbet Fountain

Yes to all of those, obviously :P Although I don't like four of them. Monster Munch is okay, I guess.

Interesting fact. Digestives are kind of a pseudo medicinal snack, created by doctors way back in the 1840s. They were thought to aid peoples digestion. Not sure how true that actually is.

Another interesting fact: A Jaffa Cake is actually a cake, legally. And not, as many British people will tell you, a biscuit.

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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 05:16:02 pm »
Thanks for sharing out!

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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 05:45:33 pm »
Another interesting fact: A Jaffa Cake is actually a cake, legally. And not, as many British people will tell you, a biscuit.
The legal deference between cake and biscuit is that a cake dries up in air, a biscuit softens. As the Jaffa cake dries it is a cake. Also there is a tax difference (20% VAT) between a cake and biscuit covered in chocolate hence the importance of the definition

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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2020, 05:49:52 pm »
The legal deference between cake and biscuit is that a cake dries up in air, a biscuit softens. As the Jaffa cake dries it is a cake. Also there is a tax difference (20% VAT) between a cake and biscuit covered in chocolate hence the importance of the definition

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Indeed. But some of my closest friends have been like "It's a biscuit and if you say different I will scratch your eyes out!" Personally I think it's a biscuit. It's sold in biscuit form. You don't sell packs of 8 or 12 cakes.

It's something that is so utterly irrelevant except to people wanting to save money, lol. It's something as divisive as Marmite. Which, incidentally, is the spawn of Satan and people who like it need to be exorcised, forthwith! :P

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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2020, 06:33:00 pm »
I love  Bangers and Baked Beans ...
....along with pan fried/roasted tomatoes, and Mash too !!!!

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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2020, 06:38:17 pm »

No   Marmite   for me please...
 
I guess that it might be an aquired taste... I have tried it several times without success.

I would rather have my standard spread, peanut butter, and/or jelly or jam on my toast.
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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2020, 07:00:55 pm »
I had a pack of pickled onion monster munch yesterday!

I don't like Marmite either - but then I do like twiglets (same flavour?) so... I am just weird...

Jaffa cakes, as with Terry's Chocolate orange, mix chocolate with orange, a combination that I just cannot stand.. So I don't care what you class them as - just throw them away please!!! (along with the Marmite!)...
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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2020, 07:28:37 pm »
Jaffa cakes, as with Terry's Chocolate orange, mix chocolate with orange, a combination that I just cannot stand.. So I don't care what you class them as - just throw them away please!!! (along with the Marmite!)...

Gawd, I remember the chocolate orange, LOL! That thing is as dense as Osmium. My mum used to get my brothers one each at Christmas (because I can't stand chocolate), and they just used to end up throwing them at each other. Usually with varying degrees of bodily injury.

(To people who don't know what we're talking about, it wasn't an orange coated in chocolate. Oh no. It was pure, dense, jaw breaking chocolate flavoured with orange. About the size of a baseball for our American folks. And made out of the stuff Aaron Eckhart used to go to the Earth's Core in, in that movie.) ;D


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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2020, 07:30:29 pm »
Gawd, I remember the chocolate orange, LOL! That thing is as dense as Osmium. My mum used to get my brothers one each at Christmas (because I can't stand chocolate), and they just used to end up throwing them at each other. Usually with varying degrees of bodily injury.

(To people who don't know what we're talking about, it wasn't an orange coated in chocolate. Oh no. It was pure, dense, jaw breaking chocolate flavoured with orange. About the size of a baseball for our American folks. And made out of the stuff Aaron Eckhart used to go to the Earth's Core in, in that movie.) ;D




I think I would prefer a Cadbury chocolate or a Dove milk chocolate.

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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2020, 07:57:56 pm »

I think I would prefer a Cadbury chocolate or a Dove milk chocolate.

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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2020, 03:06:48 am »
You can read about the legal battle over whether a Jaffa Cake s a cake (cake) or a biscuit (cookie) here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffa_Cakes

I can tell you this much, since it involves taxes, back in Boston we would have thrown the Jaffa Cakes straight into the harbour.  :laugh:
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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2020, 12:27:44 pm »
First two. They seem to be common throughout Europe :P

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Re: Have you had any of these British snacks?
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2021, 12:55:06 pm »
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


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