June 1st: McVitie's Jaffa Cakes Double Chocolate Cake Bars


Kcal 96 Fat 3.6g Fat(sats) 1.8g Carbs 15.2g (per cake bar)

Who here in the UK doesn't love a good McVitie's Jaffa Cake. The debate whether they are cakes or biscuits will long wage on, though one thing that is totally undisputed is that they are much beloved across the world. When it comes to the original McVitie's Jaffa Cakes we don't generally seem to see that many new flavours or limited editions, only during the holiday season. Their Cake Bars Jaffa Cakes though they are a little more adventurous and their latest creation are these McVitie's Jaffa Cakes Double Chocolate Cake Bars which we tried today.

We found these on sale in our local Tesco on a £1.00 promotional deal. This bought us a pack of 5 cake bars that we split amongst the team during an afternoon coffee. The wrappers looked relatively differentiated from the main Jaffa Cakes brand. It carried the recognisable Jaffa Cakes branding but lacked the usual blue colouring apart from on the logo.


On the wrappers these came described as 'chocolate sponge with orange flavoured filling, covered in dark chocolate'. Perhaps we were a little to presumptuous, but we kinda felt a little mislead by the while double sell in. We were expecting double the AMOUNT, not double the TYPE of chocolate used. Disappointment and any sort of disgruntlement soon vanished once we got stuck in. The dark chocolate on the outside played nicely against the sweeter milk chocolate sponge - the sweeter innards meant the transition to the sugary, zingy orange filling was smoother and frankly yes more chocolatey. One of these felt like a satisfying snack - consumable in two bites but still well sized.

Overall the team here really liked these McVitie's Jaffa Cakes Double Chocolate Cake Bars. As we described above we were thinking originally that we were going to get twice the volume of chocolate on the outside and not just milk chocolate sponge instead of the original. We obviously just presumed wrong and it really wasn't a big deal to us once the taste test was under way. If your are a McVitie's Jaffa Cakes fan you should give these Double Chocolate Cake Bars a try - let us know what you think of them @ChocMission.

8.2 out of 10