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A sponge biscuit with an orange-flavoured jelly and chocolate topping.
- ‘I bought some Jaffa cakes the other day.’
- ‘"We decided in the end that the Jaffa cake is iconic in its way," said Angus Stevenson, editor of the two-volume book.’
- ‘Can you get a Jaffa cake out of the pack without damaging the packet?’
- ‘They haven't forgiven you for not eating their Jaffa cakes.’
- ‘If you have to eat a biscuit you could snack on the England teams biscuit of choice Jaffa cakes.’
- ‘All they give you for free are those thin, flimsy ones that only have enough room inside for one box of Jaffa cakes and a packet of fags.’
- ‘One of my sisters has even brought along some Jaffa cakes.’
- ‘Burglars helped themselves to a variety of items from Vickie's home including a vacuum cleaner, DVDs and four packets of Jaffa cakes.’
- ‘Instead I ate half a packet of Jaffa cakes and went to sleep for an hour.’
- ‘She enjoyed the snacks though, particularly the Jaffa cakes.’
- ‘Luckily Omco came to the rescue today, so I am now fully stocked up on Jaffa cakes again.’
- ‘There are five Jaffa cakes left from first packet bought yesterday.’
- ‘They talked over a cup of tea and a Jaffa cake in her flat near Billingham.’
- ‘Portions of Jaffa cakes, bananas and wine gums were prepared for them to eat.’
- ‘Pop music, celebrity magazines and Jaffa cakes are pretty low on my list of favourite things.’
- ‘George Osborne cracks open a packet of Jaffa cakes to celebrate the Conservative Party's best showing in the polls for 14 years.’
- ‘I want to order Jaffa cakes, loo roll, bottle of milk, and a bar of soap.’
- ‘My son has proved he can eat a multipack of Jaffa cakes leaving Dad upset because there were none left for him.’
- ‘One of them was a rather harassed young woman who was desperately trying to appease her toddler with a Jaffa cake as she paid for her three bags of shopping.’
- ‘Every day he eats a packet of Jaffa cakes and wholemeal biscuits.’
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