It is an unusual day when I do not eat a packet of Jaffa Cakes.
Not the proprietary McVities brand but Tescos. We have done a great deal of research into this. McVities are too pliant. Sainsbury’s too chewy. Marks and Spencers are just ridiculous: they’re rectangular for goodness sake.
Tescos are pretty perfect. Spongy. Orangey. Chocolatey. Not too sickly.
This is important because a day old Jaffa Cake is a sorry thing. It is like the latter days of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Corrupt and fading.
And a bit stale.