Ode to a Jaffa Cake
Jaffa Cake, Jaffa Cake you’re a cardinal sin,
Why is it when my daddy buys you in
We all feel the need to consume your chocolate goodness
and amber soft centre of wobbly pud-ness.
You’re not quite a cake but shaped like a biscuit,
it’s hard for a toddler to decide whether to risk it.
I’ve never experienced a taste as divine
and if I was you I wouldn’t dare touch a tube
of Jaffa’s that are mine.
Is it a biscuit, as it sits on the shelf?
Or will you find them in the cake aisle as they go hard by themselves?!
Is it a chocolate treat? There can’t be another that compares to its greatness,
as suggested by my mother.
They have a light sponge base that is made out of air
and an orange jelly top which I pick off without care.
All wrapped up in a melted dark chocolate coating
which I can separate in one swift move
…I know I shouldn’t be gloating!
My daddy can consume a whole packet in one sitting,
while my granny can graze on them while she’s doing her knitting.
My folks remember the advert that was 90’s TV gold,
of a full moon, a half moon….it never got old.
They like to recreate the ‘total eclipse’
by stuffing Jaffa’s in their gobs quickly – it’s hard not to miss!
It’s safe to say my whole family are fans of a McVities Jaffa Cake,
so please don’t stop making these treats for heaven’s sake!
Love a Jaffa Cake addict. Aged 3.