Tuesday 8 November 2016

Party Banana Jaffa Cakes (Polski Sklep)

I posted a picture of these Jaffa cakes last night and waited for the inevitable shock at my find. Five minutes is all it took before the comments started rolling in:
"Banana "Jaffa cakes?! Are they nice? Where are they from??""Banana Jaffa cakes!!! Oh my GOD 😱""OH MY GOD BANANA JAFFA CAKES!!!!""Is this real? 🙀 Banana Jaffa Cakes? 😻"

Yes ladies and gents, banana Jaffa cakes certainly do exist, and they're covered in white chocolate no less. This pack cost me just 69p from one of my local Polish delis, what's not to love? Well actually I did have have concerns: Banana jelly could either be wonderful or a downright disaster.

The first things I noticed about the 'jaffas' was the hideously thin white chocolate coating that covered the jelly. I'm used to McVities comparative decadence, or M&S's if I'm really feeling opulent. 

The second point of concern was the dry base. Now we've all had the "is a Jaffa cake a biscuit or a cake?" debate, but the CAKE most definitely turns hard when stale and I'm not buying that it was simply a super fresh biscuit. The banana Jaffa cakes were well in date too (BB April 2017) so I think it's just the way they're made.

On to the most important part: the tasting. I've explained before that normally I pull apart my jaffas and savour each individual element, but I was too curious to discover what they taste like so got stuck straight in.

Hmm. I'm not convinced. Remember the blue bears in the Haribo Frenzy Carnival that I raved about? Well the centre of the cakes tasted damn similar. In sweet form it worked well, but covered in chocolate and on a base of stale cake? Not so successful. As for the white chocolate, there wasn't enough of it to to be able to distinguish whether it was any good or not...

The combination of flavours was simply peculiar. I mean the banana jaffa cakes were edible -and oddly moreish- but I can't say that I'll be having cravings for the rest of the pack like I do with McVities'. They're worth trying but I won't be in a hurry to buy them again.



  1. have you tried the chocolate and hazelnut sandwich-type biscuits from the polish shops? they actually taste like hazelnut - they're delicious! think the brand is Hit, or that might be the english version I can't remember, I'll have a look next time I'm home