Attention, Jaffa Cake fanatics: Tesco is practically giving your favourite sweet treat away, by selling giant boxes of the cakes (not biscuits) away for £3.50.
The giant boxes contain 100 Jaffa Cakes, and are being sold in store and online.
Just to give you an idea as to how great the deal really is: a 10-pack of the cakes costs £1 in Tesco, which is 10p per Jaffa Cake.
So basically, if you were to buy ten packets of these to get 100 Jaffa Cakes, you’d be paying a tenner. It’s absurd, we know.
However, Tesco’s massive deal works out as it costing just 3.5p per cake, less than half of what you’d pay for the smaller packet.
If you are wanting to only buy ten Jaffa Cakes, however (and what on earth is wrong with you to choose 10 over 100?) Asda is selling the standard 10 for relatively cheaper, at 75p.
Obviously, we’re big fans of this deal, especially as 100 cakes usually retail for upwards of £8.
However, we feel it’s only fair supermarkets give us something – given that we’re getting so used to our favourite snacks shrinking in size.
Just a couple of weeks ago, we wrote about the nation’s favourite packet of biscuits, the holy digestives, shrinking in size by 20%, with the packets decreasing from 500g to 400g – which is the equivalent of removing seven biscuits. It’s an outrage, we know.
And this isn’t the worst part, McVitie’s has said that more than 10% of its 700 products will be shrunk down to deal with rising costs, too.
To give you an idea as to how extreme these changes really are, McVitie’s brands include Hobnobs, Rich Teas, Ginger Nuts, Iced Gems and of course, the all mighty Jaffa Cakes. So giving us 100 of them for £3.50 really is the least they could do.
Here’s hoping the offer lasts – and that we aren’t faced with a hefty Jaffa Cake shrinkage afterwards.