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April 11th, 2014
J is for Jaffas

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A jaffa is a sweet with an orange flavored outer covering and a chocolate center. They are round in shape, and you’ll often hear jaffas rolling on the floor, especially in the movies. Their round shape makes them escape easily! They’re an Australian and New Zealand institution.

Jaffas

Each year Cadbury’s, the company that makes jaffas in New Zealand, releases 30,000 of their jaffas on Baldwin Street in Dunedin, NZ (the steepest street in the world). This occurs during their chocolate festival.

I like jaffas—it’s the combination of orange and chocolate that takes me back to childhood.

JAFA is also a slang term for an Aucklander. It is short for Just Another F****** Aucklander. I guess, by definition, I am a JAFA Smile

What is your favorite sweet?

12 comments to “J is for Jaffas”

  1. Mary Kirkland
    April 11th, 2014 at 2:56 am · Link

    Oh that is so funny and they sound so good.

    I love Chocolate truffles.



    • Shelley Munro
      April 12th, 2014 at 1:48 am · Link

      I love the combo of chocolate and orange. So delicious!



  2. Sharonda
    April 11th, 2014 at 6:19 am · Link

    those do sound good. Orange & chocolate…perfect combo. I love Mike & Ikes.



    • Shelley Munro
      April 12th, 2014 at 1:49 am · Link

      Hmm, I’m going to have to Google Mike & Ikes.



  3. Sophie Duncan
    April 11th, 2014 at 7:56 am · Link

    We have jaffa cakes in the UK, made by McVities, which are sponge topped with orange jelly and then covered in dark chocolate – but we don’t have Jaffas – they sound divine!
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    • Shelley Munro
      April 12th, 2014 at 1:50 am · Link

      Ah, I’ve had Jaffa cakes before when we lived in the UK. Delicious!



  4. Jennifer Skutelsky
    April 11th, 2014 at 8:16 am · Link

    I have to try these!



    • Shelley Munro
      April 12th, 2014 at 1:50 am · Link

      I hope you get a chance to try them.



  5. anna@herding cats & burning soup
    April 11th, 2014 at 8:01 pm · Link

    OOo I’ve never heard of those! I so want some! I wonder if any import shops here have them. Hmmm.

    And gah! They waste that much chocolate on the streets?? That’s so..ahhhh. That’s a crazy number of little rolling chocolates. What happens when they all hit the bottom??



    • Shelley Munro
      April 12th, 2014 at 1:53 am · Link

      They also have giant jaffas, which are double the size of the ones above, and they use these in the race. Each one is numbered and they sell corresponding tickets to raise money for charity. The first five jaffas through the gate at the bottom of Baldwin street win a prize.



  6. Holli
    April 11th, 2014 at 10:48 pm · Link

    Those sound really good! I crave different sweets depending on my mood, but you can’t go wrong with pina colada-flavored Jelly Bellys.



    • Shelley Munro
      April 12th, 2014 at 1:54 am · Link

      Same! Not that I eat many sweets these days. I haven’t tried pina colada Jelly Bellys, but hubby and I ate some jaffas tonight in the name of research.