Hold on a minute, what’s a Jaffa Cake doing in the biscuits section? Turns out, a Jaffa Cake is a biscuit and one of the most popular ones at that – thanks to its soft texture and tangy orange flavour. We all know how good they are but how many syns will it cost you to enjoy one and are they worth it?
This one might surprise you.
Jaffa Cake Syn Value
A Jaffa Cake weighs 12.2 grams and contains 46 calories. This means a single Jaffa Cake has a syn value of 2.3 and a syn per gram ratio of 0.19. The syn value is about average and inline with the likes of a Malted Milk but what is surprising is the syn to gram value of 0.19 which is among the lowest – this means you get a lot more biscuit per syn with this than almost all other biscuits.
Bang for your buck if you will.
How many syns are in a pack of Jaffa Cakes?
Jaffa Cakes vary in their pack size but the standard 10 pack has 23 syns in total.
Are Jaffa Cakes worth the syns?
As we’ve just covered, a Jaffa Cake has a low syn per gram value which means you get more biscuit for your troubles. It will feel like you’re getting a lot more food than you would with something that has a high syn to gram ration like a Penguin or Chocolate Finger.
2.3 syns is still a lot for something that gets eaten so quickly but if you’re after a treat then this is one of the best out there. They’re not exactly healthy but there are much worse you can eat.
Jaffa Cakes Typical Ingredients
Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Dark Chocolate (19%) [Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fats (Palm, Shea), Butter Oil (Milk), Cocoa Butter, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476), Natural Flavouring], Sugar, Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Whole Egg, Water, Dextrose, Concentrated Orange Juice, Glucose Syrup, Vegetable Oils (Sunflower, Palm), Humectant (Glycerine), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Acid (Citric Acid), Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Dried Whole Egg, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrates), Natural Orange Flavouring, Colour (Curcumin), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Product contains the equivalent of 8% Orange Juice.
This is a long list for a biscuit but as it is a cake as well as a biscuit this is to be expected. Lots of sugar, carbs and fat as you’d expect.