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A Jaffa Cake Yard is no longer actually a yard and people are outraged

What is going on? (Picture: Metro.co.uk)
There are some constants in life we thought we could rely o..

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What is going on? (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

There are some constants in life we thought we could rely on, no matter how troubled our times.

But over and over again, our faith has been smashed to smithereens.

First it was Terrys chocolate orange, shrinking in size but rising in price. Then Toblerone changed shape.

Now its the sweet, loyal (or so we thought) Jaffa Cake breaking our hearts into a million pieces.

Remember the Jaffa Cake Yard – the long stick of Jaffa Cakes your parents would get you for Christmas?

Well, that long box is now filled with lies and disappointment.

It turns out that the Jaffa Cake Yard is not actually a yard, as the size has been reduced to just 28 inches. Thats eight inches short.

The entire length of the tube is just 32 inches, with four inches of dead space.

The ?Yard of Jaffa Cakes? box with the number of Jaffa Cakes it actually conatins - which is smaller than last year but just as EXPENSIVE.See National News story NNjaffa.The 'Yard of Jaffa Cakes' festive favourite has become the latest casualty in the war against sugar. Last year McVitie's came under fire when a normal pack size shrunk from 12 cakes to 10. And now McVitie's has reduced the total number of jaffa cakes in the Christmas product from 48 to 40 - but the price has not changed with it. The cracker still sells for ?3 in Tescos and is noticeably smaller than last year's offering - weighing in at just under 500g compared to the 750g packet sold in previous years.
The packaging and what it contains (Picture: SWNS)

Its not just that the box has been shortened, mind you. Its been discovered that the Yard contains eight fewer Jaffa Cakes than before, with just 40 Jaffa Cakes.

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People, naturally, are outraged.

McVities has responded to the fury, stating: It was over a year ago that we announced changes to the pack sizes of our Jaffa Cakes.

A comparison of how many Jaffa Cakes in last years ?Yard of Jaffa Cakes? box(left) compared to this years (right).See National News story NNjaffa.The 'Yard of Jaffa Cakes' festive favourite has become the latest casualty in the war against sugar. Last year McVitie's came under fire when a normal pack size shrunk from 12 cakes to 10. And now McVitie's has reduced the total number of jaffa cakes in the Christmas product from 48 to 40 - but the price has not changed with it. The cracker still sells for ?3 in Tescos and is noticeably smaller than last year's offering - weighing in at just under 500g compared to the 750g packet sold in previous years.
The Jaffa Cakes in last years Yard versus this years (Picture: SWNS)

These changes included more options for Jaffa lovers introducing snack and sharing style packs and also changing our standard packs from 12 cakes to ten.

Our new seasonal Jaffa Cracker consists of four individual packs of ten cakes which are stacked and designed to be gifted over the festive period.

A close-up of the ?Yard of Jaffa Cakes? box with tape measure.See National News story NNjaffa.The 'Yard of Jaffa Cakes' festive favourite has become the latest casualty in the war against sugar. Last year McVitie's came under fire when a normal pack size shrunk from 12 cakes to 10. And now McVitie's has reduced the total number of jaffa cakes in the Christmas product from 48 to 40 - but the price has not changed with it. The cracker still sells for ?3 in Tescos and is noticeably smaller than last year's offering - weighing in at just under 500g compared to the 750g packet sold in previous years.
As you can see, not a yard. (Picture: SWNS)

We understand there are online independent retailers who are misleading consumers by selling McVities products with incorrect information.

Although this is not within our control we take appropriate measures to report these as soon as were made aware.

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So essentially, the Jaffa Cake Yard is explaining away its smaller size by no longer being called a Yard but a cracker. Very sneaky, McVities.

Its all well and good fixing the description so youre not actually deceiving anyone with measurement-based description, but wed still like some more Jaffa Cakes. Thanks.

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Greggs vegan sausage rolls are selling on Ebay for nine times the price

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Youve probably heard Greggs have released a vegan sausage roll.

But with reports of..

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Youve probably heard Greggs have released a vegan sausage roll.

But with reports of stores selling out, you might not have been able to get your hands on one.

Well now it seems you can pick them up on Ebay.

Some savvy sellers have listed one of Januarys must-have items.

At the time of writing, there were two vegan sausage rolls listed.

One is currently on £7 with 15 bids, from someone called Dave.

Dave says: I had one myself and it was a delight.

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And dont worry about it not being fresh, its collection only – and hes not accepting returns.

He says it comes in a cool Greggs paper bag and not a box.

The other listing is currently at £9.50 and has three bids.

And this one can be posted as the seller says they are a Greggs employee and theyll post it first class on the day it is made.

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What is carb cycling and should you be doing it?

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If you like food, the idea of a no-carb diet is probably your idea of hell.

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If you like food, the idea of a no-carb diet is probably your idea of hell.

Pasta, pizza, bread… pasta. All off-limits. We cant compute.

Aside from our personal cravings, theres plenty of evidence to suggest that cutting out carbs completely isnt actually effective for weight-loss – particularly in the long-term.

And official NHS advice states that wholegrain carbs are a really important part of a balanced diet.

But carb cycling – a diet that staggers the amount of carbs you eat – could be a viable alternative.

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Carb cycling is when you vary your carb intake on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

What that means is that on some days you eat more of them and some days you eat less.

You can do it based on your activity – so, say you go the gym three times in a week, on those three days you would eat carbs normally. On the other four days of that week you would eat a low-carb diet.

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The idea is that you get the benefits of a low-carb diet without the fatigue and possible muscle-loss – so in theory it is more sustainable.

If you dont judge it by activity, another simple way to do it is to eat low-carb for three days followed by two higher-carb days. And you can choose to continue at the weekend or not.

But is it healthy? Will it actually help you lose weight? And, most importantly, is it safe?

Nutritionist Charlotte De Curtis, think there are certainly benefits.

There can be a number of benefits to carb cycling when done correctly, Charlotte tells Metro.co.uk.

When it comes to fat-loss, many of my clients enjoy the flexibility that carb cycling brings when used in line with a calorie deficit, often improving diet adherence and long term success.

There is research to suggest that cycling carbs around your workouts can also be beneficial for gaining muscle, improving physical performance, along with aiding recovery.

Other research suggests that high-carb re-feeds, after a state of lower carbohydrate intake, may have a positive effect on hormones during a diet, particularly the thyroid hormones and leptin, which is one of the hormones responsible for balancing hunger.

As with any diet, theres plenty to consider before getting started, but Charlotte doesnt think theres anything particularly worrying about carb cycling if its done properly.

Although there are no “dangers” as such, cycling your carbs in this way can often be complex in nature for beginners, leading to confusion and
lack of adherence, she explains.

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Something else to be aware of is that you may gain water weight on your high-carb days and, cutting down too low on carbs, on your non training days may feel too restrictive and increase your cravings for sweet foods.

We have all been there. Trying to be healthy and ending up raiding the vending machine at 3pm.

So how can you make carb cycling work for you? Charlotte has some pointers.

Carb cycling can absolutely be implemented into a balanced and healthy approach for both fat loss, performance and general health.

Depending on the goal, by ensuring that you are eating enough calories to cover the energy that youre expending, from one day to the next and that your carbs are coming from sources that are dense in nutrients – think veggies and starchy carbs – this will illicit the maximum benefit.

So its all about balance – making sure youre offsetting your exercise and activity with enough food to keep you energised.

If youre tempted by a low-carb diet but cant quite say goodbye to your breakfast bagel habit, then this could be the perfect diet for you.

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Morrisons launches meal deal to feed families of four for £10

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Morrisons Cafe is introducing a new meal deal, where families of four can eat a..

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Morrisons Cafe is introducing a new meal deal, where families of four can eat and drink for just £10.

The deal will be available from 3 February in all Morrisons cafes, and includes four mains, four drinks and two pieces of fruit, to give families on a budget a chance to eat out.

Adults can choose from a range of meals from the recently updated menu including hand-battered fish and chips, freshly prepared chicken and avocado salad or the Morrisons Makes it Burger which is handmade by Butchers in store, as well as drinks such as soft drinks or coffee.

Other dishes on offer are lasagne, macaroni cheese, sausage and mash, and steak pie.

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For the kids, the offer includes kid size chicken nuggets, pizza or spaghetti Bolognese along with drinks such as Tropicana or milk.

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Children will also receive a piece of fruit.

Helen Tordoff, Head of Café at Morrisons says: Weve listened to our customers and we know that this is the time of year when they might feel the pinch.

We know that families want to be able to eat out and we hope that by offering this deal, we can help them afford an enjoyable cafe meal without the washing up.

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