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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..

jaffa cake yard is no longer a yardjaffa cake yard is no longer a yard
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.

MORE: Couple have weed-themed wedding with canna-cake, pot bouquets, and a budtender

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Eight reusable straws to ensure you never struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)
There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its pla..

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)

There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its plastic straws for cardboard ones in a bid to crack down on plastic-use.

People have been taking to Twitter to complain about how the straws become soggy, and how difficult it is to drink a milkshake using them.

People have become so upset that a petition to bring back the plastic straws has been started, and has over 34,000 signatures already.

Thankfully there are many alternatives to ensure you can enjoy a McDonalds milkshake without contributing to plastic waste.

Weve collated a few of the best reusable straws available below, which are all pretty cheap considering theyre designed to last forever, to help you find something to make sure you never have to struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again.

These straws are made from natural wheat
(Picture: EcoStrawz)

These straws are said to add a rustic and natural touch to your drink, and are completely sustainable.

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Theyre made from nothing other than wheat, making them disposable, yet biodegradale and composable. These straws can also be easily cut down if you requre a specific length.

Unlike paper and cardboard alternatives, the straws feature a naturally non-porous finish, meaning they dont disintergrate or become soggy.

These reusable silicone straws are cute
(Picture: Amazon)

These colourful straws are made using BPA free silicone and are 100% safe to use.

They are extra wide in diameter and can be used for both warm and cold drinks, including thick drinks like milkshakes.

The straws fit any size cups and tumblers, and are both flexible and firm.

Theyre also safe for delicate mouths and teeth.

Asda's reusable straws cost £2
(Picture: Asda)

These straws are easy to locate as they are sold in Asda. They were made to be kind to the environment and reduce plastic waste and are made from metal. Theyre both eco-friendly and reusable.

These glass straws come with coloured tips
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are handmade from non-toxic glass which is safe for drinking both hot and cold drinks.

They are unlikely to break due to the thick glass used and they come with two full-length brushes to help you remove any clogging and to keep the straws clean.

Dont panic – weve already created a guide on how to properly clean a reusable straw.

These straws are made from 100% natural bamboo
(Picture: EchoStrawz)

These lightweight natrual bamboo drinking straws are made from bamboo and are sourced from sustainable, panda-fee forests in China.

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Their natural composition ensures each straw provides a lovely unique and rustic addition to your drink of choice.

The straws can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, though to prolong their life its recommended you wash them by hand.

Stainless steel straws, £7.99 for a pack of eight
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are made of top grade stainless steel which is solid, durable, crush-proof, scratch-proof and rust free.

The straws come in rose gold and fit most tall travel mugs, tumblers, and glasses.

More: Read More – Source

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Hotel Chocolat launches new vegan ice lollies

(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)
Attention, vegans: Hotel Chocolat is launching two all-natural vegan ice l..

(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)

Attention, vegans: Hotel Chocolat is launching two all-natural vegan ice lollies made with real fruit and dipped in the companys luxury chocolate.

The vegan lollies come in a zesty orange and lemon flavour dipped in 70% dark chocolate, and also a double chocolate flavour.

There are two other new lollies which arent vegan, but are still exciting: A salted caramel brimming with dulce de leche notes and dipped in caramel chocolate as well as strawberry and cream, which is smothered in high-cocoa white chocolate. Yum.

The new ice creams will be available in 10 stores across the country: Birmingham Bullring, Cambridge, Derby, Hitchin, Leeds Trinity, London Kings Cross, London – Regent Street, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and St. Albans.

Each lolly will cost £3.25, and will accompany the brands other vegan products, which includes hot chocolates, truffles and turkish delight.

The new ice lollies are all vegan
(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)

Of course, Hotel Chocolat isnt the first brand to release vegan ice creams.

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Just recently, Holland & Barrett did the same with its very own range.

The health food and supplements shop has started selling three own-brand vegan ice creams, in peanut butter, passion fruit and salted caramel flavours.

Each 500ml tub costs £3.99 and is a vegan alternative to brand favourites such as Halo Top.

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Each tub is dairy-free and organic, and features a sealable top rather than a separate lid to reduce waste.

Holland & Barrett ditches cream and milk for coconut and avocado to achieve the same creamy consistency, and the ice creams are also low calorie.

The salted caramel, made using avocado, has 103 calories Read More – Source

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Eight reusable straws to ensure you never struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)
There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its pla..

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)

There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its plastic straws for cardboard ones in a bid to crack down on plastic-use.

People have been taking to Twitter to complain about how the straws become soggy, and how difficult it is to drink a milkshake using them.

People have become so upset that a petition to bring back the plastic straws has been started, and has over 34,000 signatures already.

Thankfully there are many alternatives to ensure you can enjoy a McDonalds milkshake without contributing to plastic waste.

Weve collated a few of the best reusable straws available below, which are all pretty cheap considering theyre designed to last forever, to help you find something to make sure you never have to struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again.

These straws are made from natural wheat
(Picture: EcoStrawz)

These straws are said to add a rustic and natural touch to your drink, and are completely sustainable.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Theyre made from nothing other than wheat, making them disposable, yet biodegradale and composable. These straws can also be easily cut down if you requre a specific length.

Unlike paper and cardboard alternatives, the straws feature a naturally non-porous finish, meaning they dont disintergrate or become soggy.

These reusable silicone straws are cute
(Picture: Amazon)

These colourful straws are made using BPA free silicone and are 100% safe to use.

They are extra wide in diameter and can be used for both warm and cold drinks, including thick drinks like milkshakes.

The straws fit any size cups and tumblers, and are both flexible and firm.

Theyre also safe for delicate mouths and teeth.

Asda's reusable straws cost £2
(Picture: Asda)

These straws are easy to locate as they are sold in Asda. They were made to be kind to the environment and reduce plastic waste and are made from metal. Theyre both eco-friendly and reusable.

These glass straws come with coloured tips
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are handmade from non-toxic glass which is safe for drinking both hot and cold drinks.

They are unlikely to break due to the thick glass used and they come with two full-length brushes to help you remove any clogging and to keep the straws clean.

Dont panic – weve already created a guide on how to properly clean a reusable straw.

These straws are made from 100% natural bamboo
(Picture: EchoStrawz)

These lightweight natrual bamboo drinking straws are made from bamboo and are sourced from sustainable, panda-fee forests in China.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Their natural composition ensures each straw provides a lovely unique and rustic addition to your drink of choice.

The straws can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, though to prolong their life its recommended you wash them by hand.

Stainless steel straws, £7.99 for a pack of eight
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are made of top grade stainless steel which is solid, durable, crush-proof, scratch-proof and rust free.

The straws come in rose gold and fit most tall travel mugs, tumblers, and glasses.

More: Read More – Source

Continue Reading

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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..

jaffa cake yard is no longer a yardjaffa cake yard is no longer a yard
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.

More: Food

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.

MORE: Couple have weed-themed wedding with canna-cake, pot bouquets, and a budtender

Advertisement Advertisement

MORE: McDonalds in Malaysia launches salted caramel and chocolate pies

MORE: Boohoo is selling Christmas wreaths for your nipples

Advertisement Advertisement

Continue Reading

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Eight reusable straws to ensure you never struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)
There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its pla..

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)

There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its plastic straws for cardboard ones in a bid to crack down on plastic-use.

People have been taking to Twitter to complain about how the straws become soggy, and how difficult it is to drink a milkshake using them.

People have become so upset that a petition to bring back the plastic straws has been started, and has over 34,000 signatures already.

Thankfully there are many alternatives to ensure you can enjoy a McDonalds milkshake without contributing to plastic waste.

Weve collated a few of the best reusable straws available below, which are all pretty cheap considering theyre designed to last forever, to help you find something to make sure you never have to struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again.

These straws are made from natural wheat
(Picture: EcoStrawz)

These straws are said to add a rustic and natural touch to your drink, and are completely sustainable.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Theyre made from nothing other than wheat, making them disposable, yet biodegradale and composable. These straws can also be easily cut down if you requre a specific length.

Unlike paper and cardboard alternatives, the straws feature a naturally non-porous finish, meaning they dont disintergrate or become soggy.

These reusable silicone straws are cute
(Picture: Amazon)

These colourful straws are made using BPA free silicone and are 100% safe to use.

They are extra wide in diameter and can be used for both warm and cold drinks, including thick drinks like milkshakes.

The straws fit any size cups and tumblers, and are both flexible and firm.

Theyre also safe for delicate mouths and teeth.

Asda's reusable straws cost £2
(Picture: Asda)

These straws are easy to locate as they are sold in Asda. They were made to be kind to the environment and reduce plastic waste and are made from metal. Theyre both eco-friendly and reusable.

These glass straws come with coloured tips
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are handmade from non-toxic glass which is safe for drinking both hot and cold drinks.

They are unlikely to break due to the thick glass used and they come with two full-length brushes to help you remove any clogging and to keep the straws clean.

Dont panic – weve already created a guide on how to properly clean a reusable straw.

These straws are made from 100% natural bamboo
(Picture: EchoStrawz)

These lightweight natrual bamboo drinking straws are made from bamboo and are sourced from sustainable, panda-fee forests in China.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Their natural composition ensures each straw provides a lovely unique and rustic addition to your drink of choice.

The straws can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, though to prolong their life its recommended you wash them by hand.

Stainless steel straws, £7.99 for a pack of eight
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are made of top grade stainless steel which is solid, durable, crush-proof, scratch-proof and rust free.

The straws come in rose gold and fit most tall travel mugs, tumblers, and glasses.

More: Read More – Source

Continue Reading

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Hotel Chocolat launches new vegan ice lollies

(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)
Attention, vegans: Hotel Chocolat is launching two all-natural vegan ice l..

(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)

Attention, vegans: Hotel Chocolat is launching two all-natural vegan ice lollies made with real fruit and dipped in the companys luxury chocolate.

The vegan lollies come in a zesty orange and lemon flavour dipped in 70% dark chocolate, and also a double chocolate flavour.

There are two other new lollies which arent vegan, but are still exciting: A salted caramel brimming with dulce de leche notes and dipped in caramel chocolate as well as strawberry and cream, which is smothered in high-cocoa white chocolate. Yum.

The new ice creams will be available in 10 stores across the country: Birmingham Bullring, Cambridge, Derby, Hitchin, Leeds Trinity, London Kings Cross, London – Regent Street, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and St. Albans.

Each lolly will cost £3.25, and will accompany the brands other vegan products, which includes hot chocolates, truffles and turkish delight.

The new ice lollies are all vegan
(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)

Of course, Hotel Chocolat isnt the first brand to release vegan ice creams.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Just recently, Holland & Barrett did the same with its very own range.

The health food and supplements shop has started selling three own-brand vegan ice creams, in peanut butter, passion fruit and salted caramel flavours.

Each 500ml tub costs £3.99 and is a vegan alternative to brand favourites such as Halo Top.

More: Food

Each tub is dairy-free and organic, and features a sealable top rather than a separate lid to reduce waste.

Holland & Barrett ditches cream and milk for coconut and avocado to achieve the same creamy consistency, and the ice creams are also low calorie.

The salted caramel, made using avocado, has 103 calories Read More – Source

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Eight reusable straws to ensure you never struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)
There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its pla..

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)

There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its plastic straws for cardboard ones in a bid to crack down on plastic-use.

People have been taking to Twitter to complain about how the straws become soggy, and how difficult it is to drink a milkshake using them.

People have become so upset that a petition to bring back the plastic straws has been started, and has over 34,000 signatures already.

Thankfully there are many alternatives to ensure you can enjoy a McDonalds milkshake without contributing to plastic waste.

Weve collated a few of the best reusable straws available below, which are all pretty cheap considering theyre designed to last forever, to help you find something to make sure you never have to struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again.

These straws are made from natural wheat
(Picture: EcoStrawz)

These straws are said to add a rustic and natural touch to your drink, and are completely sustainable.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Theyre made from nothing other than wheat, making them disposable, yet biodegradale and composable. These straws can also be easily cut down if you requre a specific length.

Unlike paper and cardboard alternatives, the straws feature a naturally non-porous finish, meaning they dont disintergrate or become soggy.

These reusable silicone straws are cute
(Picture: Amazon)

These colourful straws are made using BPA free silicone and are 100% safe to use.

They are extra wide in diameter and can be used for both warm and cold drinks, including thick drinks like milkshakes.

The straws fit any size cups and tumblers, and are both flexible and firm.

Theyre also safe for delicate mouths and teeth.

Asda's reusable straws cost £2
(Picture: Asda)

These straws are easy to locate as they are sold in Asda. They were made to be kind to the environment and reduce plastic waste and are made from metal. Theyre both eco-friendly and reusable.

These glass straws come with coloured tips
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are handmade from non-toxic glass which is safe for drinking both hot and cold drinks.

They are unlikely to break due to the thick glass used and they come with two full-length brushes to help you remove any clogging and to keep the straws clean.

Dont panic – weve already created a guide on how to properly clean a reusable straw.

These straws are made from 100% natural bamboo
(Picture: EchoStrawz)

These lightweight natrual bamboo drinking straws are made from bamboo and are sourced from sustainable, panda-fee forests in China.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Their natural composition ensures each straw provides a lovely unique and rustic addition to your drink of choice.

The straws can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, though to prolong their life its recommended you wash them by hand.

Stainless steel straws, £7.99 for a pack of eight
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are made of top grade stainless steel which is solid, durable, crush-proof, scratch-proof and rust free.

The straws come in rose gold and fit most tall travel mugs, tumblers, and glasses.

More: Read More – Source

Continue Reading

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