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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.