Ramblings: Jaffa Cake Advert Song

May 10th, 2007 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

Can anybody else remember a Jaffa Cake advert from around 1990 which went (in a Jamaican style accent):

Now listen general public for goodness sake,
My family they go crazy for those Jaffa Cakes,
Like when I’m bouncing little baby on my knee,
The first words that he speaks are
“They’re orangey”…
Jaffa Jaffa….

If you can remember it – plus post here and confirm that I haven’t made this up AND, if you can remember it – the full lyrics to the song. If you’ve got a copy (with video) then an Amazon gift voucher for £5 (or similar) will be heading your way!

October 2011 update: It’s been found! See Jaffa Cake advert found

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  1. Jo says:

    Yes, I do remember this and I found your blog by doing a search on the lyrics. I ‘believe’ that the full lyrics were

    Jaffa, Jaffa, Jaffa, Jaffa
    Now listen general public for goodness sakes
    my family they go crazy for these jaffa cakes,
    like when I’m bouncing little baby on my knee,
    the first words that he speak were ‘they’re orangey’,

    My wife she say I’m crazy need to see a shrink,
    he prescribed two a day with a nice hot drink,
    it’s the spongey bit for granny she lose all control,
    I can’t see it myself cos I like a fig roll.

    I’m so glad that someone else remembers this. Unfortunately I don’t have a copy and have looked on You Tube to no avail so can’t claim the voucher!

  2. Swifty boy says:

    Dude!!! seriously i was havin this argument with my mrs this morning she thinks im mad!!! If anyone can find a link for a video to prove us right it will be amazin!!

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