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For the slang term for Aucklanders, see Jafa.
For other uses, see Jaffas (disambiguation).
Three pieces of Jaffas confectionery
Type Confectionery
Main ingredients Chocolate, orange flavouring
Cookbook: Jaffas  Media: Jaffas

Jaffas is an Australian registered trademark for a small round sweet consisting of a soft chocolate centre with a hard covering of orange flavoured, red coloured confectionery. The name derives from the Jaffa orange. The sweet is part of both Australiana[1] and Kiwiana.[2] Through association with this sweet, Jaffa is sometimes used to describe a chocolate-orange flavour.

James Stedman-Henderson's Sweets Ltd released Jaffas onto the Australian and New Zealand markets in 1931.[3] The confectionery is currently made in Australia by Allen's lollies, a division of Nestle and in New Zealand by Cadbury. The Cadbury Jaffas are also exported to Australia.

A number of Australian and New Zealand amateur sporting groups use Jaffas as a team name. In Dunedin, New Zealand every year a vast quantity of Jaffas are raced down Baldwin Street—the World's Steepest Street, as part of the Cadbury Chocolate carnival, which is held in conjunction with the New Zealand International Science Festival.[4][5] The initial number of 20,000 Jaffas has now been increased to 30,000 Jaffas.

The Australian supermarket business Coles has a generic version called "Choc Orange Balls"; similar products are made by other manufacturers.

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  1. ^ Sharp, Lisa (2012). CultureShock! Australia: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette. Marshall Cavendish Corporation. p. 270. 
  2. ^ Wolfe, Richard; Barnett, Stephen (2005). From Jandals to Jaffas: The Best of Kiwiana. Random House N.Z. ISBN 9781869416218. 
  3. ^ Nestlé Australia - Your excursion to the Nestlé World of Food (dead link)
  4. ^ "Seen in Dunedin-What's On Guide. July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015
  5. ^ "Chocolate Carnival 2010 ", chocolatecarnival.co.nz, Retrieved 26 April 2010

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