PEOPLE on diets are wondering how flattened pieces of shrivelled matter can possibly be called ‘cakes’.
Joanna Kramer, from Hatfield, said: “They should be called ‘sad rice’ or ‘bio-degradable non-food discs’. I do not appreciate being deceived in this way.”
Tom Logan, from Peterborough, added: “Granted, we also have urinal cakes, cakes of soap and yellow-cake uranium. They all taste better than rice cakes.”
Nutritionist Jane Thompson explained: “Rice ‘cakes’ were placed in British supermarkets as a hoax, but an industry grew up after they were bought by the sort of people who pretend to like awful food.
“Since then, they have found a home with other people who think bad-tasting things must be good for you.
“They are not cakes.”