THE government has urged women to save money on sanitary products by using Jaffa Cakes.
Tampons are controversially taxed as a ‘luxury, non-essential item’, whereas Jaffa Cakes are VAT exempt in the UK.
Chancellor George Osborne said: ’You can get a box of 24 Jaffa Cakes for about a pound in most places, whereas tampons cost on average £2.
“You can maybe eat half of the box of Jaffa Cakes and use the other half in place of tampons.
“They have a soft, cake like bottom, so I’d imagine they would be absorbent to some degree. I would lick or scrape the chocolate off first because it might melt.
“Perhaps use two or three in a small stack for those days when you have ‘big stuff’ going on.”