I was wondering “what the hell are Pontefract cakes?” when the Doctor mentioned them. Wikipedia to the rescue! (They’re licorice sweets, if you were wondering.)
Is it just me, or does Eleven have more of a sweet tooth than the previous two Doctors? Jammie Dodgers, Kendal Mint Cake, and now Pontefract cakes. I’m hoping there’ll be a Jaffa cakes reference in a future episode.
ETA: this post would be incomplete without a link to NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown.com.