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As I have mentioned many times before, I do love a nice slice of cake. This week, for a change, I decided to go for a McVitie's Chocolate Cake and a Lemon one too. I have had the chocolate cake before and I'm looking forward to tucking into the lemon one soon. McVitie's Chocolate Cake comes in a plastic wrapper, which is coloured in a variety of shades of brown. There is a picture of large chunks of chocolate on the wrapper, which do look very appetising. There is also a clear panel, that you can see through and the cake inside, does look lovely. When you remove the cake from the wrapper, you find it sits in white paper, which holds the cake together and gives it some extra protection. This paper has to be peeled off before you cut into it, or it will be difficult to slice through. This chocolate cake really does smell chocolatey and my mouth starts watering straight away. The cake is loaf shaped and has quite a solid texture, but is soft, sweet and moist when bitten in to. There are small chunks of chocolate, throughout the cake, which are soft, smooth and creamy and they melt quickly in your mouth. This chocolate cake makes quite a lazy snack and hardy requires any chewing at all. *Nutritional Value Per 1/9th of Cake* Energy - 92 kcal Protein - 1.1g Carbohydrate - 11.4g of which sugars - 5.4g Fat - 4.7g of which saturates - 0.7g Fibre - 0.5g Sodium - 0.1g Salt Equivalent - 0.2g This product contains gluten, eggs and milk. It may contain nuts, peanuts, soya/soya beans. It is suitable for vegetarians. McVitie's Chocolate Cake is available from Tesco for £1.14 but you can pick up 2 for £1.50 until 6th April. This chocolate cake really is gorgeous and isn't too high in calories, if you manage to cut it into 9 pieces. So far I have only eaten it on it's own but I'm sure it would be lovely heated with custard. Unfortunately it has never lasted long enough to try this. As soon as the kids walk through the door it gets sliced up and devoured! McVitie's Chocolate Cake is definitely a 5 star product in my opinion.
I always do my shopping after work on a Friday and quite often I like to pop something in the trolley to enjoy on a Saturday afternoon with a cup of tea. I have had this cake a few times now but I first bought it when it was on a 2 for £1 offer. I am familiar with the McVities brand and have enjoyed many of their products in the past so thought this would probably be of a similar quality. The cake itself is in the shape of a small loaf. It is covered with a plastic wrapping which opens to reveal the cake sat in a paper casing along the bottom. The cake is a chocolate brown colour and is about 20cm long x 10cm wide. When the cake is opened a nice chocolaty smell is present. I use a normal knife to cut it into squares and it went through the cake effortlessly. I was pleased with how it looked on the plate because sometimes things like this can look great in the wrapper but as soon as you dish them up they crumble and end up in a heap on the plate. I usually eat this with my fingers as the cake holds together well when I pick it up. I do really like the taste of this, I find it has a nice soft texture and is fairly moist. There is just the right amount of chocolate taste too; I find the balance perfect and not at all sweet or sickly. I usually eat this cake alongside a cup of tea as it is necessary to help wash it down as I think it gets a little stodgy on its own. Alternatively I think it would be nice with a splash of pouring cream or some warm custard. The nutritional quantities given include 92 calories, 5.4g sugar and 0.7g saturated fat. I think this is a little misleading as these quantities are for one ninth of the cake and realistically I think it would only serve 6. My only real problem with this product is storage. Once opened, the plastic rips and there is no way of wrapping it back around the cake to cover the part that is left. It is necessary to dispose of the plastic and cover with cling film or put in a Tupperware box instead. Obviously this isn't a big issue just an annoyance. I think this is a good price for a nice cake, even without the offer it is only £0.83. This works out a lot cheaper than buying a lot of other cakes in the supermarket. The other great thing about this product is that it has a long shelf life so could be kept in the cupboard in case an unexpected visitor pops in or you get a sudden craving.
I recently bought this as part of a twin pack along with the McVitie's Lemon Cake for £1.79. So this basically cost me 90p which I think is an absolute bargain for such a brilliant piece of sponge. I would be happy if I'd paid anything up to £2 for just this cake alone. When you get quality like this, you don't mind paying that little bit extra. My first impressions of this were excellent, as I unwrapped my cake to find a lovely, thick, moist slab of chocolate sponge cake. The outer layer of the cake sort of glistened really, which to me screamed "I am the moistest chocolate sponge you could have hoped to lay your eyes upon!" And indeed, the cake's words turned out to be very true. Munching on a slice of this cake was both a taste experience and satisfying at the same time. Often when I wolf down a slice of cake like this, I'm left wanting more straight away. But this was not just nice tasting, but really filling and satisfying too. Although the sponge has a good, firm spring to it - it's by no means a light cake at all. A small slice of this will go a long way for most. I liked the soft, moist texture of the sponge, and the rich but not overly sugary chocolate flavour too. I thought that the firm aftertaste was what really helped to make this so satisfying. It was a sweet but not sugary chocolate flavour while I was eating it, and a firm but light chocolate flavour in my mouth after I'd finished. I found that a slab this size was more than enough for a family of six to have a very tasty and satisfying sized slice apiece. I know that they sell this in Tesco, but I'm afraid I can't find it on the website at present to give you the usual price and nutritional information. However to be honest, I don't think it really matters what the fat and sugar and calorie content is of this cake. I'd happily eat it again regardless!
I have always liked Mcvitie's ginger cake to eat from time to time but never got round to trying their chocolate cake. So when I noticed a 2 for £1.50 deal on Mcvitie's cakes range in ASDA, I decided to get two of their chocolate cakes. For one cake it costs around 93p. Compared to other chocolate cakes this is relatively cheaper but no way does it compromise on taste and texture of the product. Been feeling a bit down lately so just wanted to pig out on a chocolate cake, this is probably a bad idea to result to this as comfort food, but it did taste good. I thought it would be sickly but even after a few slices it still tastes good, not too sweet, nice moist chocolately taste. It tastes fantastic with a dollop of Morrison's Vanilla Ice-cream, but I have a feeling it would taste very sickly with Morrison's Triple Chocolate Ice-cream. The cake of course is full of fat and sugar, it's a cake it is suppose to be, but it indicates that it is suitable for vegetarians. It contains milk, egg, soya, gluten and it may also contains traces of nuts so watch out if you have allergies. The cake appears as a loaf looking chocolately in colour, moist and spongy with a paper cake case underneath it. It comes wrapped in brown packaging with a picture of a block of chocolate. Overall it is a great chocolate cake at a lower price. However since it is very addictive I best just buy this from time to time.