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Mr Kipling Cappucino Slices

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      10.11.2009 15:41
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      A good bit of coffee cake

      I don't buy a lot of expensive treats in the monthly shop but, generally when I do buy something I is because it is on offer and so it is a nice way to have a treat without spending a lot of money. My latest treat was these because after nipping to Asda to pick up some bits I spotted that they were only £1 per pack and as I love most forms of coffee cake I thought this would be the perfect treat for me to have! What are they? As the box states they are Mr Kipling branded cake slices. Just like a lot of the other cakes produced by this company there are 6 slices in the box of which each is just under about 3 inches in length. They are a sponge type slice which is flavoured with coffee and then covered with a fine layer of icing on top. Packaging: One thing that always sands out about Mr Kipling slices is the way they are packaged. Rather than have all the 6 slices in one try inside the box, the slices are put in 3 trays with two slices in each and then that tray is individually wrapped. Yes it is a lot of packaging but, it does really help to keep the cakes fresh. Especially when more often than not you will only eat a couple at a time! Taste: I wasn't sure how good these would be as I have never had any coffee cake made by Mr Kipling before - however I was quite surprised as thy were my ideal cake! The flavour of the coffee in the sponge is not overly strong to the point where it is hard to enjoy but, at the same time the flavour is strong enough for you to know it is meant to be coffee. The icing on the top is also flavoured and as this is only a fine layer it complements the sponge perfectly. The cake slice overall has a lovely coffee flavour that for me personally, was very moreish! I definitely could eat more than two in one go although I had to stop myself from doing this! Price: This is what attracted me to the slices in the first place as they seemed such good value - I know that this is only an introductory offer and I think for how nice these are it is certainly good value. At normal price I would expect them to be priced at around the £1.30 mark although even then you may still be able to buy as part of a multi buy offer and therefore still only pay £1 per pack. Overall opinion: I was very impressed with these and would definitely buy these again whether they were on offer or not as they were simply delicious. The sponge was also very soft too which in turn make the cake slice a lot more enjoyable to eat. Mr Kipling can certainly put his slogan of 'exceedingly good cakes' to these and I would highly recommend these to anyone who loves a coffee cake.

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        07.11.2009 19:01
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        Overall nice to eat but nothing special.

        I like a bit of coffee cake as much as the next girl, but I couldn't eat it all the time. Likewise, these cappucino slices are nice for a quick treat but definitely not on my 'buy every week' list. As with all other Mr Kiplings slice cakes, these come packed in pairs (6 to a box) and have the classic white icing and striped - in this case brown - diagonal lines over the top. The icing is nice but doesn't really have any flavour and is a bit too sticky; though that may have just been the batch I bought. The icing was stuck to the top of the cellophane and a large amount of it was left behind which was disappointing but a known hazard with Kiplings Slices! The cake itself was nice, moist and not overpowering in it's cappucino/coffee flavour. The main bug bear I had was that it wasn't really anything special and I only managed to eat one out of the two, which is quite rare! I ended up giving the second one to our resident rubbish bin, my Dad. He concurred that whilst the slices were nice, and it makes a nice change from the normal we buy of lemon and angel slices, they weren't really worth going back again for. The cappucino contingent of Mr Kiplings slices were overall ok, no real faults with them apart from the icing being a bit bland. But there was nothing really "Wow!" or "Mmm, this is good" about them either, so I'm a little disappointed. I'll keep making my own coffee sponges to get my coffee fix in cake form in future I think.

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          08.09.2009 15:29
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          Strange tasting coffee flavoured cake slices from Mr Kipling

          The day has finally come. I think that Mother Lools has actually forced upon me all of the cakes from the Mr Kipling range therefore I have arrived at the last of my Mr Kipling cake reviews. Along the way I have tasted some really good cakes and some not so good cakes. The latest Mr Kipling Cappuccino Slices unfortunately fall into the second camp, the not so good and I certainly will not be purchasing these to stock in my own cupboards. ***Packaging*** The Mr Kipling Cappuccino Slices come in a long rectangular box. The outer box is brown with the red Mr Kipling logo on the front. There is an image of a Cappuccino Slice on the front of the box which looks very appealing. Inside each box are six cakes. There are two cake slices in three plastic trays. Each plastic tray is individually wrapped in cellophane to keep the cakes inside of the box fresh. ***Price*** For a pack of six cappuccino slices these cost £1.29 from Asda. These are included in the 2 for £2 deal when Asda has this special offer on. However availability wise, the cappuccino slices from Mr Kipling seem to be less popular and I have only seen them on the shelves in Asda. ***Cappuccino Slices*** As soon as you open the cellophane the scent of coffee hits you. I quite like coffee so I found this smell very appealing. Each cake slice is about 2cm wide 2cm deep and about 6cm long. The sponge base is a deep brown colour with cream colour icing on top with darker brown swirls on the icing. When you first bite into the cake slice the initial taste is of coffee this is quite a strong taste. As you chew the taste of the cream icing also becomes apparent. The taste of the coffee flavoured sponge is less creamy coffee and more of a bitter unnatural taste. It reminded me of drinking really cheap instant coffee which I find tastes extremely unpleasant. The icing is also quite unnatural tasting. This is advertised on the outer packaging as creamy icing however I do not think that it tastes at all creamy. Instead it is very sweet and sickly and has quite a gritty feel on your teeth as you chew through it. Per Cappuccino Slice: Calories: 121 kcal Fat: 5.3g The calorie and fat content of these cake slices are pretty much the same as the other Mr Kipling cake slices. I found the slices quite sickly so unlike other Mr Kipling cakes I wasn't tempted to reach for a second cake slice. ***Overall*** I don't actually dislike coffee flavoured cakes or sweets, in fact I am one of those strange people who like the coffee flavoured Revel sweets and was really disappointed that Roses no longer have a coffee flavoured sweet amongst it's selection. Therefore my dislike for the Mr Kipling Cappucino slices is not just because I have a coffee aversion in fact I think it's because these cake slices just taste slightly weird and unnatural. The sponge cake slices are moist but the taste of the icing and the sponge together when you bite into the slice is awful and leaves quite an unpleasant sweet yet artificial taste in your mouth. I definitely will not

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            06.08.2009 15:50
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            Tasty addition to the Mr. Kipling range

            The people are work with generally fall in one camp or the other:- they either drink tea or they drink coffee. A few individuals even drink both. I'm firmly former camp as I find drinking coffee gives me headaches so I never touch the stuff. Which might make it seem slightly odd that I'm reviewing these Cappucino Slices Packaging: The slices comes are packed in plastic trays which, in turn are packed in an outer paper carton. The carton is recyclable & is a mixture of red, brown & white colours. The "Mr. Kipling" logo is on the front, along with the name & a picture of a pair of the Cappucino Slices. The back of the carton lists the ingredients, allergy advice, nutritional information & the Mr. Kipling's quality guarantee. There are also pictures of Mr. Kipling's Cherry Bakewells and Mr. Kipling's Angel Slices. The website address is:- www.mrkipling.co.uk and the product is desribed as:- "Coffee flavoured sponge, topped with cream flavour icing (26%). Nutritional Information per slice {per 100g in brackets} Energy kJ: 506 kJ {1727 kJ} Calories: 121 kcal {412 kcal} Protein: 1.1g {3.7g} Carbohydrate: 17.1g {58.5g} of which sugars: 11.5g {39.1g} Fat: 5.3g {18.1g} of which saturates: 2.1g {7.1g} Fibre: 0.3g {1.0g} Sodium: 0.04g {0.35g} - equivalent as salt: 0.10g {0.35g} Dietary & Allery Information Contains gluten (wheat), egg, milk & soya. May contain nut traces These slices are suitable for vegetarians. They contain no artificial colour or flavours and no hydrogenated fat. The slices: Like a number of Mr. Kipling's cake the slices are packed in small plastic trays in twos. The carton contains 3 trays or 6 slices in total. Each tray is covered with a plastic film. The outer box informs us that the plastic trays are recyclable where facilities exist but that the plastic film isn't. Taste: Despite the fact that I'm not a coffee drinker these are actually very pleasant and moreish. The coffee sponge is soft, reasonably fluffy and just the right consistency. It's not too dry & it's not too moist. The cream flavour icing actually tastes of coffee too & is fairly sweet without stepping into the "too sickly" territory. The sponge & cream topping work well together in terms of flavours & textures creating a pleasant snack experience. The coffee taste here is more reminiscent of coffee flavoured chocolates you might find in selections such as "Milk Tray". Price: I paid the sum of 99p for these in my local corner shop. Opinion: These are a very handy size to pop into a lunchbox or if you're just looking for a little treat. The sugar & fat content is reasonably high, but, when compared with the Cadbury's Fruit & Nut bar I reviewed earlier these look positively healthy. One slice will provide you with 13% of your Recommended Daily Amount for sugar & 8% of your RDA for fat. Slightly worse is saturated fat with one of these slices weighing in at 11% of your RDA. Still with sugar, fat & saturated fat all below 15% of your RDA these look positively virtuous compared to some of the cakes / confectionery items on the market. Tastewise, I wouldn't let the fact that you don't like coffee put you off these. As I mentioned earlier, I don't like coffee but I've got a soft spot for these. My partner, who does like coffee, thinks that they're one of the worst things Mr. Kipling makes. The only other problem is that once you've ripped that film off & you're confronted with two Cappucino Slices there's very little chance of you only eating one of them.....

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