This is the nations, apparently, favorite malt loaf and to be honest it's the only one I've seen round our kitchen table, once loyal there's no moving Mama.
This is incredibly sticky, a little tough to saw into yet once you bite into it, it's not as bad as it seems from getting it to that point! It's really not that bad! But yet it can take a bit of effort to slice into, that's all, on the other hand this wonderful company has also thought of that and you can buy a loaf pre-sliced.
This is a tightly packed malt loaf that is great at teatime. Although on first taste it was a little on the strong side, not having had malt loaf before this is really a wonderful little filler before dinner.
You can toast these but I prefer not to but I do naughtily put lots of butter on :)
The website does mentioned a few things about this loaf:
1, They take great care to remove stalks or stones of the fruit and nuts out but some may remain. Yep I can vouch for that!
2, Not Gluten free
3, If you were to cut this into seven slices each slice only contains 78kcal which is perfect to include into any diet you may be on as this is also slow releasing throughout the day if you chose to have this as an elevenses.
Prices vary but we tend to purchase ours in Sainsbury's who do great deals 2 for £1.
I would have loved to include all the ingredients as I normally do but apparently, like the COLA recipe, its top secret!
'Soreen Fruity Malt Loaf'
I have always loved 'Soreen Malt Loaf'', even now I can easily sit and munch my way through a loaf with or without butter on top.
'Soreen Fruity Malt Loaf' is quite hard to describe, yes, it is made of malt which is shaped like a loaf of bread but is deep brown in color and filled with raisins and is utterly delicious. It can be eaten any time of day but I prefer it in the morning as it releases energy slowly so you not feel hungry through out the day and it will also give you the fuel you need to get you going.
I also find it very filling because it has a very stodgy, some what heavy consistency I find I only need a few slices before I am full. It is very cheap to begin with I only pay £1 for around 100g which I think is fantastic value for money.
Over the years the makes of 'Malt Loaf' have also brought our several different styles and flavours of this squidgy snack food. They have a varied range which include 'Apple and Sultana', 'Cinnamon and Raisin' and 'Banana'. To celebrate the companies 75th birthday they have brought out a limited edition 'Chocolate Malt Loaf', which I can not wait to try.
Over all I think I will always love 'Soreen Fruity Malt Loaf' its a cheap, lovely tasty snack and very filling, It offers a flavour and a style to suit anyone's taste and is perfect for those cold winter months
Soreen Malt Loaf is something that I have loved since childhood when my mum would occasionally purchase one and slice it up for afternoon tea and spread it with butter. I still love the taste now and only seem to remember to buy one when I spot it on offer in a prominent place in the supermarket which is what happened yesterday when I popped to my local Tesco's.
It is difficult to describe quite what malt loaf is as it is shaped like a loaf of bread, is dark brown in colour and has a very moist, squidgy consistency which is not really cake or bread like with raisins throughout.
As stated I purchased my malt loaf from Tesco where it was on special offer priced at two loafs for £1.00, or alternatively £0.75 each.
The malt loaf comes packaged in a bright yellow waxy wrapper which has images of grapes on the front to represent the raisins contained in the loaf. On the back of the wrapper you can find more detailed product information including ingredients listings, nutritional information, allergy advice and that the loaf is suitable for vegetarians. There is also a little slogan on the side of the wrapper that states 'the secret is in the squidge'.
Malt loaf claims to be low in fat and is said to increase energy levels. A 1/8 of a loaf contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 87 Kcal
Protein - 2.1g
Carbohydrate - 18.6g
Sugars - 4.9g
Fat - 0.5g
Fibre - 1.0g
Sodium - 0.08g
Salt - 0.20g
To eat the loaf you simply slice it like you would a loaf of bread but it is very squidgy and moist so the slices do squash a little as you cut them. You can eat the malt loaf just as it is as it is moist enough but I love it with butter spread over the slice which obviously increases the fat and calorie content but is very tasty. The loaf is made with barley malt flour and extract which gives it a lovely malty taste and this combined with the plump juicy raisins spread throughout the loaf make it taste delicious and it is not overly sweet. The loaf is not very attractive to look at as it is very dark brown in colour but don't let this put you off as it tastes far better than it looks.
Overall this is a lovely unusual loaf which I tend to enjoy eating for breakfast or for a energy boosting snack either mid morning or afternoon as I do find that it seems to keep hunger at bay and provide me with a little energy boost. It is also great value for money especially if it is on offer. For anyone that has not tried it I would certainly recommend it and I will continue to purchase it when I remember.
I have always liked malt loaf....preferably with lashings of butter. Through my teenager daughter, I have discovered they also make small mini loaves. Really sweet little ones about the length of my thumb! These tend to be aimed for lunchboxes and don't get buttered. I think these are the best types of malt loaf options as it is least messy.
Another variety my daughter has found are small packs with just the one slice in them. These also are aimed at being eaten without butter/spread but they do tend to have the usual sticky feel to them so can be messy.
My daughter has also reliably told me that you can buy a small pack of two slices which do have butter/spread in the middle ......for those like me, who like their butter!
If you want easy of eating and minimal fuss, strongly suggest the little loaves....plus the fact, they are the cutest!!
As the name suggests Soreen Malt Loaf is a bread style snack made from malt. Soreen is the UKs original brand Malt Loaf and remains superior to any of the supermarket value brands that you can find. The package is decorated in summery yellows and reds that leave a far greater impact on the eye than those brands too.
One of the benefits of the packaging is that it is very easy to open due to the serrated edges, and once open can be spread out and used to slice the loaf without messing up your worktops. This is useful as Malt Loaf has a very squidgy consistency that could leave an awful lot of smudges on your counter.
With all of that out of the way Malt loaf proves to be a very tasty snack. The loaf itself has a subtly sweet flavor, with a strong malty aftertaste, and definite hints of raisin. This; combined with the strong malty odor, has solidified Malt Loaf as my favorite ever snack. It's not for everyone though. If you dislike the taste of malt; or the idea of squidgy bread like products doesn't appeal to you, then you might be disappointed. It is very chewy and really tends to stick to your teeth!
However at just 91 calories a slice it's also a very healthy snack. All of the fat content seems to come from the natural sugars in the fruit, and so it always feels a lot better for you than a chocolate bar that holds over twice the calories. I also find that it leaves me a lot less bloated than proper bread, so I can enjoy it as a healthy breakfast whenever I'm watching my weight.
Personally I have always enjoyed Malt Loaf sliced and spread thickly with butter. I have also really enjoyed it spread with Jam, or with a slice of cheese on top. I know others who like to eat it toasted, but I personally prefer it cold. Nevertheless Malt Loaf proves to be a versatile snack that can be used for many occasions.
I tend to buy it whenever the larger loafs are on offer at £1, however the medium loafs (100 grams I think, though the package doesn't specify) are only around 70p a loaf. So Malt Loaf is a very inexpensive snack that is worth the price for its breakfast value alone.
Well I have always bought cheaper alternatives of fruit/malt loaves and will not be doing it again.Having this week tried Soreen I can say that it is so much nicer than any other I have tried.It's lovely and sticky and has a great amount of fruit in.I can highly reccomend it toasted with butter and a nice cup of tea.Have also now tried the banana lunchbox loaves and they have gone down a treat with the kids.its a great snack and healthy too.
I didnt even know what this was until recently when my flat mate came home from shopping with some. I'd seen it in the supermarkets but had never really paid any attention to it - but now I love the stuff!
Soreen is basically a fruity malty loaf - its not really like bread through, and its not really like cake - its like a really stodgy and sticky mix between the two.
It comes in a bright yellow packet with tht red soreen logo on the front - very eyecatching. It opens like a packet, so you pull apart the edges at one end to get into it and then slide the loaf out. There are several serving suggestions on the packet, including having it with butter, jam, toasting it or having it with cheese. Personally I have only ever toasted it and then had it with some butter. The texture of malt loaf is very thick, sticky and stodgy - this makes it quite difficult to slice, it tends to squash down as your trying to slice some off. It does bounce back slightly after a while but never back to the nice rectangle loaf shape it was when first bought. The taste is very very sweet and sickly, which is great as its a great healthier alternative to my chocolate and sugar cravings. I love sweet stuff and could eat cake all day, but I can only manage about two thin slices of this, three at a push before I feel sick. It is very rich tasting and fruity, you can defintiely taste raisins in it.
*Calories - 80
*Protein - 1.9g
*Carbohydrates - 16.7g
*Fat - 0.6g
*Fibre - 1.0g
*Sodium - 0.07g
*Salt - 0.19g
as you can see, to say how sweet it is it really isnt that bad for you, and a lot better than my usual chocolate fix!
It states on the packet that once opened it should be consumed within two days, as with most things though this is a bit over cautious. As long as you wrap it back up well and store in a cool and dry place I find it lasts about a week and still tastes as fresh as when it was first opened. It is also suitable for home freezing as long as it is consumed within 3 months - I have never tried this though so I dont know how it affects the malt loaf.
Overall I would definitely recommend this to anyone fruit cake/bread etc, and its a great alternative to more unhealthy sweet stuff. You can get it from all supermarkets and a loaf usually costs around £1.
........I had Malt Loaf!!
Malt loaf is one of my favourite snacks but for some reason I don't eat it that often, only every now and then. I should buy it more regularly as everytime I have it I remember how much i like it. Eating it just now reminded me of this! This malt loaf is the most recognisable brands and is made by Soreen. It costs just 75p from Tescos but is also available in most supermarkets at a similar price.
The loaf is wrapped in a brightly coloured mostly yellow plastic wrapper. It is easy to open the packet to get inside to the loaf. This loaf is not sliced (there are pre sliced versions which you can buy instead but I find they dry out quicker than the unsliced loaves) and you need to slice it yourself. It can actually be quite tricky to slice up as due to the squidgy nature of the loaf it often squashes down when you attempt to cut it. I find it is better to cut the very end off and reattach it to the rest of the loaf when you've cut however much you want off from the loaf. It seems to keep the rest fresher for longer.
The actual loaf is a dark rich brown colour and has a lot of dried fruit like raisins in it. It tastes very sweet and satisfying and smells like raisins dipped in treacle! Some people like to put cheese on it or honey but I prefer good old basic butter on it as I think it tastes best this way. The bonus of it not already being pre sliced is you can get to know how thick you like your slices and cut them your own way.
It is a low fat product so as long as you're not slathering the butter on you can still eat this when on a low fat diet.
ok this is a great tasting product i am told but it leaves my kitchen smelling horrid after its toasted, smell lingers for hours,not a sociable smell,have to make appologies if visitors arrive,trying to persuade him to return to normal malt loaf!
Soreen Malt Loaf is something that I have grown into, as a child I can remember my parents having it but was never keen myself but would often try a bit just to see how bad it was, on one occasion I decided to give it a go and decided I actually quite liked it. Despite really enjoying Soreen Malt Loaf I tend to forget about it and do not actually buy it that often. However recently I read somewhere that Malt Loaf is an ideal snack for when you are pregnant as it is low in fat and a healthier option compared to chocolate, biscuits and crisps, after reading this I decided to have a look for some in my local Tesco and was pleased to find Soreen Malt Loaf on offer.
The Malt Loaf comes in a bright yellow plastic packet, you cannot fail to see that it is a Soreen loaf as the name is written in large red letter right across the top of the packet, just above this is written "The original Malt Loaf", the name and this statement is also repeated on the side if the packet. Most of the front of the packet is take up with a picture of black grapes and green leaves spread right across the packet, the only other information on the front of the packet is a statement saying "Deliciously Squidgy Energy" and a red square with the words "Low fat Less that 3%" written inside. Although the there is not a huge amount of information on the front of the packet and not a great amount of detail, the choice of contrasting colours really does make it stand out. The back of the packet (which is also bright yellow) has the same Soreen logo at the top but smaller, the rest of it is taken up with information about the product including nutritional information, ingredients, a statement about the malt loaf and serving suggestions, all of the information is written as though the malt loaf is talking to you, which in my opinion is a little odd and probably not necessary, however all of the right information is passed on to the consumer whichever way they choose to do it.
Soreen Malt Loaf is basically a very dark brown stodgy, fruity loaf, its quite hard to describe as it is not a bread but it is not a cake, to me it does have a bit of a fruit cake taste to it. The malt loaf is shaped almost like a mini loaf of bread, it comes as a whole loaf which needs to be sliced, I particularly like this as it means you can have each slice as thick or thin as you like. On the packet the malt loaf describes itself as "Squidgy power" which is "deliciously chewy" with "Fruitiness busting with energy to kelp keep you fuelled and ready for action" The Soreen Malt Loaf is definitely very fruity and I have to agree with the squidgy and chewy part, when you eat the malt loaf it has an almost sticky consistency to it as you chew it. However I cannot say I have noticed any difference in my energy levels after eating malt loaf, but it does make a nice alternative to a sandwich or rice cakes for lunch.
On the packet of Soreen Malt Loaf there are several serving suggestions which include
*Enjoy it just as it is
*Have it with jam
*Have it with cheese
Now personally I have mine sliced with a bit of butter spread over it, I would even be happy to eat it plain, I hadn't actually thought of trying it toasted until I read that for this review so I think that is something I will be trying. I can even see how some people may enjoy jam on it, for me I do not fancy that as I think it would make the malt loaf too sweet for my taste, it has quite a sweet taste naturally which is why I like it with just butter on as this takes the edge off the sweetness. However having it with cheese to me sounds disgusting, Soreen Malt Loaf is very fruity and as I have said has a sweetness about it so having cheese on top of that really does not appeal to me, I was quite surprised about this suggestion on the back of the packet.
Nutritional Information (per tenth of a loaf)
*Calories - 80
*Protein - 1.9g
*Carbohydrates - 16.7g
*Fat - 0.6g
*Fibre - 1.0g
*Sodium - 0.07g
*Salt - 0.19g
I was quite please when I read the nutritional information for malt loaf, whilst the calories are not quite as low as I would like them, I was particularly pleased to see that it is quite low in carbohydrates which for me at the moment is ideal, the malt loaf is very low in fat making it an ideal snack, being diabetic I do have to have a snack in the mornings and afternoons to keep my levels stable and prefer to have something healthy rather than junk food so a slice of this for me is perfect, there are enough carbohydrates to keep my levels up but the fat content is low enough for it to be a healthy alternative to the usual fruit I have.
Other information which is on the Soreen packet includes that it is suitable for vegetarians, again a must have for me, also that it is best to eat the malt loaf within 2 days of opening it, personally I do not really stick to this, I am the only one in my house that will eat the malt loaf and there is no way I eat an entire one in 2 days, however once I have sliced off what I want I make sure it is wrapped up properly and it is fine for a few days like that and still tastes just as fresh as when I first opened it. Soreen Malt Loaf can also be frozen as long as it is used within 3 months of freezing and is fully defrosted before eating. I have never tried freezing my malt loaf as although it lasts longer than 2 days it does not last long enough to warrant freeing it but this is handy to know in case I need to do this in the future.
If I had any criticisms about Soreen Malt Loaf it would be that it is a bit tricky to cut, as the packaging suggests the loaf is very soft and squidgy meaning that as you cut through it it does tend to squash down a little, although it does puff itself back up a little it never goes back into the perfect loaf shape that it is when you buy it, I find by the time I get to the very last sliced it is considerably thinner than when I first brought it from being squashed so many times during slicing. You do need a sharp knife to cut the malt loaf as it is quite sticky making it hard to cut if the knife you are using is not very sharp, this just adds to the issue of the loaf becoming squashed. However this would not stop me buying it as it does not alter the taste of it at all, and I think you can even get a pre sliced loaf now, although I am not 100% sure about this.
As I have mentioned I brought my Soreen Malt Loaf from my local Tesco, the loaf I chose was the bigger version, although as far as I can see there is no actual weight on the packet, when I brought it it was on offer for just 59p, usually sold at £1.19, personally I thought this was a real bargain whilst on offer, however I would still be happy to pay full price for it as it is not overly expensive and in my opinion worth the money, obviously how long it lasts depends on how thick you cut each slice, however if you cut the slices thin then one loaf can last for several days. I would definitely say that this is fairly priced.
There is some allergy information on the back of the packet stating that the product contains
Obviously this is not ideal for those who suffer with certain food allergies, however the ingredients and allergy information is clearly written on the back of the packet and easy for everyone to read before purchasing.
Personally I would definitely recommend Soreen Malt Loaf, it does make a nice alternative to the regular things we have for lunch, it is also perfect for a low fat healthy snack, being diabetic I find this ideal as there is not too much sugar in it so that it effects my sugar levels but there is just enough carbohydrates to keep my levels steady. In my opinion this is something that adults would enjoy more, this is based on my personal experience as I could not stand malt loaf as a child but as an adult I do really enjoy it, although there may be some children which enjoy this and being low in fat there is no reason why they shouldn't. I will certainly continue to purchase malt loaf and would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a healthy alternative for lunch or a snack.
i've been a fan of soreen malt loaf for a while, my boyfriend actually got me into it. I did think I wouldn't like it as I thought it would have a fruit cake type taste but it doesn't!
You can cut it into slices, toast it or eat it straight from the packet (like i do) a lot of people like it with some butter on too!! It's a pretty tough load but i wouldn't say it was heavy in weight but can be heavy in taste. The loaf is brown with fruits running through it. It is sticky to touch and chewy. There are different flavours available you can buy:
original fruity malt loaf in sizes 220g, 266g (large) , 350g sliced loaf or a mega loaf (also available in snack size)
Cinnamon and Raisin (great in the colder weather)
or a new banana loaf flavour.
You can buy the mega loaf for £1. the other sizes vary from 55p- £1.28.
The Flavour is malty and fruity and per 1/10th of a loaf contains:
This obviously doesn't include the butter you spread on top of the malt loaf. So the nutritional content is not as bad as you might think, although the sugar is a little high this is most likely natural sugar from the fruit.
This is a great little loaf to nibble or snack on and great with butter, I like to toast it a little in the winter to keep me warm.
Malt loaf with fruit in is a great snack and although you can buy cheaper own label brands, Soreen is regarded as a very quality type brand. You can currently purchase a standard sized loaf produced by Soreen for 55 pence from Tesco.
Every now and again when I think to or when a friend or colleague buys some this makes a tasty snack and I wonder why I don't eat it more often to be honest. The loaf is supplied to you the consumer in one piece and you have to cut the slices off as is your preference. The loaf can be tough to cut as it is thick and compact and it compresses when you put pressure on it with your knife. The loaf is brown in colour and you can see the raisins in it. It is very sticky and can be quite thick and chewy to eat but worth it as it tastes tremendous. It can leave your fingers sticky after eating some of it.
The flavour is a lovely malty one and you obviously have the fruity taste in the mix as well. There are several ways it is suggested you can consume this but personally I always go for the classic option and just cut a slice and spread on some butter or other type of low fat or olive spread. If you ate a quarter of this regular sized loaf the calorie content is roughly less than 175 calories and about a gram of fat, although this doesn't include anything you spread on to the top of it to complement it.
If you are looking for an item to eat with a mug of tea for elevenses or something to snack on in front of a movie in the evening and you don't want crisps or chocolate then this in my opinion would be perfect.
I buy Soreen on a regular basis, it can often be found on special offer. At the moment Tesco are promoting buy one get one free, 1 large loaf costs £1.19. The regular size loaf is not included in this offer and costs 49p.
The product is brightly packaged in orange/yellow depicting what appears to be a sunshine rising over the red Soreen logo, there are lots of fresh looking purple grapes below this. It is quite easy to amongst the other products in the bakery section of most supermarkets.
The packaging is easily opened to reveal a mild malty aroma. The dark brown loaf within is extremely moist and quite sticky, I find I need to use a very sharp knife to cut it in order to avoid squashing and compressing the slices in to tiny squares! After slicing the loaf loaf becomes a wealth of differing brown colours with lots of visible raisins, yum! I normally keep the loaf in it's original packaging and then re-cover with cling film so that the loaf does not become dry.
It should be eaten within two days of opening and can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
The product is quite low in fat which is good news, 0.5g per 1/8th of the loaf. Unfortunately I like to spread this with butter therefore piling on the calories!
Each 1/8th also contains 87kcal
of which sugars 4.9g
Primary ingredients are wheat flour and raisins, if you would like further nutritional information visit www.soreen.com, or call their customer care line on 0800 515739.
The loaf tastes great, once it's in your mouth it is so soft and squidgy that it sticks to your teeth! It has a lovely rich texture and appears extremely indulgent but in reality, without the butter it isn't. It is very moreish and I'm sure that I could polish off a whole loaf in one sitting if I tried (I haven't - yet!).
My seven year old son loves this as an alternative to toast and often opts for Soreen at breakfast and supper time. He too continually asks for more!
The packaging does state that the loaf can be toasted but I have not tried this, I think it would be a waste of the gorgeous squidgyness!
Its nice(nor sweet nor sower, just right) and filling. High in carbo and low in fat!!! will keep you after or before a training. We at our club love it . After a session your muscles need feeding , Soreen seems to be ideal.
I do like a piece of cake or a biscuit with my evening cuppa. Sometimes however I'm not really looking for something too sweet, just something tasty and filling. Of course a handful of plain biscuits would do the trick, but I have found something, which I have loved for years and it is always at a very reasonable price. It cuts nicely into slices so can be easily shared, and most of all it fulfils my expectations for my evening cuppa.
The family with whom this malt loaf is associated is the Sorenson family and you can now see where the product name comes from. The company roots go back 70 years and I can remember tasting my first malt loaf way way back. They are now readily available throughout the stores and I normally find them costing in the region of 44p which I feel is great value.
Soreen fruity malt loaf is neither a cake, nor a loaf in my book, its what we may call these days a hybrid. It has the moist texture of a cake with the build and rigidity of a loaf. It cuts quite well although it being so moist means it will squash a little if the knife isn't sharp enough. At about six inches long 4inches wide and just short of 3 inches high it is a reasonable size for the price, I can't find the actual weight anywhere on the bright yellow packaging which is unusal, but I do see a nice red flashed message informing me it has now only 3% fat, which again is good for this sort of product.
Now the fact it is so low in fat falls into insignificance since I do like a thin spreading of butter on my slices. My wife prefers marge, and my son don't care he just scoffs it down however it is presented. I guess in a normal cutting with a decent knife we get three slices each but being as there are only two ends two out of three get an end. This isn't really too much of a problem except that the outer surface of the loaf/cake is slightly more chewy and crisper than the rest.
The loaf is packed full of fruity goodness, and is very moist and squidgy..............that's a few times I've used that word this week, after not having even thought of it for months or even years..............strange. Anyway squidgy it is. When cut the slices look like squares where the edges have been pushed in forming a inward curve, the pieces of fruit are sticking out all over the place there is a lot of fruit in this loaf. The malltiness of the actual cake mixture is very evident and the whole package along with my scraping of butter is just divine. I'm getting around t thinkig if sonny boy wants malt loaf in future he's going to have to buy hs own cos really three slices just doesn't cut it.
This fine malt loaf is quite easily worth the mere 44p, it is just a great little treat with that evening cuppa, and even had I not had the butter its quality simply shines through. I have it often and enjoy it immensely everytime. Recommend it, I most certainly do Ollie.
Soreen fruity malt loaf is delicious and fruity and packed with carbohydrates so it's a great source of energy - many sportsmen and women rely on Soreen fruity malt loaf as part of their balanced diet