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Mr Kipling Bramley Apple and Blackcurrant Pies

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      19.04.2010 16:38
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      Mr Kipling Bramley Apple and Blackcurrant Pies - Lovely golden pastry, sweet fruity filling.

      Mr Kipling really does makes the best cakes and pies around. Every night I look forward to sitting down (fingers crossed) to something good on the telly, with a lovely sweet treat and a freshly brewed cup of Tetley tea. Mr Kipling Bramley Apple & Blackcurrant pies come in a box of six. The box is made from cardboard and is coloured in green and purple. There are clear, close-up pictures of both the pies and the fruit used to fill them, decorating the front of the box. When you open the packaging, you find a plastic tray holding 6 individual pies. These pies are all very uniform, with a lovely golden pastry crust. They are decorated with a raised apple and blackcurrant design on top, which is also in pastry and covered with a light sprinkling of sugar. The first thing you notice when you open the box, is the gorgeous, fruity aroma, which is very attractive and mouth watering. The pies are very deep and when you bit into them, the thick pastry gently crumbles, then melts in your mouth. The filling is rich in flavour and chunky in texture and does have a bit of bite, which I love. The chunks of apple and blackcurrant are surrounded by a thick, sweet purple coloured sauce, which makes the pie satisfyingly filling, without being sickly. *Ingredients* Wheat Flour, Sugar, Bramley Apple, Vegetable Oil, Glucose Syrup, Blackcurrants, Dextrose, Blackcurrant Puree, Modified Maize Starch, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Salt, Malic Acid, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Preservative ( Potassium Sorbate, Sulphur Dioxide), Citric Acid. This product contains Gluten, Wheat, Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites and may contain nuts. It is free from artificial colours and flavours and is suitable for vegetarians. *Nutritional Value Per Pie* Calories - 228 Sugar - 20g Fat - 8g Saturates - 3g Salt - 0.2g Mr Kipling 6 Bramley Apple & Blackcurrant Pies are available in Tesco for £1.20, but are available at 2 for £2.30 until the 4th May. These pies really do make a lovely snack and make a nice change from chocolate or cake. They also make an excellent pudding, as they can be heated for a few minutes in the oven and are gorgeous with custard. I would be happy to give these mouthwatering pies 5 stars.

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        03.02.2010 17:53
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        Go on have a treat!!

        Background: I must admit I don't usually purchase Mr Kipling Apple and Blackcurrant pies. However this week they were on special offer at my local Sainsbury's store so I thought I would treat myself. Price: These days price seems to be key for all of us and quite often I find it hard to justify the purchase of these pies. Usually it is only when I am having friends or family round for a meal I will but these. For six Mr Kipling Apple and Blackcurrant pies the cost is £1.35, which for me seems expensive, especially when compared to other less well known and shops own pies that are half the price of these. This week they have two packs for £2.30 and that was good enough to persuade me to but them. Packaging: I think it is hard to fault the Mr Kipling design and look of their packaging. As soon as I am in the cake isle at the Supermarket I spot the very eye catching designs. They are sold in a rectangular cardboard box, with a green and purple design upon it, plus the Mr Kipling name and a very desirable looking pie on the cover. While on the rear of the box is all the small print about the product. It all is well laid out and looks very professionally and expensively designed. Here you have a long list of ingredients, nutritional information plus advice on guidelines for the recommended daily amount. You also have details of Mr Kipling's quality guarantee and how to serve the product. Product: The box was very easy to open, and inside was a black plastic tray with six individual pies within it. What I particularly like about these products is you can either have the as a traditional pudding and heat them up with something like custard. The alternative and what makes it appealing to me is you can also eat it straight from the packet thus taking no time at all. Ideal for lunchboxes, a snack or even a picnic. If you choose to heat the product it is very simply to do and for me turns it into a good pudding. You can like I did heat it for six minutes in the oven at 190 degrees or Mark 6. However you can also Microwave the product and one pie only takes 10 seconds. For more information about this product: www.mrkipling.co.uk Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Bramley Apple, Vegetable Oil, Glucose Syrup, Blackcurrants, Dextrose, Blackcurrant Puree, Modified Maize Starch, Humectant, (Vegetable Glycerine), Salt, Malic Acid, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosthate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sulphur Dioxide), Citric Acid. Allergy advice: This product may contain Nut traces. Contains: Gluten (Wheat) and Sulphites It is suitable for vegetarians. Each pie contains: Calories: 228 Sugars: 19.5g Fat: 8.4g Saturates: 2.9g Salt:0.2g Smell: Initially when I opened the box all I could really smell was pastry. It smelt good and immediately got my taste buds watering. Even when I cooked the product the smell was not as strong as I had expected. I could definitely smell the sweet smell of blackcurrants, but it was not strong by any means Look: The pies themselves each come in a silver dish. They very much have risen when cooked and they look both appealing and attractive. On the top of the pie they gave what I believe is an Apple and Blackcurrant design, but for me it wasn't very clear. What impressed me when I took the top of the pie was below it the pie was full of the thick liquid, which was purple in colour but had lots of chunks or apple and blackcurrants. I have often eaten cheaper non-branded pies that to be honest have only be half full this is much better and looks better value from this perspective. Taste: I heated my pies and had them with custard. The pies did not change in any way when they were cooked, the pastry still the golden brown colour. The pies were a little firmer to break into, but that is a good thing as the last thing you want is your pastry crumbling away. The taste was really sweet and the blackcurrant filing really was superb, it combined well with the apple and I found in no time at all I had eaten and thoroughly enjoyed my pudding. I particularly liked the taste when this was cooked and to me it is the best way to consume the pies. The product tastes lovely particularly the sweet filing that was thicker than most and had a glorious Opinion: Most things about this product impresses me from the way the product is presented in its packaging to its actual taste. For me this is my favourite Mr Kipling product and certainly the best Apple and Blackcurrant pies on the market. I really believe this product tastes best when it is heated up, although you still have the option of eating it cold too. The taste is usually the key when we decide whether or not to buy a product; on this point alone this product is well worth it. I do not think there is a sweeter tasting pie anywhere. Plus this product has no artificial colours of flavourings. My concerns with the product are that it is firstly quite expensive and there are better value puddings on the market. However you need to weigh up this extra cost against the for me better quality of the pies. My other concern is surrounds the wonderfully thick pastry used, as this is rich in both sugar and calories. Certainly not something you should be purchasing when you're on a diet. Conclusion: For me this is a superb product but not one I would buy every week. I think it is a treat to have, but because of both the cost and the calories one to be enjoyed sparingly. Maybe like me when you are entertaining. Thanks for reading my review. This review is written under my user name on both Ciao and Dooyoo @CPTDANIELS February 2010

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          17.09.2009 13:25
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          Mr. Kipling Apple and Blackcurrant Pies

          I wrote most of this review a while back and now that Dooyoo have added the product I can post it.............. Packaging: The pies come in a usual foil case and are packaged in the usual carton. This particular carton has a banner on the right hand side proclaiming that you get 2 extra pies free as this is an 8 for 6 box. The front of the box is predominantly green with a picture of one of the pies that has been sliced so you can see the filling. The back of the box contains the usual ingredients and nutritional information along with the Mr. Kipling's quality guarantee and the heating instructions in case you want to warm these pies up. As well as being told that the carton is recyclable and that the tray and foil are recyclable where facilities exist the website address is also given:- www.mrkipling.co.uk and the product is described as:- "Shortcrust pastry cases with a Bramley apple and blackcurrant filling (48%)" Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Bramley Apple, Vegetable Oil, Glucose Syrup, Blackcurrants, Dextrose, Blackcurrant Puree, Modified Maize Starch, Humectant {Vegetable Glycerine}, Salt, Malic Acid, Raising Agents {Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate}, Preservatives {Potassium Sorbate, Sulphur Dioxide}, Citric Acid. Nutritional Information per pie {per 100g in brackets} Energy kJ: 5957kJ {1440 kJ} Calories: 228kcal {342kcal} Protein: 2.2g {3.4g} Carbohydrate: 35.8g {53.8g} of which sugars: 19.5g {29.4g} Fat: 8.4g {12.7g} of which saturates: 2.9g {4.3g} Fibre: 1.1g {1.7g} Sodium: 0.08g {0.12g} - equivalent as salt: 0.20g {0.30g} Dietary & Allergy Information Contains gluten (wheat) and sulphites. May contain nut traces These slices are suitable for vegetarians. They contain no artificial colour or flavours and no hydrogenated fat. The pies: The pies come in individual foil tins which are laid out in a plastic tray. They look pretty much the same as any other Mr. Kipling pie and, if they were just laid out on a plate you wouldn't be able to tell what the filling was. The pastry is a golden brown colour and doesn't look to be undercooked or overcooked. Taste: Biting into the pastry I can tell that it's got a fairly sweet taste to it but thankfully they've not made it so sweet that it's sickly. The main problem, I think, is that it tastes quite dry which is a little disappointing. On checking the best before date I can see that there's still a week left, so, in theory, this dryness of the pastry shouldn't have anything to do with the time elapsed since they were made. The filling is sweet and very nice and you can taste both the apple and the blackcurrant. In fact I could just eat this filling on its own and dispense with the dry pastry casing altogether. Price: At the time of writing these are £1.00 for two boxes of these in my local corner shop (meaning I got 16 pies for £1). Opinion: The picture on the front of the box is quite misleading as it makes it look as if the pie is jam packed full of filling. In actual fact I'd say that the filling probably only occupies one third to one half of the interior of the pie. When you bite into one the first thing you notice (aside from the taste) is that there's a fair amount of "air" between the filling and the top of the pie. Having said that, the filling is sweet with a nice consistency and you can taste the apple and the blackcurrant. The only downside, in terms of taste, is the dryness of the pie pastry itself. By the time I'd finished one pie I was left feeling like I needed something to drink. I can't comment on what these pies taste like when they've been warmed in the oven as I didn't do that. The RDA's on the box tell us that each pie provides: 11% RDA Calories 22% RDA Sugars 12% RDA Fat 15% RDA Saturates 3% RDA Salt On this basis I'd say that these are just "ok" for an occasional nibble. There are other Mr. Kipling's products that don't have the 'dry pastry' issue that you can use almost a quarter of your sugar RDA up on and which taste nicer.

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