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Aldi Holly Lane Almond Slices

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Brand: Aldi / Type: Cakes

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      19.10.2009 17:56
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      Of a weekend my Mother always buys a cake or a box of cakes as a treat for us to eat on a Saturday afternoon! Call it tradition and a few weeks back she picked up a box of these in our local Aldi store whilst doing a bit of top up shopping in there. I was a bit disappointed on spotting these as I'm not usually very fond of cakes containing nuts but my Mum told me to hush me mush and try them and shoved a couple on a plate for me to try!

      The Packaging:

      Blue oblong box with a plastic see through tray in side with the slices lined up in there. On the front of the box there is a photograph of the slices and I'm told they are Holly Lane 'Tempting Cakes' 6 Almond Slices 'Sponge cake slices with almonds and raspberry filling' and I'm also told they are Vegetarian and there is an at a glance nutritional on there. Other information on the back of the box includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients and allergy advice is given (Contains: Gluten, soya, almonds, milk and egg and may contain traces of other nuts and sesame seed), storage advice is given along with a full nutritional chart and contact details for Aldi are given. It's a nice enough box to be fair to it and informative enough too.

      The Slices:

      Well I was impressed by the look of them and they had a slight sort of fresh cakey smell too.

      So on appearance you have thick oblong reasonably wide lumps of sponge cake and on the top lots of golden flaked almonds and just 3/4 of the way down the sponge you have a layer of thick raspberry jam...and it's lovely!

      Now to me these are best eaten on the day purchased or at the least on the day you open them because being sponge they droop a little even if stored well and feel a bit stodgy. Eaten immediately what you have is a light golden sponge that isn't too sweet and has a nice creaminess to it. The natural sweetness comes from the good quality smooth raspberry jam that whilst being generous and tasty there isn't so much of it that it drips either. The almonds taste like almonds too and are flaked giving a nice deep crunch to the cake.

      Verdict:

      A really tasty and substantial tea-time treat. Not huge per slice but a mouthful and I like they way they almost melt in the mouth and all the flavours stand alone and out. Very flavoursome indeed and not too many calories per slice (though I defy you to stop at one!) and good on saturated fat! We now are having these weekly and I can't wait for Saturdays lol. Lovely Aldi!

      Nutritional Information Per Slice:

      Calories: 117
      Sugar: 6.7g
      Fat: 4.8g
      Saturated Fat: 1.1g
      Salt: 0.2g

      Only available in packs of 6 in Aldi stores priced around 89p a box.

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