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      11.04.2011 08:11
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      Great for breakfast or a snack!

      I've always liked Scotch Pancakes in the past, so when I got the chance to try these for free I couldn't refuse. These are the Syrup & Sultana filled version of Kingsmill's "Love to Toast" Pancakes.

      --- The Pack ---
      Being made by Kingsmill, they come in a much more colourful wrapper compared to the own brand products I am used to. The plastic wrapper is mainly yellow all over with half the front of the pack left clear so you can see the pancakes. The front has the name of the product in a large font and then a picture of a knob of butter that is over the clear section. This makes it look like there is a bit of butter melting on them. The rear of the pack is a bit plainer as this contains the basic product and nutritional information.

      They suggest that you toast these under a medium grill for 2 minutes on each side. I just pop mine in the toaster for a few minutes and that seems to warm them nicely.

      --- Healthiness ---
      In this modern day society of being constantly reminded about eating healthily, a good breakfast is a vital part of this. I have these as part of my breakfast and so I like to make sure that I get a reasonable amount of goodness in. Per pancake they contain 100 calories, 10.6g of sugar, 1.7g of fat and 0.4g of salt. The sugar level is quite high for these, which equates to 12% of your GDA per pancake! I am quite shocked by this as I would of thought these would have had less sugar, but then they do contain syrup which would contribute to a reasonable amount of this value.

      Looking at the ingredients, they do seem to contain a lot for such a well respected brand. In total they contain 14 ingredients along with preservatives and raising agents. As these pancakes have added fillings, they contain 11% sultanas and 3.5% syrup. This is quite a good amount and is noticeable in the final product.

      --- The Pancakes ---
      Each pancake is just under 1cm thick and is about 8cm in diameter. They all have a nice golden brown colour on the top and bottom and on one side there are sultanas. I have found that the amount of sultanas that you get does vary a bit between pancakes, but this isn't a problem as you always get a reasonable amount per pancake. I like to have mine with a bit of butter on top as I find this makes them taste even nicer.

      The pancakes have a lovely sweet taste that once toasted does remind me of home made pancakes. I find that as they warm up, this smell does fill my kitchen. Once toasted, they have a slightly crunchy outer and then a lovely soft inside. They have a nice taste that is just like a scotch pancake should be and the sweetness of the added syrup is noticeable and very nice. The added sultanas make for a lovely treat as they are juicy and very sweet.

      These don't usually last too long for me once I start eating them as they are very nice. They are great for breakfasts, especially if you are in a rush as they can be eaten hot or cold and taste great in either case. They are also not very messy and are quick to eat which can be useful when rushing out of the door.

      --- Overall Verdict ---
      Delicious! From Sainsburys for the normal Kingsmill pancakes, they cost 67p for a pack of 6, which in my opinion is quite reasonable for such a delicious and filling product. I really do like these and I shall be looking out for them when I next go shopping as they have made a lovely change from my normal routine of crumpets. I am going to give these only 4/5 as the high sugar content lets these down.

      Thanks for reading.

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        30.03.2010 10:54
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        A great product I will be eating them again.

        Recently I have been getting a bit bored of the same old breakfast, so I thought I would try these. Unless I had them as a child and don't remember I don't think I have ever had them.

        I got Kingsmill simply as it's a brand I had heard of and they were fairly cheap. A packet of 6 was 69p, I have since seen sainsburys own version though at 29p for 6 so I think I will give those a try too.

        The first thing I noticed aout these is their texture, I wasn't really ure what to expect, but they are very soft, one side is brown and one side is a bit paler with a similar pattern on to a crumpet, they were quite small in size, but not as thin as I expected.

        On the packet it says to grill them for 2 minutes each side, I hate using the grill as it takes too long when I'm in a rush in the mornings, so I just popped them in the toaster (I don't know if this is a valid cooking method but it did work). After a couple of minutes in the toaster they came out warm but not crispy, I sort of expected them to go crispy I'm not sure why. I just rubbed a bit of butter (clover not real butter) over the one side and then ate it. I think there are lots more things to do with them, and on the packet it suggested having them with fresh fruit and syrup, which sounds lovely, so I might try that.

        The taste of these pancakes is lovely, they are actually sweet, but with the butter it was a really nice combination, and they weren't stodgy like I thought they would be, they filled me up nicely without making me feel like I eaten something really unhealthy.

        On the internet the nutritional info is listed as: Each pancake contains...Calories 74 4%, Sugars 6.3g 7%, Fat 1.2g 2%, Saturates 0.2g 1%, Salt 0.5g 8% of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount. They are suitable for vegetarians, but not for vegans.

        I really liked these pancakes, as they weren't as heavy as I expected and they tasted really nice, and made a really nice change to boring old breakfasts. I also think 69p for 6 is very reasonable, but I will be trying the sainsburys ones out.

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          26.03.2010 14:08
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          Kingsmill Love to toast Pancakes - tasty pancakes whether warm or cold.

          I am a great fan of Kingsmill products and buy their bread and rolls all the time. Although I am a great fan of baking, I haven't felt like making our favourite scotch pancakes for a while, so though I'd try these.

          Kingsmill love to toast pancakes, come in a clear plastic wrapper, with some splashes of bright yellow for added colour and quite bold lettering, advertising the product. The 6 pancakes, sit on a cardboard backing, which gives them added support and protection.

          When you open them, you find that the pancakes feel very soft and fresh and are a gorgeous golden brown colour. I love mine with some margarine and jam and they make a lovely light snack.

          These Kingsmill pancakes have just the right amount of 'bite' and are not too soft. They are very light and I can comfortably eat a couple without feeling too heavy or full. They have a sweet taste but not sickly in any way and I do find them a joy to eat. I do find their texture quite dry and would never eat them without a topping.

          As well as eating them cold, with margarine and jam, they are also lovely warmed. This allows the margarine or butter to melt into the pancake and it makes the jam warm and stickier too, which is lovely. Although I have never tried them for breakfast, they do seem to be popular with golden syrup and fruit, but that does sound just a little too sweet for me. I do however love them fried along with eggs, veggie bacon, sausage and beans. This is a delicious and filling meal and leaves me feeling comfortably full and satisfied!

          *Nutritional Value Per Pancake*

          Energy - 74 kcal
          Protein - 1.5g
          Carbohydrate - 14.3g
          of which sugars - 6.3g
          Fat - 1.2g
          of which saturates - 0.2g
          Fibre - 0.4g
          Sodium - 0.20g
          Salt Equivalent - 0.51g

          This product is suitable for vegetarians. It is also suitable for home freezing.

          Kingsmill Love to toast Pancakes are available from Tesco in a pack of 6 for 66p and until the 6th of April, you can pick up two packs for £1 only.

          These really are good value when compared to the price of most other snacks. My kids love a quick bite to eat, as soon as they get in from school and these are ideal.

          They will definitely be on my shopping list far more often!

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            04.03.2010 13:33
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            Perfect pancakes not just for toasting

            I have been eating pancakes for a long time, well since I was seven years old and have tasted many over the years. I'm normally a Warburtons man myself yet I have to say when it comes to pancakes, Kingsmill are the leaders of the pack.

            The pancakes come in a see through packet which has yellow edges and the 'love to toast' logo on the front of it. Each pack has six generous sized pancakes. As to be expected they are round and have an appetising golden colour, they are spongy yet firm to touch. One of the reasons I prefer these pancakes to others is that they are lovely and thick. If you tear one in half they are noticeably fluffy and light inside. So light they sometimes have a tendency to break up. Before toasting, I don't really find the pancakes have much of a smell, there is just a slight sweet and bready smell.

            I pop a pancake into my toaster for a minute or two this make them particularly crisp on the outside whilst still being soft on the inside. They can also be browned for a couple of minutes under a grill. The smell whilst toasting them is delicious, its almost syrup like. Then I generously smear some cold butter or golden syrup (heated in the microwave to make it runny) on them. For something a bit more substantial I also like to eat them with a sliced banana and some vanilla ice cream. These pancakes don't just have to be eaten toasted. I often eat one cold as I am toasting the others to eat. I have also been known to stop off and buy a pack to devour in the car on my way home from work.

            They taste different depending on whether they are eaten toasted or cold. If toasted, I am met with a crisp crunch which then goes into soft fluffiness. The sweetness of the pancake is balanced against the saltiness of the cold butter which has melted and is oozing from the pancake as I bite down. If cold, the texture is far more dense and spongy when placed in the mouth. The sweetness remains the prominent taste. Which ever way, they always do a good job of filling me up.

            The pancakes are suitable for vegetarians and they are also suitable for freezing. I regularly freeze a packet to keep in reserve and once defrosted and toasted up they taste just as delicious. They seem to be available from all supermarkets and usually sell at around 69p per pack. Currently, Sainsburys are selling two packs of them for a £1.00, so why not buy one to eat now and put the other in the freezer for another day.

            If you need it here is the nutritional information:

            Per pancake
            Energy 74 kcal
            Carbohydrate 14.3g of which is sugars 6.3g
            Fat 1.2g of which saturates 0.2g
            Sodium 0.14g and Salt 0.35g

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            16.02.2010 21:36
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            buy them and stash them in the freezer

            *Price & Availability*
            I have often seen these Kingsmill Love to Toast Pancakes in supermarkets and recently bought some in Iceland on a multibuy offer; Two Kingsmill Love to Toast products for £1.00. The regular price for a six pack in Iceland is around 75p, a little more in other supermarkets.

            *Nutritional Bits*
            Each pancake contains 74 calories, 6.3g sugars, 1.2g fat, 0.2g saturates and 0.4g of salt. These are fairly low values following the adults guideline daily amount.
            Contains egg, wheat, milk and gluten so will not be suitable for some allergy sufferers.

            *What Did I Think*
            I have not had scotch pancakes since about 15 years ago and had forgotten how good they were.

            These thick yet small round flat pancakes are similar in texture to a dense sponge cake. Straight from the packet they are sweet and buttery and very light. After toasting I spread with some real butter while they are still warm.

            These are delicious as a snack or as breakfast. I have also had one toasted and spread with jam instead of a chocolate biscuit or two with a cup or tea.

            I would definitely buy these again whilst they are still on offer. Although they have a short shelf life they can be frozen and defrosted when needed.

            I would recommend them and want to try them again, served as in America, with syrup!

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              27.11.2009 11:31
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              Delish Pancakes For Any Time Of Day Or Year!

              I brought these Kingsmill Love To Toast Pancakes when they were on special offer last week, I can't remember the price of them now but I remember it was a good saving and I got some of their muffins too.

              The pancakes can be either eaten cold straight from the packet or toasted lightly to eat them hot. They're best hot I think with butter spread on the top because the butter soaks through lovely, you can add jam or syrup too but I prefer them as plain as possible because I love the taste of the pancakes.

              The pancakes are yummy. They are very soft with a delish airy texture, they have got little holes inside them and that makes them taste very light to eat but they're surprisingly filling when you have a couple for breakfast.

              They taste lovely, it's hard to describe the taste because these pancakes taste like a mixture of bread and cake. They are nice and sweet so you can put sweet or savoury toppings on them, my little sister had hers with chocolate spread the other day and that looked yummy but would be a bit too much for me in the morning!

              They're quite floppy before they've been cooked but afterwards the outside of the pancakes goes a bit harder so you can cut them easier or pick them up to bite into them. The inside stays nice and fluffy though so I reckon they're deffo better warm because then you've got the best of both worlds.

              I've just checked on the Tesco website and the pancakes are on offer for 2 packs for £1.00, that's a bargain for such a yummy snack and they can be frozen too so that's even better because it means we've always got some in the freezer and haven't got to worry about eating them all in one go.

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              30.10.2009 22:01
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              Stash them!

              Kingsmill Love to toast Pancakes

              Description: Manufacturer: Kingsmill / Type: Bread

              I love this type of pancakes, there is something tasty and light about them that allows you to eat a few without feeling over full - maybe that isn't such a good thing!

              Kingsmills do these in a pack of 6 which costs around £1.20 from most shops. I recommend that you buy raspberry jam to go with them, and butter or spread. You can also freeze these too so can put a pack in the freezer and just take out as and when you fancy them.

              Toast these lightly under a warm grill for just a couple of minutes on each side. Then simply butter, add a jam of your choice and enjoy. Mr Siamese likes these with chocolate spread instead of jam. The pancakes are not too sweet so balance the topping well. If you cannot grill, then 30 seconds in the microwave warms them up in a hurry.


              Ingredients are as follows;

              Wheat Flour,
              Sugar
              Buttermilk,
              Whole Egg
              Vegetable Oil,
              Whey Powder (From Milk)
              Raising Agents: E450
              Sodium Carbonates; Salt
              Preservative: Potassium Sorbate

              Contains: Wheat, Gluten, Milk and Egg

              Nutrition information per pancake;

              Energy 74kcal
              Protein 1.5g
              Carbohydrate 14.3g
              (of which sugars 6.3g)
              Fat 1.2g
              (of which saturates 0.2g)
              Fibre 0.4g
              Sodium 0.20g
              Salt 0.51g

              Definitely recommend these, they are fluffy, light and tasty, stash them!

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                06.10.2009 13:37
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                As Above

                When I was a youngster I would only ever be given a choice of a couple of cereals for my breakfast, and a drink of juice. That isn't aiming any criticism at my parents but money was tight. They both worked and tried to give myself and my brother what they could. For this reason breakfast was probably not my favourite meal of the day.

                Roll on about 30 years and I now have 3 youngsters myself. I always like to make sure they go to school nice and full. This usually means that they have a choice of about 10 cereals, fresh orange, fresh apple juice and fresh fruit juice. Along with this they have a choice of Toast, Pancakes and Muffins, with jam. I know some of you might think this is a bit excessive but I have always done this since they were young.
                One of their favourite pancakes are Kingsmill (and believe me we have tried many). It comes in their love to toast range. I often eat mine cold but if you like them warm they only need toasting under a medium size grill for approximately 2 minutes on each side. Unlike other pancakes which seem to go brown/black very quickly when toasted, I have never found this to be the case with Warburtons. They brown up and get warm at the same time and nothing is nicer than allowing some margarine to melt into the top of one. They are quite a good size too, not like some of the cheaper supermarket pancakes you can buy. For those like me who like them cold, they do have a nice fresh taste to them.

                Ingredients

                Wheat Flour,
                Sugar
                Buttermilk,
                Whole Egg
                Vegetable Oil,
                Whey Powder (From Milk)
                Raising Agents: E450
                Sodium Carbonates; Salt
                Preservative: Potassium Sorbate

                Contains: Wheat, Gluten, Milk and Egg

                Nutrition per pancake

                Energy 74kcal
                Protein 1.5g
                Carbohydrate 14.3g
                (of which sugars 6.3g)
                Fat 1.2g
                (of which saturates 0.2g)
                Fibre 0.4g
                Sodium 0.20g
                Salt 0.51g

                Summary

                A very highly recommended pancake, which you can enjoy hot or cold.

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