Product Type: McVitie's Snacks
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A golden syrup cake- that tastes like heaven
McVitie's Golden Syrup Cake
Member Name: mummy2twogirls
McVitie's Golden Syrup Cake
Advantages: being so moist and yummy
Disadvantages: Being high in fat and sugar
Ok so one of my weakness's when it comes to cakes/biscuits has to be 'Mcvities golden syrup cake'. I could eat the cake all day long but o don't in knowing that it has a very high fat and sugar content so i eat it in moderation.
This wonderful tasting cake has been around for years and is very popular within households all across the UK, so what makes it so special? Maybe it's the unique taste, the softness, or the rich taste of syrup? I'm not sure but i do know that it's a favorite in our house.
Ok so i've got comfy and have just cut a slice of the cake and made a nice cup of tea and i'm going to tell you all about it.....
It is packaged in a dark green wrapper and on the front it boasts the very famous 'Lyle's syrup logo' which is what the cake is mostly made from. It also has the Mcvities logo in the top corner. On opening the packet you are faced with a dark golden brown looking, loaf shaped cake that is about 2 inches tall,3 inches wide and around 10 inches long encased in a white sugar paper tray.
Cutting my first slice i notice how soft and easy the cake is to cut through, also the strong smell of syrup wafts up making me even more eager to eat it. The first bite makes me want even more, being a syrup based product you would think that it would be very rich in taste, but it's not and the combination of the sponge cake and syrup makes the cake very moist and you can even taste a slight hint of caramel in there.
Many people prefer to eat warm with cream/custard, but others prefer to eat it plain (like me) There is plenty of taste to satisfy me without adding cream or custard, but if you do it does make a pleasant dessert idea.
I don't like cakes that are hard or dry to taste, so this cake hits the spot for me. The texture is very thick and the cake doesn't crumble which i guess is down to the syrup inside making it stick together.
Being a cake the only downside is that is does have quite a high amount of sugar and fat inside, so it's best to limit your portions and have as a treat. The cake comes in 290g portion and is normally sold in a two pack with a Jamaica cake which is the same sort of product and made by the same manufacturer. For both cakes it cost me £1.15p which is about 57p per cake which is quite good value.
All in all theres nothing better than sitting down in the afternoons with a cup of tea and a slice of cake!
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