Product Type: McVitie's Snacks
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A sweet, sticky syrupy sponge!
McVitie's Golden Syrup Cake
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
McVitie's Golden Syrup Cake
Disadvantages: None whatsoever..
Any regular readers of my reviews will be aware by now that I have a horrendous sweet tooth and am a huge lover of biscuits, cakes and sweeties.
It was whilst I was doing a little 'top-up' shopping in my local Lidl supermarket that I spotted the McVitie's golden syrup cake, which was on offer at only 50p. Having not tried this cake for a few years but remembering that I used to really adore the rich taste, I immediately decided to take advantage of the low price and give it another go.
Removing the dark green coloured outer wrapper and taking the cake out, I was impressed immediately by the rich colour of the cake. A dark, golden brown coloured 'loaf' style cake that looked to be very rich and delicious, which was nestled in a little paper wrapper. I think it is worth pointing out that once you have opened the cake, you should wrap it in tinfoil or store it in an airtight box to keep it fresh... This isn't a huge problem in my own household as cakes like this one never last very long!
Anyway, my initial impressions were confirmed somewhat by the gorgeous smell that was evident as I cut a few slices from the cake. I could easily detect the 'Lyle's Golden Syrup' scent that wafted to my nostrils as I sliced two generous sized slices for myself.
As I bit into the cake I could again detect the Lyle's Golden Syrup which gave a very rich overall taste to the cake. I didn't find this to be in any way sickly, and in actual fact I could have quite easily munched another couple of slices of this delicious dessert! The taste of the Syrup makes the cake very rich and of course incredibly sweet.
I have actually tried this cake sliced, with a light spreading of butter on top. My partner tells me I am weird for doing this but I think it is quite delicious! My partner's preference for this cake is to have it as a 'proper pudding' (his words) alongside a serving of cream or custard or something similar, so this might be worth a try if you like this sort of 'comfort food' dessert.
I did find that the texture of the cake was just absolutely perfect. The cake had an almost 'homemade' feel to it in that I found it to be deliciously soft and very moist! This is a very difficult thing to achieve from a mass-produced cake in my opinion and I did think that the moist texture really added to the deliciousness of the cake on the whole.
Now for the bad news I'm afraid!!
The nutritional information on the reverse of the packaging informs me that100g of this cake will provide me with 355 calories and 11g of fat. Yes, you did read that correctly... that's 11 grams of fat.....!!!
There is also allergy advice given so that consumers can make an informed choice about whether this is a suitable product in terms of allergies and dietary advice. There is a little printed badge on the reverse of the packaging which informs me that the cake is suitable for vegetarians.
All in all I can only recommend this cake, high fat content or not. I am in the lucky minority of the population whereby I am encouraged by my medical team to eat foods like this from time to time to build up my weight and calories, so personally this isn't a huge problem for me. Hands up, who's jealous?? ;-)
The taste is delicious, it's fairly economical and I would thoroughly recommend it. This little 'Golden' treasure gets top marks from me!!
Summary: It really is as delicious as it sounds!... Try it!