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      09.02.2013 20:45
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      tasty cute cakes

      I only first tried Angel Slices a few months away when one of my flatmates bought a pack and shared them out between the rest of us. I kind of wish she hadn't because I'm now addicted to them.

      Mr Kiplings Angel Slices come in pack of six (sometimes 9) and each slice is individually wrapped in a clear plastic case which is opened by peeling the top off. They are then kept together in a cardboard case. As much as this packaging is really cute and really handy for keeping the slices fresh and stopping them from getting squashed the plastic is 'not currently recycled.' With the amount of these that get sold and especially the amount that I eat I think this is really bad choice of packaging.

      Other than the packaging there is nothing wrong with Angel Slices at all, they are in my opinion the best cakes ever, they look cute and taste amazing! They are a layer of yellow sponge and pink sponge sandwiching a vanilla filling with simple, decorative icing on the top. They are a perfect size for eating in the slices they are cut to and would fit well into a child's lunchbox. The packaging also states that the cakes are made 100% with natural flavours, free range eggs and no artificial colours.

      The taste is perfectly sweet and satisfying; whenever I am craving something sweet I reach for an angel slice. The sponge is very soft and the icing on top is not hard of crunchy either. I have tried a few stores own angel slices because they are a little cheaper but they really do not match up. I found them to be quite heavy sponge and the vanilla in the middle did not taste anywhere near as nice as Mr Kiplings.

      I really recommend Mr Kiplings Angels Slices to EVERYONE. I've seen the prices range from £1.20 to £1.60 so make sure you shop around, they are usually on offer for £1 or 2 for £2 somewhere, most often in Tesco or Iceland. Even though they should only be given 4 stars because the packaging is a big downside, they have to have 5 because they just taste too good.

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        15.03.2012 10:29
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        Angel slices from Mr Kipling

        I'm not a huge fan of cake and don't very often eat cakes purchased from shops or supermarkets. I do how-ever like to make cakes and I do enjoy eating these, I think this is because I love the making and tasting my cakes once they are baked and I also know what goes into them as well. I have recently gone through a stage where I have been craving something sweet and I don't like eating chocolate all the time so thought I would go for something sweet but not chocolate. I looked in the cake section in my local co-op and these grabbed my attention so it was these that I purchased.

        * ~ * ANGEL SLICES * ~ *
        The angel slices are made by Mr Kipling whom are well known for making a large range of Exceedingly good cakes. I purchased the pack of angel slices which are individually wrapped and are actually called Snap Packs. The snap packs only come in a pack of 6 which are bundled together using a cardboard sleeve. On the sleeve there is a picture of the slices and it also states that the products is made from 100% natural flavours ad baked with free range eggs. It has nutritional information on the top of the sleeve and also states what the cakes are. There is a best before date on the top of the sleeve and information on how to store the cakes. On the bottom of the cardboard sleeve you will find lots of information including ingredients, allergy advice, contact information and more nutritional information. The cardboard sleeve is easily removed to reveal the 6 individual plastic trays in which the cakes sit in. The trays can be separates easily, by bending the trays and snapping one off. The trays in which the slices are in are clear plastic are quite strong. They are then covered with a plastic film to help seal the trays and keep the slices fresh. On the plastic film it has Mr Kipling printed all over in white and red. On one end of the film it tells you where to open the product and this is done easily by using the little tab to help pull back the film lid. Each slice of cake has a bottom layer of pink sponge, which has a vanilla flavour filling on top. Then this is then topped with a yellow sponge and decorated in white fondant icing with pink lines going down the fondant icing.

        Nutritional Information (per slice):
        Calories - 140 (7&RDA)
        Sugars - 14.3g (16% RDA)
        Fat - 6.2g (9% RDA)
        Saturates - 2.2g (11% RDA)
        Salt - 0.18g (3% RDA)

        May contain nut traces.
        Contains: Gluten (Wheat), Egg, Milk & Soya

        * ~ * PRICE/AVALIABILITY * ~ *
        I purchased these from my local Co-Op store for £1.64, but they are available to buy from other shops and supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Waitrose. Prices may vary and the Mr Kipling range is often on offer at selected stores.

        * ~ * APPEARANCE/SMELL * ~ *
        Before taking the film lid off of the individual tray you can see the cake clearly through the tray. The pink sponge is a very light baby ink colour and you can see a thin layer of vanilla flavouring on top of this, which is then covered with a pale yellow coloured sponge. The icing doesn't look too thick, but not too thin either and this is white in colour and has pink lines which go diagonally across the white icing. The cake looks quite appealing due to the colour of the sponge and the icing on the top of the cake. I am also a huge fan of anything flavoured vanilla and seeing as the slices have a vanilla filling, these made the slices sound even more appealing. The film on top of the tray was easy to pull back to reveal a sweet smell. The smell wasn't strong and was very subtle, and was only a light smell of the vanilla and possibly also the fondant icing as well.

        * ~ * TASTE TEST * ~ *
        When taking the slice out of the plastic tray it did need a slight tap to loosen the slice from the plastic. This was done easily though and I was able to then take the slice out using my fingers. The top of the slice where the fondant icing was, felt a little sticky, but the sponge felt really soft beneath my fingers. When I first bit into the cake my teeth sank into the fondant icing which feels a little cold, and then into the soft sponge layers. The sponge feels moist and soft when in my mouth and I can taste a slight hint of the vanilla which is sandwiched between the 2 layers of coloured sponge. The fondant icing did stick to my teeth a little, how-ever when chewing the slice this soon became unstuck and tasted nice amongst the soft sponge. The slice itself is very sweet and does have a very subtle taste of vanilla which is nice and isn't too much. After eating the slice I felt satisfied that it helped any sweet cravings I was having. I had a slight after-taste in my mouth which tasted more of the fondant icing rather than vanilla or anything else. This was soon taken away after drinking some water.

        * ~ * OVERALL OPINION ~ *
        Mr Kipling makes very good quality cakes, and the angel slices were very nice in taste and texture. The slice tasted fresh and the sponge was lovely, moist and very soft. The fondant icing on the top was a nice thickness to give the slice taste and a bit more flavour. For me, I think the cake lacks the vanilla filling. Although you can see the vanilla filling and you can taste it a little, I think these cakes would benefit from a little more of the filling to make it taste more of vanilla, as I think the main taste is from the fondant icing on top of the cake. The idea of the individual snap packs are a very good idea, as I can pop one of these in my bag before leaving the flat, to take to lunch for my work. In terms in value I think these are quite good, as I haven't yet seen many other cakes from other brands which come in snack packs. Although these didn't have a huge amount of flavour to them I would buy these again, and would certainly recommend them to others who like cake but nothing to sickly. I give this product 4 out of 5 stars because the packaging is simple but a good idea. The cakes taste nice but they do lack in the vanilla taste.



        (review also on ciao)

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          28.01.2012 22:02
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          3/5 an okay treat but very sweet.

          ==Price and Availability==

          Although I'm not majorly into sweet things we always have a variety of goodies in the cupboards as if I have a sweet tooth craving I have to fulfil it immediately. I quite often buy Mr Kipling products as to me I've always thought of it as a quality brand and one treat we have in at the moment are Mr Kipling Angel Slices. Usually they cost about £1.40 but they are on offer quite a lot for a pound or on a two for one offer in conjunction with the other Mr Kipling products, they're available in many supermarkets as well convenience stores etc.


          ==Packaging==

          The Angel Slices come handily packaged in 'snap packs' which means that each slice comes individually wrapped and can be snapped off from the others so you can takes the slices out with you without worrying about extra wrapping or your slice getting squashed. Of course it also means that you aren't opening a whole pack so you don't have to worry about the other cakes going stale as they're kept nice and fresh. They're then covered with a pink and red cardboard sleeve which contains the Mr Kipling logo and all necessary nutritional information.


          ==My Experience==

          The cakes look lovely when taking them out of the packaging, there's a layer of pink cake, topped with a layer of yellow cake with a little bit of vanilla filling in between, this is then topped with white fondant icing and a few pink stripes. As the slices are all individually packaged they're all lovely and fresh and very soft. The cake has a nice subtle vanilla taste but I have to say they're a little bit too sweet for me, even when I'm having a sugar craving. The vanilla filling is a bit nothingy if I'm honest; it doesn't really add anything to the cake apart from a tiny bit of extra flavour. The icing is lovely and smooth and soft, but again it's really very sweet. Each slice contains 140kcal which I don't think is too bad for a nice little sweet treat, but these are just a bit too sweet for me.


          ==Overall==

          Although I enjoyed the vanilla flavour of my Angel Slices they're just a bit too sugary and it does overpower the other flavour. It's a nice little treat without being too naughty and the packaging is great for keeping the cakes fresh. Angel Slices wouldn't be my first choice from the Mr Kipling range but they're enjoyable and satisfy a sweet craving.

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          20.01.2012 20:34
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          Lovely sweet, moist cakes!

          I am always on the lookout for different things to put into mine and my husbands packed lunch to keep it a little varied as it is a bit boring to eat the same things all the time. We both have a sweet tooth so I like to add a small sweet treat to our lunches each day. So on a recent trip to Tesco when I spotted the Mr Kipling angel cake slices. After looking at them I realised that the cake slices come individually wrapped in little snap off plastic containers which I thought would make them perfect to add to a lunch box as they will stay fresh and would not get squashed.

          The angel cake slices consist of two layers of sponge cake, one pink and one yellow sandwiched together with a layer of vanilla filling and topped with soft white icing with a drizzle of pink icing for decoration. I paid just £1.00 in Tesco for a pack containing 6 of the angel cake slices which I thought was reasonable price to pay.

          I love the little plastic packets that these cake slices come in as they are very sturdy and the plastic layer that covers the container peels off very easily. There are two layers of three containers joined together in each pack which are held together with a cardboard sleeve. I think this style of packaging is quite unique and just perfect for carrying around as the cakes do not get crushed and stay nice and fresh.

          Each cake slice is approximately an inch and a half wide and four inches long. The nutritional information per cake slice is:
          Calories - 126
          Fat - 6.1g
          Carbohydrate - 16.1g
          Protein - 1.7g

          These cake slices are really moist and quite sweet with a slight vanilla taste to the sponge. I think some people may find the sweetness a little too much if they have not got a sweet tooth. But I was very impressed with the freshness of the cake, one thing that I do not like is cake that is dry but these are always lovely and moist, I think the packaging helps with this as with the cakes being in individual packs the air is not getting to the other cakes and drying them out. The icing on the top is also nice and soft and the drizzle of pink icing makes the cake look quite pretty. The only disappointment I found with the angel cake slices is the fact that the two layers of sponge are sandwiched together with what is described as a vanilla filling but seems more like a drizzle of icing that does not really seem to taste of vanilla. I personally would have liked to have seen butter cream as the filling as this is what I have known other angel cake to sandwiched together with. Overall I was impressed with these cake slices they are very moist and sweet and are great to add to lunches or take out as a sweet snack due to the brilliantly designed packaging. I will certainly be buying them again and would recommend people to try them.

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          06.01.2012 13:13
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          As usual should only be a treat

          Availability

          I recently bought some of these cakes when I went shopping in my local Asda store, although the picture above shows the cakes packaged in a box Mr Kipling has now brought them out packaged in individual wrappers making them ideal for packed lunches which was why I bought them. I am not sure if these are on an offer at the moment as if you buy them in their individual packets they cost £1 for 6 but if you buy them packaged in a box they cost approx £1.50. You can buy these cakes in all major supermarkets and many corner shops so they are readily available.

          Packaging

          Each of the six cakes are individually housed in a plastic see through packet with a cellophane wrapper over the top which can easily be peeled back from the corner to open, the cellophane top has the Mr Kipling logo all over it so even once you have taken it away from the main pack you still know it is their brand. Each of the 6 packets are attached together in rows of 3 and simply snap aprt and then you have 2 layers of 3 cakes on top of each other and wrapped in a cardboard outer. I like the way these are packaged, I always make sure my daughter has sandwiches, fruit, yoghurt and a little treat for her packed lunch and these are ideal as they don't need wrapping and my daughter can easily open the packet herself at 4 years old.

          The Cake

          The cake itself is made of a layer of pale pink sponge followed by a vanilla fillings and then topped with a yellow sponge, the sponge is then topped with a white fondant icing which is decorated with pink lines. I think the cakes are attractive and especially to my little girl who loves anything pink. The cake is very moist and I don't find I need a drink with like with some of the heavier cakes and it tastes great my only problem is that once I have eaten one I want another! The cakes last quite well too and I usually find that the best before date gives you around 10 days from purchase which is plenty of time for 6 to be eaten in my house.

          Nutritional Information

          These figures are per cake slice,

          Calories - 140
          Sugars - 14.3g
          Fat - 6.2g
          Saturates - 2.2g
          Salt - 0.2g

          Conclusion

          I think these cakes are really tasty and so does my daughter of course with the above information you can see that they really should only be used as a treat and probably shouldn't really be eaten everyday, be warned once you eat one it is very easy to reach for another.

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            07.11.2011 09:46
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            Good quality cakes

            I have been buying Mr Kipling cakes for years and years and I do have my favourites. One of them Is his 'Exceedingly good' Angel slices 'with a delicious vanilla filling'. One thing I must point out is that I recently bought them In different packaging . Usually these cakes come in a long box and whilst wrapped, are not wrapped Individually. In the past this has been a bit annoying with some cakes, especially those where they can be a bit messy with icing/ or it doesn't help to keep the individual cakes fresh. However, this new packaging is great and very handy. The Angel cakes are far more compact and come in a 'snap pack'. Each cake is individually wrapped and you basically just snap each cake off. The wrapping is strong, so it ensures the cakes don't get crushed too. It also means you can snap a cake off and put it In a packed lunch for example.

            Angel slices are described as 'layers of pink and yellow sponge sandwiching a vanilla flavour icing'.

            The sponge is moist and light and the icing is sweet and not sickly. I think these cakes have just the right amount of icing on the top; the vanilla filling goes well with the sponge. The whole combination of ingredients makes for a delicious cake. I would think if you were to eat too may of these cakes, they would become a little sickly, so I usually have no more than two in one go.

            Ingredients
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            Sugar, Wheat flour, Vegetable oil, Water, Glucose syrup, Humectant (Vegetable glycerine), Vegetable fat, Dextrose, Free range Dried Egg White, Whey powder, Maize starch, Skimmed Milk powder, Emulsifiers Mono and Diglycerides of fatty acids, Sorbitan monostearate, Polyglycerol Esters of fatty acids, Soya Lecithin. Polysorbate 60), Raising agents (Disodium diphosphate, Sodium bicarbonate), Tapioca starch, Salt, Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum), Milk protein, Preservative (Potassium sorbate), Flavouring, Gelling Agent (Sodium alginate), Colours (Titanium dioxide, Cochineal, Lutein), Acetic acid.

            Allergy Advice
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            May contain traces of Nuts
            Contains Gluten (Wheat), Egg, Milk & Soya

            Calories
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            Each cake contains 140 kcals

            Further Information
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            These cakes are baked with Free range Eggs, are 100% natural flavours and no artificial colours and no Hydrogenated fat.

            These nice cakes currently only cost a £1.00 at Asda. They are deserving of 4 Dooyoo stars in my view.

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            18.12.2010 17:09
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            Delicious but not great for the hips!

            Not very often do I indulge in cake/s. I love the stuff and particulary like birthday cake which is what I think of as sponge and icing so when I recently spotted these in Asda on offer for a pound a box I couldn't resist getting me and my flatmate/bestmate a box to eat whilst watching a movie one evening.

            The Packaging:

            The box is attractive. The colourscheme is red and pink and there is a picture of a coupel of the cakes on the front of the box. Also we are told that they are Mr Kipling '6 Exceedingly good' Angel Slices 'With a delicious vanilla filling' and there is an at a glance nutritional chart given. On the back of the box other information listed inludes being told a bit about the cakes, ingredients and allergy advice is listed, there is a full nutritional chart shown and contact details for Mr Kipling Cakes are given. Inside the cakes come in little plastic trays covered in see-through plastic and twin packed which is handy if you want them in a lunch box or are trying to stick to one or two cakes per time or something like that and keeps the cakes fresher for longer!

            The Cakes:

            Both me and my flatmate love these but we have sweet tooths so lets be clear from the start these are very sweet for a couple of reasons. What you get is a base layer of light pink, fluffy and moist pink sponge then a dollop of vanilla icing to which a yellow fluffy and moist spoinge is stuck on to that and then a reasonably thick layer of pure white icing with a swirl of pink over that (icing again) is evenly covered over the top of the whole thing.

            The sponge really is light and fluffy and of great texture though not all that flavoursome. The vanilla icing is a very sweet but light on vanilla flavouring and the main of the flavouring comes from the thick and highly sweet layer of icing. Melt in the mouth, tasty and gives a great sugar rush I simply love these and I'm sure little girls would too (as well as us big ones!). I think these look the part and taste it but even me with a sweet tooth such as mine I have to stop and have a rest adfter two of these cakes or I feel sick! lol

            Nutritional Information Per Slice:

            Calories: 140
            Sugars: 14.0g
            Fat: 6.2g
            Saturates: 2.2g
            Salt: 0.2g

            Available in all good supermarkets and if not on offer expect to pay close to a couple of quid a box.

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              14.06.2010 13:31
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              Not my favourite from the Mr Kipling range

              These aren't the ones that I'd pick first from the Mr Kipling range of cakes and slices, but they are probably one of the better ones that they make and, like the rest, are very tasty.

              The Angel slices are quite similar to Angel cake - a layer of yellow sponge cake and a layer of pink sponge cake with a thin layer of vanilla flavour filling in the middle. The top of the slice of cake is then covered with a white icing with pink lines of icing on top. This is a very sweet cake and, if you like the normal Angel cake, then you will definitely like this too plus it has the added benefit of having some extra icing on top.

              The sponge cake is very soft, fluffy and light and has quite a sweet flavour. The icing on top and the vanilla filling in the middle make it quite moist and adds a different texture to the whole cake.

              A box of 6 Angel slices usually costs around £1.30 which is the same as all of the other cake slices in the Mr Kipling range. At the moment they can be found for the reduced price of £1 in Asda though.

              This cake is probably a little too sweet and light for me and not fruity or chocolatey enough, which is why it isn't one of my favourites. However, it is still a lovely little slice of cake, with excellent quality and taste like all of Mr Kipling's creations.

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              01.06.2010 09:22
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              A delicious guilt-free cake for a light snack!

              I am a big fan of Mr Kipling foods and my second favourite treats (first favourite are the bakewell slices) are the Angel Slices.

              ~Packaging and Appearance~
              Angel Slices come in a regtangular-shaped box and the box is pink and red in colour. On the front are three pictures of the angel slices and the word 'Angel' is written in swirly writing. On the back of the box is the nutritional value (per slice):

              Calories - 148
              Sugar - 15.0g
              Fat - 6.2g
              Saturated Fat - 2.3g
              Salt - 0.2g

              I also looked at the ingredients and there are no artificial colours or flavours but there are one or two preservatives.

              The appearance of these charming little cakes is rectangular and you get two in a little tray sealed with cellophane. You get three trays so you get six slices altogether. The cake is made from a pink layer and a golden layer of sponge cake sandwiched togther with some vanilla buttercream. The cake is topped with sweet white icing and a pink icing drizzle. They almost look too good to eat!

              ~Taste~
              When I bit into my slice I was in love instantly. The sponge was so sweet and soft and the icing - was my favourite bit - I could eat great buckets of it every day! Actually, come to think of it, I could eat boxes of angel cakes anyway! The slices are so small and light that after I had eaten one I didn't feel full or guilty at all. Yay!

              ~Value~
              These are quite expensive, usually about £2.40 but I got two boxes on offer for £1 each.

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                12.03.2010 13:31
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                Mr Kipling Angel Slices - moist sponge, vanilla cream and iced topping.

                I am a great fan of Mr Kipling cakes and one of my regular purchases are the Angel Slices.
                I have a cake with my cup of tea every night, when I finally get to sit and watch the telly and these are one of my favourites.

                Mr Kipling cake slices come in a cardboard package, the Angel Slice pack is red and pink in colour and has close-up pictures of the cakes. Inside you find three individually wrapped packs, each holding two cakes. I think this is a great idea because it keeps the cakes very fresh and you don't have to eat a whole box full really quickly.

                When you open the pack, you are faced with the sweetest, girliest cake slice ever! The sponge is in two different colours, pink and pale yellow. These sponge layers are sandwiched together with a vanilla cream and the cake slice is topped with a layer of white icing, decorated with pink stripes.

                Neither of the sponge layers is flavoured to match their colouring, they are both sweet, moist and soft and they taste very fresh. The vanilla cream filling isn't strong in flavour but is lovely, none the less. It is sweet, smooth and very creamy. The icing on the top is not only attractive, but is a lovely finishing touch flavour wise. Once again, not surprisingly, it is very sweet and smooth to bite into and is also soft in texture, which fits in well with the rest of the cake. On the whole this just melts in the mouth, with hardly any chewing and makes quite a lazy snack.

                *Nutrional Value Per Slice*

                Energy - 148 kcal
                Protein - 1.0g
                Carbohydrate - 21.3g
                of which sugars - 15.0g
                Fat - 6.6g
                of which saturates - 2.3g
                Fibre - 0.2g
                Sodium - 0.08g
                Salt Equivalent - 0.20g

                This product contains eggs, gluten, milk, soya/soya beans and wheat. It is free from artificial colours and flavours and is suitable for vegetarians.

                Mr Kipling cakes are my special treat, which I relax with at the end of the day. I hardly ever eat chocolate, so these satisfy my sweet tooth. I used to be able to say that I did not eat chocolate, but after rating so many reviews on that product, I have been seduced and I'm eating an odd chocolate bar and biscuit again. This site is not good for the waistline!

                Mr Kipling Angel Slices are available in Tesco for £1.30 for a pack of 6 cakes. At the moment they are on special at 2 for £2.30 until the 16th March, but this offer is usually ongoing.

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                  Really nice little treat.

                  I got these on offer at Sainsburys last week, and I have never had them before, but I'm really glad I did, they are delicious.

                  I'm pretty sure they aren't healthy, but I'm not bothered about things like that.

                  You get 3 little packets in a box and each packet has 2 cakes in, an ideal small snack for 2 people.

                  The cakes themselves have a layer of pink sponge then a layer of creamy filling then a layer of yellow sponge and then icing on top.

                  They don't taste of much and they are quite sweet but they are so moreish. One cake is gone in 2 bites, and they are not filling at all, but for a sweetness fix they are great, because they aren't very filling you don't feel like you have eaten a cake. I find some cakes really heavy, but these are so light and fluffy they are really delightful.

                  A really lovely treat, that doesn't feel very naughty at all.

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                    07.01.2010 22:18
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                    Buy them!

                    Sometimes all we need is a little treat- I for example prefer little cakes like these. In this Review I want to present you the Mister Kipling Angel Slices which I once bought because of the name.

                    Nutrition per slice:
                    -148 calories
                    -1,0g Protein
                    -6,6g Fat
                    -21,3g Carbohydrate of which 15,0g sugar

                    Price:
                    A pack with 6 small slices cake costs round about 1,50 Pounds at supermarkets.

                    Packing:
                    Always two Angel slices are put together in a plastik box covered with a foil. That keeps the other angel slices fresh, so two are somehow a portion. Once slice is about 5cm long.
                    One package contains 3 small portion, meaning 6 Angel slices in total.

                    Outward appearance:
                    The bottom layer of the Angel Slices is pink, whereas the top layer is more white. The absolute top is white icing, decorated with pink stripes. Between the two layers of sponge, there is some vanilla flavour cream.

                    My personal experience with these small cakes always have been good ones. I think it is a good idea to portion them so the rest is kept fresh at any time. Tastewise these cakes are really delicious for those who love sweet and sticky cakes. The vanilla cream in combination with the icing is absolutely lovely and a real treat.
                    The cakes do not taste very chemical.
                    Other positive experience I've made are, that all cakes have always been made very well, there was always enough icing and vanilla cream and the cakes always looked very nice.
                    I can highly recommend these!

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                      03.12.2009 08:09
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                      Average slice from Mr. Kipling

                      I didn't think I'd tried these before so when I saw them on offer I decided that the time had come to change that....


                      Packaging:

                      The slices comes are packed in plastic trays which, in turn are packed in an outer paper carton. The carton is recyclable & is a mixture of red and pink colours. The "Mr. Kipling" logo is on the front, along with the name & a picture of a pair of the Angel Slices. The back of the carton lists the ingredients, allergy advice, nutritional information & the Mr. Kipling's quality guarantee. There are also pictures of Mr. Kipling's French Fancies and Mr. Kipling's Cherry Bakewells.

                      The website address is:- www.mrkipling.co.uk

                      and the product is described as:- " Layers of pink and yellow sponge sandwiching a vanilla flavour filling (12%), topped with decorated fondant icing (26%)".



                      Ingredients: Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Glucose Syrup, Reconstituted Egg White, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Vegetable Fat, Dextrose, Whey Powder, Maize Starch, Skimmed Milk Powder, Emulsifiers (Mono-and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Sorbitan Monosterate, Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids, Soya Lecithin, Ploysorbate 60), Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Tapioca Starch, Salt, Thickener (Xanthan Gum), Dried Egg White, Milk Protein, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Flavouring, Gelling Agent (Sodium Alginate) Colours (Titanium Dioxide, Cochineal, Lutein) Acetic Acid.


                      Nutritional Information per slice {per 100g in brackets}

                      Energy kJ: 587 kJ {1742 kJ}
                      Calories: 140 kcal {415 kcal}
                      Protein: 2.8g {2.8g}
                      Carbohydrate: 20.0g {59.4g}
                      of which sugars: 14.0g {41.5g}
                      Fat: 6.2g {18.5g}
                      of which saturates: 2.2g {6.5g}
                      Fibre: 0.2g {0.6g}
                      Sodium: 0.08g {0.22g}
                      - equivalent as salt: 0.20g {0.55g}

                      Dietary & Allergy Information

                      Contains gluten (wheat), egg, milk & soya.
                      May contain nut traces

                      These slices contain no artificial colour or flavours and no hydrogenated fat.


                      The slices:
                      Like a number of Mr. Kipling's cakes the slices are packed in small plastic trays in twos. The carton contains 3 trays or 6 slices in total. Each tray is covered with a plastic film. The outer box informs us that the plastic trays are recyclable where facilities exist but that the plastic film isn't.


                      Price:
                      At the time of purchase Morrison's had these on offer for £1


                      Taste and Opinion:

                      These look fairly similar in size to other Mr. Kiplings slices. They're just over 7cms long by 3 cms thick. The top of the slice isn't even and, at it's highest point it's about 2 1/2 cms.

                      The bottom of the slice is a pink sponge measuring just over 1cm thick at its thickest point. You can see the vanilla flavouring separating this layer and the yellow sponge on top but this doesn't look particular thick and it appears to to reach either end of the slice. The fondant icing on the top is white with pink lines on it.

                      I bite into the slice to see what it tastes like and am reminded almost immediately of Battenburg. True, there's no marzipan, but the pink and yellow sponge and the filling. The consistency was nice and it wasn't too dry or too moist and the overall taste is sweet. The vanilla filling and the fondant topping save the sponge from being too dry which is a good thing.

                      Overall, these aren't very strongly flavoured at all. The sponge tastes just as you'd expect sponge too. The vanilla filling is noticeable but it's not overpowering or strong and the fondant icing tastes pretty much the same as most other fondant icings you may have tried. If you like sweet things but don't like things that are strongly flavoured then these would be ideal for you.

                      Sizewise these are a very handy size to pop into a lunchbox or if you're just looking for a little treat. However, there's the issue that two of them are packed together. Do you eat both or wrap the remaining slice in something else and leave it for another time?

                      The sugar & fat content is reasonably high with these, especially if you are going to eat both slices at the same time. Two slices will provide you with 28.0g of sugar (RDA for adults is 90g) and 12.4g of fat (RDA for adults is 70%). So, they're not brilliant on the sugar and fat front but then very few products in this line are. In terms of Mr. Kiplings products I'd say that this is a mid range one. There are products that taste better but then there are ones that taste worse than this. Overall then, it's pleasant enough with a sweet taste and a flavouring of vanilla. It probably wouldn't be your first choice from the Mr. Kipling range if you had to choose something to buy though.

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                      20.10.2009 05:39
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                      These are lovely

                      PACKAGING

                      These come in a long cardboard box with various different colours of pink occupying the front of it. :Angel slices" is written on the front of it and the word "angel" is written in quite fancy writing with a halo above the letter a. Also written on the front it tells you that it has "no artificial colours" or flavours and is twin packed for freshness. Inside there is six angel slices and two in each packet. The packets have a plastic covering and the slices are in a little plastic container inside it.


                      NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

                      Calories 140 - 7%
                      Sugars 14.0g - 16%
                      Fat 6.2g - 9%
                      Saturates 2.2g -11%
                      Salt 0.2g -3%

                      THE SLICES

                      The slices are very fancily made each has a layer of pink and white icing on top. The pink icing is swirled decoratively over the main icing which is the white type. Underneath this there is a yellow sponge and a layer of vanilla then another layer of sponge which is pink.


                      MY OPINION

                      I love these they are my favourite and the odd thing is i haven't liked much of the other Mr Kipling stuff. My mum would always buy them in and after trying one type that i didn't like it put me of them entirely. Until i tried these, one day when i was feeling very hungry "i tried these" and i am glad that i did. I look back and i can remember looking at the boxes these come in and thinking how nice they looked but after tasting the type which i really disliked, i avoided them like the plague. I really wish i had tried these sooner because now i get this particular type all of the time and i have since also tried the French fancies which are also lovely. These taste nice, look nice and all in all they are a wonderful treat. I think that the packaging these come in is lovely and the slices themselves are very well made and would be particularly nice for special occasions. Although the other Mr Kipling food products didn't appeal to me as much as these ones did. There is a wide range of different types available and i am sure there is one to suit everyone. I think even though they are quite fancy they are slightly over priced though.

                      PRICE

                      At the minute all of the food available from the Mr Kipling range is on offer in tesco. You can get any two for £2.30

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                        07.10.2009 21:18
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                        expensive but woth it

                        Mr Kiplins angel slices are one of my favourite cake type products from the Mr Kiplins range of foods, and they do have a fair big range too. I think most people have tried those angel cakes that you can get from various places, which have three different layers of sponge and then the icing in the middle, well this takes on that kind of concept except with only two layers, a kind of icing cream in the middle and then icing on top as well, and I have to say they take the fairy cake to a whole new level.

                        The two layers of cake are pink and yellow, these taste great and are so light and fluffy it feels like a pleasure to bite into them. In the middle of these two sponges is a kind of icing creamy layer, it tastes a bit like butter icing and it merges the two sponge layers together well.

                        On the top then is probably the nicest part, it's the icing which tastes really sweet and creamy and on the top of that are pink swirly lines iced in as well, this tops off the cake very well.

                        The cakes them selves are pretty small however you do get two in each pack which is wrapped separately and then three packs per box, so basically six little cakes, and they are quite expensive but they are worth it for the taste.

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