Product Type: Mr Kipling Snacks
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Nothing but sponge and icing!
Mr Kipling Angel Slices
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Mr Kipling Angel Slices
Advantages: Moist sponge, Lovely icing
Disadvantages: Not enough vanilla filling for me!
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)
Summary: Angel slices from Mr Kipling