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      09.09.2013 20:18
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      Ok as an occasional standby storecupboard treat

      Mr Kipling cakes are a well known brand and they seem to be listening to their customers' needs!

      I was happy to pick up a box in my local Coop for just £1. A bargain for 6 small slices of bakewell tart.

      The green label at the top of the box was new - '100% natural flavours Baked with Free range eggs' made it even more attractive! I NEVER buy caged hen eggs so I felt quite smug buying a guilt free treat.

      At 147 calories, 14g sugars, 6.3 g fat (2.9g of which saturates) and 0.15g salt, this is a treat only. The small bars consist of a layer of shortcrust pastry, covered in plum and raspberry jam, with a layer of soft, vanilla sponge cake and topped with white fondant icing and a decoration of swirling chocolate.

      The cardboard box holds three cellophane wrapped duos of cake. I'm not quite sure why they come in twos because if I wanted to take one to work as a treat, I would eat two and it then becomes less of a treat and more of a guilt trip!

      The ingredients list does give me a little cause for concern. I teach a basic healthy eating workshop and I tell all my students that if the ingredients take you nearly as long to say as it does to eat the product, well, leave it alone!

      The Ingredients:

      Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil. plum and raspberry jam (glucose-fructose syrup, plums, sugar, raspberries, gelling agent (pectin), citric acid, acidiy regulator (sodium Citrates), preservative (potassium sorbate) colour (anthocyanins) flavouring)glucose syrup, water; vegetable fat, soya flour, whey powder, rice flour, invert sugar syrup, humectant (vegetable glycerine) skimmed milk powder, free range dried egg white, ground almonds, salt, emulsifiers (sorbitan monostearate, soya lecithin, polysorbate 60) flavouring, raising agents (disodium diphosphate, sodium bicarbonate ) fat reduced cocoa powder, milk protein, preservative (potassium sorbate), colour (lutein)

      Phew!

      All in all, ok occasionally for a little treat but I'd rather bake my own and know EXACTLY what the ingredients are: flour, sugar, milk, eggs, chocolate, butter.

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        15.05.2013 12:07
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        I will buy them again and find them delicious...!

        It's fair to say I have a terrible sweet tooth, and I do enjoy indulging it with a variety of cakes and biscuits on a regular basis. I was tempted into purchasing a variety of boxed cakes for a family get-together recently, when they were available in my local Co-Operative supermarket for only £1 per box.

        All of the cakes in question were from the well known "Mr Kipling" brand, which I associate as being a rather high quality brand. I have never purchased cakes from this brand that have been disappointing, and considering I normally pay in the region of £1.70 for a box of cakes from the brand, I was pleased at the promotional offer available at the time, feeling it offered good value for money.

        This review outlines my experiences of the "Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices" which I had not had for quite some time. There are six individual cake slices in the box, which cost me £1. These particular cakes are available in most good supermarkets, including Tesco and Sainsbury's.

        The packaging is rather eye-catching, thanks to the bold maroon colours used on the front of the box which is made of thin cardboard. I believe the packaging has had a bit of a face-lift and now looks different from that shown at the top of the Dooyoo page here. The usual Mr Kipling branding appears in bold print in the centre of the box, and the box is easily opened at the side. The cake slices themselves are housed in three individual little white plastic trays that are a sort of square shape and hold two slices each. There is a sort of clear plastic cellophane covering on each of the trays for freshness. I quite like this design as it allows the cakes to remain completely fresh until they are needed, without them becoming dry, stale or hard in the opened box. I find too that these little trays act as a sort of 'protector' for the cakes, allowing them to keep still during transit, without them becoming damaged or broken.

        The Bakewell Cake Slices themselves look very appealing, and lifting one from its little tray, I am able to see it has a sort of 'layered' sponge design, comprising of a thin layer of a jam-like substance in the middle. There is a delicious-looking iced design on top, which is mainly white in colour and has an attractive brown 'swirled' design, similar to a sort of figure-of-eight on top. I can quite easily detect a faint aroma from the cake which reminds me faintly of almonds and smells very sweet. There is nothing remotely unappetising about the cakes in terms of their appearance or first impressions.

        Biting into the cake, the first taste I am aware of is that from the delicious sweet icing on top of the cake. I find this is not over-powering in terms of its sweetness, but it IS very sweet, nevertheless. I find there is not too much icing on top of the cake either, which would possibly 'swamp' the other flavours to be found in the sponge layers. These other flavours are of course the 'Bakewell' flavour, which is similar to a mild, almond-like flavour and of course the delicious jam in the cake's layers. I was pleased to be able to pick out these other 'accents' within the cakes' overall flavour as I ate.

        I found that the jam was slightly 'generic' in its taste and flavour, which was slightly disappointing as it is described as being a "Fruity plum and raspberry jam" on the cakes' box. When it is mixed with the other flavours in the cake, however, I find it hard to pick out specific fruits or flavours within the jam, although it is fair to say that it's inclusion provides a delicious addition in terms of the cakes' texture. I feel that these cakes cold easily feel too 'dry' as a result of the layers of cake and sponge within, so, the inclusion of the thin layer of jam in the cakes' centre, together with the icing on top, provides a little 'bite' to the cakes' texture.

        I find the almond sponge in the centre of the Bakewell Slices to be their most delicious addition, however, as this is what gives the cake slices their beautiful almond flavour. Whilst this flavour can become over-powering quite easily and feel like too much for my own palate, the amount - and strength - of the almond sponge included in THESE cake slices tastes just wonderful, being sweet and delicious. I find that the texture of this sponge is beautifully moist and 'robust' with it not flaking or becoming too 'crumbed' during the time I am eating the cake; that is to say that it stays within the layers of the cake so I am able to take a bite that contains all of the cake's different layers. Doing this allows me to experience the lovely almond flavour, together with the fruity jam and the sweet icing on top, and the culmination of flavours is delicious and very satisfying.

        I do find that the claim on the reverse of the cakes' box that the Bakewell Slices are "Perfect With A Cuppa" is completely spot on, finding them to be the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea. There is just enough 'bite' in the cakes to allow them to be completely satisfying, and despite their small-ish size, I find that one single slice is more than enough for my own tastes, which is probably down to the slightly robust tastes and satisfying sweetness contained within.

        As with all products like this one, they are not going to be a particularly popular choice with dieters or those consumers who are watching their figures. Each of the Bakewell Slices will provide: 147 kcal and 6.3g fat, which IS quite high, considering the slices are quite small, around the same length as your average chocolate biscuit bar.

        The cakes are suitable for a vegetarian diet, are baked with Free Range Eggs, and contain 100% natural flavours, and no artificial colours. There is detailed allergy advice listed on the reverse of the pack, so consumers can make an informed choice.

        In summary, I have found the Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices to be a delicious addition to my evening cuppa recently, with their gorgeous flavour suiting my own tastes perfectly. I do feel that their normal purchase price is perhaps slightly inflated, but I can't question the quality or flavour of these cake slices, finding them perfect in every way.

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          18.01.2013 02:04
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          Exceedingly good, it's true

          I have a major sweet tooth and despite knowing I should control my cravings, I just cannot! One of the things I love and always find myself putting in my shopping trolley with a lot of guilt are good traditional bakewell tart slices! It sounds like its made for older people, it has almonds and jam which confirms older people will love it but I just won't stop until the whole tart is finished!
          I always buy mr Kiplings bake well tart slices as they are moist, full of plum and raspberry jam and has a lovely layer of thin icing over it. It just melts in my mouth. It is big enough to serve to 6- 8 people if you were having guests over and it makes a lovely addition to tea or coffee. I usually buy bake well tart when I am in a hurry and cannot prepare anything for desert myself or when I just want a good big serving of desert all to myself! Yes, throughout the day I finish it all by myself! Pretty greedy of me I know!
          Mr Kiplings bake well tart slices costs 1 pound and 50 pence for 6 slices, but since a week it is on offer for one pound at Sainsbury's! Obviously I bought a few boxes for myself! I haven't come across a single person yet who has not fallen in love with them. It claims that they are made with free range eggs and I'm sure that does make a difference to their taste. The fresh ones from the supermarket are never as moist!
          I absolutely love them and if you are not allergic to nuts or anything, it's perfect. I even give them out as little presents if I go to someone's house for tea and it is always appreciated. Basically if you are a lover of almonds and cake, its just the desert for you.

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          13.04.2012 05:16
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          Great with a cuppa!!

          The bake well slices are very attractive to look at. They consist of a slice (sized around 4x2 inches (my guess). The top consists of a lovely looking topping of white icing with 'brown swirls'. The bottom consisting of the bake well with a strip of jam (fruity plum and raspberry) visibly showing.

          The slices are 'twin wrapped' meaning that a box of 6 slices consists of 3 individually wrapped portions of two slices'. I think that this is a good amount, and also if you are on a diet, you feel a bit greedy if you go and unwrap another portion. Although, all this packaging isn't good for the environment.

          The pastry was very light and slightly crumbly yet not so crumbly that there would be crumbs everywhere. The slices have a lovely soft and moist texture, which isn't dry at all. The texture is perfect; not to 'wet' yet not too 'dry' either.

          Each slice (bearing that each individual wrapped portion consists of two slices) will cost you 147 calories, 14.0g of sugar, 6.3g of fat (2.9g of which is saturated and 0.15g of salt. So all in all, not the healthiest of snacks, however I think that they are great as an occasional snack.

          I have to say that they aren't as tasty as the original cherry bake wells, although they are nice enough and very moreish. I also find that they are quite filling.

          I would highly recommend having these along with a cup of tea - the tea and bake well compliment each other so well. They are perfect for lunch boxes.

          These are available at most supermarkets and the price tends to vary between £1 and £2 (they tend to be on offer quite a bit).

          I would definitely recommend these!

          Thanks for reading!
          April 2012
          Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x

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          24.08.2011 09:15
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          4/5 for this lovely treat, loses a star due to excess packaging. Thanks granny!

          My gran, bless her, routinely gives my partner and I a 'goodie bag' every week (despite the fact we're both pushing 30!) This is obviously lovely of her, and it does give us treats for the week and good things to pop in my partners lunch box that we ordinarily wouldn't buy ourselves. One of the many items we've had the pleasure of munching thanks to granny, is Mr Kipling bakewell slices. She usually buys things like this in our local Farmfoods where they are a bit over £1 each or two for £2.

          They are packaged as the pic above shows, and as with all Mr Kipling cakes now the box clearly states they are made using free range eggs. You are also given a brief nutritional breakdown for one slice on the front. The box contains six slices, packaged in twos; each pair of slices are in their own little plastic tray and wrapped in film. This is nice for putting in my partners lunch box, but is a lot of unnecessary extra packaging really - this type of plastic is not recyclable here and neither is the plastic film wrapping. This is something that continues to bug me and I wish food companies would all cut right down on their packaging. We have less frequent 'general' waste collections now and a long while back there was even talk of being charged for having too much general waste! And is it always our fault? I remember on the news, when someone left all the unnecessary packaging on the conveyor belt in the supermarket which I swore I would start doing if I needed to! Anyway.

          I have always been a huge bakewell tart fan (so long as it has icing, not plain with almonds) and these slices were a whole new level of yum. They are (from memory, they're long gone!) around four inches long, a bit over one inch wide and maybe half an inch thick. They have a generous helping of sweet icing on the top and a gorgeous plum and raspberry jam filling, which is what I can smell the most on opening. They are soft when you bite into them and the pastry, almond sponge, jam and fondant icing all compliment each other really well. They melt in your mouth deliciously and for me, are very moreish! I found them neither too dry, nor mushy. As Goldilocks would say, they were just right.

          At less than a fifth GDA of sugars and saturated fat, these are not that naughty in moderation. Of course, I can only do them in pairs, so I have to double that (and sod moderation)! They contain 100% natural flavours and colours, no hydrogenated fats and are also suitable for vegetarians, though of course not vegans. The ingredients list is woefully long though, and I will not be including it for obvious reasons.

          Overall, I would definitely recommend a bit of bakewell. And you can't go wrong with Mr Kipling, he knows an 'exceedingly good' cake!

          ** Important bits **

          Contains: nuts, gluten (wheat), egg, milk and soya.

          Nutrition (per slice): 146 calories; 14.1g sugars; 6.3g fat; 2.9g saturated fat; 0.15g salt.

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            19.02.2011 20:33
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            they're ok but there is better kipling cakes out there.

            I am a huge fan of Kipling cakes, and as far as Kipling's bakewell slices go, I really like them. I wouldn't go to the extent of 'I love them' because I prefer cherry bakewells, trifle bakewells and bakewell tarts, but these little slices are a nice little snack for when having a cup of tea or for a lunch box treat.

            The slices have vanilla icing which is decorated and on top of a cake/shortcrust filled with a not so generous layer of jam. I think the only negative I could tell you about these slices is that because there isn't that much jam, the slices lack the distinct bakewell taste compared to other bakewell products. However, the icing is perfect as it is not too sweet, and the cake/shortcrust is soft and crumbly and very tasty.

            The slices are wrapped into pairs for freshness and there is 6 in a packet altogether. Depending on the store, they range from £1 to a not so good £2. I personally feel that these slices are probably worth just over £1. They are baked well and taste great but they just are not as good as some other Kipling products so paying almost £2 or even over £1.50 is a little bit too much.

            They are a decent size and are good to bite into, and they contain no artificial colours or favourings which is always a bonus.

            I would recommend this product but only half heartedly, as I feel there are better Kipling products on the shelves.

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            06.06.2010 15:13
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            they're a nice alternative to a biscuit

            I have an admission to make... My sons and I have just polished off a whole box of Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices, although to be fair that only amounts to two each. It's the first time any of us have tried these and we all enjoyed them.

            The Packaging

            Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices come in an outer cardboard box. The box is mainly a golden brown colour with a smaller amount of rich red around the edges. Mr Kipling is written in large white writing in the top left corner of the box, 6 Exceedingly Good Bakewell SLICES is written across the front next to a picture of one and a half bakewell slices which do actually look like the product inside! There is a large red tick in the top right corner next to the statement No artificial colours or flavours, Twin packed for freshness. All the information on the rear is clearly laid out, easy to understand but it is quite small and hard to read for those of us with less than perfect vision. When you open the box there are three white plastic trays wrapped in clear plastic, each of these trays contain two bakewell slices. The packaging isn't particularly distinctive as far as cakes go so they don't jump out at you while searching for them on the shelf.

            Cost and Availability

            A box of 6 Bakewell Slices are about £1.59, although ours were reduced to 99p. They are available in most large stores.

            The Product

            The Bakewell Slice is about two inches long and nearly an inch wide, I say about... these measurements aren't at all accurate. There are two layers of something somewhere between cake and short crust, these two layers are separated by a thin layer of plum and raspberry jam. The slice is topped off with a veneer of icing. This combination results in a satisfying little bite. These slices aren't too sickly with just the right amount of sweet, they're not quite as good as the Cherry Bakewell but a tasty snack none the less.

            Conclusion

            They would be lovely with a cup of tea and a chat with your friends.

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            02.06.2010 10:47
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            Delicious little cakes that go really well with a morning cuppa.

            These are my favourite Mr Kipling cakes of all! :-p

            ~Packaging and Appearance~
            Mr Kilpling Bakewell Slices come in an orange and red box and on this box are two pictures of said Bakewell Slices. On the back of the box is the ingredients list and nutritional infomation (per slice):

            Calories - 146
            Sugar - 14.1g
            Fat - 6.3g
            Saturates - 2.9g
            Salt - 0.15g

            Just like Angel and Lemon slices Bakewell Slices are sold in little trays with two slices inside (you get six slices in a whole box). Each slice if made up of a layer of pastry for the base which is topped with raspeberry jam, and on top of this is golden sponge and the slice is finished with white fondant icing and a chocolate drizzle. These cakes look very tempting and appeal to everyone.

            ~Product and Taste~
            The pastry, jam, cake, and icing is the perfect combination and all comes together to create the ultimate cake experience. Becuase they are so delicious and a little on the small side, one is never enough and you'll probably find yourself easily polishing off three of four in one sitting! However, I find that these cakes are a little bit more filling than French Fancies and Angel Slices, so if you want something lighter go for them.

            ~Value~
            I got my Bakewell Slices on offer for £1, so I think they're £2.40 without the offer. Like all Mr Kipling cakes, these slices are overpriced just becuase they're a brand, which is a shame.

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              31.05.2010 14:50
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              A very tasty treat

              --Mr Kipling's exceedingly good Bakewell slices--

              These yummy cakes are a personal favourite of mine, especially served in the afternoon with a nice cup of tea. The bakewell slices are made from two layers of very tasty pastry almond sponge with a delicious layer of raspberry flavoured plum jam in the middle. The top of the slices is coated in lovely white icing with a decorative fondant pattern, they look every bit as good as they taste. Be warned they are moreish, when you start it's hard to stop

              --So how bad for you are they?--

              As far as treats go you could do a lot worse than these. Each slice contains 146 calories, 14.g sugars, 2.9g of saturates and 0.15g of salt. Eaten within moderation and as part of a healthy diet these are a tasty treat that wont be too bad for the waistline.

              --Good thing or bad thing...I can never decide?--

              There are six tasty Bakewell slices in each box, but they are packaged in sets of two. That is great if there is someone to have a nice cup of tea with and share a cake. However, more often than not it is just me and instead of just enjoying the one I figure that since I have already opened the packet I may as well eat both. Which means that my lovely 146 calorie snack turns into an even lovelier 292 calories. If only I had more will power and more Tupperware to hide the uneaten cake in.

              On the plus side, because they are individual twin packed they are easy to add into a packed lunch or grab as a snack on the go.

              --Overall--

              They are not too expensive but then they aren't all that cheap either, you get six slices in each pack and they are sold in most supermarkets for approximately £1.30.

              I would definitely award these four Dooyoo stars out of five. The only reason they don't get a five is the twin packaging.

              Great tasty treat!

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                19.03.2010 15:49
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                First class cake slices from Mr Kipling that are not too expensive

                ** Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices **

                "Mr Kipling makes exceedingly good cakes" was how all the adverts used to go. Mr Kipling cakes were considered a real treat when I was a kid and I still have a soft spot for Mr Kipling cakes today.

                Bake-well cakes made by many different manufacturers have always been high on my list of favourites and so I was very pleased when mom cooked me and my girlfriend Sunday dinner complete with Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices to finish.

                There are 6 Bakewell slices inside a packet. There are 3 thin plastic containers in the cardboard packet and inside each plastic container are 2 slices. Each of the 3 plastic containers is sealed with transparent plastic paper to keep the slices fresh.

                My mom had already unpacked all the Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices and put them on plate by the time they were served. Being naturally a sweet toothed bunch we had 2 slices each.

                Each slice has a wonderful topping of icing on each cake slice and wedged right in the middle of the sponge is the jam like filling. So each bite into a Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices gives a pleasing mixture of tastes and textures. The icing and the jam filling provide all the sweetness and tang to the flavour while the sponge stops everything from getting to overpowering. A brilliant balancing act of flavours I think.

                I slightly dip mine in my tea but then again I dip almost everything in my tea. I know it isn't to everyone's tastes but it brought out the flavour more for me. If I could make any changes to Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices it would be too make the sponge just a tiny bit lighter tasting but even so I really enjoyed my 2 slices.


                ** In conclusion **

                Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices are very nice and still as good as ever. They are not the cheapest cakes on the market. I think my mom paid somewhere in the region of £1.30 for them but I couldn't find the receipt to verify this exactly. But Mr Kipling Bake-well Slices are still good value I think as you do get a lot of taste for your money after-all.

                Thanks for reading this review.
                Mike xx

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                  26.02.2010 15:24
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                  On Special Offer at £1.00 for a pack of six in Sainsbury's.

                  MR KIPLING BAKEWELL SLICES.


                  Recently on special offer at Sainsbury's for a mere £1.00 for 6 thats "Exceedingly Good". So Iv'e stocked up on a few packets for the weekend for when my family come to visit.

                  They come in a quite robust carboard packet, inside this the cakes are sectioned off into twos, which come in their own individual wrapping for added freshness.

                  Apparently they contain NO ARTIFICIAL COLOURS OR FLAVOURS. This is good news for my grandchildren, who get hyped up enough with all the sugars in cakes etc.

                  Each Cake contains : Calories at 146 thats 7 percent, Sugars 14.1g thats 16 percent, Fat 6.3gs, thats another 9 percent, and saturates 2.9gs thats 15 percent, and salt at 0.15gs, thats 3 percent.
                  The Cakes themselves small but very morish one is never enough. They have a base which I would say tastes like pastry layered with a Plum and Raspberry Jam, its like an almond tasting sponge, and on the top which i like the taste of although a bit gooey to say the least, a layer of icing white soft fondont with a pattern of chocolate icing to give it a unique combination together as one flavour enhances the other.

                  They are lovely to have with an afternoon cuppa but I just had to have two as one is never enough. I like the Almond tasting bottom tasted quite crumbly and the jam was lovely, because of having the extra added taste of the Plum which i really found made the Jam have a totally different taste from the Raspberry Jam alone, and the soft icing, which really works well for these cakes.

                  I usually find Mr Kiplings Cakes really good, but a bit on the pricy side so was pleased to see them reduced yesterday whilst shopping making them much more affordable.

                  They are really tempting, and I loved the taste and flavours in these cakes.

                  Allergy Advice : as usual contains Nuts. Gluten thats Wheat Egg Milk and Soya would hate to have an allergy as some people unfortunately have.

                  Suitable for Vegetarians.
                  No Artificial Colours or Flavours.
                  No Hydrogenated Fat.
                  Twin Packed for freshness as quoted on their packet.

                  Mr Kipling Cakes are made in South Yorkshire, they give a freephone number on their packages, and an address for any problems.

                  I will definetely recommend these cakes as a real treat and they have been around for a long long time.

                  Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.


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                    Soft sponge, fruity jam and creamy icing - the perfect cake

                    I haven't had these for ages but we've just had a variety of Mr Kipling's cakes handed out at work for someone's retirement and I picked a bakewell slice as I remember these being my favourite when I used to have them when I was younger.

                    The bakewell slices are made from two layers of light pastry almond sponge with a layer of raspberry flavoured plum jam in the middle. The top of the slice is coated in a layer of smooth white icing which has a zigzag pattern of chocolate icing on top making them look very sweet and elegant.

                    These are so delicious and my very favourite of Mr Kipling's cakes (apart from the French Fancies!). The sponge is really soft and fluffy, the jam is fruity and sweet, the icing on top is soft, creamy and sweet and the entire cake is so moreish.

                    The slices are only fairly small and one of these usually isn't enough to satisfy the taste buds. Inside the outer box they come in small packages of two which does mean that you can't help but eat both from the packet at once!

                    As with all of Mr Kipling's cakes, these are expensive for the amount you get. Six small slices in a box cost over a pound and they really don't last very long with anyone. I very rarely buy these unless they're in a brilliant offer or unless they're for a special occasion, but whenever I do buy them, they always go down a treat.

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                    Mr Kipling Bakewell Slices - Delicious treat

                    When I gave up eating chocolate six years ago, I still found I needed my sweet tooth fix. I decided to try out cakes slices and have been eating Mr Kipling's ever since (I hope he doesn't mind). I have a variety of favourites, Bakewell slices being just one of them.

                    Mr Kipling Bakewell slices come in a box of 6. The really great idea is that these 6 cakes come in 3 individually wrapped packs of 2 cakes. This keeps them really fresh and means I can have a couple of boxes open at the same time. As I eat a cake slice every night as a snack, I can then alternate between them and not get bored.

                    Bakewell slices are really yummy and are great quality. They have a pastry base, which is light and crumbly, then comes a nice layer of plum and raspberry jam. This is topped with another layer of pastry and finally topped with smooth, white icing. I love them!

                    Calorie wise, they are quite high, especially for the size of them. One slice is going to give you 146 calories, but this is a lot less than the average bar of chocolate! Maybe I could eat two!

                    A box of 6 slices will cost you £1.30, which is good value in my opinion. They are also on offer on a regular basis at 2 for £2.30 - even better!

                    If you haven't tried these and fancy a tasty treat - go for it.

                    You know you want to.

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                    WHY I LOVE THESE CAKES. JUST I LOVE THEM A LITTLE TOO MUCH!!

                    I have mentioned before in previous reviews, that I am more of a savoury tooth person than sweet. When it comes to cream cakes I can go a whole year without eating one. However when it comes to Mr Kipling cakes. I just find them so utterly delicious, that I just cannot help myself from eating these delicious sweet offerings.

                    Although I love most of Mr Kipling offerings. In this review I am going to focus on the bakewell slices variety. I have to say that I think these slices are just simply heavenly. A real indulgent treat.

                    the packaging
                    The bakewell slices come in a eye catching outer cardboard box package. The packaging is both bright and colourful and stands out on the shelf when compared to other cake manufacturers.

                    The box has an outer edging of red. with a warm yellow creamy colour in the middle of the box. There is two very clear and concise pictures of the actual bakewell slices on the front of the box. I find this excellent as this gives you an exact idea of what the cake inside looks like.

                    On the top right hand corner of the box is the distinctive Mr Kipling logo. red background with white lettering. This logo is printed a total of four times across the whole of the outer packaging.

                    I personally think that it is the name that sells these delicious cakes as most people have tasted a Kipling cake in their life time. To me the slogan Mr Kipling makes exceedingly good cakes is not only honest, but also conjures up memories of when I was a little girl. when i would visit my grandmother who always seemed to have boxes and boxes of these deliciously moreish delights.

                    The back of the outer box provides excellent, in depth information regarding the ingredients, nutritional information, allergy advice and Mr Kipling quality guarantee.

                    I have to say that the information provided on the back of the box is the best I have witnessed since beginning to write these reviews. The information is clearly written and the black lettering stands out well against the cream coloured background.

                    What I was most impressed with was how all the information you may need in order to make an informed choice regarding purchasing the product. was easily obtained by having a quick glance at the back of the box. Not like some other product packaging where you are searching the box for ages trying to find out some degree of information.

                    The inner packaging of these cakes is quite genius. There are three plastic trays inside, each containing two of the bakewell slices. Each plastic tray is wrapped in a clear plastic film. They are packed in this way in order to maintain freshness. I am very impressed by this simple yet innovative idea, As it does indeed keep the cakes fresher for longer.

                    I am a huge recycling fanatic. And so am pleased to see that both the outer card box and the plastic can be recycled. Which means that there is only the film coverings on the 3 plastic trays that have to be thrown away. Good to see the Mr Kipling brand is working well to help the environment.

                    The Taste
                    Each individual bake well slice is a delicious and delectable taste sensation. Each cake contains four layers. The top layer being the light and not too overly sweet icing. The next layer is the succulent, moist and downright delicious almond sponge. which has a good if not a little sparing layer, of fruity plum and raspberry jam underneath. The bottom layer is again my favourite part, the almond sponge.

                    When all layers are combined together, the result to my taste buds is pure heaven. They are sweet but not overly so and the overtones of the almond and the jam are easily detected and work excellently together in order to provide a true taste sensation.

                    The texture of the slices is worth noting too. As the texture is so deliciously soft and moist. unyet the slices are formed well and do not fall apart or provide loads of crumbs when eating.

                    In conclusion I would reccomend these delicious delights. They are incredibly good value for money. Less than £1.50 a box. And they are in the words of Mr Kipling exceedingly good cakes.

                    ALLERGY ADVICE
                    contains nuts
                    contains gluten(wheat)
                    egg
                    milk
                    soya

                    Nutritional information (per slice)
                    energy 146 kcal
                    protein 1.5g
                    Carbohydrates 20.8g
                    of which sugars 14.1g
                    fat6.3g
                    of which saturates 2.9g
                    fibre 0.4g
                    sodium 0.06g
                    equivalent as salt 0.15g

                    visit www.mr kipling.co.uk
                    free phone 0800 0223393

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                    25.10.2009 14:05
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                    Good quality from Kipling as always

                    I'm not a huge fan of pastry-based cakes, or jam to an extent, so I'm probably not the best person to give a review of these slices. My mum used to love these kinds of things, however, and I know she likes these slices so I decided to give them a try. Although they're not really 'my thing' as such, they are good quality and quite tasty.

                    Bakewell Slices are produce by Mr Kipling, a prestigious and popular brand who I trust to make reliable, good quality cakes. Or, according to the adverts, 'exceedingly good cakes'!

                    These are sold in a box of 6 and can be found in most supermarkets because they're quite a popular choice. The box has a red and orange design, with a picture of the slices on the front so you know what to expect. The slices are twin-packed and sit in a plastic tray, divided into 3 sections to keep each packet in good condition.

                    Bakewell slices are basically pastry bases, which have a layer of plum and raspberry jam, then almond flavoured sponge, and then a layer of fondant icing to top it off.

                    These are pretty and quite tempting too look at because of the thick white icing on top, decorated by a darker icing which is drizzled across it in a lattice effect. Each slice is only a couple of inches long, hence they come twin packed incase you have a slightly bigger appetite. Being wrapped, rather than loose in the box, also makes them more practical for taking out with you, putting in lunchboxes etc.

                    There are no artificial colours or flavours in these, and no hydrogenated fat, which is always good to know. Each slice contains 146 calories and 6.3g fat, so just the one makes for a good snack. This does seem fairly high to me, especially if you eat the two as they're not overly big, but like I said, just the one would be enough for me to enjoy the flavours and textures.

                    These have a taste that may be liked by some and hated by others. The almond flavoured sponge isn't actually as strong as I had expected, and gives the slice a pleasant sweetness when mixed with the sweet and fruity jam. The jam layer isn't too thick, but there's enough to know it's there and be able to taste it, and it gives the slice a bit more moisture. They're soft, but firm enough that the sponge doesn't fall apart and cause a mess when you bite into it. The best part though is the icing, which is thick and smooth and compliments the jam and sponge very well.

                    These contain, unsurprisingly, nuts. Gluten, egg, milk and soya, so they wont be suitable for everyone. The use-by date usually gives you a couple of weeks in which to eat these, but they don't seem to last long in my house, which is just as well and I always opt for French Fancies over these.

                    At £1.30 for a box of 6 at Tesco, these are about average when compared to similar products. They're often on offer though, which is when we usually buy these. Overall, these aren't something that I find myself wanting to eat when I want a snack with my cuppa tea, I think they're good quality and tasty, so I would recommend giving them a try and deciding for yourself if they're to your taste.

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