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Mr Kipling Blackcurrant Oatibakes

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Brand: Mr. Kipling / Type: Breads/Cakes

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      16.04.2010 07:45
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      Blackcurrant Oatibakes

      I'd seen these advertised on the TV and thought that they sounded quite nice so I decided to give them a try. Packaging: The slices comes are packed in a plastic tray which, in turn is packed in an outer paper carton. The carton is recyclable & is predominantly purple in colour. The "Mr. Kipling" logo is on the front, along with the name & a picture of an oatibake and some blackcurrants. 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 Caramel Oatibakes and Strawberry Oatibakes. The website address is:- www.mrkipling.co.uk and the product is described as:- "Moist sponge baked with oats (225), golden syrup (21%) and a layer of blackcurrant jam (15%)" Ingredients: Oats, Golden Syrup (Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup) , Blackcurrant Jam [Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Blackcurrants, Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrates), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate)], Vegetable Oil, Reconstituted Egg White, Wheat Flour, Butter, Glucose Syrup, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Invert Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate) . Nutritional Information per cake {per 100g in brackets} Energy kJ: 720kJ {1745kJ} Calories: 172 kcal {416 kcal} Protein: 1.9g {4.6g} Carbohydrate: 22.6g {55.1g} of which sugars: 12.7g {31.2g} Fat: 8.2g {19.8g} of which saturates: 2.3g {5.5g} Fibre: 1.0g {2.5g} Sodium: 0.06g {0.15g} - equivalent as salt: 0.15g {0.38g} Dietary & Allergy Information Contains gluten (wheat, oats), egg & milk. May contain nut traces These slices are suitable for vegetarians. They contain no artificial colour or flavours and no hydrogenated fat. The oatibakes: Usually Mr Kiplings products to sit in a plastic tray, or, they're sealed with plastic film in pairs. These oatibakes are different as they're individually wrapped in plastic film so there's no issue with the air getting to the the second oatibakes like there can be with the products that are packed in pairs. The outer box informs us that we should check local recycling details to find out whether the plastic film in which the oatibakes and wrapped and the plastic tray which holds them are able to be recycled. Price: I paid the sum of 99p for these in my local corner shop. Asda currently have a 3 for £3 offer on them. Taste and Opinion: These look fairly similar in size to the other Mr. Kiplings slices. They're just over 7cms long by 3 cms thick and around 2cm in depth. The ends, top and bottom of each oatibakes looks an appetising golden brown whilst the sides are just a shade lighter. You can see a layer of blackcurrant jam running unevenly through the oatibake as it swirls through it. The oatibake is soft and moist and you can really taste the oats that have been used to make it. The blackcurrant jam and the golden syrup help to bind the whole thing together as well as creating a sweet taste and moist texture to the oatibake. In fact these are lovely and are possibly now my favourite Mr. Kipling product. If you're looking for something that's not dry and doesn't have any sort of icing on it then look no further that these as they're very yummy. Sizewise these are a very handy size to pop into a lunchbox and the fact that they're individually packed means that you're not forced to leave one exposed to the air if you only want to eat one oatibake, in the same way that you are with the Mr. Kipling products that are packed in pairs. The sugar & fat content with these isn't brilliant, but then it's pretty similar to lots of cake type products that are available, particularly those made by Mr. Kipling. One oatibake will provide you with 12.7g of sugar (RDA for adults is 90g) and 8.2g of fat (RDA for adults is 70%). So, they're not brilliant on the sugar and fat front but then there are "worse" products out there. If you haven't tried these yet but have tried something like Kellogg's Nutrigrain bars and like those then I think you'd like these as well. A recommended purchase from me.

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