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      14.07.2011 19:57
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      Could be better

      I don't normally buy cakes/pies for home as I always seem to be on a diet but as we were going on holiday thought we would take some treats with us so on our "holiday food shop" I brought a box of Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pies from Tesco. I paid £1.30 for a box of 6, which I didn't consider that to be too bad as the Tesco own ones were 73p.

      **Packaging
      They come in a cardboard box with a picture of the pie on the front, and a green background. With the Mr Kipling signature in the top left hand corner.
      The pies come in individual foil trays which are in a red plastic tray.

      **The pie's appearance
      The pies look very appetising. They all look identical and perfect. The top of the pie has a raised apple imprint on top with a dusting of sugar.
      They look an adequate size with a depth of about 3cm.

      **The Taste
      There is an apple smell which comes from the pie but on tasting the pie I was really disappointed as expected a crunchier texture but the filling was a little sparse and tasted like cheap apple sauce.
      The pastry was perfect but very crumbly and messy...So have a bowl or plate around.

      **Nutritional Information

      Per Pie -
      Calories 228
      Sugars 18.7g
      Fat 8.4g
      Saturates 2.9g
      Salt 0.20g

      **My Opinion
      Pleasant pie but disappointed by the filling. May be next time I will try one warm with custard or by Tesco's ones.

      I can't say I would recommend these either. Sorry Mr Kipling but only a 3/5 from me.

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      03.07.2011 01:08
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      Good apple pies from a popular brand

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      18.05.2010 12:39
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      A great apple pie that tastes sublime hot or cold!

      When looking to buy anything you will be attracted by the packaging as its the first thing that has to grab your attention.
      Mr Kipling apple pies are quite eye catching.
      First off the box has the Mr Kipling logo bang in the centre, its large and very easy to read. Around this you get images of the pies and apple slices too, to really suck you in. The packagin also has whisps of light green mixed into a darker green background.

      Apple pies by Mr Kipling are exceedingly delicious! These pastry pies are like works of art. There is a little apple on top of the casing with a light dusting of sugar to top it off.
      You will notice that the pastry is quite firm and browned around the edges whilst maintaing a much lighter colour everywhere else, but is also crumbly and soft to bite into. The other great thing about these pies is that they are very deep too so you can get quite a lot of apple filling inside! YUM! The apple filling has chunks of apple in there and the sauce is sweet which makes the pastry seem a lot less sweet but the contrast of the two makes for a delicious treat. The foil trays are helpful as it holds the pie together once you have bitten into it.
      Now for the nutritional info per pie, well the important ones anyway,
      Calories per pie - 230
      Fat - 8.5grams, which is quite a lot!

      When you purchase these delightful pies you will get 6 in a box and will probably spend around £1.20 for a box. This is great value as you are getting a top tasting pie. There are others available such as supermarket own brands but I am yet to compare these to anything even half as good!

      I love these pies so much that I prefer mine microwaved. Remove that foil tray, we know what happens if you don't!! Then stick your pie in a dish or on a plate. Be warned though, when you microwave these little beauties do not micro wave them for any longer than 25 seconds. Even this causes a potential threat, if your unlucky enough to bite into one after getting it of the microwave you will scold your mouth. For some weird reason the apple filling is like molten lava within seconds. I have never known anything like it to heat up so quickly!
      Add custard or cream if your not calorie conscious for the ultimate in apple pie desserts!.

      Mr Kipling makes exceedingly good cakes and these are definitely that!
      If you like apple pies then make sure you pick some up on your next shop!

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        09.03.2010 11:32
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        Too little apple, too much sugar!!

        Mr Kipling might well make exceedingly good cakes but in my opinion the same cannot be said for his apple pies, Mr Kipling Bramley apple pies are in my opinion one of his poorest products and one that for me is far too sweet and way overpriced.

        The packaging is as always very attractive and you are led to believe that you are getting the usual high quality Mr Kipling product but in truth these little individual apple pies are not up to scratch.

        Each pie is about the typical small apple or mince pie size but the filling in these fills barely half the pie, there is more air than apple in these and the apple that is there has been sweetened far too much in my opinion.

        The pies pastry in my opinion is very nice but the apple and the apple sauce is just simply too sweet and this takes a lot away from what should be very nice tasting Bramley apple.

        These are on average priced around the £1.40 mark for a box of six pies, which considering the lack of apple is a bit expensive in my opinion, Asda do a much less sweet variation of these that are around half the price and have twice the apple so don't get ripped off by sticking to brand names.

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        07.03.2010 23:55
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        Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!!

        These are the best apple pies, I eat most of the supermarket ones but think these Mr Kipling ones are the business!

        For a start theres loads of apple the pies, the filling is nearly all the way to the top of the crust and it's got a lovely sweet and delish flavour. The apple pieces are cut into little cubes and they're still a tiny bit crunchy when you bite into them.

        The whole of a Mr Kipling Apple Pie just screams out that it's brill quality. The pastry is soft and crumbly, it's lovely and sweet but not too much and it lets the gorgeous sweetness of the apple come through. The apples are in a thick sauce that looks like it's going to be sticky but it's not, it's just sweet and gooey and goes proper nice with the pieces of apple.

        My fave bit of it is the pastry because it's got a wickedly buttery taste and texture, if you have a Mr Kipling apple pie you'll never find another one that you like more... not one out of the supermarket anyway even though I'm had some lush ones out of different pubs.

        These are nice hot or cold, it doesn't matter. I've had sooooo many over the years that I think I've tried them all ways possible! lol They heat up nice in the microwave but remember to take them out of the foil try first and it only takes a minute. They lose a bit of the butter texture of the pastry but it's still proper nice and it doesn't ruin the flavour just changes it a bit.

        These make a nice snack or a pudding with custard, brandy butter or cream. I've even had condensed milk poured over them and my mate always cuts the tops off and puts a thin layer of marzipan over the apple before putting the lid back on. Yummy!

        A box of 6 apple pies in Tesco is £1.20 and that's about double the price of Tescos own apple pies. The Tesco ones are delish but these Mr Kipling ones are WORTH the extra money because they're shedloads nicer and taste like better quality cakes.

        Recommended!!!

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          22.02.2010 16:39
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          Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pies - Mouth watering apple pies.

          I am a real cake fan and manage to consume one every day. I do not eat much chocolate, so this is my daily treat and in my opinion, Mr Kipling makes the best cakes and pies around.

          Mr Kipling Bramley Apple pies come in a box of six. When you open the box, you find a plastic tray holding 6 individual pies. These pies are all very uniform, with a lovely golden pastry crust. They are decorated with a perfect little apple on top, which is also in pastry and covered with a light sprinkling of sugar.

          The first thing you notice when you open the box, is the gorgeous, mouth watering smell of bramley apples. The pies are very deep and when you bit into them, the thick pastry gently crumbles, then melts in your mouth. The apple filling is rich in flavour and chunky in texture and does have a bit of bite, which I love. The chunks of apple are surrounded by a thick, sweet sauce, which makes the pie satisfyingly filling, without being sickly.

          *Ingredients*

          Wheat Flour, Bramley Apple, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Glucose Syrup, Dextrose, Modified Maize Starch, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Salt, Malic Acid, Flavouring, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Preservative ( Potassium Sorbate, Sulphur Dioxide), Gelling Agent (Sodium Alginate), Adipic Acid, Milk Protein.

          This product contains Gluten, Milk, Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites and Wheat.

          It is free from artificial colours and flavours and is suitable for vegetarians.

          *Nutritional Value Per Pie*

          Calories - 229
          Protein - 2.2g
          Carbohydrate - 36.0g
          of which sugars - 19.4g
          Fat - 8.4g
          of which saturates - 2.9g
          Fibre - 1.0g
          Sodium - 0.09g
          Salt Equivalent - 0.23g

          Mr Kipling 6 Bramley Apple Pies are available in Tesco for £1.30.

          They are well worth buying if you fancy a lovely snack. They also make an excellent pudding, as they can be heated and are gorgeous with custard.

          I would be happy to give them 5 stars.

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            22.02.2010 00:28
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            Yum!

            I don't often buy cakes but on my weekly shop I saw Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pies on offer and thought I would get a pack. I haven't had these in ages and fancied one with a coffee on my return from the shops.

            Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pies are apparently the nations favourite mr Kipling cake and if I had to choose probably my favourite from the brand. Mr Kipling was launched in London and the South in 1967 being rolled out nationally in 1970 and has a wide variety of products on offer including their fruit pies, battenburg cakes, jam tarts and cherry bakewells to name a few.

            The bramley apple pies are decidely moreish in each box you get 6 apple pies and each pie is crammed with an apple filling with chunks of bramley apples in it. The pastry is not too heavy and combines perfectly with the apple filling. Each apple pie is completely encased in pastry with an apple motif on the top, they are great with a cup of tea or coffee or I also like to have them as a dessert with some custard - yum could just go that just now!

            Each pie has the follow nutritional information:
            calories: 229
            Fat: 8.4g
            of which saturates: 2.9g

            Each pie contains no artifical colours or flavours or hydrogenated fat and are suitable for vegetarians. I have also noticed that Mr Kipling has launched a new range of Apple & Blackcurrant pies.

            You can purchase the bramley apple pies from most supermarkets and convenience stores and they normally cost around £1.14.

            I like these as a treat every now and again and they are very tasty!

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              08.02.2010 21:40
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              Apple Pies

              "Melt-in-the-mouth pastry, bursting with chunks of real Bramley Apple. A classic to the core!"

              Mr Kipling makes a wide range of dessert-type products, some of which I find more appetising than others. Today's review focusses on Mr Kipling's Bramley Apple Pies which retail at £1.30 for the six pack from Tesco - but are they "exceedingly good cakes", as the company's slogan would suggest?

              Appearance & Taste
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              Each of the apple pies sit in a little foil tray, and they certainly look very appealing. The pies features a small apple motif on their lids, which is formed from golden brown pastry. Biting into the pastry, the first taste is fairly pleasant - nicely cooked and crumbly. However, the filling is far too sweet, and although apply, it's more of a sugary-apple-mush than a fresh apple taste. I think the flavour would be much nicer with a lot less sugar - in fact, the sugar levels were beginning to make my teeth hurt!

              If you prefer them warm, Mr Kipling Apple Pies can be heated - all you have to do is pop them on a baking tray and into a 190 degree oven for six minutes and you're done. Alternatively, they can go into the microwave on full power for ten seconds - just remember to take them out of their foil trays first. Actually, if you pour on a bit of fresh cream, it has the effect of taking away some of the sweetness and makes for a much more pleasing dessert.

              Ingredients
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              Each of the pies contains;
              Wheat Flour, Apple (21%), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Glucose Syrup, Dextrose, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Modified Maize Starch, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Salt, Acidity Regulator (Malic Acid), Raising Agents (Disodium Dihydrogen Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite), Gelling Agent (Sodium Alginate), Adipic Acid, Milk Protein, and Flavouring.

              Final Word
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              Overall, Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pies are far too sweet for my liking and can't compare to a freshly baked apple pie. That said, the pastry is quite tasty and the general presentation is good - definitely a case of looking better than they actually are. With nearly twenty grams of sugar in each one, these should be avoided by those watching their weight, and they aren't a snack that I would personally buy.

              Nutritional Info Per Pie
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              Calories: 226
              Fat: 8.5g
              Saturated Fat: 3.2g
              Sugar: 18.7g
              Salt: 0.2g

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                11.01.2010 22:31
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                ** Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pies **

                I remember the Mr Kipling adverts as a child. Mr Kipling makes exceedingly good cakes the advert would boast. But ours never quite looked as good as the one's in the advert. But even so I am fond of Mr Kipling cakes for the most part and it was a nice treat when my girlfriend brought some Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pies round the other evening as an afeter dinner treat.

                ** My Pies **

                Opening the box revealed six of Mr Kipling's Bramley Apple Pies. Each pie was approximately 55mm in diameter and consisted of a sugared cake pastry completely enclosing the sweet bramley apple flavoured interior.

                I think that sugar must have also been added to the apple as well as the pastry because it was surprisingly sweet.

                But biting into a pie the effect was not as sickly as you might imagine. The sweetness of the pastry and extra sugar of the filling is offset by the slight sourness of the apples and the overall effect is very pleasing.

                ** 2 is enough **

                I only ate two pies as did my girlfriend and the other two went to to the dog who liked the pastry but not the interior filling.

                I enjoyed Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pies very much but find thewm so sweet and doubtless calorie filled that one or two is of the pies is all I could manage a week.

                ** Conclusion **

                Overall a great occasional treat but to wait till you have 3 or 4 people round or some cakes will go to waste unless you are very sweet toothed. Your dog will be very happy though.

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                  08.01.2010 09:52
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                  QUALITY IS MORE EXPENSIVE

                  I bought the Mr Kipling apple pies over Christmas time and this is my review.

                  The main reason for me buying the apple pies was in case any of my visitors do not like mince pies which I always put out at Christmas time but I think a lot of people do not like the mince meat so I thought this would be a ncie choice for anybody who did not like the apple pies.

                  The packaging for the Mr Kipling apple pies is nice and very attractive and quite eye catching when I browse the supermarket shelf. The cardboard box has a picture of the apple pies on the front and they look very nice. Inside the cardboard box is a red plastic tray which holds the little apple pies and the tray is made of plastic.

                  The little apple pies are in a little metal case which holds them in shape. I sometimes heat the little apple pies in the oven to serve them warm and the little metal trays are fine to be heated.

                  When I bite into one of the little apple pies I can taste straight away that they are very sweet. This does not bother me though. I can taste that the texture of the Mr Kipling apple pies is better than cheaper pies that seem to have a mushy apple filling in them. Whereas the Mr Kipling pies have a better filling that is more like little chunks of apples.

                  The Mr Kipling apple pies are very sweet but I like how the pastry is nice and crumbly and it is not to stodgey the way that cheap apple pies are. I think they can be quite light when you are eating them which is a surprise for a little pie! I like the taste of the Mr Kipling apple pie and they are much better quality than the cheap super market own pies.

                  I bought the Mr Kipling apple pies in my local mini market as they were doing a special offer on Mr Kipling cakes and I could get any two box of Mr Kipling cakes for £2 which is a good saving as my usual mini market usually charges about £1.70 for the apple pies. I bought the apple pies and other cakes from my mini market. I have also saw the Mr Kipling apple pies in Tesco as they are quite common cakes and can be bought easily.

                  There are six apple pies in the box so I think it is a good value item even if I paid full price as it is not hard to see I am paying for quality for the Mr Kipling cakes. I would suggest giving the apple pies a try out and if you have not tried them warm before I would suggest this to as they are lovely when you heat them up and have some ice cream or custard with them!

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                  06.01.2010 16:54
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                  Wonderful Apple Pies

                  ==Background:==

                  When I was a child it was always considered a real treat to have Mr Kipling Bramley Apple pie with custard for pudding. These days Mr Kipling seems to have his finger in many more pies, as the choices and variety has expanded considerably from pies to cakes to jam tarts.

                  ==Price:==

                  This pack contains six individual mini apple pies, rather than the traditional one large pie. The cost currently from my Sainsbury's is £1.33 which is quite expensive when you consider from Tesco you can get their own Bramley Apple pies for £0.68 or cheaper still from the Value range £0.36.

                  These days there seems to be far more choice within this market with the inclusion of Supermarket own products at a fraction of the cost of the traditional branded goods. It should be interesting to see is Mr Kipling pies are reduced in cost to complete with these.

                  ==Packaging:==

                  The design is very attractive. As soon as I come to the shelf containing these, I always notice them first, as they are very eye catching and very clearly have the Mr Kipling name easily identifiable. The design is excellent with its light green colour and even on the front of the rectangular box is a very enticing looking apple pie.

                  I like the way the green mixes with the red, I think it is effective. Most of the details about the product are written clearly on the bottom of the product. This includes a list of ingredients, nutritional information, Mr Kipling quality guarantee and heating instructions.

                  ==Product:==

                  Once you rip the side of the cardboard box, you pull out a tray that contains six very similar looking pies within it. They all have an apple design on them and they really look like a miniature form of a big family pie.

                  The pies are ideal for busy people and are very versatile. As you can eat them straight away from the packet cold, ideal for snacks or picnics. While you can also enjoy them hot by cooking them in an oven or putting them in the microwave.

                  ==Ingredients:==

                  Wheat Flour, Bramley Apple, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Glucose Syrup, Dextrose, Modified Maize Starch, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Salt, Malic Acid, Flavouring, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sulphur Dioxide), Gelling Agent (Sodium Alginate), Adipic Acid, MilkProtein.

                  ==Allergy advice:==

                  May contain Nut traces
                  Contains: Gluten (Wheat), Milk and Sulphites.

                  This product is suitable for vegetarians
                  It contains no Artificial Colours or Flavours
                  No Hydrgenated Fat

                  Each Pie (66.5g) contains:
                  Calories: 229
                  Sugars 19.4g
                  Fat: 8.4g
                  Saturates: 2.9g
                  Salt:0.23g

                  ==Smell:==

                  As soon as I opened the box I could smell a very enticing sweet smell of apples. It was strong and made my taste buds water.

                  ==Look:==

                  The pies themselves look attractive and you can see by just looking at them the quality of the product. They are all a light brown colour with sugar around the circumference of the round pies. They look deeper than some I've seen, it remains to be seen if inside the pie it is air or actual filling.

                  ==Taste:==

                  The pies taste superb, they are taste very sweet and the apple taste is very distinct. This combines very well with the very thick but tasty pastry. Although I noticed when I bit into the pie that it wasn't completely filled with apple as I first suspected. But that said there was more than enough apple within it, as you could clearly see small pieces of apple in the green and tasty filling.

                  The pastry was a lot thicker than other pies on the market, and tasted far better than those because more time effort and quality ingredients are mixed together much better. The pies were so sweet and the quality of the Bramley Apple really comes through. I like the consistency of the green filling as it was rich and contained a lot of apple pieces where as others in the market place tend to be just a few pieces of apple in a tasteless filling.

                  ==Opinion:==

                  Everything about this product proud declaration on the top of the box saying 'Exceeding Good' tells me this is indeed a quality product. I like the design of the packaging; the way the product is stored in individual compartments in the tray.

                  The product looks appetising, when you first see it. Other pies in this field do not rise as much and use the same high standard of pastry, the often look quite flat and sad. But these Apple Pies look and taste better than anything in the market place that I have tried.

                  I really think the sweet taste of the apple pies is in a class of its own. Maybe the pastry could be described as a little too thick and crusty as I would certainly like more filling and less pastry, as it tastes so good. I always cannot just leave it at having just the one, and two satisfies my appetite and craving.

                  The only down side for me with this product is the cost, they are quite expensive but for my money they are well worth the extra as the enjoyment is so much more when I eat them.

                  You also need to be sensible when eating these pies, as they are high in calories and sugar, with a shelf life of no more than 3 weeks.

                  For more information about the Mr Kipling range go to: http://www.mrkipling.co.uk.

                  ==Conclusion:==

                  Without doubt in my opinion this is a quality product. I love this product hot with either custard or cream. The taste of the pies are much better than anything of its competitors and because it's such a good supplier I always have confidence in the taste of the pies themselves. For me I usually but them when they are on special offer at the supermarket as without this attraction they can seem expensive.

                  Thanks for reading my review.

                  This review is written under my user name on both Ciao and Dooyoo

                  @CPTDANIELS January 2010.

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                    23.11.2009 22:31
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                    Apple Pie is not something that I ever normally have because we don't normally have it in the house, however after I've had this product I think that is something that will be changing soon! Although this product has been around for a while, I only just realised when I tried it the other week at my grans house, and was totally impressed!

                    While if you normally got an apple pie it would go off very quickly, this product makes it so much more convenient and you can now have it as a weekly addition to your shopping. This is because of the packaging, some might see it as excessive but I can say that it does a good job of keeping the product fresh at last. Not only is there the signature cardboard Mr Kipling box with the nutritional information, etc but inside there is also a plastic tray for the pies, which is cellophane wrapped. Then each individual pie has a silver foil case, which is useful.

                    You can either eat these pies warm or cold, and I much prefer them warm as they are so much nicer then - they are a lovely treat on a cold winter afternoon/night. To heat them up, the back of the packet says that you can use either the microwave or the oven. The microwave only takes about 30 seconds, but this makes the pastry go strange. So the oven is in my opinion the better option, just put them in a pre heated oven for around 5 minutes and this will result in piping hot pie. You can serve by itself but it could go well with cream.

                    The actual apple pie tastes so nice. The pastry is exactly right, very fluffy but at the same time it also has some bite to it, its sprinkled with sugar which adds something. Then inside of the pastry is full of the exact right amount of filling, the apple is cut into small chunks so that its just right. Theres also a really nice sauce surrounding the apple which is good because the pie wont be too dry.

                    It costs around £1 for a box of six at the minute as there on offer, which I think is really good value since that means less than 20p per pie. I would say that you should definitely try them!

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                      07.09.2009 17:40
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                      My favourite brand of apple pies

                      Mother Lools is back from her holiday and that means only one thing, her cupboards will be restocked full of Mr Kipling products. As she rang me everyday (from the Maldives) asking if I was eating enough, it was expecting that as soon as she returned to the UK she would still be force feeding me cakes every time that I decided to pop around to her house for a cup of tea. I was not disappointed, on my first visit to see her after she returned home, she brought out a box of Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pies... how could I refuse as these are my favourites!


                      ***Packaging***
                      Mr Kipling apple pies come in a bright green rectangular cardboard flat box. The bright green colours on the front of the packaging clashes with the red Mr Kipling branding making the packaging stand out on the shelves in the supermarket. The image of the apple pie on the front of the box also makes these apple pies look very appealing.

                      Inside there are six apple pies. These are in a red tray which is two cakes wide by three cakes long. The whole tray is cellophane wrapped so once opened you do have to eat and store the remaining cakes in a cool dry place. For those of you like myself with a lack of self control it also encourages you to polish off the six pack quite quickly!

                      ***Price***

                      A pack of six Mr Kipling apple pies are sold in Asda for £1.22. This does appear quite expensive, as all of the supermarkets offer their own brand alternatives which are in the region of 89p. In my opinion the filling and the pastry crust of the Mr Kipling apple pies makes these far superior and worth paying more for.


                      ***Apple Pies***

                      The scent when you open the cellophane packaging is of sweet buttery pastry. This is a very pleasant scent and makes my mouth water.

                      The apple pies also look very appealing. Each of the six apple pies comes in a foil case and the pastry crust only slightly overhangs this case. The lid of the pie looks like and has a golden pastry lid with an apple carved into the pastry. The pie itself is perfectly round about 5cm in diameter and about 2-3cm thick. Once you bite into the pie the apple filling has small chunks of bramley apple inside in a light yellowy green coloured thick liquid. The filling is quite thick in consistency and not as runny as the apple filling in cheaper brands of apple pies.

                      Taste wise the apple pies are the best that I have tasted (apart from home made of course). The pastry . The pastry is moist but not at all soggy and even the outer crust is moist and not dry and crumbly like some apple pie crusts are. The pastry has a golden baked taste which is sweet and butter without being overly rich and stodgy. The apple filling is sweet, but not an overly sweet sugary taste. The pieces of apple taste refreshing and tangy but are not bitter or sour which often happens with bramley apple pies.

                      You can eat these apple pies hot or cold. The apple pies taste fantastic either way but as a treat I will warm up the pie in the microwave. Remember to remove the foil casing and pop in a bowl and microwave for around 15 seconds. I usually will eat with cream. This makes the apple filling inside the pie taste sweet and the warm temperature seems to make the outer pastry taste even more buttery.

                      Each Apple pie contains:

                      226 calories
                      8.5g fat

                      As you would expect delicious treats to be eaten in moderation based upon the fat and calorie content.

                      ***Overall***

                      If you like apple pies, these are definitely a product that you should try (if you have not already). The pastry is moist without being soggy and the filling inside is not at all sour or overly sugary which is the case often with cheaper brands of apple pies. A great treat eaten hot or cold...... just remember to eat in moderation! Although I often forget that last part.

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                        Delicious little cakes ideal to go with your tea as a filling snack

                        Mr Kipling produces a large variety of different cakes and snacks ideal to go with your tea, but I have to say these are my favourite. You can get a box of six Bramley Apple Pies for around £1.30 and you can currently get 2 boxes for £2.30 at Tesco and Sainsbury's as there are often deals on these.

                        The box is rectangular and has a large Mr Kipling logo on the front on a red background. It shows images of the pie inside and also a cross section with the Bramley Apple sweet filling oozing out as well as a picture of a sliced Bramley Apple. This gives you an excellent idea of what's in the box.

                        Within the box is a white plastic tray, which contains 6 cakes individually in a foil holder. You can quite easily get them out the foil and it's your choice whether you want to heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds to have it warm but they are meant to be eaten as they are.

                        The pies have a little decoration on the top and are covered in a bit of white sugar. The pastry case is really tasty and crumbly, which contrasts perfectly with the moist and sweet inside. The filling is very pale and there are lumps of apple in there mixed in a very sweet and sticky sauce. It's just absolutely delicious and really sweet and tasty. There is a good amount of filling within each cake too. They can be quite messy but not if you eat them slowly and carefully. They are quite filling as a snack too and go very well with a warm drink for tea.

                        I'd highly recommend them, as they are delicious and addicting too. They are pretty unique and utterly delicious as part of the delicious Mr Kipling range. They can get a bit repetitive having apple ones all the time so you may want to get a variety of cakes.

                        Thanks for reading,

                        Dan ©

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                          05.08.2009 12:53
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                          I've had a little break from the Mr Kipling task recently, but this is today's test, and although I always say I am not the biggest fan of Apple Pies and Tarts, I do find I like them when I get round to trying them again.

                          Still in offer at Asda just now in the 2 for £2.30 bracket, which is a little saving of the normal £1.34 price for these.

                          The packaging is alright. The Pies sit on a round foil tray and these are in a plastic tray which holds them deep and secure, so they shouldn't get all bashed up in your basket or trolly. The box has a lovely appetising picture of the Pies on the front and you see into the middle of them with the large chunks of Apple and the thick syrup inside.

                          The Pies are deep filled and they are a casing of Buttered pastry with a high side, and an apple symbol made on pastry on the top. The chunks of Apple are quite small, but sweet and tender with a slight tartness to them. The syrup that is mixed through the chunks are sweet though, so you should taste the brambly taste of the apples, but not so much of the sour taste of them.

                          You get 6 in a pack and each Pie has a whopping 228 calories, which seems a lot for such a small Pie.

                          These are the best Apple Pies I have tasted, and are nice cold, or if you heat them in the oven for approx 5 minutes then the pastry is warm and golden and the insides go even more syrupy.

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