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Mr Kipling Cappucino Slices
Member Name: Lools_24
Mr Kipling Cappucino Slices
Date: 08/09/09, updated on 15/11/11 (79 review reads)
Advantages: Moist sponge
Disadvantages: Unnatural, artificial weird coffee taste
The day has finally come. I think that Mother Lools has actually forced upon me all of the cakes from the Mr Kipling range therefore I have arrived at the last of my Mr Kipling cake reviews. Along the way I have tasted some really good cakes and some not so good cakes. The latest Mr Kipling Cappuccino Slices unfortunately fall into the second camp, the not so good and I certainly will not be purchasing these to stock in my own cupboards.
The Mr Kipling Cappuccino Slices come in a long rectangular box. The outer box is brown with the red Mr Kipling logo on the front. There is an image of a Cappuccino Slice on the front of the box which looks very appealing.
Inside each box are six cakes. There are two cake slices in three plastic trays. Each plastic tray is individually wrapped in cellophane to keep the cakes inside of the box fresh.
For a pack of six cappuccino slices these cost £1.29 from Asda. These are included in the 2 for £2 deal when Asda has this special offer on. However availability wise, the cappuccino slices from Mr Kipling seem to be less popular and I have only seen them on the shelves in Asda.
As soon as you open the cellophane the scent of coffee hits you. I quite like coffee so I found this smell very appealing.
Each cake slice is about 2cm wide 2cm deep and about 6cm long. The sponge base is a deep brown colour with cream colour icing on top with darker brown swirls on the icing.
When you first bite into the cake slice the initial taste is of coffee this is quite a strong taste. As you chew the taste of the cream icing also becomes apparent. The taste of the coffee flavoured sponge is less creamy coffee and more of a bitter unnatural taste. It reminded me of drinking really cheap instant coffee which I find tastes extremely unpleasant. The icing is also quite unnatural tasting. This is advertised on the outer packaging as creamy icing however I do not think that it tastes at all creamy. Instead it is very sweet and sickly and has quite a gritty feel on your teeth as you chew through it.
Per Cappuccino Slice:
Calories: 121 kcal
The calorie and fat content of these cake slices are pretty much the same as the other Mr Kipling cake slices. I found the slices quite sickly so unlike other Mr Kipling cakes I wasn't tempted to reach for a second cake slice.
I don't actually dislike coffee flavoured cakes or sweets, in fact I am one of those strange people who like the coffee flavoured Revel sweets and was really disappointed that Roses no longer have a coffee flavoured sweet amongst it's selection. Therefore my dislike for the Mr Kipling Cappucino slices is not just because I have a coffee aversion in fact I think it's because these cake slices just taste slightly weird and unnatural. The sponge cake slices are moist but the taste of the icing and the sponge together when you bite into the slice is awful and leaves quite an unpleasant sweet yet artificial taste in your mouth. I definitely will not
Summary: Strange tasting coffee flavoured cake slices from Mr Kipling