Product Type: Mr Kipling Snacks
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Mr Kipling Caramel Oatibakes
Member Name: spidystrider
Mr Kipling Caramel Oatibakes
Advantages: Quality ingredients.
Disadvantages: Texture and flavour don't work for me.
I am always on the look out for something new to snack on, so when I saw these new Mr Kipling Caramel Oatibakes, I had to give them a go. This new variety has the choice of three flavours: blackcurrant, strawberry and caramel, as I love caramel, I opted for these ones first.
Mr Kipling Caramel Oatibakes come in cardboard packaging. The colouring of the packaging suits the flavour and comes in shades of warm creamy brown and soft orange, with a close-up shot of an oatibake and the main ingredients used. Inside, each cake is individually wrapped in clear plastic, which keeps them fresh and prevents them from drying out.
I was actually quite excited when I opened up my oatibake, as it did look gorgeous. The sponge is a lovely golden brown colour and there is a thick spreading of soft brown toffee in the middle of the cake slice. The sponge felt moist and I was really looking forward to the first bite.
Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this at all, which was very disappointing. The sponge was perfectly cooked, but I didn't think the texture of the chewy oats went at all well with the moist, slightly sticky sponge. I would rather have had the sponge without the oats, but then it would not have been an oatibake! I also found the toffee middle far too sweet and sickly and found it difficult to finish off the cake slice. I actually had to pass the other four on to the rest of my family, who did in fact enjoy them.
There is no doubt in my mind that this is a well made product, It just didn't do anything for my taste buds at all! The rest were eaten very happily buy my husband and 3 kids and were thoroughly enjoyed by them.
*Nutritional Value Per Oatibake*
Energy - 173 kcal
Sugar - 12g
Fat - 9g
Saturates - 3g
Salt - 0.2g
This product contains gluten, oats, wheat, eggs, milk. It may also contain nuts.
It is free from artificial colours and flavours and is suitable for vegetarians.
Mr Kipling Caramel Oatibakes are available from Tesco in a pack of 5 for £1.30. They are on special offer until 4th May at 2 for £2.30
I won't be buying these oatibakes again and won't bother trying the other flavours as I dislike the sponge. I have no doubt that they will become popular because they are well baked, but I find the combination of ingredients unappetising.
Unfortunately, not one to add to my shopping list.
Summary: Mr Kipling Caramel Oatibakes - oaty sponge, with toffee centre.