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      12.06.2011 20:40
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      Nowhere near a carrot cake

      I tried my first carrot cake just over a year ago. I know, I must be very deprived! So i'm a recent Carrot cake convert. Imagine my surprise when I saw these perfect sized snacks by my favourite brand Mr Kipling's. They were £1 and I've always liked their other cake slices.

      *Packaging and Portions*
      I was so excited to get them home and settle down with a nice cup of tea. The box makes the cakes look so tempting .Its lovely yellow and orange colours makes you feel warm and comforted , and high quality, while the photo of the cake makes them look irrestistable.

      I excitedly opened the box. The cakes come as two slices in one plastic tray. The box says 6 slices which there are but I would prefer them individually wrapped. For me one slice is enough, so the other one I had to eat as I couldn't let it go stale in open air. Two slices are great if you want them both, or really nice to share with someone else. This is not possible in our house anymore as our baby HAS to eat whatever we do.

      *Most Importantly Taste*

      When I first took the cake out I gave it a smell. To my utter surprise it smelt exactly like a ginger cake. This worried me a bit. Then I bit into it. The taste of ginger overwhelmed me and not in a good way. It was far too strong and un-carrot cake like. The sponge itself was lovely and moist. In the middle was a good ammount of walnuts which make it very crunchy, and a few strands of carrot. This would be the perfect ammount of carrot if there wasn't so much ginger. The icing on top tastes delicious like real carot cake topping but without being gooey and sticky. When eaten with the strong ginger cake you cannot taste its scrumminess at all which is a shame. But if you eat a bit by itself you can appreciate its full flavours. There is also a zigzag of orange icing over the top that serves no purpose but to look nice.

      This cake would be perfect as a carrot cake if you took the ginger out, and perfect as a ginger cake if you took out the carrots and nuts. I was very, very dissapointed with these cakes. Kipling usually make such nice products but I will not be buying these again.

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        16.03.2010 16:30
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        Mr Kipling Carrot Cake Slices - carrot cake with walnuts and yogurt topping.

        Skimming over the other reviews, I see I am in the minority with my dislike of Mr Kipling Carrot Cake slices. Being a fan of Mr Kipling and having enjoyed carrot cake in the past, I was delighted when I came across these. I looked forward to sitting down with my cup of tea and cake slice and trying out my new found treat.

        Mr Kipling Carrot Cake Slices come in an attractive orange coloured cardboard package. Inside are three individually wrapped packs, each containing two carrot cake slices.

        On first inspection, I was thrilled to see how attractive they looked. The sponge was a deep golden colour and it was topped with what looked like icing, but what was in fact a yogurt flavoured topping. It was then nicely finished off with a drizzle of orange icing.

        I feel a little guilty giving this cake the thumbs down. It is beautifully baked and the ingredients are of excellent quality, but my taste buds just weren't happy, partly due to me not reading the packaging properly.

        First of all, I have to admit, I didn't know there were any walnuts in this. I really don't like walnuts! I had decided that I could likely pick most of them out, as they were a decent size and still eat my cake slice. Unfortunately even after doing this, I found that the taste of carrot was far too strong for me and although I finished it (I hate waste), I didn't enjoy it and gave the rest of the box to my husband and oldest son. I should mention that they really loved them!

        I have had carrot cake in the past, where you could not taste the carrot. Instead you found yourself eating a very moist and delicious sponge cake. This is what I had expected with Mr Kipling Carrot Cake Slices.

        On the plus side, I did find the cake slices very moist and the yogurt topping was soft and sweet, although it did just taste like icing to me. I am sure that if you like walnuts and enjoy the taste and texture of grated carrots, you will love these.

        *Nutritional Value Per Slice*

        Energy - 139 kcal
        Protein - 1.2g
        Carbohydrate - 19.6g
        of which sugars - 13.3g
        Fat - 6.3g
        of which saturates - 2.3g
        Fibre - 0.5g
        Sodium - 0.04g

        This product contains - eggs, gluten, milk, nuts, soya/soyabeans and wheat. It is free from artificial colours and flavours and is suitable for vegetarians.

        Mr Kipling Carrot Cake Slices are available in Tesco in a box of 6 for £1.30, but are on special offer from 17th March until 6th April for £1 only.

        I wil be awarding these cakes 3 stars because I do feel the walnuts are too big and there was too much carrot, which overpowered the flavour of the cake.

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          04.02.2010 16:04
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          Yummy cake

          I bought a pack of Mr. Kipling Carrot Cake Slices for us the other day. Yesterday we opened it and finished it quite soon. Lol

          The carrot cakes come in an orange-red very colourful cardboard box. The Mr. Kipling logo is on the left side while the Carrot Cake label is in the middle with huge letters. You can see 2 slices of carrot cake on the box. They look exactly the same in reality too.

          When you open the cardboard box you can see the 3 plastic trays wrapped in transparent foil individually. Each tray contains 2 slices of carrot cake so there are 6 slices in the box. You can see the beautifully decorated icing on the top pf them, yummy.

          After you opened the foil you can feel some ginger-cinnamon scent. Well, to be honest I expected some different taste but it was delicious. It had very similar taste to gingerbread. What I have tasted previously was a home-made carrot cake and it was closer to a chocolate cake than to ginger bread. Anyway this one was delicious too.

          One cake is about 3 cm wide and 8 cm long. It has a moist sponge base which contains carrot and walnut pieces and it is topped with white icing. The icing is decorated with orange icing drawing. One cake is enough for 3-4 mouthfuls.

          The ingredients are as follows: Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Reconstituted Egg White, Glucose Syrup, Invert Sugar Syrup, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Vegetable Fat, Crushed Pineapple, Dehydrated Carrot, Nibbed Walnuts, Whey Powder, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Skimmed Milk Powder, Emulsifiers (Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Sorbitan Monostearate, Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids, Soya Lecithin, Polysorbate 60), Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Maize Starch, Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Yogurt Powder, Thickener (Xanthan Gum), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Milk Protein, Flavouring (contains Milk), Dried Egg White, Colour (Paprika Extract).

          You can see that the list of ingredients is quite long and the carrot content is only 3% the walnut content is 2%. It contains nuts, gluten, egg, milk and soya. It doesn't contain artificial colours and flavours.

          One slice of cake contains 139 Kcal energy, so that you can compare it 100 g carrot cake contains 411 kcal energy. The carbohydrate content of it is 57.7%.

          These yummy cakes were made in UK by Manor Bakeries. For more information visit www.mrkipling.co.uk. You can buy them for about 1-1.3 pounds depending on offer and on place. It is available in most of the supermarkets.

          To sum up it is a delicious ginger bread-like carrot cake with yummy icing. I like that the sponge cake is moist so the whole cake is very soft and melts in your mouth. It is not too sweet just right. You can feel the carrot and walnut pieces in it. I didn't noticed that the icing is yogurt flavoured I just read it on the package. Anyway it is yummy and when it is on offer I will buy some more as my elder son loved it.

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            05.01.2010 09:02
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            Carrot Cake Slice

            I had tried carrot cake before from a couple of bakeries but had never tried Mr Kipling's version so when I saw them at a fairly cheap price I decided to grab a box of them and see what they were like.


            Packaging:

            The slices come in 3 plastic trays (2 to a tray) which are protected by a film covering. The carton is recyclable & is predominantly a sort of orange and red with bits of yellow and white. The "Mr. Kipling" logo is on the front, along with the name & a picture of a couple of the slices. The back of the carton lists the ingredients, allergy advice, nutritional information & the Mr. Kipling's quality guarantee. There is also a picture of Mr. Kipling's Toffee Apple Bakewells. Are you tempted to try some it asks.

            The website address is:- www.mrkipling.co.uk

            and the product is described as:- " moist sponge baked with carrot (3%) and walnut pieces (2%), with a yogurt flavoured topping."


            Ingredients: Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Reconstituted Egg White, Glucose Syrup, Invert Sugar Syrup, Humectant: Vegetable Glycerine, Vegetable Fat, Crushed Pineapple, Dehydrated Carrot, Nibbed Walnuts, Whey Powder, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Skimmed Milk Powder, Emulsifier: Mono-and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids / Sorbitan Monostearate / Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids / Soya Lechithin / Polysorbate 60, Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate / Sodium Bicarbonate, Thickener: Xanthan Gum, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Milk Protein, Flavouring (contains milk), Dried Egg White, Colour: Paprika Extract


            Nutritional Information per cake {per 100g in brackets}

            Energy kJ: 585 kJ {1725 kJ}
            Calories: 139 kcal {411 kcal}
            Protein: 1.2g {3.5g}
            Carbohydrate: 19.6g {57.7g}
            of which sugars: 13.3g {39.1g}
            Fat: 6.3g {18.5g}
            of which saturates: 2.3g {6.7g}
            Fibre: 0.5g {1.3g}
            Sodium: 0.04g {0.12g}
            - equivalent as salt: 0.10g {0.30g}

            Dietary & Allergy Information
            Contains nuts, gluten (wheat), egg, milk and soya

            These slices are suitable for vegetarians and contain no artificial colour or flavours and no hydrogenated fat.


            The Slices:
            There are 6 slices to each box with 2 each being wrapped in separate trays. The slices are around 7cm in length, 3 1/2 cms thick and 2 1/2 cms high at their highest point.


            Price:
            At the time of purchase I found these in our local shop for 69p



            Taste and Opinion:
            The picture on the front of the box makes these look tempting. Golden brown sponge covered by a thin layer of white icing with a swirl of orange icing as well. You can also spot bits of what is presumably carrot on the sides and ends of the slice.
            After opening the box the first thing that you notice is that the sponge and the icing is darker than on the picture. Maybe they used a powerful camera flash.... You can however see bits of carrot nestling at the sides of the slices. I've yet to see any on the ends.

            So, what do they taste like?

            The sponge is very moist indeed and you can taste the pieces of carrot and walnut as you bite into it. The sticky sweetness of the yogurt flavoured topping mixes well with the moistness of the sponge and the two differing textures provide a nice contrast to each other. Both the sponge and the topping are sweet, the topping more so than the sponge but neither is so overdosed with sugar that you're liable to find it too sickly sweet for comfort.
            The sugar content for these carrot cake slices is reasonably average for Mr. Kipling products. They're way below the very sugary Orange and Lemon Chequers but are fairly similar in sugar content to Country Slices, Angel Slices, Cappuccino Slices and Cherry Bakewells. Overall, if you've tried any other sort of carrot cake then give these a try as they compare very favourably.



            Mr. Kipling Products ranked in order of Sugar Content. First figure is % per 100g {figure in brackets relates to sugar content per pie / slice etc)

            01) Orange & Lemon Chequers: 66.7% {21.8g}
            02) Orange Slice: 47.2% {13.3g}
            03) Country Slices: 41.6% {12.7g}
            04) Angel Slices: 41.5% {14.0g}
            05=) Cappuccino Slices: 39.1% {11.5g}

            05=) Carrot Cake: 39.1% {13.3g}
            07) Cherry Bakewells: 39.0% {18.1g}
            08) Toffee Bakewells: 36.2% {16.5g}
            09) Chocolate Cake Bars: 33.2% {10.6g}
            10) Jam Tarts: 32.6% {11.6g}

            11) Mince Pies: 31.4% {18.6g}
            12) Apple & Blackcurrant Pies: 29.4% {19.5g}
            13) Chocolate Whirls: 24.1% {6.7g}


            Mr. Kipling Products ranked in order of Fat Content. First figure is % per 100g {figure in brackets relates to fat content per pie / slice etc)

            01) Chocolate Whirls: 31.1% {8.6g}
            02) Chocolate Cake Bars: 26.3% {8.4g}
            03) Toffee Bakewells 19.4% {8.9g}
            04) Angel Slice 18.5% {6.2g}
            05) Carrot Cake: 18.5% {6.3g}

            06) Cherry Bakewells: 18.4% {8.5g}
            07) Cappuccino Slices: 18.1% {5.3g}
            08) Orange Slices: 16.8% {4.7g}
            09) Mince Pies: 15.4% {9.1g}
            10) Country Slices: 15.3% {4.7g}

            11) Jam Tarts: 12.8% {4.6g}
            12) Apple & Blackcurrant Pies: 12.7% {8.4g}
            13) Apple & Lemon Chequers: 11.7% {3.8g}

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            19.10.2009 21:15
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            The Best Shop Brought Carrot Cake In The World I Reckon!

            I love carrot cake and when I saw some Mr Kipling carrot cake slices I had to buy some because I'd never seen them before.

            You get 6 in a pack for about £1.39 and the slices are a decent size.

            They are sponge cakes that have got grated carrot and pieces of walnut in it, there's the normal carrot cake icing on the top and they have been decorated with orange swirly icing like some of the other Mr Kipling cakes.

            The flavour of these is wicked, the carrot cake slices are lovely and sweet but not too much and they're not sickly at all. I love how soft the sponge is and also the icing that is cool and very sweet.

            You can feel the bits of walnut and the carrot in the sponge and the flavours of them come through nice while you're eating as well. There's more carrot than walnut obviously but they both combine proper good to make these slices taste EXCEEDINGLY like carrot cake!

            I can taste a few spices in the sponge of the carrot cake, I think one of them is cinnamon but they are blended wicked so it's hard to say you can taste a single one of them.

            I think these carrot cakes are lovely, they're probably the healthiest out of the Mr Kipling range as well and each slice has only got 139 calories in it. That surprised me actually because they are so yummy and sweet that I thought they would be loads higher in calories than that!

            Also I think each slice is quite filling and again that surprised me because of how light and soft they are. I think that's because the cakes are nice and moist so it makes you feel like you're eating something stodgier than you are. The cakes are packed in 2's so you don't have to worry about eating them too quick before they start going hard, mind you I ate all 6 in one day so I don't have to worry about that anyway!

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              07.10.2009 15:57
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              Another lovely slice from Mr Kipling

              A few weekends ago Dave and I were manning a stall selling Lifeboat souvenirs at our local theatre, Venue Cymru, where there was a Rotary Conference.

              Clearly we needed to take some snacks with us to keep us going and I decided to get a packet of Mr Kipling Carrot Cake Slices amongst other things, as Dave loves carrot cake!

              They currently cost £1.30 for a packet containing six slices and when I bought them a couple of weeks ago they were on off at two packs for £2.30. This particular offer has now finished but the offers on Mr Kipling cakes are a regular feature of the Tesco shelves!

              There are a good variety of slices in this range including bake well slices (which I also bought), lemon slices, angel slices, country slices, chocolate slices and almond slices.

              The outer container is a long slim cardboard box with a picture of one of the Carrot Cake Slices on the top together with the information that they are 'delicious moist sponge with pieces of carrot and walnut'.

              On the front of the box there are the little boxes which give you the basic nutritional information per slice as a percentage of the adult recommended daily allowance.

              Of course the wording also reminds us - lest we had forgotten - that the cakes are 'exceedingly tasty'! But then Mr Kipling always did make exceedingly good cakes didn't he? LOL!

              On the back of the box there is a full list of ingredients, comprehensive nutritional information, allergy advice, recycling advice and the quality guarantees.

              Inside the box the slices are further wrapped in three sets of two. Each pair are in a plastic tray and wrapped in cellophane - all of which I put in the recycling bag.

              The little plastic trays were ideal for carrying the cakes with us to the conference and were also ideal for serving the cakes when we fancied our snack.

              Each cake is about five inches long by about an inch wide and is made up of moist sponge covered with a smooth layer of white yoghurt flavoured topping decorated with a swirl of orange. Even better - there is no hydrogenated fat, artificial colours or flavours in these cakes and they are suitable for vegetarians.

              As you lift each cake from the plastic container you can feel the softness of the sponge and smell the aroma of the cake and the whole thing looks and smells extremely tempting.

              So now we know what they look like and what's in them what do they taste like?

              The answer to that is, as you would expect, exceedingly good! The flavours and textures of the sponge and yoghurt topping mingle together in my mouth perfectly and whilst I limited myself to one slice at a time I could easily have eaten more!

              The taste is sweet but not sickly, and the taste of the carrot and walnut pieces is easy to distinguish and the yoghurt topping is sweet and sticky to finish the whole thing off perfectly. Each slice is 3% carrot and 2% walnut.

              The nutritional values are best expressed per slice and they aren't too scary!

              Calories 139
              Protein 1.2g
              Carbohydrate 19.6g
              Of which sugars 13.3g
              Fat 6.3g
              Of which saturates 2.3g
              Fibre 0.5g
              Salt 0.1g

              So, in conclusion, the cakes tasted really nice and were just the thing to keep my blood sugar up whilst we were working hard selling souvenirs but obviously, as a diabetic, I would only ever east one at a time!

              If you can resist the temptation to eat more than one these would be a great treat when dieting too at 139 calories and just over 21p per cake that's not too bad at all!

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