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      24.08.2012 22:17
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      An overall yummy cake for lovers of spice and fruit!

      Don't you just love to stand down the bakery isle in your local supermarket staring at the huge selection of the famous Mr Kipling's cakes? Trying to decide which one (or two) you fancy adding to your trolley for an afternoon treat this time. Drooling at the fabulous slices, biscuits, tarts, sponges and pies! There's just so much to choose from! This week I went for the country slices, I had never tried them before but thought they sounded delicious and Mr Kipling has never let me down before!

      ~ About Mr Kipling ~
      Mr Kipling has held the no.1 cake brand title since 1976. Mr Kipling gets his cake ideas from the world around him, experimenting with new flavours and formats. Mr Kipling's cakes are bought from 60 % of UK households every year. His range includes something for everyone; French fancies, cherry bakewells, angel slices, manor house cake, Battenberg, fruit filled pies, lemon slices, chocolate slices, country slices (of which I'm reviewing), Victoria sponge slices, almond slices, Viennese whirls and jam tarts!

      ~ Price and availability ~
      Mr Kiplings country slices are available from all well-stocked supermarkets such as Tesco's, Asda and Sainsbury's. They are available to buy in packs of six slices at around £1.40, but can often be found on offer at a £1.00 or any 2 for £2.00. I won't buy these unless there on offer because they are not worthy of £1.40 because of their size.

      ~ Packaging ~
      Mr Kiplings country slices come in a rectangular cardboard box, the design is different from the one Dooyoo is showing. The base of the box is purple instead of green, and it looks much more upmarket and posh with the Mr Kipling logo printed in large fancy red lettering in the middle surrounded by a number of the country slices, which look gorgeous with their golden colour and studded with raisins and sultanas. In the corner you can find an at a glance clear nutritional info chart. On the back you are given a product description; moist golden sponge slices, with a hint of spice, bursting with juicy sultanas and currants. Topped with a sprinkling of sugar. Ideal for a morning treat. You will also find a full list of ingredients, full nutritional values table, a quality guarantee and some contact information on the back. Inside the box the slices are in a plastic tray that is wrapped in a plastic film for freshness, they are packed in pairs of two slices per plastic tray. All of the packaging is recyclable apart from the plastic film wrapper.

      ~ Appearance, smell, taste and texture ~
      The slices are about the length of your index finger and about the width of 2cm. So they are pretty small and can be demolished in two bites, or you can be a pig and stuff the whole thing in your cake hole! They look exactly like the picture on the box, so there's nothing deceiving going on. They're nice and golden brown studded with plenty of juicy looking currants and sultanas and you can just make out little specs of sugar on top. They smell of Christmas, all spicy and fruity almost like the filling of a mince pie. Biting into one you get a nice crisp crunch from the sugar pieces on top and then your teeth sink into a bed of soft sponge collecting sultanas and currants on the way in. They are delicately spiced (there's definitely some cinnamon tastes in there!) and this combined with the fruit and sugar makes a very pleasant powerful flavour. They are far from tasteless! I think the ratio of spices and fruit is perfect and compliments the light sponge fingers perfectly. The texture is very soft and crumbly, just as a good cake should be. They are not one bit dry, in fact they are extremely moist.

      ~ Other information ~
      Per slice, there are 117 calories, 12.7g of sugar, 4.7g of fat, 1.6g of sugar and 0.13g of salt. So they clearly aren't good for you at all, they contain 14 % of your GDA sugar intake as well as 8 % of your GDA's saturates!

      They are made with 100 % natural colours and flavours and baked with free range eggs.
      Mr kipling's country slices are baked in Britain with 100 % british wheat flour, contain no hydrogenated fats and are suitable for vegetarians.

      These slices may contain traces of nuts and they do contain gluten, wheat, eggs, milk and soya.

      ~ Overall opinion~
      I do enjoy these slices although they are not my favourites in Mr Kipling's range they are definitely one of the most flavourful. There almost warming because of their spicy wintery taste and smell. I don't like the way they are packaged in two's, there's enough calories in one without having to eat the other one before it goes stale, I end up having to hide the other one completely otherwise I will eat it. These aren't very filling either, there pretty small and wouldn't really satisfy many people - half the time I don't even know I've eaten it. I would only buy these again if they were on offer because although they are delicious portion control is an issue with me as is the fact that they are priced at £1.40 for such small pieces. I would recommend these to you if you enjoy fruit cakes more than the traditional iced ones as they make a nice change but don't expect to be full after just one! I don't think it would be a good idea to pig out on these anyway because they are so high in sugar and saturates!

      If I was basing these on flavour alone I would give them 5 stars straight off, however I'm not. I'm knocking two stars off, for the twin packaging as I don't think this is helpful for anybody who is dieting or watching what they eat, for the small pieces you get for the price and the high saturates and sugars!

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        09.03.2010 18:13
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        No taste or moisture

        Who doesn't like a little slice of cake with a cup of tea? Well based on this I brought myself a pack of Mr Kipling County Slices to try. As a big fan of Mr Kiplings Manor House Cake I thought that I could not go wrong with these, as they looked similar on the front of the box. Well I could not have been further off the mark.

        Mr Kipling states these are 'moist golden sponge slices with a hint of spice and bursting with plump sultanas and juicy currents. Topped with a generous sprinkling of sugar'.

        I found that these slices were really dry and didn't hold any moisture at all. they also lacked flavour and really taste bland. The top of the slice is laden with reasonably large sugar crystals which make the cake quite sweet but also gives it an unwelcome crunch when you are eating it.

        The box contains 6 slices that are packaged in three separate plastic trays, so that when you open the box you don't need to eat them all before they go stale, which I think is a great idea. The box's usually cost around £1.50 but you can regularly get them on offer for £1 from leading supermarkets.

        Ingredients: Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sultanas, Reconstituted Egg White, Glucose Syrup, Currants, Rice Flour, Whey Powder, Soya Flour, Salt, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Milk Protein, Mixed Spice (Nutmeg, Ground Cassia, Ground Ginger, Caraway, Cloves), Flavouring, Colour (Lutein).

        Allergy advice:
        May contain nut traces, contains gluten (wheat), egg, milk and soya.

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

        Each slice contains:
        Calories: 117
        Protein: 1.4g
        Carbohydrate: 17.3g
        Fat:4.7
        of which Saturated: 1.6g
        Fibre: 0.3
        Sodium: 0.05g

        So you can see that the calories per slice is pretty big especially as they are not very big, and because they are in packs of two, if you are on your own it is really easy to eat both straight off with your cup of tea, because lets face it your not going to leave that lonely little slice to go stale are you!

        Overall: These are far from my favourite Mr Kipling cake, and I have to say that I am really disappointed with the quality of the slices. For me they are taking in taste and moisture. So I will be steering clear of these in the future.

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          27.01.2010 23:00
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          Mr Kipling Country Slices - Quality cake slices

          I have just realised that I could do a review for nearly all the Mr Kipling cakes on dooyoo.

          I have been munching my way through these little cakes for 6 years now, ever since giving up chocolate. Mr Kipling make light, moist cakes, which are perfectly baked and taste gorgeous. Their Country Slices are no exception.

          Mr Kipling Country Slices have a moist golden sponge and are filled with juicy raisins and sultanas, they are then topped with crunchy chips of sugar. I think the combination of moist sponge, juicy fruit and crunchy sugar works brilliantly! The sponge is also nicely spiced, which gives it that extra special flavour.

          I think the packaging for Mr Kipling cake slices is excellent. Inside the cardboard outer box, are 3 individually wrapped packs of 2 cakes. I like to eat one cake a day, so these individual packs keep the cakes fresh until I can work my way through the box.

          Mr Kipling slices have no artificial colours or preservatives and contain no hydrogenated fats.

          One slice contains 123 calories.

          They are thankfully, suitable for vegetarians.

          Mr Kipling Country Slices cost £1.30 in Tesco, but are on offer on a regular basis at 2 for £2.30.

          I think they are well worth their money as they taste great and keep my sweet tooth satisfied.

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            01.12.2009 08:51
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            Country Slices

            I didn't think I'd tried these before so when I saw them on offer I decided that the time had come to change that....


            Packaging:

            The slices comes are packed in plastic trays which, in turn are packed in an outer paper carton. The carton is recyclable and is a mixture of red and green colours. The "Mr. Kipling" logo is on the front, along with the name and a picture of a pair of the Country Slices. The back of the carton lists the ingredients, allergy advice, nutritional information and the Mr. Kipling's quality guarantee. There are also pictures of Mr. Kipling's Bakewell Slices and Mr. Kipling's Bramley Apple Pies.

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

            and the product is described as:- " Delicately spiced sponge baked with currants (9%) and sultanas (9%), topped with nibs of sugar."


            Ingredients: Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Currants (9%), Sultanas (9%), Reconstituted Egg White, Glucose Syrup, Rice Flour, Whey Powder, Soya Flour, Salt, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Milk Protein, Mixed Spice (Nutmeg, Ground Cassia, Ground Ginger, Caraway, Cloves), Flavouring, Colour (Lutein)


            Nutritional Information per slice {per 100g in brackets}

            Energy kJ: 490 kJ {1605 kJ}
            Calories: 117 kcal {382 kcal}
            Protein: 1.4g {4.5g}
            Carbohydrate: 17.3g {56.7g}
            of which sugars: 12.7g {41.6g}
            Fat: 4.7g {15.3g}
            of which saturates: 1.6g {5.2g}
            Fibre: 0.3g {1.1g}
            Sodium: 0.05g {0.17g}
            - equivalent as salt: 0.13g {0.43g}

            Dietary and Allergy Information

            Contains gluten (wheat), egg, milk and soya.
            May contain nut traces.

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


            The slices:

            Like a number of Mr. Kipling's cakes the slices are packed in small plastic trays in twos. The carton contains 3 trays or 6 slices in total. Each tray is covered with a plastic film. The outer box informs us that the plastic trays are recyclable where facilities exist but that the plastic film isn't.


            Price:
            At the time of purchase Morrison's had these on offer for £1


            Taste and Opinion:

            These look fairly similar in size to other Mr. Kiplings slices. They're just over 7cms long by 3 cms thick. The top of the slice is fairly even at around 2 cms.

            The bottom, top and ends are golden brown with the odd currant or sultana visible on the surface. The top looks a little "spotty" due to the nibs of sugar mentioned in the blurb about the product. The sides of the slice are a pale yellow and, once more you can see the odd currant and sultana lurking on or near the surface.

            I bite into the slice to see what it tastes like and immediately taste the crunchiness of the sugar nibs on top of the slice. The interior of the slice is fairly dense without being overly heavy and there seems to be enough fruit inside to taste some in every bite you take. Overall it tastes a little like a fruit cake although these aren't as rich and sweet as some fruit cakes can be.

            Sizewise these are a very handy size to pop into a lunchbox or if you're just looking for a little treat. However, as with most of the slices in the Mr. Kipling's range, there's the issue that two of them are packed together. Do you eat both or wrap the remaining slice in something else and leave it for another time?

            The sugar and fat content is reasonably high with these, especially if you are going to eat both slices at the same time. Two slices will provide you with 25.4g of sugar (RDA for adults is 90g) and 9.4g of fat (RDA for adults is 70%). So, they're not brilliant on the sugar and fat front but then very few products in this line are. In terms of Mr. Kiplings products I'd say that these are quite good. There's no fondant icing and they don't taste overly sweet so you can pretend that they're a bit more healthy than some of the other products in range. Overall then, I was quite happy with these and would advise you to give them a go although they're probably best as a treat rather than something to be eaten every day.

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              13.11.2009 23:20
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              Cake slices

              If you wanted you could try and kid yourself that these are healthy after all they are packed with fruit in the form of sultanas and raisens however at 123 calories per small slice it is very easy to gobble down two of these with a cup of tea and then you are indulging in some serious calorie intake.

              The other problem is that actually in the tastedepartment they are a bit bland tasting and certainl are nothing special, for a calorie laden treat there are a lot better options out there if you want to indulge your sweet tooth.

              The top of these cakes are laden with sugar and then you have a slightly moist sponge with sultanas and raisensinside of it, there is a reasonable amount of these in the cakes but it is not overloaded by any means.

              They are reasonably priced at a pound for a box that contains six slices however given that most people would probably eat two at a time you only really get three servings out of them.

              Personally I would like these more if they were a lot more moist as they are a little on the dry side and the sugar crystals makes this a very sweet cake to eat.

              They are not too bad however they only get two stars from me as there are much better tasting sultana sponge cakes available that are better than these slices.

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              29.10.2009 10:14
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              Tried them but not for me

              You know what it's like - you go to the shop just for one or two items and end up coming out laden down with shopping. I have been guilty of this for far too long and am spending way too much money so when I popped into Iceland recently for some milk I did very well of only buying what I'd gone in for.
              Well almost.
              Nearly.
              As I stood at the till waiting to pay, my eyes wandered to the strategically placed items perched right next to me and spotted these Mr Kipling Country Slices..

              Having been far too weak willed I succumbed and bought a pack after all they were only £1.. Damn you Mr Kipling!

              The Product~
              I am not a huge lover of cakes and sweets so don't often buy them as my weakness is chocolate (Mmmm...), but these looked nice so decided to try one with a cup of tea on my return home.

              The slices are mini cakes and are baked with sultanas and currants - so far so good. They have large sugar crystals on the top which didn't look too appealing but I'd bought them so was going to eat them anyway!

              Price and packaging~
              As mentioned above these were a very purse friendly £1 for six slices which is very reasonable. They come in 3 twin packed little trays which I like as it keeps the cakes fresher for longer, making them ideal for keeping in your bag for a sugar rush or for a sneaky treat in your packed lunch.

              The trays are covered in a see through plastic making the cakes visable, and these are packaged in a recyclable oblong box.

              On the front of the box is the famous Mr Kipling logo and a picture of 2 of the country slices looking very tempting.

              The taste test~
              On unwrapping one of the slices and taking a bite I was expecting a moist sort of cake..what I was met with was the opposite.

              The slice was fairly dry in my opinion and though it was packed with sultanas and currants as promised it didn't do anything for me.
              The thing that I found put me off the most was indeed the sugar crystals on the top. They didn't look too nice on the picture and actually eating them was not a nice experience, especially for my poor teeth.

              My opinion~
              As a rule Mr Kipling products can't really do much wrong but I am not sold when it comes to these.
              Okay I only paid £1 for a pack but that's one of the only positive things I can really say about them. It does say there they are made with a hint of spice and though there was a faint citrus aroma it wasn't very evident on eating and the cake tasted a little bland to me.

              However that's just my opinion and I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who love these but I'm not one of them I'm afraid!

              Miscellaneous~
              *Each slice (32g) contains 123 cals.
              *They are suitable for vegetarians
              *May contain Nut Traces
              *Contains Gluten, Egg, Milk and Soya


              The cakes were too dry for me and I won't buy these again.

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                03.09.2009 20:50
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                Lovely tasty cakes, quite easy to consume more than one in one go!

                Have you seen them? Them Damn cake shelves in Iceland where alot of their cakes cost a mere £1 coin... I can't help it I keep buying more, more oh and even a few more. One of these many 'mores' have been Mr Kipling Country Slices.

                Mr Kipling Country Slices come in an apple green coloured box with a picture of two slices in the corner. Mmmm Mmmm! 6 Exceedingly Good Country Slices, baked with currants and Sultanas it tells us. No Artificial Colours or Flavours. Twin Packed For Freshness!

                Each Country Slice contains;
                123 calories
                13.5g sugars
                4.9g fat
                1.7g saturates
                0.13g salt

                These are apparently, ' Moist golden sponge slices with a hint of spice and bursting with juicy currants and plump sultanas. Topped with a generous sprinking of sugar. Baked to Perfection! Tempted to Try?

                How many times have I got to tell Mr Kipling 'I'm always damn tempted so stop sticking them on the shelves will you !!' lol!

                As promised the slices are sitting in plastic trays of two wrapped neatly in a clear film. Oh yeah twin packed for freshness alright but how can you only eat one when you've opened a pack of TWO!

                These slices are a rectangular shape and they are golden with specks of deep browns dotted within and white sprinkles on top.

                The sponge is moist, fluffy and soft but there is so much going on it's so moreish. As you sink your teeth into the soft sponge you soon chew into large juicy raisins and as promised large and plump sultanas which provide a fantastic fruity chew yet you can also enjoy the slight sweet crunch from the generous sugar sprinkles on top. I find these slices so tasty with all their textures and flavoures combining .. pass me a full sized cake of this anyday!

                Being such light, fluffy and tasty slices it is so easy to eat more than one - which isn't good for my backside! Although many textures, colours and tastes going on they all combine perfectly to create these fantastic sweet, fruity, fluffy slices of erm naughtyness!

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                  18.08.2009 16:13
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                  Fruit cake slices from Mr Kipling, with lots of added sugar

                  Yep you have guessed it, another Mr Kipling cake review. Believe it or not Mother Lools really has purchased nearly every possible variety of Mr Kipling cakes. Being the obliging daughter I am being polite and try to (in moderation) sample these with a cup if (decaf) tea. The latest cup of tea and cake experience was of Mr Kipling Country Slices.


                  ***Packaging***

                  The Mr Kipling Country Slices come in a long rectangular cardboard outer box. The box is bright green with a swirl of bright yellow with Country Slices written on the front of the box. The Mr Kipling branding stands out as this is bright red and there is also an image of a Country Slice on the front of the packaging.

                  Inside there are 6 cake slices. There are three plastic trays which are individually wrapped with cellophane and inside each tray are two cake slices. The design of the packaging is great if you want to take these with you on the move rather than taking the larger packet with you.

                  ***Price***

                  A pack of six Mr Kipling Country Slices cost £1.20 in Asda and Tesco. These are also included in the 2 for £2 offer that Asda often runs. These are quite unusual cakes therefore many supermarkets do not offer their own brand alternatives.


                  ***Country Slices***

                  Country Slices are sponge fingers of fruit loaf. The contain sultanas raisins and pieces of orange in a spongy base. The cake slices are about 5cm long 2cm wide and 2cm thick. On top of the cake slices are large pieces of sugar.

                  The scent of cake slices is very fruity and has a sweet citrus type scent and mix between orange and lemons with a sweet baked scent of the sponge. The scent was extremely pleasant.

                  When you bite into the cakes you immediately get a nice fruity taste a mix between citrus and raisin. The sponge has a fresh baked taste which only has a very subtle sweet taste. I would prefer the sponge to be slightly sweeter as if you do not get a mouthful of fruit in the sponge then the overall taste is quite bland.

                  I did find that the cake slices were drier than the other cake slices that I had tasted from Mr Kipling and lacked the moist bouncy sponge that the other cakes possessed.

                  What I really did not like was the large pieces of sugar on top of the cake slices. This made the cake slices overly sweet I did not like the gritty sugary texture when chewing the pieces of sugar. This totally overpowered the fruity taste of the cake which on its own is satisfactory.

                  Per Country Slice

                  123 calories
                  4.9g fat

                  These are very similar calorie and fat wise to other cake slices from the Mr Kipling range. But like the other cake slices these are quite small so you will need to limit yourself to only one if you are counting the calories. But if you do have a larger appetite two cake slices will be more likely to satisfy your sweet craving.

                  These are not suitable for those that suffer from a nut allergy but are suitable for vegetarians.

                  ***Overall***

                  These are certainly not my favourite Mr Kipling cakes. They are just a little bit dry inside and taste wise slightly bland for my taste buds. Even if you removed the awful pieces of sugar off the top of the cakes slices I probably wouldn't choose these as a snack, despite being quite partial to a bit of fruit cake. As much as these are cakes they do not quite satisfy my cravings for something sweet... For all of you Mr Kipling Country Slice lovers out there in the North East. It means Mother Lools will not be buying these cakes in bulk.

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                    09.07.2009 22:22
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                    Very nice product that is great to treat yourself with.

                    Mr Kipling, are renowned for their (Or is it "his", hmmm, that's a mystery) "Exceedingly good cakes" and this is no exception. In fact, I'd go as far to say that this is the best of the bunch. The Country Slices are baked sponge slices filled with currants and sultanas with sugar nibs coating the top of the slice. These sugar nibs add an extra dimension to the cake and without them this would probably taste quite average, they add a crunch to the sponge and an added sweetness.

                    The packaging is very attractive, with a green shade fading in and out around the cardboard box and red stripes reminding you it is a Mr. Kipling product. There is a picture of 2 of the Country Slices on the right hand side of the box showing you what you're about to enjoy before you buy it. The "Country" in "Country Slices" is written in a very nice, authentic sort of font whilst the "Slices" is just printed below it. Inside the box there are 6 slices, packaged in pairs of 2 with cellophane, forcing you to eat 2 at a time, not that I'm complaining.

                    However, they aren't exactly healthy as you might expect. Each of these slices contains 123 calories and 15% of your recommended daily sugar intake as well as 7% of you daily fat allowance and 9% and 2% respectively of Saturates and Salt. Considering you are usually eating 2 at a time you may as well double those figures each time you see the box in your cupboard. They aren't cheap either since they go down so quickly.

                    However if you are willing to treat yourself every once in a while I highly recommend these because of their beautiful texture and tastiness.

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                      07.06.2009 01:11
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                      Recommended when on offer

                      Mr Kipling Country Slices are a Mr Kipling cake that I rather like. I think Mr Kipling tend to make decent quality cakes, but every now and again I've come across one or two that I'm not keen on. Usually I either really like them, or really dislike them, so it's strange that I find myself a bit on the fence with these. I do like them, but I wouldn't go to the shop and choose them.

                      Each slice is basically a little, thick finger of sponge cake that's packed with sultanas and topped with sugar. The sponge is quite thick and isn't as springy as I'd like, but it is plenty moist enough which I think is unusual in a thick sponge.

                      There are absolutely loads of sultanas running all the way through these, with as many in the actual cakes as you can see in the pictures on the packaging. Normally they exagerrate on boxes, but not in this instant.

                      There's also plenty of sugar sprinkled across the top, and it's got a slight crystalised crunch quality to it. It's not icing sugar which is what you might be expecting. As the cake is quite savoury, this kick of sugar gives them a nice little sweetened twist. I like how the hard, crunchy sugar flecks blend in with the soft texture of the sultanas and sponge too.

                      These all come wrapped in littlw twin packs inside the outer packaging, which is a good idea as it means they stay fresher for longer. Of course the drawback is that it's too tempting to eating two cakes at a time!

                      These cost £1.30 for a box of six, which I think is a little pricy for what these are. I am perfectly happy to have one with a cup of tea, but I wouldn't rush out to buy them - and certainly not for £1.30 a box.

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                        14.04.2009 15:41
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                        Small and unpleasant.

                        Mr Kipling Country Slices

                        My partner just bought these home from shopping so I figured whilst I was actually sitting down at the computer eating one ( or two as the case may be ) I may as well describe the experience!

                        The packet itself contains six slices which it tells us are 'exceedingly good..." It has a picture of two country slice bars on the front , the first one crumbling slightly to show its texture. Packed with raisins and sprinkled with sugar. Yum!

                        As O open the packet though I'm reminded of the film with Michael Douglas 'Falling Down' when he goes into the MacDonalds and flips out because of all the false advertising and his burger looking more like a flat limp ran-over-burger than a big juicy MacDonalds burgers pictures they decorate the walls with.

                        I pull out of the box a little plastic carton, containing two little slices of cake. . They look pale in comparison to the picture on the cover , there are a couple of sugar sprinkles but again not as many as the picture would have us believe.

                        I open up the plastic wrapper and take a bite..

                        Ingredients are as follows:

                        Sugar
                        Wheat Flour
                        Vegetable Oil
                        Currants
                        Sultanas
                        Reconstituted egg white
                        Glucose syrup
                        Whey powder
                        Milk Protein
                        Mixed Spices
                        Sodium
                        Flavouring
                        Colouring ( Lutein )

                        I finished this bar a couple of miniutes ago now and I still have an overwhelming burning sensation at the back of my throat I am assuming from the mixed spices , but its a very unpleasant sensation that hasnt gone away until now ( I just got a drink of water).

                        The cake bars themselves were a strange texture , reminded me of what cake comes out like if you try and cook it in a microwave if you've ever done that ( If you havent then dont ). You need the two bars in your individual pack because they are so small.
                        They were not the old fashioned country grandmas bakes I was looking forward to and I wouldn't buy them again , sorry Mr Kipling!

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                          30.03.2009 10:10
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                          a nice change for 11ses

                          Mr Kipling Country Slices....


                          All Mr Kipling slices are on offer at the moment in Morrison's for £1 per box. This is a saving of around 30 pence per box so is an okay saving. I decided on getting the country slices as I had not had them for a good few years and remembered that I used to really like them.

                          There are six Country Slices per box and they are wrapped up in little plastic boxes with two slices in per for extra freshness. I don't think this is a particularly great idea as it creates so much waste after the country slices have been eaten and also sometimes you just want to eat one slice!

                          The Country Slices boast that they contain no artificial colours or flavours but may contain traces of nuts therefore not suitable for those suffering from nut allergy. They are however suitable for vegetarians and there is no hydrogenated fat contained inside them.

                          The slices themselves are a nice size at about 6-7cm in length and around 2cm in width. To look at you can see the chunky pieces of sugar that decorate the top of the slice and also all the sultanas and currents that are contained within the slice. TI really does look jam packed with fruit and looks exceedingly good.

                          The taste of the Country Slice is one I really like. It is like a sweet fruit cake as the large sugar pieces on top of the slice make it that much more sweeter than a standard fruit cake. It is very moist and fresh tasting but literally crumbles within the mouth. A slice doesn't take very long to eat but does fill a nice gap if eaten with a hot cup of tea.

                          The slices are a true joy to eat and something I would see as a treat because of them being not too good on the old calorie and fat side of things. It always makes me laugh that they wrap them in two slice boxes but then only give the nutritional information on the front of the box per slice! Trying to trick you I find. So per slice you are looking at consuming 123 calories and 4.9g of fat and 1.7g saturated. This isn't too bad if you can just stick to having one!

                          All in all these Country Slices from Mr Kipling are certainly well worth the the £1 that I paid for them and do make a nice change instead of low fat biscuits. They taste nice and are at a reasonable price. Te only down side is the fact that they have wrapped them up in two slice boxes. Other than that I can find nothing to complain about. 4 stars and a high recommendation.

                          I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you.

                          Thanks for taking the time to read.

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