“ Brand: Mr Kipling / Type: Cakes „
I picked up a box of these while in Siansbury's just now. I've never tried them, but they were half price at 69p, and since i'm back on my diet I thought they would be a tasty choice to the mound of Snack A Jacks I seem to be scoffing through just now. Although I don't have much of a sweet tooth, I do like the odd Cake and sweet thing.
The box looks quite light, and I think the swirly light colours were to indicate Low Fat and low calories. The Cake slices on the front look nice enough and in big lettering on the box we are told that each Cake only has 69 calories. Worth a try I though. I hadn't seen the size of these, but guessed they would be the usual rectangular shape which the other Mr Kipling Cake slices are.
Annoyingly enough the Slices are still packed in those little plastic trays with 2 slices per tray. So someone on a Diet is just wanting a little bit of Cake for the 69 calories and is faced with a pack with 2 in it. What to do? Yes, it could be easy to eat the 1 slice and put the pack away again with the 1 remaining Slice in it, or this could be temptation for you to eat both Slices. I admit I buckled and ate the 2 Slices, but I hadn't eaten much today, so I could do with having a few more Calories.
So how do these taste? Well not that nice. They seem really dry tasting and I will not buy them again. They seemed a bit hard and although you can see the Chocolate Chips on the top of the Cake bar, nothing about the Cake tasted Chocolate-y. It was just horrid, and I know I ate the 2 bits, so it can't have been that bad, but I think I was just happy with a bit Cake that I gulped the 1st bit down without realising all the bad bits!
The whole thing just tasted dry, stale and no flavour or much sweetness to any of it.
As I mentioned I will not be buying these again, and doubt I will try any others in the Mr Kipling De-light-ful range.
We all have our flaws right? Well I have many and they all seem to revolve around food! I'm on a weightloss mission at the moment and have given myself a year to reach my target but I still like my snacks, crisps and of course chocolates and cakes! I am cutting portions down etc and trying out new foods to so when I was nosing at the Mr Kipling shelves AGAIN in Iceland I spotted a different colour to the norm. All the boxes seem to be pink, red, orange or green and there on it's own looking rather odd was a baby blue box.
Mr Kipling DeLightful Chocolate Slices - Light being the key word here! This baby blue box looked delightful if I'm honest, the colour was different and a plateful of chocolate cake slices decorated it which looked pretty scrummy. The nutritional info is proudly boasted on the top of the box taking up a fair chunk. 69 Calories just screams at you as well as DeLIGHTful chocolate slices with real chocolate chips! Each one is apparently baked lovingly so that they are lower in calories and saturated fat, they also contain no artificial colours or flavours.
Each of these delightful chocolate slices contain;
When opening the box you are greeted by three plastic trays each wrapped neatly in a see through film and each containing TWO chocolate slices. This makes it extremely difficult to only eat ONE, grrr lol! So of course for review purposes I ate two slices.
I actually had to eat the second one just to reassure myself it wasnt just me and that these slices were boring and bland!
They look appetising and appealing enough, deep dark brown in colour and you can see the chocolate chips scattered within.
I bit into the first chocolate sponge slice and chewed, yes the sponge was soft and that was the only good thing about it! It was dull and boring, it had no moistness to it that Mr Kipling sponges so often do. Every now and then I would crunch into a chocolate chip - and I do mean every now and then as there were hardly any. The chocolate chips don't add much to a slice either, apart from the odd chocolate smoothness for a second and then it's back to the boringly bland sponge. It was tasteless for me, it wasn't sweet, moist, fluffy - it was soft so that's one good thing and probably the only good thing I can think of about them to be honest.
Being the 'light' versions I wasn't expecting them to be as good as the 'normal' ones anyway but they provided nothing for me. There was no chocolate smell, they the taste, well they were just shockingly dull!
I enjoy rich flavours and textures with my food and these just don't cut it for me, they are just simple chocolate flavoured slices with the odd chip of chocolate inside that doesn't hold much flavour either! I definitely won't be buying these again even though they only cost me £1.