Product Type: Mr Kipling Snacks
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Yummy Festive Fancies!
Mr Kipling Frosty Fancies
Member Name: angelboouk
Mr Kipling Frosty Fancies
Advantages: so yummy, a nice treat, decent size, price, design
Disadvantages: sugar! sickly sweet if you eat more than one
Mr Kipling is a brand offering delicious cakes and sweet treats. French Fancies are small sponge cakes and are normally pink, brown and yellow. Mr Kipling release limited edition French Fancies for Halloween and Christmas.
As you may have guessed, Frosty Fancies are a Christmas treat from Mr Kipling - a festive version of the normal French Fancies.
"Exceedingly Merry Frosty Fancies - Golden sponge fancies with a delicious vanilla topping all hidden beneath temptingly soft icing".
There are four bite sized cakes per box and each is presented in a thin, paper wrapper. Each cake is sponge with a bundle of vanilla topping. Each cake is then covered all over (except the base) with white icing. Four of the cakes have white drizzle and the other four have a chocolate drizzle.
The cakes are presented in a cardboard tray. This is then slipped into an outer carboard box. The box is festive with cold blue and warm red colours and all the relevant product information is present alongside some delicious looking cakes.
*~*Ingredients and Nutrition*~*
The cakes do not contain any artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fats. They are suitable for vegetarians but are not suitable for those who suffer from egg, wheat, milk or soya intolerances. There is a whole host of ingredients though sugar is high on the list.
Each cake has 106 calories, 16.6g of sugar and 1.2g of saturated fat.
Frosty Fancies are currently available from Asda and Tesco priced at £1.00 a box.
I don't like regular French Fancies as I don't like the lemon or chocolate icing so it seems a waste to buy a box just for the strawberry flavour! Last month I spotted these Frosty Fancies and after being impressed with the Halloween version (Fiendish Fancies) I decided to give them a try. I have bought them a few times now as a treat and have also bought a box for the hamper I make my Gran up for Xmas. I would say these are a nice thing to buy to take to someones house when visiting as they are pretty much ready to be served. They would be ideal with a wee cup of tea in the afternoon as well.
The fancies are perfectly protected in the box and are presented well. Each cake looks tasty and there is a sweet aroma coming from the box once opened. Each cake is a decent size to allow for a few bits and they are quite plump! My Dad can get one full cake in his mouth in one go though so it depends on how big your mouth is! Because of the white icing, I don't feel these look as impressive when served on a dish although they do look reasonably festive and fresh.
*~*Having My Cake..*~*
These are very much enjoyed by myself and my fiance although far too sweet for our toddler son and he would rather have a custard cream anyway! The icing makes up 49% of the overall cake so you are guaranteed something extra sweet. The icing has a firm texture which simply melts in my mouth and turns sticky. It is very sweet and anymore than one cake will leave you feeling sickly - even if you have a sweet tooth like me.
There is a slight difference in taste between the differently topped cakes. The chocolate drizzled over the top of the cakes is quite rich and adds a bitter taste to the icing which is pleasant but not too much. The vanilla topping makes up 11% of the cake and is just enough to balance out the cake. The vanilla topping is creamy and light - almost as if it has been whipped up. It has a nice vanilla flavouring which isn't too sweet. It sits proudly in the peak at the top of the cake.
The sponge underneath would be rather plain on its own. It is golden brown and pleasantly light and airy. It has a slightly moist consistency and doesn't crumble or taste cheap. The sweetness from the icing and vanilla topping compliments the sponge perfectly. The overall cake is satisfying without being too heavy though is extremely sweet. It leaves a subtle, sugary aftertaste. I don't feel the need to swallow down a drink afterwards as the cake isn't dry in any way and is a true treat to eat.
One of these Frosty Fancies is sufficient for a treat - anymore than one and I would feel greedy and a bit sick to be honest. You should watch the sugar content but providing you aren't munching on a box a day, you should be fine! 8 cakes for £1.00 is a bargain in my opinion so get down to the supermarket and treat yourself!
Thanks for reading x
Summary: so much nicer than the original fancies!