Product Type: Mr Kipling Snacks
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Mr Kipling Frosty Fancies
Member Name: star3683
Mr Kipling Frosty Fancies
Advantages: tasty, good quaility and great value cakes
I try not to buy too many sweet treats generally as I have a sweet tooth and if there is something sweet in the house I will eat it. But at Christmas I tend to buy things I would normally stay away from in case we have visitors. My mother in law loves French fancies so when I spotted the Mr Kipling frosty fancies in my local Iceland store I thought I would purchase a box for the next time she came over.
At the time that I purchased these they were on a promotional price of just £1.00 for a box of 8 cakes. I thought this was rather good value and picked up a couple of boxes.
Obviously these Frosty Fancies made by Mr Kipling were a Christmas promotional item as instead of the usual pastel coloured cakes you get in a box of French fancies these were all a frosty White colour. The frosty fancies come packaged in rectangular cardboard box which has the Mr Kipling logo on the front as well as a picture of the cakes inside and a lovely wintery wonderland picture making them look very appealing indeed. On the back of the box you can find a description of the cakes, ingredients listings, allergy advice, nutritional information and the Mr Kipling guarantee. Inside the box you will find a pull out cardboard tray which has the fondant fancies neatly placed inside and wrapped in a clear plastic to keep them nice and fresh.
The frosty fancies are described as golden sponge with a vanilla flavoured topping, covered in a fondant icing. As you can imagine any cake is not going to be the healthiest thing you can eat and each individual frosty fancy contains the following nutritional information:
- Calories - 106kcal
- Protein - 0.7g
- Carbohydrate - 19.5g
- Fat - 2.7g
- Fibre - 0.1g
- Sodium - 0.06g
These frosty fancies are also suitable for vegetarians, contain no artificial colours, flavourings or hydrogenated fat.
Once you open the box you will see the frosty fancies laid out alongside each other in the pull out cardboard try. There are four completely white fancies and four that have a chocolate icing drizzle on the top. The fancies are square in shape and you will notice that they have a slightly domed top which is the vanilla topping which lies on top of the sponge under the icing. I found these frosty fancies to be just as tasty as the original French fancies, the sponge is really light and not too sweet and the vanilla flavoured topping adds a nice smooth texture to the cake and the sweet fondant icing complements the sponge really well. On first appearence you may think these cakes are a bit on the small side but the fondant icing makes them quite sweet so even one certainly satisfies those sweet cravings. Overall I found these little frost fancies to be very tasty indeed and I hope they will return next Christmas as they are a good value sweet treat.
Summary: A wintery version of these great little cakes.