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      09.12.2013 12:50
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      Delightful lemon slices.

      I have a very sweet tooth but strangely I'm quite fussy over cakes. I'm not keen on most icing and I'm quite picky over what sort of sponge I like! At the moment I'm quite keen on Mr Kipling Lemon Slices. Mr Kipling also make a variety of other slices such as orange, chocolate and angel slices. However the Lemon Slices are my favourites (and I'm not keen on the Angel Slices at all).

      The slices come packaged in individual recyclable 'snack pack' plastic cartons (different to the packaging pictured above) with a nicely decorated cardboard sleeve on the outside. Each pack contains 6 slices. The individual cartons probably aren't great for the environment but do makes the slices suitable for taking out and about (particularly useful for lunch boxes. My daughter loves them too!). They also ensure that the rest of the pack remain intact and don't go stale (whilst also making it slightly less tempting for me to eat the whole pack!). The slices are about 4 inches long and are about an inch thick. The majority of the slice is made from a light coloured sponge with a yellow lemon filling through the middle, with white icing on top and yellow stripes.

      The first thing to mention is how soft and moist the slice is. Despite being moist, it's not sticky at all. I find a lot of sponges are sickly, gets stuck to the roof of your mouth or feel very heavy. But not these slices! They're soft, light, moist and fluffy - just the way sponge should be. However my favourite part of the slice is actually the icing and the lemon filling. As I've already mentioned, I'm not usually a fan of icing but this icing has a delicious flavour and texture. The icing is silky smooth and there's a generous amount. A lot of icing tends to be too rich and sickly, but I don't find that's the case with this icing. I absolutely love anything lemon so these slices were always going to be a winner for me. I wouldn't recommend them to anybody that isn't keen on lemon flavour, because they really have a strong lemony taste! The zingy lemon and the sponge go really well together and the combination is divine on the taste buds! I like the combination of textures too. I don't feel full or weighed down after eating these slices, which I get with so many cakes. They're not too big either so I find they're a good size for treating yourself and having with a cup of tea!

      Each slice contains 5.1g of fat, 134 calories an 21.1g of carbohydrates. These obviously aren't the healthiest of treats (I'm actually surprised at how calorific they are considering how small they are) but I guess that's to be expected. You will be fine if you eat them as treats and in moderation. They're suitable for vegetarians, contain 100% natural flavours, are baked in Britain with free range eggs, contain no hydrogenated fat and no artificial colours.

      Mr Kipling Lemon Slices are widely available and can be found in most supermarkets. They usually cost between £1.50 - £2.00 but I usually find that they're on offer. My most recent box cost just £1.00 from Sainsburys! Another reason to love these slices!

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        20.09.2012 11:12
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        Slices of lemon cake that can not bust your diet.

        Somtimes what a person needs is something sweet that you can sink your teeth into and these icing topped sponge cakes really do hit the spot.

        Because they are individually pre-sliced the portion and calorie intake can be controlled. Though they are very moreish, so this can be hard on the will-power but it does make it just that little bit easier which can make all the difference.

        At 126 calories a slice, this is essential. One slice fits into that 'give me sweetness or give me diet death' moment space in a weight loss program. Two a day, let alone three, not so much. But by using these to meet that craving I have been helped in losing nearly two stone, so it can work.

        The packaging shown differs from that which is being phased in to the shops at least in Central London. I prefer the one shown as it is much less wasteful in the use of plastic and I always recycle card.

        Unfortunately the only packaging available at my Sainsbury's Local is the one where each slice is individually sealed in plastic and the whole held together with card. This makes me feel horribly guilty at the waste of plastic but guiltily relieved and pleased that the time it takes to seperate each plastic package from its two fellows adds that extra moment to stop yourself from eating more than one. It also keeps each slice fresh, which is not always the case with the traditional packaging.

        The seperate slice approach also makes it easier to pop it in your bag for a post-gym snack, fuel for the comute or for a sweet-toothed kid's packed lunch, as it the slice is kept both fresh and clean.

        At £1 for six at Sainsbury - rather than the usual pricey £1.40 it is good value right now.

        At 16.1g of carbs and 11.8g of sugar per slice, it is not for an Atkins dieter - or diabetics.

        But for those who need a taste of sweetness to keep them going without busting their diet too much, it is an exceedingly tasty and convenient choice.

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          04.05.2011 11:52
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          I will buy them again... and again...

          Any regular readers of my reviews will be well aware by now that I have a very sweet tooth. This means of course that I do enjoy the partaking of cakes and biscuits on a regular basis, and I really do enjoy indulging this pastime of mine on a regular basis, it has to be said!

          When I was on a recent shopping trip in a local branch of the Co-Operative supermarket, I was doing some shopping when my eye happened upon a display of cakes and snacks that was placed near to the end of an aisle. I decided to buy some cakes from the 'Mr Kipling' range of cakes, and the variety that I bought was the 'Lemon Slices' from this range.

          The box contains six individual lemon-flavoured cake slices, and the packaging consists of an outer box which is made of cardboard. Inside the box, the cakes have been thoughtfully split into three portions, which are packaged in small individual plastic trays coloured with a clear cellophane wrapper. There are of course two slices in each portion, and I find this is an extremely convenient way of packaging the cakes to ensure they stay fresh and avoid going stale. Even with my own sweet tooth being as strong as it is, I would not want to eat the whole box of cakes in one sitting, and have found in the past that cakes such as these ones can go stale quite quickly. The individual portions inside the box are a convenient method of ensuring their freshness and I think it works very well.

          The little cakes themselves are an oblong shape and consist of a sponge base with a layer of white icing on top. The icing is decorated with a yellow lined pattern, and this matches the yellow colour of the sponge cake on the bottom of the slices so that all in all the little cakes look very attractive and quite delicious, truth be told.

          The lemon flavouring is not at all difficult to detect when the cakes are removed from the box, and the smell is quite delicious - a very citrus-like aroma can be detected that is indeed very sweet, but not at all over-powering.

          Biting into the cake, the first thing I am aware of is how wonderfully moist the sponge cake is. This can be quite difficult to achieve with a pre-packaged cake such as this one, and the texture of the lemon slices is as it should be.. Soft, but not crumbly, and moist, without being sloppy or feeling stodgy. The taste of the sponge itself is deliciously sweet and this is complimented of course by the icing on top of the sponge.

          The icing is incredibly sweet, so much so that it may prove to be a little too much for those of you who do not like particularly sweet snacks like cakes. For me however, it is absolutely no match for my ferocious sweet tooth and I can quite happily chomp my way through a couple of these little slices without a second thought. The icing tastes of lemon and this is quite strong and easy to detect, without being acidic-like, in the way that some lemon-flavoured products can be. In actual fact the lemon icing compliments the whole flavour of the sponge cake and brings the flavour out, making it zesty without the familiar tartness that other lemon-flavoured foodstuffs can have a little too much of.

          I can see from the packaging that there are several confident statements from the manufacturer regarding these little lemon slices, and these include the fact that they are made using only free range eggs, they are suitable for vegetarians, they contain no artificial colours and contain 100% natural flavours. Unfortunately, they contain gluten and milk as well as nut traces, so are not suitable for sufferers of these food allergies.

          There is a whole range of cakes from the 'Mr Kipling' range, which are available in all good shops and supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's. The price of the box of lemon slices when I bought them was only 70 pence, but this was a special promotion price and I believe the normal cost ranges from £1.20 - £1.60.

          I can see from the nutritional information on the reverse of the cardboard box that the Mr Kipling lemon slices are not good news for anybody who is watching their waistline or indeed their calorie intake, as with most cake products...

          Per Slice:

          Energy 465kj
          111kcal
          Fat 4.5g

          Nutritional value (or lack of) aside though, I cannot fault these little lemon slices from Mr Kipling and I will be buying them again. I am going to award them the full marks that I feel they deserve and highly recommend them!

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            24.06.2010 10:32
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            Mr Kipling Lemon Slices

            Another exceedingly good cake from Mr Kipling.

            Mr Kipling has been making cakes, pies and baked goods in the UK since 1967 and the brand has been a market leader ever since. Now, unfortunately Mr Kipling is not actually a real person, just an image. According to an article I read, "Mr. Kipling exists in the hearts and minds of Manor Bakeries' employees and all cake lovers, but not in fact as a real person. He was created over 30 years ago to represent the exceedingly good cakes the company was producing and now encapsulates everything the brand stands for, and personifies what is good about the company - its vision, its values and insistence on quality."

            He has some great cakes, such a cherry bakewells and apple pies but one of my favourites are his lemon slices. They are described on the box as cakes with delicately light lemon sponge, topped off with a tangy real lemon icing. A tantalisingly tangy treat!

            They are really quite good. THe slices are quite thin and are not very big, probably only about 2 inches or so but they are just enough to satisfy your sweet craving. The sponge is really quite light but after a day or two they are not the best so you do need to eat these up fairly quickly, not really a problem in our house. The lemon topping covers the whole of the top of the cake. This wedge of lemon icing is quite thick and very sweet and definitely very tangy which I like. It was a lovely lemon taste which is nice. The icing is white but then it is decorated with yellow lemon stripes which give it a nice decorated look.

            The slices contain 111 calories each which for their size isn't too bad and makes them quite a guilt free treat.

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              09.06.2010 17:55
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              A nice cake from Mr Kipling but definately room for improvement

              I've tried a number of Mr Kipling's cakes and have to say I find them a bit hit and miss - I find the Bakewell tarts a bit soggy, the lemon slices a bit dry and the angel cake about right.

              These lemon slices are essentially small strips of sponge cake covered in a thin layer of white icing sith yellow stripes across it. Each box contains 6 slices which are packaged as pairs in small pastic containers (presumably to keep them fresh and prolong their life).

              The cakes come in a cardboard box which for some ridiculous reason has a photo of a cake with a bite taken out of it and the text 'serving suggestion' written underneath - hmm yes that's not exactly what I would term a serving suggestion Mr Kipling, taking it out of the box is obviously a highly imaginative and innovative idea that no one would have thought of were you not to write it out...

              I enjoy lemon cake and the icing on these is delicious - it's soft and has a lovely lemon tang to it. Unfortunately I can't say the same for the sponge - it's light and fluffy but I also find it to be very dry, as such the icing is its saving grace as without it, it would be at all enjoyable.

              Each slice has 111 calories - this is roughly the same as your average chocolate bar and as people tend to eat 2 slices at once, they can't be considered to be at all good for you.

              Price wise these tend to be retailed at around £1.30 a box which I personally fell is on the expensive side. However they are often on offer and I picked up a box in Tesco for £1 recently. Even so I feel that the quality isn't amazing for the price and will be trying similar cakes by different brands in the future to see how they compare.

              If you're a fan of many of Mr Kipling's other cakes and like the taste of lemon then you'll probably enjoy these, but personally I won't be rushing out to buy them again any time soon.

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                03.03.2010 19:11
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                Another delicious cake from Mr Kipling

                I'm not usually keen on anything that is lemon flavoured but Mr Kipling's lemon slices are a huge exception to this as they are a very delightful tasting cake.

                Each slice is made from a lightly lemon flavoured sponge cake which is topped with a tangy white lemon icing with lines of yellow icing criss-crossing over the top to make them look extra special. They look very delicate, quite posh and pretty and extremely tasty.

                The lemon sponge tastes similar to the yellow sponge that you get in an Angel cake so it had just a subtle hint of lemon flavouring and it's very soft, light and fluffy. The icing on top however is the part with the most flavour and it tastes of a very zingy and tangy lemon. It tastes delicious but it can be so tangy that it sometimes makes my teeth kind of grind together with the mixture of bitter but sweet flavours.

                They come in a pack of 6 for just over a pound so they're not the sort of cake snack to be shoved down your throat in a hurry. They should be savoured and eaten slowly so that that way you get the full zingy taste of them and the cost doesn't seem so bad if you fully appreciate them!

                These go really well with a cup of tea as somehow the lemon flavour just seems to taste lovely with the tea flavour.

                These aren't the best of Mr Kipling's cakes but they are very tasty and I wouldn't pass one up if I was offered one!

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                  02.03.2010 11:27
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                  Brilliant little cakes from Mr Kipling

                  When recently in Morrisons, I was delighted to see a lot of the items on the Mr Kipling stand on offer for £1 a box. Knowing how much Mr Norton likes lemon cake, I decided to buy a pack of these Lemon Slices for us to snack on.

                  These come in a cardboard sleeve type box which contains three individually wrapped cartons containing two slices of cake in each individual portion. This is a brilliant idea as it somehow makes you feel less like eating the whole pack "seeing as it is open"(!) . You can merely grab one of the indivudally wrapped sections and take it to work- you have an already packed little cake portion. The only downside is this makes the whole thing quite wasteful on packaging- to be in three cartons, all wrapped in plastic, then in a box. Recycling box ahoy.

                  This way of packaging, does keep the cakes fresher- if you are somehow one of those people that will buy cake slices and then not eat the whole pack in a day or two- if you have willpower, this will ensure your cake stays fresher for longer. Mr Norton and I do not have that problem as our pack barely lasted the evening. They are VERY moreish.

                  Each slice of cake is a small rectangle approx 3 x 1 inch and 1 inch high. They are bite sized width and when you bite into them the cake is lovely and moist with a lemon drizzle sponge cake taste and the top has a thick layer of white icing on it which you can taste quite strongly. The icing is also lemon flavoured and has yellow stripes through it. So these look pretty as well as tasting divine.

                  I adore these- the cake is super moist and the icing tastes fresh and soft when you bite into it. These are even better if you store them in the fridge as somehow the coldness enhances the lemon flavour! The sponge is quite dense tasting but it avoids being heavy as it is more moist than heavy. If the cakes were dry, they would be heavy, but instead the moist texture makes them just right.

                  Nutritionally these are not as bad as you might think- each slice is 111 calories and 4.8g fat so if you only have one, or two, over a day, this is not at all bad (when you compare it to a Mars bar with 240 calories...).

                  Overall- I would recommend these as they are deiniftely one of Mr Kipling's best offerings. If you can find them for £1, which works out at 16p per slice, for the taste of them and the convenient packaging portions they are well worth a try.

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                    28.11.2009 13:01
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                    Try and see what you think

                    Introduction

                    Mr Kipling lemon slices are 'Exceedingly Good'! I have been buying these every so often for years. I really like the way they look and how they taste that little bit nicer than spin off's of these!

                    These lemon slices have been around for quite some time now, don't be put off by this because they always taste great!!

                    Packaging

                    These come in packs of six in a cardboard box, inside the box, the cakes are in plastic wrappers in sets of two's! The theme has changed from the above image, it now has 'lemon' in green font diagonally across the box. There are images of the lemon slices around the box with nutritional information on the front as well as the back.

                    Taste/Smell etc.

                    These are delicately light tangy lemon sponge topped with 'REAL' lemon icing which tastes so great and makes you want to eat lots of them! They smell quite sweeg but with that tang of temon which makes it give the 'fresh' appeal.

                    Nutritional Info

                    Per slice, there are 120 calories, 14.0g of sugar, 4.8g of fat, 2.2g of saturates and 0.15g of salt. In my opinion, this is not too good because 14.0g of sugar cannot be good for your teeth- it proabbly attacks them to death...


                    My opinion

                    These are on sale for around £1.50 from supermarkets- they are not too expensive and you could try to class them off as home made to your friends!! They are a little to sugary for me that is why I am going to rate these 3/5. I think they taste/smell great though.

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                      23.11.2009 16:23
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                      A nice moist lemon cake

                      Another interesting cake selection from Mr Kipling this time round the lemon cake gets sliced.
                      Again the box is a red/orange colour with both the maker and cake name displayed for you. And not forgetting the enticing picture of the cake to tempt you in.
                      However the cake on the outside of the box is the same as the cake within. How many times do you see real true advertising?? Well done Mr Kipling.
                      The cakes which again are individually wrapped in pairs keep them fresh and great for lunchboxes or snacks.
                      The cakes consist of lemon flavour sponge, which is very light, fluffy and airy. This is covered on the top with a white lemon flavoured icing drizzled with yellow lines.
                      The sponge is lemony and isn't heavy at all meaning there is room for more!!
                      The icing on the other hand is smooth and soft, but you may struggle to find the lemon flavour in there. I think it's overshadowed by the sponge flavour.
                      As with most Mr Kipling cakes they are free from artificial colour and flavourings which seem to be a big thing right now.
                      The cakes are usually buy 2 for £2 in most supermarkets, but this comes and goes quite often. A great bargain when they usually costing the region of £1.40 ish on there own.
                      So if you are looking for that small lemon cake which is light and great tasting then Mr Kipling delivers again. Top marks. They aren't my favourite cake by Mr Kipling but they are very very good!

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                      09.11.2009 13:48
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                      My favourite Mr. Kipling product so far!

                      After a rather unpleasant start with Mr. Kipling products (I didn't much like the French Fancies), I decided to give him another try. What prompted this latest foray into his baked products was the fact that I found a package of lemon slices in Tesco on sale for just £1. I figured these might be better than the French Fancies which were too sweet as these are flavoured with lemon. And for £1 for 6 slices of cake, it was an offer I just couldn't refuse.

                      Mr. Kipling Lemon Slices come in a rather brightly coloured yellow and red cardboard box featuring a drawing of a giant slice of cake. There are six slices in a box and each slice contains 120 calories. However, they are packed in sets of two and it's pretty much impossible to eat just one slice at a time - I know, I've tried.

                      You unwrap the cardboard box and then open the plastic the two slices are contained in and slide out the little plastic tray. This is a lot of packaging for simple slices of cake but the plastic wrap keeps them fresh and the plastic tray keeps them from getting too crushed so I'm not sure how they could be packaged any other way.

                      Each slice of cake is tiny but if you really stretch it out you can get about 5 bites from each one. They are lovely moist sponge cake with a slight hint of lemon covered in white icing with a yellow streak of icing across them. The flavour is slightly too sweet but not too much so as the lemon flavour does cut the sweetness to some extent. The white icing really melts in your mouth and the yellow icing adds another shot of lemon flavour to the whole experience. Best of all, the cake tastes like a freshly baked product more than a packaged, manufactured one.

                      I ate my slices with a granny smith apple, alternating bites, and this helped me not feel the cake was too sickly as the sourness of the apple helped cut the sugar here. If you have a real sweet tooth that won't be necessary, though.

                      The only thing I would wish for here was a slightly stronger lemon flavour because even though the lemon was apparent I prefer my lemon cake a bit more sour, but that's just my personal preference. I will definitely be buying these again, however, especially when they are on special offer for £1 - bargain!

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                      28.09.2009 11:59
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                      A great lunchbox snack

                      Does Mr Kipling really make exceedingly good cakes??! Well, to argue for this say hello to the Lemon Slice...

                      Each box of slices comes with six of the little treats in three sealed packs of two, so ideal for lunchboxes and keeps them fresh. The cakes themselves are approximately three-inch strips of sponge with a "zesty lemon icing"...not my words, the words of the front of the packaging. But true to his word, Mr Kipling has produced a zesty lemon icing, which makes the slices both refreshing and flavoursome. The sponge is very light and not at all stodgy which is never appetising. The icing has been fashioned on top of the slice with a yellow pattern on top of the white icing to give the illusion of lemon being 'drizzled' on it...giving it an asthetic thumbs up.

                      The ingredients - and there's a whole host of them - are as followed...

                      Lemon Icing (31%), (Sugar, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Flavouring), Sugar, Wheat Flour, Partially Reconstituted Egg, Butter, Vegetable Oil, Reconstituted Egg White, Lemon Rind, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Humectant, (Vegetable Glycerine), Soya Flour, Raising Agents, (Disodium Dihydrogen Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Maize Starch, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Salt, Flavouring, Preservative, (Potassium Sorbate), Emulsifier, (Soya Lecithin), Colour, (Lutein), Stabiliser, (Sorbitan Tristearate).

                      From those ingredients, it's good to see real lemons are used and concentrated juice and rind is used in making the sponge. It certain gives the cake a 'kick', rather than just a bland scent of lemon in the aftertaste.

                      For those with allergy problems, it contains Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Eggs, Egg whites, Milk, Soya , Soya Flour & Soya Lecithins...oh, and may contain traces of nuts. So unless you have a perfect palate, then you may need to steer clear! Oh, and each slice is approximately 119 calories...so have it as part of a calorie controlled diet!

                      You can pick them up from any regular supermarket, and as is the case with Mr Kipling products, there's often an offer going on so the price can differ from shop to shop, but anywhere between £1 and £1.30 is acceptable.

                      Of course, if you don't like lemons, stick to a Victoria Sponge. For those with a sense of adventure, go out and buy a packet of these. They're exceedingly good and all that...

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                        18.08.2009 09:02
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                        Very fresh citron flavoured cakes from Mr Kipling

                        Before I get into my review I thought I should point out that I do not mind lemon flavoured cakes but they will never be a favourite of mine. So as much as my review might be biased slightly as I am not a lemon lover, I am a big fan of cakes and will eat a lemon flavoured cake every now and then. I tried the Mr Kipling Lemon slices as I was assured by Mr Lools that these did not have a strong lemon flavour and that I would probably enjoy them.....

                        ***Packaging***

                        The Mr Kipling Lemon slices come in a long rectangular cardboard outer box. The box is bright yellow with Lemon written in bright green font to highlight these are lemon slices. The Mr Kipling branding stands out as this is bright red and there is also an image of the lemon slices 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***

                        The lemon cake slices from the Mr Kipling range are priced at £1.20 in Asda. These are priced the same as the other cake slices in the Mr Kipling range. The Lemon cake slices are quite popular, and most supermarkets stock these.

                        ***Lemon Cake Slices***

                        The Lemon slices are of similar size to other cake slices from Mr Kipling. These are about 5cm long, 2cm wide and 2cm deep. The cakes are a golden yellowy coloured sponge which are topped with white icing with yellow swirls of icing within this.

                        The overwhelming scent when you open the cellophane wrapper is of lemon. This is a very strong citrusy scent and reminds me slightly of lemon Fairy Liquid it is that strong.

                        The taste as you bite into the cake is very overwhelming. Unlike the orange slices by Mr Kipling, the sponge on the lemon slices is very strongly flavoured and the lemon taste is overpowering. A good point to the cake slices is that the sponge is moist and light but not soggy. The icing on top of the cake is also very sweet. This is quite bitter and tangy; therefore add to the flavour of the lemon sponge. The cake does taste quite refreshing but as I found the lemon taste too strong the sweetness of the icing was almost too sickly.

                        Per cake slice

                        120 calories
                        4.4g fat

                        These are not the most calorie and fat laden cake slices from the Mr Kipling range but it is worth remembering that you may need to have lots of self restraint to stop yourself having more than one, as these cake slices are very small and won't satisfy big appetites.


                        ***Overall***

                        This was another occasion when Mr Lools was wrong; I really did not enjoy the Mr Kipling Lemon Slices. You have to like lemon cake a lot to fully enjoy this product, if you are like me and a bit of an in-betweener it's likely these are not for you. The sponge is very moist, and the cakes are refreshing and pleasant especially if you do like a stronger lemon flavour. I personally found the lemon in these cakes too strong and overpowering and too tangy to enjoy. It's a good job really I didn't enjoy these cake slices, otherwise after all the cakes I have been eating I am going to be the size of a house.

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                          28.07.2009 18:15
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                          Continuing on my quest to work through the Mr Kipling range it was now the turn of these Cake Slices. I'm not the biggest fan of non Chocolate Cake slices, but these looked nice and refreshing on the box.

                          These are on offer at Asda for £1.34 per box or 2 for £2.20 and you can mix and match through the Mr Kipling range.

                          The box is the standard rectangular shaped box and the slices are in quite thin twin slices plastic trays. They are individually wrapped so easy enough to pop in your pocket, bag etc. There are 6 slices in the pack. The box has red and yellow colourings on it and the brand name is pretty large on the box as well. There is a picture of a few of the slices and they look citrusy and pretty nice.

                          Each Cake slice has 120 calories and 4.8g fat.

                          Now to the taste of them. The slices are about the lenght of an index finger and quite thick as well. The sponge Cake part is a medium yellow colour. It is moist, cirtusy and tangy. The sponge is topped off with a thin layer of Lemon icing which has some yellow icing piped on top as well.

                          I wouldn't say there is too much Lemon in these, just the right amount to taste fresh and sweet. I like that the sponge is really moist as well.

                          Not my favourite in the Mr Kipling Cake range, but a nice change from something Chocolatey and sickly.

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                            14.07.2009 23:17
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                            Great moreish lemon slices

                            In my ever searching quest for the perfect Lemon product I willingly purchased Mr Kipling offering in my local Tescos - 2 packs of 6 cakes for £2 or £1.30 for 6. I'm a two pack kinda girl and mmmm mmmm if these aren't ALL that.

                            So as a lemon addict I'm sat here salivating with 12 Exceedingly good Lemon Slices and what's a girl gonna do? Read the label for a dooyoo review of course..

                            Each slice (29g) contains

                            Calories 120
                            Sugars 14.0g
                            Fat 4.8g
                            Saturates 2.2g
                            Salt 0.15g

                            I flip over for the Ingredients and even I fall asleep whilst reading them so I won't bore you here - needless to say this ain't lemon cake home made style - this has 25 ingredients many of which I can't pronounce and most of which are grown in a lab.

                            I'm dissapointed to say the least because I know these are going to be filthy and delicious as Mr Kipling is a rampant beast in the cake department.

                            At Kiplings they are possibly aware of how the ingredients list because they follow up the list with their allergy advice which begins - it may contain nut traces and goes on to list gluten, wheat, egg, milk and soya. They then go on to add a "Nice to Know Box" - let me list it for you, these are:

                            Suitable for Vegetarians
                            No Artificial Colours of Flavours (no really)
                            No Hydrogenated Fat (Good stuff)
                            Twin Packed for Freshness (WHHHHHHAAAAATTTT)

                            I was happy until I got to the last bit - twin packed? For freshness? How is this possible? If I want one cake at 120 calories how the heck am I supposed to keep the other one fresh? How the hell am I supposed to have the willpower to say no - I won't pile both of these cakes into my face - I'll stay strong. How in the name of pain am I meant to do this? I will resist cramming 240 calories into myself - It pain's me to even write it for I know what I glutton I am - and if I know then Mr Kilpling the filthy git knows too.

                            I could potentially make these last for 6 days - it could happen. Yet twinpacking these gives me, at best, three measly days. It's rubbish for a lunchbox that needs to appear to be healthy (my work colleagues, with one exception are all fruits and berries munchers).

                            ~~~I guess I should move onto the taste~~~

                            Yes oh yes yummy yes, Mr Kipling wants you to enjoy his cakes and enjoy them you will - or at least I do. There is a lush coating of Lemon Glace Icing which is the perfect sweetness, it's tart and bitter but sweet and I know it's goo because my fillings start to cry in pain.

                            The slice is not sponge, it's much denser and not really as light as they claim. It has definitely got hint's of lemon peel throughout and they are not bitty in anyway - still it's luscious, moist and cakey.

                            The entire 120 cal can be consumed in three unambitious bites leaving you in no doubt that you will happily polish off the other slice.

                            ~~summary~~

                            This is a fine and fairly price product. It ticks my lemony box. I just wish that they could either package them altogether or individually. A twin pack leads me to temptation and it is a sin I commit far too willingly.

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                              08.07.2009 15:38
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                              a lovely cake as a treat

                              An offer on a pack of cakes is too much for me just to walk past, especially when we were in the supermarket on the lookout for some nice picnic food this week.
                              Mr Kipling Lemon slices were on offer for £1 for six slices. Into the basket they went and proceeded to be packed for a nice picnic lunch.
                              Most people will have heard of Mr Kipling and his cakes. They are usually on the higher scale of the pricing structure, but usually offers can be found to make them more value for money.
                              Straight away the downside to these cakes is the fact they are packaged into trays which contain two. This means that the whole box of six cakes will only serve three people if everyone wants an individual compartment to themselves.

                              The product is marketed by announcing to the customer that these cakes are topped with a lemon icing, and they promise to be tangy. I have a soft spot for citrus in my cakes, and I was looking forward to trying these lemon cakes as it was a product I had never had from Mr Kipling before.
                              Inside the box, as I previously mentioned are three compartments, each sealed individually, which house a small tray containing two slices of cake.
                              Each slice is designed to look like a finger slice, and you will probably manage to eat it in three mouthfuls no less. I would have preferred to buy a whole cake to get a nice triangular slice from it, but I can see the convenience aspect to it for lunch boxes, picnics and the like.

                              Getting the cake slice out of the tray is easy, and there is a strong waft of lemon when you open the plastic outer casing. The cake feels spongy as you lift it, and doesn't look too heavy. The icing looks a bit thin on first appearance, but we'll get around that if it tastes nice.
                              Biting into the cake, you are instantly hit with a strong lemon taste. The icing melts in my mouth straight away and I'm left with a light airy cake texture that screams lemon at my taste buds.
                              You really do need to like citrus to eat this cake, but as long as you do, the strong flavour will leave you wanting more.
                              I find it impossible to just eat the one from my compartment, and luckily for us, there were three of us to share the box of six meaning we actually got to have one tray each. I don't know what we would have done otherwise.

                              I know these can't be a cake we would buy all the time as they would disappear as quickly as they came into the house. This doesn't make them very cost effective for us when we are trying to save the pennies.
                              Each slice will provide you with 120 calories and 4.8 grams of fat. It really is a small treat, especially when you consider you may actually eat two.

                              There are a few points for allergy sufferers to note with these cakes. They contain gluten, wheat, eggs and milk and may contain nuts.

                              Enjoy once in a while when on offer.

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