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Exceedingly Good. Exceedingly Moreish
Mr Kipling Lemon Slices
Member Name: Tolteca
Mr Kipling Lemon Slices
Date: 20/09/12, updated on 15/03/13 (33 review reads)
Advantages: Controlled portion of sweetness
Disadvantages: Moreish and wasteful packaging.
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.
Summary: Slices of lemon cake that can not bust your diet.