“ Brand: Mr Kipling / Type: Cakes „
Mr Kipling cakes have a long standing history of being good or "exceedingly tasty" according to the company and I tend to agree. The raspberry slices are usually purchased for around £1.30 for 6 slices, but currently they are on offer in Tesco for just a £1. The package is pretty standard from Kipling - cardboard box. On the front is a picture of the said slice inside and a small section which gives you the content of each slice -= as follows calories 124, sugar 12.1g, fat 5.3g, saturates 2g and salt 0.13g so these are naughty but nice in nature! On the back of the box are the nutritional content and ingredients in greater detail, along with allergy advice and customer care details. Moving on to inside the box - each two slices are inside a plastic box with film over. Now I am torn between this being good and bad.... good means you can easily stick them in a lunch box, bad it is extra waste package which can't readily be recycled. On to the slices themselves..... They look fantastic! the first thing you spot is the striking pinky red icing drizzle. It is a great colour. The smell is good too, a distinct raspberry which is quite strong for such a little cake. The sponge looks soft and has these funny little bright red bits dotted in it, which are dried raspberry pieces. On tasting my instant reaction was that it tasted like a stronger raspberry ripple ice cream, so I guess they have captured what they wanted too. The sponge is indeed soft and bounces in your mouth, which has the extra hidden delight of the raspberry pieces which just melt in the mouth. The icing I thought might be to sickly, but it was just the right amount for the slice. This to had the same raspberry ripple flavour running through it. Two slices I think is plenty as they are quite filling and they are bright enough that children are sure to enjoy them. Another fabulous treat from Mr Kipling.
These little cake slices are a perfect size for lunch boxes, not too big but enough to give you the sweet fix you are after. They come in a pack of six but they are divided into three packs of two slices. They cost just £1 at the moment as they are on offer in Tesco. The packaging is what you would expect from Mr Kipling cakes and the pink ripple effect though the word raspberry actually makes it look rather attractive. The little slices are a raspberry sponge, it is normal sponge with little bits of raspberry dotted through it and then on top there is white icing with deep pink piped icing lines making them look very attractive. The taste is sweet, too sweet for some I would think but if you share my sweet tooth then they are something you must try. Some cakes just taste fake when they are flavoured but this has a tangy sharpness running through it which makes them taste like real raspberries but with a sweet hit from the iced topping. They are ideal for picnic season and children will love them especially little girls with a pink obsession!
It's a new and exceedingly good cake from Mr Kipling. Think of summer and ice cream and one of the best flavours that comes to mind is raspberry ripple ice cream. Mr Kipling has captured that flavour in a cake and brings it to us the consumers. 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." These new raspberry ripples are described on the box as cakes with deliciously moist sponge with real raspberry pieces slices. A little taste of summer. They are really quite good. The slices are really just like his lemon slices although these obviously are raspberry flavoured. 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 raspberry topping is made of white icing and the icing covers the whole of the top of the cake. This wedge of icing is quite thick and very sweet and definitely has a very raspberry taste to it which is nice. The icing is decorated with redish raspberry stripes which give it a nice decorated look. The best part of the cake though for me is that there are real raspberry pieces inside. They are little bits of dried fruit and in my opinion give the slice a little bit something different but very tasty. The slices contain 124 calories each which for their size isn't too bad and makes them quite a guilt free treat.