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      25.04.2010 09:05
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      A rather strange concoction for a cake.

      These won't last 'the test of time'!! Famous last words I know, but I really can't see how these bakewells will be around in a few years, maybe not even next year.

      I first stumbled on them quite by accident last week. I was in Iceland and a basket of them had been reduced to 50p, and there was still many weeks left on the Sell By Date. This is never a good sign. The 50p price tag should have also alerted me. However it didn't and 2 packets were put in my basket.

      The product itself is in the normal Mr Kipling 'honey I've shrunk the box' , and is nice and bright. Well as bright as it can be with a toffee colour theme. It is from the new inspirations recipe.

      Upon opening the box you are met with a tray of 6 cakes, protected by a plastic covering. Each cake is then on its own individual foil tray. The cake itself is meant to be a toffee lovers delight. It has layers of toffee sauce, apple flavour sponge and toffee flavour icing, with a piece of soft toffee, on the top.

      The cakes themselves aren't 'not nice'. I can't even say they are plain. But they are a strange concoction. Especially if you have one with a cup of tea, like I often do. The cake was baked to perfection, the inner bakewell was very soft as normal, but the cake itself just never cut the mustard for me. For once in my life one was quite enough. Not because I was full, but because I wasn't actually enjoying it. I'm trying to watch what I'm eating at the moment so I had a closer look at the ingredients. If I was to type them all on here it would be going on for ever. Another 'not so good' sign!!

      I am advised on the packet that they are suitable for vegetarians, have no artificial colours or flavours and has no hydrogenerated fat. However if I was to want to have a naughty treat, I can think of other more delicious ways of munching my way through 194kcal and 8.9g of fat, so I won't be buying these again.

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        24.04.2010 23:58
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        Boring Cakes..... And That's Weird Because I Usually LOVE Toffee Flavour Cakes!

        I brought a box of these Toffee Apple Bakewells in Sainsburys by mistake, I used to get some plain toffee bakewells from Tesco but haven't seen them for ages and I thought these was the same because I didn't see the word apple on the box! lol

        They're not bad but haven't got as much flavour as the Tesco toffee bakewells and you can't hardly taste the apple in the cakes at all....... actually you can't taste much of ANYTHING in them!

        The pastry case is the best bit about the cakes, it's dead soft and crumbly with a delish buttery sweet flavour. Then you've got a layer of toffee sauce that you can't taste at all and just feels WET, it's not very sweet and hasn't got any flavour and isn't as good as the jam layer in proper bakewell tarts! lol

        The apple sponge is weird, it doesn't go very well with the texture of the cake and doesn't taste very appley anyway and is like Mr Kipling put a few drops of apple flavouring into the sponge before they cooked it. It tastes proper fake and when you get a quick taste of apple it's not very nice anyway.

        I was looking forward to the icing on top of the cake big time. It's quite thick on the cake and is a thick toffee icing, it's the best thing about the cake but still wasn't as good as I thought it would be. It's dead sweet but the toffee flavour isn't as strong as I thought it would be, there's a little chunk of toffee on top of each cake and I picked it off to eat on it's own and there's hardly any flavour to that either!

        The over all thing is NOTHING like the taste of toffee apples and the cake isn't nice enough to get excited about anyway so I wouldn't bother if I was you!

        Not recommended..... hardly any flavour apart from just being sweet!!!

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          22.04.2010 11:42
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          While doing my weekly food shop I was looking for something cake like to throw into my trolley. I do love Kit Kat's and anything with chocolate but sometimes it's nice just to have something a bit different. While in the cake section I thought about Cherry Bakewell's and then noticed Toffee Apple Bakewells which I haven't seen before but they do sound really nice. I was willing to give them a chance as I love trying different sweet products and they looked appetising on the box.

          Mr.Kipling has been making cakes from 1976 and is still the leader in doing so. He always experiments with new flavours and ideas, creating a range which really does suit almost everyone.

          PACKAGING

          The box is in the usual Mr.Kipling colours being the red logo and then having a photo of the Bakewells as well as a toffee coloured background. There are 6 in a box and it has a sweet smell without even having opened it. The nutritional information for the Bakewells is per cake so it is 194 calories (10%), 16.5g sugar (18%), 8.9g of fat (13%), 4g saturates (20%) and lastly 0.15g of salt (3%). The Bakewells are suitable for vegetarians and have no artificial colours of flavours; they also have no hydrogenated fat.

          For allergy reasons, the cakes may contain traces of nut and they also contain gluten, wheat, egg and milk.

          TASTE

          Now, as I open the packet I get a sweet apple like taste rise up from the box and it does smell really sweet. There are tart shaped cakes with a toffee coloured icing on top. They are basically layers of toffee sauce with apple flavoured sponge and toffee flavoured icing and they have a little toffee square on top for decoration. They are very soft to bite into and are very chewy but the toffee taste is quite mild and blends nicely with the light apple hint of a taste.

          I think that after one, it is filling enough and it goes lovely with a cup of tea but I think anymore than one would probably be too heavy. They may be small to look at but in fact they are quite heavy with the mix of sponge and sauce together. The filling is not at all runny though it is a nice temperature; they are to be kept at room temperature anyway just so that the icing doesn't go too solid either.

          RECOMMEND?

          I think if you are looking for a sweet bite sized treat that these are perfect, if you don't like heavy icing or toffee then you might find these slightly sickly. I think they are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth that loves toffee apple combinations. I like cherry Bakewells so knew that I would probably like these as they are a similar idea. I am also a fan of Mr.Kipling products so again knew that I should pretty much enjoy the taste of these.

          COST

          I bought these at Tesco and at the minute Mr.Kipling items are on offer so for this pack of 6 it cost me £1.24 roughly that price which I thought was quite a bargain really. They are worth the money but you can get cheaper Bakewells by Tesco but they won't have the toffee apply flavouring to them.

          If you want even more information on the Mr.Kipling brand or specifically on these Toffee Apple Bakewells then you can go to the official website http://www.mrkipling.co.uk . The website only has details for the original Cherry Bakewells for the time being but you can access company contact information so it is still detailed.

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            04.12.2009 08:16
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            Slightly Below Average Pie From Mr. Kipling

            I quite like apple things and as I'd tried a couple of Mr. Kipling's products containing apple before I decided to see what these Toffee Apple Bakewells were like as well.


            Packaging:

            The bakewells come in a plastic trays which, in turn, is packed in an outer paper carton. The carton is recyclable & is a mixture of red and orange colours. The "Mr. Kipling" logo is on the front, along with the name & a picture of a couple of the Toffee Apple Bakewells. The back of the carton lists the ingredients, allergy advice, nutritional information & the Mr. Kipling's quality guarantee. There is also pictures of Mr. Kipling's Carrot Cake Slices. Are you tempted to try some it asks. Perhaps, although I can't say that I've seen any where I do my shopping. May have to keep an eye out for them.

            The website address is:- www.mrkipling.co.uk

            and the product is described as:- " Pastry cases with a layer of toffee sauce (8%), apple flavour sponge (20%) and toffee flavour icing (28%), decorated with caramel flavour fudge pieces"



            Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Glucose Syrup, Toffee Filling {Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Sugar, Invert Sugar Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Butter, Gelling Agent: Pectin, Salt, Flavouring}, Reconstituted Egg White, Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Caramel Flavour Fudge Pieces {Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Butter, Vegetable Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder, Colour: Plain Caramel, Flavouring, Raising Agent: Sodium Bicarbonate}, Vegetable Fat, Coconut Flour, Rice Flour, Whey Powder, Flavouring, Salt, Colour: Plain Caramel, Dextrose, Emulsifers: Sorbitan Monostearate / Polysorbate 60, Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate / Sodium Bicarbonate, Milk Protein, Humectant: Vegetable Glycerine, Dried Egg White, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate.


            Nutritional Information per bakewell {per 100g in brackets}

            Energy kJ: 813 kJ {1779 kJ}
            Calories: 194 kcal {424 kcal}
            Protein: 1.7g {3.8g}
            Carbohydrate: 26.8g {58.76g}
            of which sugars: 16.5g {36.2g}
            Fat: 8.9g {19.4g}
            of which saturates: 4.0g {8.7g}
            Fibre: 0.5g {1.2g}
            Sodium: 0.06g {0.13g}
            - equivalent as salt: 0.15g {0.33g}

            Dietary & Allergy Information

            Contains gluten (wheat), eggs & milk.
            May contain nut traces

            These bakewells are suitable for vegetarians and contain no artificial colour or flavours and no hydrogenated fat.


            The Bakewell:
            Like a number of Mr. Kipling's products the bakewells are packed in a plastic trays covered by film. The bakewell measures around 6cm across at its widest point with the crust being around 1/2 cm thick. The remainder of the surface of the bakewell is a lightish brown toffee icing with a small piece of the aforementioned fudge. It looks quite nice actually.



            Price:
            At the time of purchase my local shop has these on offer for 99p


            Taste and Opinion:

            This is a bit of a dog's breakfast as far as Mr. Kipling products go.

            On the positive side, the outer pastry casing is pretty much what you'd expect from a similar sort of Mr. Kipling product and the stickiness and thickness of the toffee icing at the top makes a nice contrast with the rest of the bakewell. So far so good.

            Then it all seems to fall apart on the taste front. The taste of the apple flavoured sponge appears to be completely swamped by the toffee sauce beneath it and the toffee icing above it. I couldn't taste even the merest hint of apple so I was very disappointed with that. The other major problem is that they've overdone things with the amount of toffee in the bakewell. This leads to a very sickly-sweet taste which will no doubt please those of you with an exceptionally sweet tooth but I'd suspect that anyone else would find it rather off putting.

            The sugar & fat content is reasonably high with these, especially if you are going to more than one of them at a time. One bakewell will provide you with 16.5g of sugar (RDA for adults is 90g) and 8.9g of fat (RDA for adults is 70%), which doesn't sound too bad. But eat two of three of them and those figure soon start to build up. In terms of Mr. Kiplings products I'd say that these are at the disappointing end of the scale. There's too much toffee and this means that the taste of the apple is lost. Unless Mr. Kipling juggle around with the various constituents so that you can actually taste the apple as well as the toffee I won't be buying these again.

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              13.11.2009 11:54
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              MR Kipling bakes exceedingly fattening tarts!

              MR Kipling does bake exceedingly good cakes but he does get things wrong from time to time too and these toffee apple bakewells is one of those times.

              I actually liked the idea of these when I first saw them in the shop and could not wait to try them but the reality of them was a total let down.

              Inside the box you will find the usual plastic tray holding six of these bakewells, each one in its own foil case, the pastry is a lovely golden brown like all MR Kipling pastry and the top of the tart has a toffee colour icing and a small piece of fudge.

              All sounds ok doesn't it but the problem with these is a simple one, they are although tasty, just too sickly to be enjoyable.

              The pastry is ok but the icing, filling and fudge piece are so sickly sweet I cannot even manage to eat one of these tarts in a single sitting (and they are not exactly big).

              The toffee flavouring is way too overpowering and I can best describe the taste of these as eating a very sweet toffee yogurt with about ten spoonfuls of sugar in it (not that I have done this you understand but imagination is a great thing).

              As well as being super sickly they are also super fattening with each bakewell containing 194 calories, 16.5g of sugars and a whopping 8.9g of fat (that's each remember), so in my opinion for the sake of your taste buds and your waistline these are best avoided.

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                13.11.2009 08:59
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                Worth a try if you like pastry-based cakes & smooth toffee.

                I believe these cakes came out around Halloween time, and judging by the name, I thought these were a limited-time special, but they seem to still be in supermarkets so perhaps they're sticking around for a while.

                Toffee Apple Bakewells are made by Kipling, a very popular and prestigious brand since 1967. I trust their products to be of good quality, and although I don't think all of their cakes are necessarily 'exceedingly good', they are quite original and of good quality.

                I've seen these in most supermarkets and they come in a dark red/brown cardboard box, on which is a picture of the cake to give you an idea of what to expect. Inside are 6 'bakewells', held in a plastic tray to keep them separate and in good condition, each in their own foil cup.

                As I'm not a big cake/pastry/sponge fan, I'm probably not the best person to review these, but I know my mother quite likes them so I gave them a try. These are basically pastry cases which are filled with an apple flavour sponge (20%), a layer of toffee saice (8%) and then a thick layer of toffee icing (29%). On top of that you get a cute caramel flavoured fudge square, similar to a cherry that you'd get on such cakes.

                To look at, these are neat and attractive, looking appealing as expected. Biting into them, they're quite soft and the pastry base nicely crumbles as you get into the thick layer of icing on top. Going down, the apple flavour sponge is soft and slightly flavoured, though not overly so, and a sweet layer of toffee sauce. The overall texture is quite smooth and soft, and the flavour of toffee comes through quite well. Although these are described 'toffee apple', the 'apple' aspect wasn't too easy to discern. I think that's a good thing, because that's what put me off them in the first place. Luckily, the apple isn't altogether too noticeable, just enough so to add some extra flavour to the pastry and toffee.

                Each Bakewell cake contains 195 calories and 8.9g of fat, so they're not the healthiest of snacks. They're quite indulgent if pastry and sponge are your thing, as there's plenty of toffee and each are of a good size. There's no artificial colours flavours or hydrogenated fats, which is always good to know.

                Each box of 6 Bakewells costs around £1.30 (Tesco), but Kipling cakes are often on offer (such as 2 for £2). I would recommend these if pastry, sponge and toffee sound tempting to you, as they are of good quality and tasty as far as these ingredients are concerned.

                I don't think they're really my thing, but that's not because of the taste or quality of these. They may not be something you'd want to be eating frequently with almost 200 calories per Bakewell, but they're good for a sweet treat and a cuppa tea.

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                30.10.2009 10:37
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                Anyone with a sweet tooth will probaly love these but I didn't!

                Things have changed a lot over the years, as when I was small there used to be fireworks in the shops and Guy Fawkes masks, but I don't ever remember celebrating Halloween. This over the years has become more and more popular with the shops now bombarding us to buy anything you can think of that might be creepy or crawly. It must cost mums a small fortune these days.

                Well I noticed the chocolate covered toffee apples creeping into the fruit aisles in Tesco's, then when I went round the corner to the bread & cakes aisle there they were MR KIPLING TOFFEE APPLE BAKEWELLS!.

                Well bakewell tarts are always a great hit in our house, so I could not resist but to buy a box for all to try. Now these come in a orange box (like most halloween things) with Mr Kiplings usual Exceedingly Tasty logo, these don't appeal to me at all as I think a bakewell tart should be white with the cherry in the middle!

                On opening you will find a plastic tray holding six tarts cased inside a clear plastic film, each tart is in it's own foil cup with them being the usual size of a normal bakewell tart except for the colouring. With the pastry the same golden colour, but the topping being an orangey/browny toffee colour with what looks like a tiny chunk of caramel fudge on top.

                On biting into the bakewell you will instantly get the taste of sweet toffee and apple, the botton of the bakewell has a runny toffee sauce topped with an apple flavoured sponge finished with a soft toffee flavoured icing.

                Me personally a bit to much toffee flavour and I didn't like it at all, maybe it's because I don't really eat cakes as I'm more of a savoury person so maybe not the best person to judge these. The rest of the family thought that they were really nice and made and change from the usual bakewell tarts, but would not want to eat them all the time.They were a bit on the sickly side and I don't think you could eat to many in one go!

                Each Toffee Apple Bakewell contains;

                ~~~Calories 194~~~
                ~~~Sugars 16.5g~~~
                ~~~Fat 8.9~~~
                ~~~Saturates 4.0g~~~
                ~~~Salt 0.15~~~

                These may contain nut traces and they also contain Gluten(Wheat), Egg and Milk.The toffee sauce makes up for 8% with the sponge being 20% and the toffee flavour icing being a whopping 28%!.

                The calories, sugars, fat and saturates are about the same as a normal bakewell tart, but the salt is a lot highter in these at 0.15g compared to 0.2g in a normal bakewell tart.

                So now we have tried these I noticed that they now have their Festive Bakewell Tarts in which is the same as a normal bakewell tart but instead of the cherry in the middle it has been replaced with a rice paper picture of Santa. Great for kids, but I wish they would just leave our bakewell tarts alone as they are great as they are!!

                These currently are selling in Tesco's at £1.30 a box of any 2 for £2.50

                So I personally wouldn't buy them again except if someone in the family requested some, so I'm going to give them a 3 star.

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