Product Type: Mr Kipling Snacks
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Mr Kipling Toffee Apple Bakewell
Member Name: nayland
Mr Kipling Toffee Apple Bakewell
Advantages: Only out once a year!
Disadvantages: To sickly!
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;
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.
Summary: Anyone with a sweet tooth will probaly love these but I didn't!