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I would say I prefer savoury to sweet generally but there are times when I just have to have a cake. That's usually just after four o'clock when my daughter arrives home from sixth form and we have a cup of tea together. If the cakes haven't all been eaten, then we have one to go with the tea.
I do resent the prices charged for these packet cakes and have decided that I won't pay more than one pound for a pack of six cakes. Because of this I often purchase cakes form Iceland supermarket as they usually have a good selection at a reasonable price. Their choice is more limited than, for example, Sainsbury or Tesco, as they are usually much smaller stores. However, I did buy a packet of Mr. Kipling Victoria slices on a recent trip to Sainsburys as they were reduced from £1.35 to only £1.00! I bought some other varieties from the Mr. Kipling range too.
Mr Kipling cakes seem to have been around for ever. I remember the advert, 'Mr Kipling does bake exceedingly good cakes!' from childhood. My mother used to buy cakes mainly from a bakery but would buy these type of cakes for Sunday tea. This was in the days when Sunday dinner was a big thing always served close to two o'clock and tea was after six. So I am familiar with many of Mr Kipling's exceedingly good cakes but have only recently tried the Victoria slices.
I was disappointed with these. They tasted okay but really, to me. were nothing special. Nothing out of the ordinary and I thought they weren't much better, though more expensive, than basic trifle sponges. I would expect everyone to be familiar with this type of cake as really it is just a small thin slice based on the traditional Victoria sponge- a light sponge cake with jam in the middle, topped with another layer of sponge, topped with a dusting of sugar. These Mr. Kipling Victoria slices had a thin layer of raspberry jam in the middle, although the packet says 'a generous layer of fruity raspberry jam'. I did wonder though where was the cream, as when in school cookery lesson we were instructed to bake a Victoria sponge with cream and jam in the middle. I'm not sure if this is a usual requirement or not. I do think that a little cream would have livened up this cake a little.
The taste, although nothing special, and not to the usual standard of Kipling cakes, was adequate. What I really object to is the size of the six cakes in the pack. Although I paid a reduced price I don't think this type of cake should ever be on sale for more than one pound. Better to buy a round sponge cake from any supermarket for 80 pence or less and it will go further and taste as good, or better, than these slices.
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Needless to say they were still consumed. They went down okay with a cuppa BUT we had to raid the biscuit barrel as one or two of these cakes didn't go far at all.
Over the last year or so, I have became Mr Kipling's number one fan. I have worked my way through every different cake slice and tart they manufacture and have loved most. Unfortunately, Mr Kipling Victoria Slices were not one of those I loved.
It's not that there is anything in particular wrong with them, but they are just so boring!
Mr Kipling Victoria Slices come in a cardboard package and inside sit three individually wrapped packs, each holding two cakes. I wish all cake manufacturers would do this, as it is such a great idea and keeps the cakes nice and fresh until you wish to eat them. I really dislike opening a box of cakes and having to rush through them before they dry out and go hard.
Removing a cake from the pack, I find it looks very attractive. It is made from two layers of golden sponge, which is light and moist. These are sandwiched together with a layer of fruity raspberry jam. The cake slice is topped off with a light dusting of icing sugar.
Unfortunately the cake doesn't taste as good as it looks. It really is quite bland, with just a thin layer of jam between the sponge. The jam is nice, but there is not enough of it. Maybe if there had been a layer of cream too, it would have been a different story, but as it is, it's just very unexciting.
*Nutritional Value Per Slice*
Energy - 119 kcal
Protein - 1.2g
Carbohydrate - 18.7g
of which sugars - 11.8g
Fat - 4.4g
of which saturates - 1.9g
Fibre - 0.3g
Sodium - 0.06g
Salt Equivalent - 0.15g
Mr Kipling Victoria Slices contain eggs, gluten, milk and wheat. They may contain nuts.
They are free from artificial colours, flavours and are suitable for vegetarians.
They are available from Tesco in a box of 6 for £1.20 and are continually on offer at 2 for £2.30 (not much of a saving there!)
After eating one of these and feeling completely underwhelmed, I gave the rest to my children, who did seem to enjoy them.
I won't be buying them again though, but thankfully I have lots more to choose from that I thoroughly enjoy.
I would give this product 3 stars as it is well baked with quality ingredients, but it just didn't do anything for me!
The Victoria sponge has been a famous cake for years and Mr Kipling have taken the cake and made neat slices for us to enjoy.
First off the packaging is red with the Mr Kipling logo clearly visible along with the cakes name. Very eye catching.
Now open the box and you will notice 3 small plastic trays individually wrapped. Each tray holds two slices of Victoria sponge. This is a great idea to prevent the cakes or cake from going stale.
The Victoria sponge fingers/slices are lovely light vanilla sponge cakes with a really tasty raspberry jam. Both the sponge and jam smell great as you will notice upon opening the packet. But also taste great too.
If you are a fan of Mr Kipling cakes then you will no doubt love this too. I personally think these are not quite as good as the others in their range. Anyone can make a Victoria sponge and they do, such as supermarket owns brands and Llyons. The good thing with Mr Kipling is the separation and individual wrapping technique, which you cant really achieve with the normal round cake version.
A great little cake for lunchboxes or for a snack , or for work. So give them a try you may find out that you like them!
These are nice , but come at a high price cmopared to supermarkets and other brands! But if your going to have victoria sponge cake then why not do it properly!!
These are brilliant, another classic from Mr Kipling. They have a great taste, texture and are super moist. Everyone will love them. They are high quality but this comes at a cost, more expensive than alternative brands, the must be great to justify it. They are.
The packaging is very easy to notice on the super market shelf, as it is very bright. The big image makes them look very delicious and your mouth will start to water as you look at it. The text is big, making it clear and easy to read. The packet is easy to open, and they are always fresh. It's also very good that they are individually wrapped, so you can savour them! However, the packaging plastic is a bit flimsy, and if not handled correctly they can flip out when unwrapped.
They may cost more than alternative brands, but it is worth it. They are very high quality and have a taste that is far better than the rest. Some don't taste like anything at all and don't look appealing.
The smell is very sweet, and it will make your mouth water. You will pop in in and the initial taste is very sweet, but not too over powering. Then, you get the rich creamy sponge that is very soft. This works very well with the juicy jam, creating a great mix of textures and flavours. The cake is very moist, but not too soggy.
However, they are packed with calories and fat, but in my view, it is worth it. They are super addicting but also very filling. Also, they come in 3 packs, meaning that someone may not have one if in a family which is a shame.
Overall, a great packet of cakes that matches the usual quality of Mr K. They have a great taste and the high cost can be justified. On the other hand, they are packed with calories and fat which means they are only a treat.
Continuing on the quest to try all the Mr Kipling range I came across these. I forgot you got these, as I don't think they are stocked as well as the others in the range but they are really yummy.
I found these in my local Co-op, and paid £1.52 for them. A bit dearer than Asda/Tesco price, but I couldn't see them in there anyway. You get 6 in the box and they are packaged in 2's.
The packaging is alright. The individual slices are in little plastic trays and they have cellophane over them, so easy enough to pop in your bag and eat on the move. The box is mostly a red colour and has a couple of pictures of the Slices on the fron. You can see the layers of the slices and they look nice enough but you know what pictures are like! The Mr Kipling branding is large enough and the Victoria Slices part stands out well enough as well.
Now onto the actual slices. They are about the lenght of my palm, which i'm sure is an averaged sized lenght. and about half the thickness of my palm as well. The Slices are 2 slices of Vanilla Sponge with a layer of Raspberry jam between them. There doesn't seem to be a huge amount of Jam between these, but there is enough to break up the perhaps dryness of the Sponge. The Sponge is moist enough and crumbles slightly when you eat these and the Jam is thick and fruity.
Each slice has 119 and 4.4g fat, but since they come in packs of 2 I find it easy to eat both slices 1 after the other.
These are up there as my favourites with the Angel Cake Slices.
Mr Kipling's Victoria slices are exceedingly nice.