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      05.12.2013 15:22

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      y does it have curcumin .can u not put some other colour that not bugs blood bcz thats what i think curcumin is .?........i loved these cakes but i dont think i can have them anymore....since the pink colour of the jam inside comes from bugs blood ....

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      03.07.2011 01:33
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      My favourite Mr Kipling product

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      06.06.2011 22:10
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      A very pleasant cake!

      I love Mr Kiplings cakes! Admittedly there are a few of his cakes that are not to my liking; but that's only because they aren't to my tastes.

      I often buy these Viennese Whirls and I love their taste and flavour . They are very light and crumble slightly as you bite into them. They are soft shortcake cakes with butter cream and jam. As the packaging states they are 'made to melt in the mouth'. They are round shaped cakes which are swirly and sandwiched together with the butter cream & jam filling.

      The one thing which can sometimes be annoying is that once you have opened the box; you really need to make sure that you either wrap the box in strong Clingfilm or store the cakes in an airtight container. Unfortunately when you open the box, you will find the cakes are in a tray, but once you undo the wrapping covering the tray this leaves the cakes open. I have discovered that if they are not covered properly, when you go back to eat them, they will be sort of hard and almost inedible. This is very frustrating. It would be far better if the cakes were wrapped individually.

      The current box I have is great value for money. It only cost £1.00 for a box of 8 (2 extra free). This is from Iceland.

      Ingredients
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      Wheat flour
      Vegetable oil
      Icing sugar
      Raspberry jam (Gluctose fructose syrup, Raspberry puree, Humectant (Vegetable glycerine)
      Gelling agent (Pectin)
      Citric acid
      Acidity regulator (Sodium citrates)
      Flavouring
      Colour (Anthocyannins)
      Butter
      Invert sugar syrup
      Salt
      Raising agents (Disodium Disophate, Sodium bicarbonate)
      Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine)
      Flavouring
      Sugar
      Emulsifiers (Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty acids)
      Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty acids
      Colour (Curcumin)

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      *May contain nut traces*
      Contains gluten (wheat and milk)

      *Suitable for vegetarians*

      There are no hydrogenated fats in these Viennese whirls
      They contain 100% natural flavours and have no artificial colours
      They are also suitable for vegetarians

      Calories
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      Each Mr Kipling Viennese Whirl has 145 kcals in it.

      These are a delightful and tasty cake. The only down side for me is that they are not packaged separately. Therefore I am awarding them 4 Dooyoo stars.

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        03.10.2010 10:50
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        Tasty treat

        I was very happy when I spotted these in the cupboard on Friday evening. I remember Viennese Whirls from when I was a child, they were always a treat and we always enjoyed them. We hadnt had them for quite a while so I was very happy when I spotted them!

        Viennese Whirls are available in most shops. They come in boxes of 6 and they are currently on offer for £1.20 in Tesco. The Whirls can be found in the cake section of the supermarket.

        The box has changed ever so slightly since dooyoo got their picture. Whirls is now written in large lettering across the middle of the box but there is still a good picture of the product and the box is the same sort of colours.

        Opening the cardboard box you are greeted by a red plastic tray with the whirls in, this tray is covered with a clear film. Most people will share these out but if there are any left I would recommend putting them in an airtight container otherwise they go soft quite quickly.

        The whirls are very attractive, they are about 2 inches wide and over an inch tall. They are basically a sandwich type cake, with shortcake on the outside and buttercream and jam in the middle. They are sprinkled with sugar which makes them look very appetising!

        Biting into the whirls I immediately noticed how soft they were, the shortcake was crumbly and melted in my mouth, they are quite messy so it is advised that these are eaten over a plate! The buttercream is very rich and creamy, it is quite thick but partnered with the jam it gives a lovely creamy strawberry flavour. The jam is quite thick and has a strong strawberry flavour. Put together, all of the ingredients provide a creamy, strawberry flavour whirl, they taste quite rich and sweet and are a lovely treat.

        Each whirl contains 143 calories, 8g sugars, 9g fat, 4g saturates and 0.2g salt. The fat and saturates are very high here for such a small treat so they should only be enjoyed occasionally, however they are lovely for a treat every now and again.

        I really liked these whirls and will buy them again. They taste very nice and combine three of my favourite things making a lovely treat. They are expensive in comparison to other treats but they are well worth it once in a while.

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          20.05.2010 12:56
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          Get whirling

          Mr Kipling apparently makes Exceedingly Good Cakes, and the same can definately be said of Viennese Whirls.

          Im not much of a sweet fan, give me a savoury snack any day, but I just tried one of these Vienesse whirls (originally bought by the wife, for the wife), because we don't hae anything else in the house to snack on, and.... I think Im in love!

          A pack of these costs about £1:60, but they are often on an offer at the supermarkets for 2 packs for £2!

          For your money you get a red and cream traditionally shaped Mr Kipling box (which can be recycled), containing 6 Vienesse Whirls. These boxes have approx 1 month - 6 weeks shelf life, but trust me, they are so tasty that they will not last more than 1 week!!

          The Whirls consist of 2 shortcake shaped 'whirls', sprinkled with a little icing sugar on the top of the 2 whirls, and sandwiched between the two whirls is a fruity raspberry jam layer, and a smooth buttercream layer.
          This combination is 'to die for'. The shortcake is crumbly, and sugary, and the raspberry jam and buttercream filling leaves the mouth feeling refreshed, and begging for another one!

          These cakes can be stored in a dry cupboard, but my wife always keeps them in the fridge, and I imagine that this adds to the refreshing cool taste of the jam and buttercream.

          *** Nutrional info ***

          Each Vienesse whirl contains:

          140 calories
          1.1 grams of Protein
          16.4 grams of Carbs
          7.8 grams of fat
          0.4 grams of fibre

          The whirls contain 18% buttercream, and 9% raspberry jam.

          The Whirls are free from Hydrogenated fat, Articial colours, artificial flavours, and are also suitable for vegetarians.

          *** Overall Opinion ***

          Im going to keep this short......These are delicious, give them a whirl!
          And with that I'm off to try another one!

          Thanks for reading.

          © L500589 2010

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            29.03.2010 08:45
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            good quality cake

            I was shopping and I came across these Mr Kipling's cakes and because they were on offer at a local frozen food shop, I bought them as I have always liked these cakes and for the price it was a bargain.

            Mr Kipling variety of cakes was first launched in 1967in London and the southern areas of the UK, then in 1970 it became fully national, and by 1976 it was one of the best leading cakes.

            These cakes are a round little cake which is a rich shortcake filled with butter cream and fruity raspberry jam, the top of each cake has a swirl pattern and they absolutely melt into the mouth, they are light and the texture is very soft and very pleasing to the palette. The butter cream is quite sweet and a soft texture and when it is eaten it tends to a little bit crumbly too.

            They come in a cardboard box and there are 6 of the fancies which sit in a plastic tray to keep them fresh and separated.

            For each cake there are 140 calories, 7.8g fat, 0.4g fibre and 16.4g carbohydrate.

            They are excellent with a cup of tea or coffee for those afternoon snacks or for packed lunches and for parties etc.

            I paid only £1 but I think they are priced at around £1.40.

            These range of cakes come in different varieties and designs and some of them are
            Fruit Pies, Jam Tarts, various slices, Cherry Bakewells, Mini Sponge Cakes, Mini Battenbergs and Mr Kipling Cake Bites which are wrapped bitesize cakes that are perfect for sharing with family and friends or just for yourself to enjoy.

            They are made for sharing but as the saying for Mr Kipling goes, they make exceedingly good cakes, and they do they are absolutely delicious.

            I believe another variety is available but with chocolate filling but I think this one is just a limited addition but I am not certain and I have not tried them myself.

            If you have not tried these, give them a go and see if you like them too.

            I give it a 5 star.

            Thank you for reading my review.

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            22.03.2010 23:16
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            Mr Kipling Viennese Whirls - crumbly shortcake with buttercream and raspberry jam filling.

            Mr Kipling makes some gorgeous cakes and I have tried most of them now. Their Viennese Whirls are the best I have tasted and I always look forward to sitting down to eat one, along with a nice, hot cup of tea.

            They come in red cardboard packaging and inside the Viennese Whirls sit in a tray, each in it's own individual cup, which keeps the cake well protected. They are then sealed in by a clear plastic film, which keep them fresh until opening.

            When opened, these cakes do not last very long and you really have to get in there quick, if you want to have one. They are made from two shortcake swirls, which are sandwiched together with buttercream and raspberry jam. They are then finished off with a light dusting of fine icing sugar. The shortcake has quite a soft crumbly texture and can make a bit of a mess, when you bite into it. It is also very sweet, light in texture and melts quickly in your mouth.

            The buttercream and raspberry jam add some extra flavour and texture to the Viennese Whirls and without these it would be pretty boring. The combination of sweet, crumbly shortcake, smooth, creamy buttercream and sweet fruity jam is amazing and they are very more-ish.

            *Nutritional Value Per Whirl*

            Energy - 143 kcal
            Protein - 1.1g
            Carbohydrate - 15.5g
            of which sugars - 7.5g
            Fat - 8.5g
            of which saturates - 4.3g
            Fibre - 0.4g
            Sodium - 0.07g
            Salt Equivalent - 0.18g

            This product contains gluten, milk and wheat and may contain nuts. It is free from artificial colours and flavours and is suitable for vegetarians.

            Mr Kipling Viennese Whirls are available from Tesco in a pack of 6 for £1.20

            These really are the perfect size for a little treat. They are delicious and at 143 calories, they are far less fattening than an average bar of chocolate.

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              15.03.2010 11:01
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              MR KIPLING VENNESE WHIRLS EXCEEDLINGLY GOOD TO EAT

              MR KIPLING VENNESE WHIRLS EXCEEDLINGLY GOOD TO EAT


              I bought the other day a box of Viennese whirls and I really enjoyed the light shorbread biscuit which has a raspberry and buttercream filling.The box contained 6 of these and once you have one it is very hard to resist another one as they are so tasty to eat.

              The raspberry jam is very tasty and fruity to taste and the buttercream filling is very smooth and creamy and blend in very well with the jam and the shortbread biscuit.

              Mr Kipling claims that there is no artificial colours or flavourings in making these.The shortcakes are made in a shape like a swirl and the shortcake biscuit certainly melts in ones mouth.

              There is no Hydrogenated fat which is used as well.

              Each whirl biscuit contains 140 calories ,.sugar 8.4g, fat 7.8g saturates 3.0g and salt 0.18g

              The cost for six Viennese Whirls are about £1.75.

              When I need to buy cakes I always try to buy Mr Kiplings as I know they are good value and always use the finest ingredients just like homemade.

              The packaging is very colourful and eye catching so you immediately get drawn to them on the supermarket shelf as it stands out amongst so many other cakes and biscuits.

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                07.03.2010 18:26
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                A nice treat, but not big enough!!

                I have been a big fan of Mr Kiplings since I was very young and agree that he makes 'extremely nice cakes'. I have tried many of the different types. One that caught my eye recently was the Viennese Whirls. One thing I have noticed recently is how the boxes have got so much smaller. The design of the box seems very much the same, it is just the size! Is it just me, or have the boxes (and cakes) shrunk??

                Upon opening the box you find 6 very small cakes. The cakes consist of a circular shortcake filled with buttercream and rasberry jam. The shortcake is absolutely delicious and melts very easily in the mouth. The filling compliments the shortcake extremely well. One thing that did disappoint me was the size. Okay I am a big guy and like large portions, but when you can literally bite into one of these and it all disappears, you know it is small. The fact that for 6 of these it costs approx £1.50, mean that you are paying a fair whack for a cake.

                Ingredients

                Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Icing Sugar, Raspberry Jam, (Glucose -Fructose Syrup, Raspberries, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrates), Flavouring, Colour (Anthocyanins)), Butter, Sugar, Invert Sugar Syrup, Glucose Syrup, Salt, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Flavouring, Emulsifiers (Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids, Mono-and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Colour (Curcumin).

                Allergy Advice

                May contain Nut Traces
                Contains: Gluten, (Wheat) and Milk

                These cakes do not contain any artificial colours or flavours or hydrogenerated fat. They are also suitable for vegetarians, so although each cake has a whopping 140 calories in each one, and are full of 8.4g of sugar per whirl, things could be worse.

                Nutritional Information per whirl

                Energy 140 kcal
                Protein 1.1g
                Carbohydrate 16.4g
                of which sugars 8.4g
                Fat 7.8g
                of which saturates 3.0g
                Fibre 0.4g
                Sodium 0.07g
                *Equivalent as Salt 0.18g
                *Based on Sodium from salt and/or other sources

                So would I recommend them. I would without hesitation, however I think the price of 25p a cake is way too much, especially when they are so small. However you can't fault the quality. They really are delicious, but maybe one I'll buy next time if I see them on offer. They just don't offer value for money, in my view.

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                  25.02.2010 14:52
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                  A little piece of heaven

                  These are another of my favourite cakes from Mr Kipling - Viennese Whirls.

                  Each whirl is made from two chunky swirls of rich shortcake biscuit with a raspberry jam and buttercream centre. And yes, they are just as gorgeous as they sound!

                  The shortcake on these is some of the most crumbly and soft shortcake biscuit I've ever had and it just crumbles apart in your mouth as soon as you take a bite. The jam and buttercream fillings inside are coated one on top of the other and they stop the shortcake from being so dry and creates a lovely blend of ingredients. The jam is very fruity, sticky and sweet and the buttercream is so creamy and delicious. Oh, I really want one now just thinking about it!

                  These are probably one of Mr Kipling's most heavenly cakes as they're the sort of food that you eat with your eyes closed and with a big smile on your face. They're very luxurious and satisfying so should be savoured and not just chucked down your throat in a hurry without properly appreciating them.

                  Again, they are expensive at over a pound for only 6 cakes in a box but these ones are definitely worth the cost. I love them so much and they are so scrumptious that I don't let anyone else near them and make sure I hide them away in a drawer somewhere!

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                    30.11.2009 11:06
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                    A nice cake if you adore dry crumbly shortcake which is not sweet.

                    Viennese whirls have been around for a long long time. Now the cakes come in the familiar red box with the mr kipling logo and normal image of the cake to show you what your getting. The box contains six of these scrumptious little cakes and are usually on some sort of offer. Buy 2 for £2 or even buy one get on free.

                    The cakes themselves are two shortcake type biscuits that sandwich together strawberry jam and a cream layer. The top one has a decorative swirl pattern to it, much like squirty cream blobs.
                    The biscuit top and bottom are quite dry and very crumbly, basically shortcake but with out the sweet sugar on top. The shortcake is also not too sweet either, which works in two ways, its good because you have the jam and cream, but it lacks the sweetness you would expect and ends up feeling a little dull. The cream layer is a great addition giving some more texture to the cake, its not overpowering, there isn't enough of it to make a strong presence. The jam is sweet and definitely full of flavour but unfortunately you don't get enough of this or the cream to make up for the dryness of the shortcake.

                    Overall they are nice cakes to eat with friends, family or buy yourself. But they do seem on the dry side and as a result I don't eat them anymore.
                    If the y were less dry and a bit more cake like these would be a great addition to the Mr. Kipling range. But as it stands I have to say unfortunately not for me!

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                    31.08.2009 11:54
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                    Very tasty biscuits rich in taste!

                    My dad always used to hide some of his goodies from me as he is a stickler for 'saving them for later' but Jemma here always managed to find them in his not so secret hiding places. I remember the day I found his stash of viennese whirls like it was yesterday, they were dreamy! My good memory was brought back to me the other day when I seen a box of 8 in Iceland for just £1, 8 for the price of 6 in fact so I bought a box to indulge in that night!

                    Mr Kipling produces these fine whirls and they come packaged in a deep red and white cardboard box. 8 Exceedingly Good Viennese Whirls, with a raspberry jam and buttercream filling it says on the front of the box. No Artificial colours or flavours too!

                    Each whirl contains;
                    143 calories
                    7.5g sugars
                    8.5g fat
                    4.3g saturates
                    0.18g salt

                    On the back it says 'Sumptuous shortcake swirls with a fruity raspberry jam and smooth buttercream centre. Made to melt in the mouth! Tempted to try!'

                    Why yes please!

                    I eagerly opened the box and pulled out a long red plastic tray with 8 viennese whirls sitting so patiently waiting to be savaged, erm I mean enjoyed!

                    Each whirl is in the shape of a erm circular fancy whirl, convenient I know! They are a very genourous size, the buttercream and jam centre is plentiful and each shortcake whirl is a whopping size for a biscuit.

                    The biscuit is soft to bite into and crumbly, you then come to the butter cream which softens things up a bit more and moistens the dryness of the biscuit. The sweet, fruity jam then sweetens the whole eating experience and you come back to the large, soft and crumbly, flaky biscuit.

                    These are something I really enjoy but in moderate amounts and only as a treat. The biscuit sometimes becomes a bit too dry and if eating more than one I find them very sickly. If just eating and enjoying one though I can really appreciate the soft crumbly biscuits, the thick and smooth buttercream as well as the fruity jam in between. These make an extremely enjoyable biscuit experience!

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                      20.08.2009 19:34
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                      A great cake.

                      Mr Kipling's cakes are brilliant, with a great taste, texture and a very high quality. These are no exception, and are some of the best from the brand. They might be quite expensive, but are worth it and the only thing letting them down are the high amounts of fat and calories.

                      The packaging is very simple, but catches your eye and is very easy to notice. The big image will make your mouth water as they make the product look very delicious, and the big text is easy to read. The product is always fresh and it is easy to open but you will need another container afterwards as the cakes go soft very quickly.

                      The price is very good, they might be more expensive compared to alternative brands, but the superior taste and the high quality that you can always expect from Mr. Kiplings make the extra cost worth it.

                      The quality is exactly as we have come to expect from the brand. It is very good, as the product is always fresh and the shortcake is very thick and high quality. The filling's are also very thick and seem very high quality with jam full of flavour, unlike other brands where it is taste less.

                      When you open the packet, a nice sweet smell will make your mouth water. As soon as you pop the shortcake into your mouth, it starts to melt, getting the juices in your mouth flowing. It is delectable. Then, you get the nice soft shortcake working with the silky jam and buttercream. They work with each other to create a nice sweet flavour. Perfect.

                      However, the cakes do contain lots of fat and calories which isn't very good as they are extremely addicting. This is good, as it means the product is good, but it isn't too good for your health.

                      In conclusion, another great product from the King of Cakes, Mr Kipling. They taste great, and they may cost extra but this is worth it for the extra delight you will have. However, they aren't for people on a diet, sadly.

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                      19.08.2009 08:47
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                      Tasty treats, a sandwich of butter cream and jam made with biscuits

                      Whilst I was browsing the Dooyoo catalogue I came across Mr Kipling Viennese Whirls and memories of my childhood came rushing back. Sunday afternoons were always spent at my Nana's with 9 of my cousins who were all of a similar age. My Nana used to reward us for good behaviour with Mr Kipling Viennese Whirls, as you can imagine 10 children and tasty cakes= chaos. Even as an adult when I go and visit my Nana I secretly hope that she offers me a Mr Kipling Viennese Whirl with my cup of tea. I just have to remember to restrain my excitement more than I did as a child.

                      ***Packaging***

                      The outer packaging is a deep red colour with the red Mr Kipling branding on the front of the box. The box is a same size as that for Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells and Apple Pies. Inside there is a tray which holds six Viennese Whirls. On the front of the packaging is an image of the Viennese Whirls, this image definitely makes you want to open the pack and eat the cakes inside.

                      ***Price***

                      Mr Kipling Viennese Whirls are priced at £1.32 in Adsa. For some reason Asda often do not include these in the 2 for £2 special offer that is sometimes promoted on the Mr Kipling range. I find the price reasonable but the supermarkets do have their own brand Viennese Whirls which in both Tesco and Asda are around 40p cheaper per pack.

                      **Viennese Whirls***

                      Viennese Whirls are effectively a buttercream and jam sandwich made with two biscuits. The biscuits are circular and almost look as if they have been piped as they have a swirl effect; they are very similar to shortbread and dusted with icing sugar. Inside the two biscuits is a layer of buttercream and raspberry jam, a very similar filling to a Victoria sponge cake.

                      When you open the packet you will immediately smell a very sweet biscuity scent. The biscuits have a buttery scent and Mr Kipling Viennese Whirls have a scent of newly baked biscuits.

                      As you bite into the biscuit it is very similar to the consistency of shortbread. Soft but still firm and not too crumbly. The biscuits have a very rich buttery taste, this is sweet but not overly sweet. Once you reach the inside filling the buttercream intensifies the buttery creamy taste in your mouth and the raspberry jam gives a fruity sweet taste. The fruity jam taste leaves the lasting taste in your mouth.

                      I often eat these by breaking the biscuits apart. To me this makes me feel like I am eating more rather than eating the two biscuits together.

                      One issue that I do have is that is you leave these out on a warm day the buttercream inside of the biscuits melts and although it tastes pleasant the consistency is less appealing and leaves more of a greasy coating inside of your mouth once you have swallowed the Viennese Whirl.

                      Per Viennese Whirl
                      143 calories
                      8.5g fat

                      The calorie and fat content is higher than many of the other cakes from the Mr Kipling range. A positive is that these are more of a substantial snack than the cake bars from the Mr Kipling cake so you are less likely to eat two. But as they are so tasty it is very tempting to reach for the second cake, especially those like Mr Lools with larger appetites or those with no self control (like myself). Eating one is a treat but if you eat two this is quite a big treat, especially considering the amount of fat per cake.

                      ***Overall***

                      Another great cake from the Mr Kipling range. As a snack these are probably a lot higher in calories and fat than I would usually eat but as a treat they are lovely providing the butter cream in the middle has not melted. Remember eat in moderation, even though Viennese Whirls are delicious, they are very sickly and you will regret eating so many later on...... I talk from experience.

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                        24.07.2009 09:01
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                        These are my favourite out of the Mr Kipling range, but expect a lot more Mr Kipling reviews from me, since Asda is selling most of the range at £1 a box just now. I'm trying ones i've not tried before in the name of research - it's a hard job!

                        I've always liked this type of Biscuit and I tried Tesco's own brand of these the other week and they were pretty good also, but since these only cost 2p more at the moment, it's all about getting the Brand name when on offer!
                        Think they normally cost about £1.45, so a little saving to be had.

                        Packaging is alright for these. They are in a wide rectangular shaped box. The box is mostly red, with the writing in white against it. There is a picture of a half eated one on the front and you see the layers inside of what this is made up of. The Whirls are arranged on a tray inside, and they sit deep in the holes.

                        Each whirl has 143 calories and 8g of fat, and I could probably eat 3-4 of these before I feel sick of them, so not that great to have in my household all the time!

                        Now the important part - what exactly are these and how do they taste? They are 2 circular bits of Shortcake which are stuck together with a thick solid Buttercream and Raspberry Jam filling. There is more Cream than Jam, and although the mixture is good enough, I wouldn't say no to a little bit more Jam. There is a light disting of Icing Sugar on the outside part of the Cicles, and this finishes it off with an even sweeter taste.

                        When you bite into these the Shortcake crumbles up easily. They can get quite messy with bits falling off, so either eat these with 1 hand cupped underneath, or with a tray or plate at the ready. The Biscuit part isn't overly sweet, but it is quite Malty and Digestive type tasting. The Cream filling is a little Milky tasting and the Jam is the nice dollop of sweetness that you need with these. The Biscuits are quite thick when you eat them, and I always get bits stuck in my teeth, but it's all good.

                        A nice Crumbly, tasty Biscuit.

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                        Rich Shortcake fancies with buttercream and raspberry flavoured jam.