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      15.08.2010 22:52
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      A delicious chocolate fudge cake that can be warmed through.

      When we are housesitting for friends we tend to see it as an opportunity to enjoy lots of nice foods and have a nice break from family life, just like when we go on holiday. When I spotted this chocolate fudge cake in my work reduced from £6.00 down to £1.55 I decided that it was just too cheap to resist and blow the diet for another day! This fudge cake used to come provided in the packaging shown in the picture but Sainsburys have recently repackaged quite a few of their desserts in to these colourful packages. This chocolate fudge cake comes provided in a large purple box which makes it look even more large and luxurious than it used to in it's plastic circular tray. This is exactly the same product and it comes in the circular tray but it is now placed inside a purple cardboard box. The box is sturdy and the cake doesn't get thrown around too much on my journey home on the bus. This chocolate cake is very large in size and is designed to serve 8 people which I find is quite accurate providing you don't have eyes bigger than your belly as we did when dishing up our initial serving. This cake is a moist sponge cake with a thick chocolate icing and lots of little chocolate fudge pieces scattered on the top. The sponge is very moist and even with the cake being close to it's shelf life I was not disappointed with the quality of the sponge. There is plenty of rich chocolate frosting on the top, enough so you can have some with every mouthful and the small fudge pieces bring an extra chocolately flavour to the cake. Each mouthful is mouthwateringly delicious and an eighth of this cake is more than enough to satisfy my sweet tooth in the evenings. The quality of the ingredients in this cake is very reasonable and I would be happy to buy this at it's usual £6.00 price tag if I was having a nice family gathering and wanted something a little more luxurious to treat everyone too. I appreciate that this price tag may seem a little expensive for a chocolate fudge cake but this is designed to be sliced or placed in the microwave as a whole and heated through. This cake is delicious with ice cream, cream or a little bit of custard and over the last few nights I have been enjoying it with any one of three depending on what we have picked up at the supermarket the day before. I love how this cake can be enjoyed hot or cold. We have been having a small piece some lunchtimes cold or a larger piece in the evenings with chocolate custard and it's absolutely delicious whether you enjoy it on it's own or with something else. If you are a fan of chocolate fudge cake, as I am, then it's fair to say that this is going to be something delicious for you to enjoy. I love the packaging of the product as it's easy to carry it home without damaging the cake and it's ready to be enjoyed straight away or after just a moment in the microwave. Ingredients: Chocolate Flavour Sponge; Chocolate Frosting (29%); Chocolate Fudge Pieces (2%).Chocolate Flavour Sponge contains: Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Margarine (Palm, Rapeseed & Coconut Oils, Water, Salt), Water, Whole Egg, Egg White, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (4%), Humectant: Vegetable Glycerine; Rapeseed Oil, Skimmed Milk Powder*, Emulsifiers: Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate, Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate; Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate; Citric Acid, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate.Chocolate Frosting contains: Sugar, Butter* (13%), Double Cream* (12%), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (9%), Glucose Syrup, Golden Syrup, Plain Chocolate (7%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin; Natural Vanilla Flavouring), Water, Vegetable Margarine (Palm, Rapeseed & Coconut Oils, Water, Salt).Chocolate Fudge Pieces contains: Sugar, Condensed Milk*, Glucose Syrup, Palm Oil, Golden Syrup, Cocoa Powder (5%), Milk Chocolate (4%) (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin; Natural Flavouring), Butteroil*, Water, Humectant: Vegetable Glycerine; Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin. *From Cows' Milk Each eighth of the cake contains 343 calories, 32.2g sugars, 15.6g fat (of which 6.8g saturates), 0.5g of salt. Obviously this is a cake made almost completely of chocolate and sugar so I would actually have expected this to be even higher. I realise that this is unhealthy but as a nice treat, who cares?! I love having a nice treat from time to time and I will definitely be buying this chocolate fudge cake again.

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      01.03.2010 00:10
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      Good when you have guests

      I bought this cake for the first time last week. It is only available at Sainsbury's and is one of those items I would say prove that Supermarkets are equally good at selling value products and more expensive ones. This cakes goes for more or less 5.50 Pounds. Sainsbury's have a wide offer of cakes, this is one of the few I was looking. There are located in the chilled section of the supermarket. It is nicely presented and the plastic which covers it allows you to see what it looks like. No risk of surprises. It is also well protected by the packaging and I did not see any cake not being in perfect conditions when I was examining them. If your reason for buying this is to present it to guests, as it was for myself, you may well decide to give it a go. You will see that this is what I would refer to as a caloric bomb and the chocolate is there, and a lot of it! We opened it the same day we bought it. It is topped with a sexy chocolate fudge, very tempting! You can either have it as it is, or warm it up, which in winter is probably the best thing to do. The sponge also gets significantly softer It was 6 of us and I find it was absolutely the perfect size for an afternoon cake with tea, it may also have been enough for 7-8 of us. They actually write on the wrapping that it can serve up to 8 people. You can either microwave it, or cut slices and then microwave them individually, which is what I prefer to do. It is surely a good cake to have for dessert too. It takes quite some space in the fridge, so I would advise you to plan to eat it possibly the same day you buy it. I guess once opened it will last 24 may be 48 hours. For a couple, this can represent an interesting situation, because surely it will have an impact on your calories. Personally I may buy it again when we have guests, I do not think we will have this hanging around the fridge for the 2 of us, but other than that, it is may be just a bit expensive, surely not too much, but it is tasty and worth what it costs.

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        22.01.2010 15:10
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        would only recommend buying on special offer

        I have always noticed this cake but i have never brought it because it will set you back near £6! Which i think is ridiculous considering you could probably make it for about a quater of that! But if you are well off moneywise then I would say its ok. While shopping recently I saw it on offer for half price so I thought i would take advantage have a treat, after all £3 something is not bad for a huge cake! The cake is displayed on a black plastic dish covered by a clear plastic dome, I like the way it is displayed because you can see what your getting and because it looks so tempting you are more likely to buy it. It it quite large in size, it says it feeds 8 and I agree with this. Once cut into 8 portions and served with custard or cream there is more than enough. Unless you cant help yourself and go for seconds! The think layer of icing/cream/sauce on the cake looks a bit think but once microwaved it melts and runs down the sides of the cake, I usually slice it first and microwave indiviual slice because there is only 2 of us and takes about 30-40 seconds a slice. It also has little fudge pieces on top that go soft, I dont like these very much because i think they have a funny textue, sort of smooth and bitty at the same time. The cake is also nice and moist unlike most microwave cakes i have tried and the sauce is lovely and smooth but may not be to everyones taste because it is quite strong tasting. As you probably guessed it is really unhealthy so i would only recommend it as a treat. Also the use by date is brilliant because you usually have a good two weeks to eat it and it also freezes really well.

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          06.01.2010 18:04
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          Scrumptious treat...

          *Sainsbury's Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake - A real chocolaty treat !!!* I was looking for few cake variants in Sainsbury's and decided to pick this one for a get together. The packaging is really nice and tightly wrapped. It does create a visual impact as you can see the cake inside a clear plastic dome shaped packet on a black shaded plate. I got this home and thought of trying it out instantly. When I opened the packet I was really surprised as the cake looked really tempting and rich in chocolate to me. The chocolate fudge on top was really very evenly and thickly spread and looked really delicious. I took a big piece and it was really excellent in taste. You can feel the chocolaty taste. I believe it is worthwhile to taste it as it is as well as after warming it for few minutes. When I put few pieces in microwave the fudge topping melted and the taste was amazingly superb. The nutrition value did not go down too well with me as I could find fat of 17.1 gram per 100 gram and sugar content of 35 gram which were on the higher side. I got this half price at £2.74 so it was value for money for me otherwise it is expensive in the actual price tag. Taste it out to satiate your test buds...

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            11.10.2009 14:55
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            After reading a review about this, I thought i'd give my view as I tried this a month ago. This is pretty pricey at £5.49 normal price. We got it reduced to £3.49 as it was best before in 2 days, and we thought since we were needing a dessert for that night, then we would get through this no problem. This was from Sainsbury's. This is found in the Chiller section on the bottom shelf in my local. You can see the Cake as it is under a clear plastic dome. The Cake is on a black plastic tray and it looks large, quite sickly and quite a solid looking Cake. On the pack it says it serves 8 people, and you know how this normally means you get a tiny bit of Cake? Well the 8 bits are quite large. You can eat this cold, but I think it tastes a bit dry and not as nice as when Hot. To heat this up you can chuck in the Microwave and this cooks well and quick. When hot the Sponge goes moist and soft, the Chocolate Fudge on top tastes creamy and Milky and there is plenty of Fudge pieces mixed through the Cake. The layer of Chocolate Fudge is spread quite thick and although just eating an 8th of this Cake doesn't look that much, you certainly get a good, sweet dessert from that. Since there was just the 2 of us, after cooking the whole Cake in the Microwave I knew the rest of it would have been ruined for the next day, so I just took the cooking time for the whole cake and divided it by 4 so that I could just cut a couple of pieces off and cook it in the Microwave. The Cake is lovely, but I wouldn't pay the normal price for it. I know you perhaps get a good amount for the money, but this should perhaps be a special Cake, and not a normal after tea Dessert.

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              01.10.2009 03:02
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              I LOVE IT.

              Sainsbury,s Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake. Having been to Sainsbury,s cake section at just the right time yesterday, managed to beat your price the last reviewer and got two of these lovely cakes for £1.37p each, one for me and one for my daughter and having read your review just reminded me how lovely this cake was. Still got half in the freezer, as it does tell you that you can freeze this cake too. I just went to find the sleeve around the cake and realised it had gone in the waste, but nevertheless if you are lucky to have got one of these cakes so mine was reduced to a quarter of the original price, because it was out of date tomorrow or should i now say today the 1st well it really isnt going to last long in my house, lol. The Spongey bit at the bottom was about two and a half inches thick and lovely and moist and really nice flavour chocolate, and the topping has half inch thick chocolate creamy type mixture, oh it is lovely, it does tell you to pop into the mircrowave for a few minutes, guess this would be nice with some custard too, or ice cream, i dont heat mine up as i had a great big fat slice earlier because it doesnt hurt to endulge in a little treat now and again and at that price that was a real bargain, having gone in the day before and thought no wait they will come down in price again the next day as they had a whole pile of them, most probably because at this current time, expensive full price people just havnt got that sort of money, well i havnt and to wait for a treat until the next day, i came out not only with one but two i didnt care who was looking at me, because my daughter was so pleased, and i frooze half in the freezer for when anyone comes over, and as you can defrost it in the mircrowave well it keeps doesnt it. This is my treat of the week, for myself and after having waited, and waited two days i deserved it. The Taste is of a real good chocolately cake and it certainly if high on calories, but who cares, i didnt. Only had one piece promise. Well made and luxurious cake that deserved a place in my belly. Thanks for reading and rating my reviews. x

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                30.09.2009 15:52
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                Delicious cake!

                We were browsing for pudding for a family meal in the refrigerated deserts section of Sainbury's, and came across this cake. It serves 8 (quite generously as I ate one 6th and would normally eat a 1/4 of a typical 'serves 8' cake!), and at 343 calories, 32.2g sugar and 15.6g fat per slice, it isn't the healthiest choice. However, it was completely worth it as it was the best cake I have tasted in months.The cake itself is rich and moist, but not sickly and it is covered in silky 'chocolate frosting' and fudge piece. The cake comes chilled and to heat it needs heating in a microwave for between 3 and 4 minutes depending on power category. This results in a warm cake and the frosting melts into a dark chocolate sauce, unfortunately some of the fudge pieces melt too, but that's not really much of problem. This cake is particularly delicious with extra thick / whipped cream (runny cream soaks into the cake and makes it rather soggy). I would recommend this cake to any chocoholic and everyone else too! I would still buy this cake at its normal price of £5.48, but watch out for half price offers, I bought my first cake at only £2.74! So, go to the refridgerated puddings section at Sainsbury's for a great luxury pudding and watch out for special offers.

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