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      29.10.2013 13:17
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      good-sized tasty and satisfying teacakes from warburtons

      I treated myself to a pack of these fruity teacakes because I fancied a change from scones or cakes and chose Warburton's because they have never let me down as far as taste or quality is concerned. I picked them up on impulse at my local corner shop and paid £1.39 which is probably more than I would have forked out had I shopped around.

      The pack is slightly different from the one pictured - the teacakes featured have disappeared to be replaced by a banner which tells me there are '4 fruity teacakes with currants and sultanas', and there are small boxes on the left hand side telling me the nutritional values in each teacake plus I am informed that they are a 'source of fibre'.

      The teacakes are clearly visible inside the cellophane bag and they are a generous size plus nice and plump and 'bouncy' to the touch. The currants and sultanas are plentiful and the bread part is tasty and not too sweet which is how I like my teacakes preferring savoury rather than very sweet flavours. Although each one is generous in size I did not find them to be 'doughy' or heavy and the fruit was evenly distributed so each bite contained fruit.

      I ended up eating 2 of them straight from the pack and 2 toasted and have to say that they tasted great either way. I had one of the untoasted teacakes with no butter and it was full of flavour but I have to say I preferred them with Lurpak butter even though it added loads of extra calories.

      On the reverse of the pack Warburtons give plenty of information regarding nutritional information, ingredients, allergy advice, storage and customer care. I am told that the product contains wheat gluten and soya and is produced in a bakery which uses milk, sesame seeds and barley meaning these may not be suitable for all. I won't bore you with a long list of ingredients or nutritional information but, if like me, you are watching your weight then it may be useful to know that each teacake contains 164 calories and 2g of fat which is not too bad for a treat.

      I have to say that I enjoyed these and will definitely buy more in the future although I think they are a bit moreish. I am awarding 5 stars because of the colour, size, consistency, taste and price - yummy!

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        02.05.2013 22:04
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        Yummy breakfast!

        When it comes to breakfast time I try to put something together for myself and my children that is filling, tasty and quick to do. My son can pretty much eat anything as he is at the age he can feed himself with ease. My daughter is pretty good at feeding herself although a tad bit messy, but one of the things they both find very easy to eat are teacakes. It makes a lovely change from the usual toast I serve up for my son ( his sister tends to eat porridge ).

        Warburtons teacakes are readily available in all supermarkets and tend to be 85p, for a pack of 4, in price most of the time, if not on special offer. I bought mine for 50p in Asda as they were reduced.


        Warburtons-who are they?

        Warburtons are a British 5 generation company who produce bakery products, and have done so for the last 135 years. They have created over 70 products, which include bread, pittas, rolls, teacakes, crumpets, fruit loaf etc. They can be found in on supermarket shelves and shops alike, so readily available. They currently are the second biggest grocery provider in the UK, so it shows their quality, variety in produce and longevity within the company and that's why so many of us buy their products.



        How is it packaged?

        The teacakes come in a plastic packet which the middle on the front is see through and the rest is purple in colour. On the front at the bottom in huge letters is ' Warburtons ', above that in the middle are currant/sultana type shapes with the words ' 4 fruity teacakes ' on the top with brief nutritional information of each teacake in the left hand corner.

        On the back is the full nutritional information, Ingredients, allergy advice, storage instructions and company contact details.

        The teacakes themselves rest on a flat small piece of cardboard.



        Ingredients

        Couldn't list them as the silly whoops sticker is on it and wont peel off!Couldnt even find the full ingredients on the website, so I have included the adult guideline daily amount for one teacake:

        Calories 164 8%
        Sugars 8.9g 10%
        Fat 2.0g 3%
        Saturates 0.3g 2%
        Salt 0.47g 8%
        Fibre 2.0g 8%



        How do you prepare

        Most people would slice, toast and butter so its hot and toasted.But can quite easily be sliced and ate as it is, unbuttered or buttered, all personal choice.



        So what do I think of this product?

        I find it very tasty, but because you have to slice them I do tend to find that the bottom and top of the teacake are slightly different thickness and if they aren't cut completely straight and theres bits of the teacake sticking out, they easily get caught in my toaster and can burn. Not a huge thing, but something I have noticed.

        I don't feel the teacakes are too sweet, just the right balance of fruit and bread combined so theres nothing strong and overbearing in it. They toast quite evenly and are quicker to toast than traditional bread I find, and even though the amount isn't huge it encourages my children to eat something that contains fruit.
        My son loves eating toast and jam, and this is a great alternative, if not alittle less sugar used, and they are quite filling for little tummies ( not mine as its too big ).

        Its great they are suitable for vegetarians and are freezable.

        Would I buy again? Yes.But feel they need to be on special offer a lot more as buying a pack of 4 means that they are finished in one sitting!

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          22.03.2013 10:37

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          Recently tried Warburtons teacakes for the first time and was enjoying it until there was something I couldn't actually chew and when I removed it from my mouth it was a piece of dense blue plastic, which due to it's texture could have been a choking hazard. Warburtons response to this was that it was a piece of the packaging that the dried fruit is stored in. I am amazed that there is no procedure to check the packaging is fully intact after emptying, so beware this could have potentially been very serious especially to a child or someone very elderly. I certainly won't be buying this or any other Warburtons products based on their response and explanation.

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          11.04.2010 12:50
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          A nice fruity teacake, better than cheaper brands!

          After trying to reduce my shopping bill by picking up more supermarkets own brands, i have switched quite a few of real brand products now to supermarket brands, but these tea cakes are by far the best! I have tried loads of different brands of these tea cakes and i dont like any of them, but these warburtons ones!

          I am the same with bread though, i dont like any other bread but warburtons! These are the most expensive tea cakes, but i dont think they are too over priced. You can get a bag containing 12 of these tea cakes for £1.36. These are already sliced too which is handy. You can just leave these in the freezer, and just take one out when you want to toast them, as you can do them from frozen and they are already sliced!

          I find buying the sliced ones makes them last so much longer when you can put them in the freezer, as they dont have much date on them. After a few days they start going dry, just like any bread product does.

          You can buy smaller packs of these, you get 4 for 80p, so i think buying them 12 in a bag for £1.36 actually works out so much cheaper!

          Sometimes i find these tea cakes are too thick to fit in my toaster, you have to try and squash them before you put them in, And then when the toaster pops up, you cant get them out!

          When you put them in the freezer, make sure they are all flat and none of them have been squashed, because if you freeze them a bit squashed, you will not get them in your toaster from frozen if they are a funny shape!

          These tea cakes are a little bit hit and miss sometimes with the fruit inside them. Sometimes i have loads, which i like, but sometimes you hardly get any, and your just eating a toasted bread roll.

          These are gorgeous not too over done, with butter on them! I have these every morning, they are delicious!

          Each tea cake has on average 160 calories each. This isnt too good, when you have added your butter that makes them even worse for you! But unless your on a diet, they arent too bad!

          I would highly recommend this brand of tea cakes over any other cheaper brand, they are deffinately better quality, and not too expensive!

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            22.02.2010 02:13
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            Great with a cuppa of what you fancy!

            I love a good bun. Yep I consider this to be a bun not a cake! Anyway I spotted a 12 pack of these costing £1.36 and decided to treat me and my mate to a big pack of them (opposed to smaller size one's in packs of four costing about 79p a pack).

            The Packaging:

            Whether you buy the small packet or the larger packet (like I did) they both look very similar. They come in clear plastic bags with pictures of fruit on there and a picture of the teacakes and I'm told they are Warburtons 'Family Bread' since 1876', Ready Sliced, 12 Fruity Teacakes 'With delicious currants and sultanas'. On the back of the bag other information includes being told that they are freezable and that you can grill them as they are great toasted, ingredients and allergy advice is given, a full nutritional rundown chart is shown and contact details for Warbuton's are listed. Nice enough, easy to open and informative packaging this is.

            The Teacakes:

            Round and light brown in colour with a few bits of fruit poking through they are rather large in size but not all that thick. Pre cut, makes them easy to butter or grill and then of course you add whatever you want to these, remembering they are a slightly sweet tea cake of course!

            These are easy to handle and don't crumble and/or flake anywhere at all. As you don't need to cut them they are smooth on the insides with again, bits of fruit visible. The bread is soft and slightly sweet with real natural and juicy bits of currants and sultanas highly within it giving a really nice flavour to the cake! Slightly moist and incredibly fresh and when I bought them I froze half of them and stored the rest in a bread bin and found them to stay fresh for 3 days (till we devoured them!).

            A great tea cake though why they are called a cake I'm not too sure but lovely just with butter on them or tasty with a nice jam they are economical, good quality and incredibly moreish and me and my mate have since bought another couple of large packs of these and shoved them in the freezer! Lovely!

            Ingredients:

            Wheat Flour , Water , Currants (7%) , Sultanas (3%) , Sugar , Yeast , Vegetable Oil , Salt , Emulsifiers E472, E481, E471 , Soya Flour , Preservative Calcium Propionate (Added To Inhibit Mould Growth) , Flour Treatment Agents Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), E920.

            Nutritional Information Per Tea cake:

            Energy: 164 kcal
            Protein: 5.6g
            Carbohydrate: 30.8g
            of which sugars: 7.8g
            Fat: 2.1g
            of which saturates: 0.6g
            Fibre: 1.7g
            Sodium: 0.26g
            Salt: 0.65g

            Available in all good supermarkets etc.

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              27.04.2009 14:14
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              A good quality teacake

              Popping to the co-op yesterday for some milk these teacakes were reduced as they were going out of date the next day. So I only paid 50p rather than the usual selling price of £1.04p (seems an odd price).

              I decided to have them today with my mid morning coffee. I split the tea cakes in half and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of fruit that the teacake contained. I popped them in the toaster on a medium setting and waited. They were just toasted so that they were crunchy on top. I don't like them too well done but I don't want them to go cold as soon as put the butter on.

              Considering taht they were at the limit of their freshness the teacakes were still soft and once toasted they were not at all dry and hard. They had a good taste about them and they weren't too sweet. Overall I would racommend these to go with anyone cup of coffee

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                26.04.2009 20:33
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                They are delicious.

                I have recently had rather a weird and wonderful experience with a teacake, I was out shopping with an elderly friend and we had to make a pit stop. The pit stop enables her to rest her legs for half an hour, have a lovely hot cup of tea (or so we thought) and if there is an offer running in the cafe then maybe a teacake or a bun along with it.
                Tesco have recently been running a special offer, a toasted teacake and a cup of tea for not much over £1, so I ordered two of the specials only to be told that hot drinks were off of the menu due to a boiler breakdown but they had plenty of cold drinks, I can tell you a glass of Pepsi and a toasted teacake aren't a match made in heaven. ( After asking if they could boil a kettle they told me that there wasn't one in the kitchen!)

                I would put toasted teacakes and winters evenings in the same sentence. Warburton's are well known for their top quality bakery products and I have been buying their teacakes for quite a long time now. By the way, did you try that Hot cross bun loaf that they produced, it was yummy!

                The Warburton's teacakes are another very interesting product, a pack of four costs around 84p and although they are simplicity itself they are delicious.
                Anyone who is remotely familiar with the Warburton's logo will instantly recognise the packet, the four fruity teacakes are well looked after inside of a busy plastic covering which is heat sealed at either end. On the front of the packet Warburton's have quite rightly put their logo in top central position then further down the pack is a picture of a toasted teacake that has been split in two and smothered with creamy butter. Words on the packet intimate that the teacakes are `bursting with fruitiness`.

                On the whole it would go against the grain to eat a teacake that wasn't toasted, that warm buttered teacake can offer comfort when you need it the most.
                The teacake is about the same size as a burger roll but slightly deeper, the top of the teacake is a rich golden colour and on closer inspection you will notice the sultanas and currants bobbing their heads up and down on the surface.
                Sometimes I have difficulty fitting my teacake into the toaster slots and use brute force and ignorance to manipulate the tasty morsel into the mouth of the willing toaster.
                I then have to stand guard over the machine lest the teacake catches fire! They toast quickly and are best if they are buttered when they come straight from the toaster, the rich butter oozes through the teacake and just sits hiding in that warm sweet fruity bread.

                I would like to just go back for a second and draw attention the the proclamation on the front of the packet `bursting with fruitiness`. I do have slight reservations about the use of the word `bursting`.
                They have an adequate amount but I think that Warburton's may be gilding the lily a little with that turn of phrase.

                Never the less the hot toasted teacakes are beautiful, soft sweet fruity bread that is bathed in butter, Glorious!

                Warburton's teacakes are suitable for vegetarians and they can be frozen. In the supermarket you will see that they come in packs of twelve too, I find that is too many to buy at once.
                There are 160 calories per teacake, add butter and even bring jam into the equation and then they are well out of bounds for weight watchers. The teacakes contain a relatively high 7.8g of sugar but it if it any consolation they do have only just over 2g of fat.

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                  23.04.2009 12:19
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                  A quality product

                  WARBURTONS FRUITY TEA CAKES

                  Having just bought some of these from Tesco's and eating one toasted, I thought I would write a review of what they are actually like.

                  ***What are they like?***

                  Well, there are four teacakes to a packet and as I have been buying these for quite a while now, I will first of all say watch out for the best before date. If you don't buy them with anything other than the longest best before date, they taste slightly hard and lose their freshness quite quickly.

                  You need to dig around at the back of the shelf and get the best available date. They are quite soft and even though they only contain a modest amount of fruit (currants 9%, sultanas 4%), I still think that it is sufficient to make it taste like a FRUIT teacake. They don't taste doughy, the texture is just right. Sometimes they have a slight dusting of flour on the top, but it doesn't put me off.

                  I have eaten them just as they are, with butter, but I enjoy them most toasted. It might sound silly but they seem to toast really quickly, so make sure you have it on a very low setting. With butter, though of course not healthy is the best way to enjoy them.

                  My son often has them after school, to snack on tbefore tea, and I think that they are quite versatile, in that they can be put into lunchboxes or enjoyed at anytime of the day.

                  I have tried own brand versions, but they are never as soft or taste of quality like these do. They are all quite a decent size too.

                  The packaging is quite attractive and there is a picture on the front of one that has been toasted, which looks quite appetizing.

                  ***Opinion***

                  Perhaps I am biased, because I have lived quite near one of the Warburtons bakeries and can remember the smell of baking bread wafting in the air. However, I do think that they are a quality product and prefer my children to snack on something like this, rather than biscuits etc.

                  I have already mentioned it, but they really are best eaten fresh and once the packet has been opened, and you move on the next day, I would only eat them toasted, not as they are.

                  They contain, 160 calories per teacake, with 2.1g of fat (of which 0.6g are saturated). I have eaten them when I have been following a Weight Watchers Diet in the past. There is a fair amount of additives on the ingredients list, which might put you off if you read it too closely!

                  You can freeze them, but again, I don't think they are too nice eating them plain and again would only toast them after being frozen.

                  I can recommend giving them a go.

                  ***Availability***

                  They cost 82p from Tesco, which I didn't think was a bad price at all. For just over 20p, it is not a bad price for snack.

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                    07.04.2009 12:11
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                    made by Warburtons these teacakes are fruity and nice

                    If for breakfast you want an alternative to toast how about trying a Fruity Tea Cake?
                    I mean though a Warburtons teacake.

                    At the moment tescos are selling them at 2 packs of 4 for a £1 instead of around 84p each so it is a good time to try them.

                    Even Jonathan Warburton says they are great toasted but not sure why they are called cakes!

                    To describe them is hard. They are roundish, 3-4", and 1" high, I suppose you could say they taste a bit like bread with currants and sultanas in it.

                    Ingredients

                    Wheat flour, water, currants, sultanas, sugar, yeast, vegetable oil, salt, E472e E471, soyal flour and gelling agent.

                    Nutrition info

                    energy 1083 kj
                    kcal 256 Kcal
                    protein 8.7g
                    carbohydrate 48.0g
                    of which sugars 12.5g
                    fat 3.3g
                    of which saturates 1.0g
                    fibre 2.7g
                    sodium 0.42g
                    salt 1.05g

                    The allergy advice is that it contains wheat gluten and saya.

                    What I do like is it also says that the product is produced in a bakery which does use milk, sesame seeds and barley incase you have an allergy to that.

                    The teacakes are nice on their own but I prefer them cut in half, toasted with butter which soaks in and is delicious.

                    They can be frozen.

                    Summary

                    A good thing to keep in the bread bin and the freezer for a quick snack. Do be careful though as one never seems enough although they are quite filling.

                    I would definately recommend anyone to go and buy them and try them. They are easily spotted with Warburtons written on them and in purple wrapping.

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