Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas Cakes

Hey everyone :)

So I wanted to do a post about some of the lovely cakes I've found in shops that come out every year at Christmas - some old and some new :)

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As you can see I went a bit crazy at Asda (which is my new favourite place to shop at the moment).

I had a taste-tester-volunteer who helped me try them all - my boyfriend: Dave. So if you see any comments I'll mark his as 'D' and mine as 'J'

The first cake we tried was Mr Kipling's Festive Bakewells:

mr kipling festive bakewells

mr kipling festive bakewells

D: it's marzipanny, the jam is sweet - it was nice. 
J: jeez you can tell he'd be great as a food critic ;)
D: oiiii
J: okay so you would think it's got marzipan in it, but it's actually almond flavoured sponge - it's yummy.

The second cake we tried was Cadbury's Festive Cake Bars:

Cadbury's Festive Cake Bars

Cadbury's Festive Cake Bars

D: it's a square cadbury roll - but not a roll a square.
J: enough said ... 

The third was Cadbury's Mint Mini Rolls:

Cadbury's Mint Mini Rolls

Cadbury's Mint Mini Rolls

D: minty ...
J: yum very minty ... like an aero :) defo have another of these! munch!

The fourth was Asda's Cranberry & Orange Bakewells:

Asda's Cranberry & Orange Bakewells

Asda's Cranberry & Orange Bakewells


D: really sweet, can't really taste the orange
J: I like the cranberry jam - not sour like I was expecting :)

The fifth cake we tried was Asda's Iced Mince Pies:

Asda's Iced Mince Pies

Asda's Iced Mince Pies


D: Nice :) Might have been better without the icing and just a pastry lid like the outside.
J: Filling is very rich, pastry is crumbly - I like this though!

The sixth cake we tried was Mr Kipling's Gingerbread Whirls:

Mr Kipling's Gingerbread Whirls

Mr Kipling's Gingerbread Whirls

D: wow - catches the back of your throat
J: hmm - you think when you first taste it - it tastes bland, then after a couple seconds the spices hit you and it taste quite good actually :)

The seventh cake we tried was Mr Kipling's Winter Whirls:

Mr Kipling's Winter Whirls

Mr Kipling's Winter Whirls


D: Very sweet and yummy. It's like a smooth mince pie filling.
J: I'm not much a fan of mince pies - but I could eat all these!

The eighth and last cake we tried was Mr Kipling's Frosty Fancies:

Mr Kipling's Frosty Fancies

Mr Kipling's Frosty Fancies

D: - very, very, very sweet - could only eat one ... 
J: these are just like the coloured ones aren't they? yeah very sweet!

Details:

> Mr Kipling's Festive Bakewells
> Cadbury's Festive Cake Bars
> Cadbury's Mint Mini Rolls
> Asda's Cranberry & Orange Bakewells
> Asda's Iced Mince Pies
> Mr Kipling's Gingerbread Whirls
> Mr Kipling's Winter Whirls
> Mr Kipling's Frosty Fancies

All things I bought were £1 in Asda - I've had a look on Tesco, Sainsburys etc and they all look the same aswell. They are going quick though and as it's a Christmas item - they won't be in stock for long!

I hope you liked the post ... I wanted to do something different on a review - like a little running commentary of sorts!

Let me know what you thought in the comments below, oh and if there is any cakes you want me to try let me know too!


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