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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Mr Kipling Easter Editions Confirmed sighting: Mr Kipling Easter Editions
Posted: 12:09 Thu 13-Apr-2006. Price: 99p/ 6 Mince Pies; 1.49/ 8 Lemon and Orange Fancies. Location: Tesco Metro, Liverpool St, London. Sub-flavours: Mince Pies "with the flavour of Hot Cross Spices"; Simnel Fruit Slices; Lemon and Orange Fancies. Nutritional unusualness: 22.1g sugar, 10g fat per pie.
Snackspot reports: Not that I'm currently obsessed with new Mr Kipling products or anything, but he's gone to some lengths to try and "de-seasonalise" (or should that be "re-seasonalise"?) our old friend the mince pie, serving up a "Tasty spiced mincemeat filling, beneath a golden 'hot cross' pastry cover". Or, if you prefer the more down-to-earth (legal?) packet description: "Pastry cases with a spice flavoured fruit filling, topped with a glazed decorative pastry lid". They're definitely (but not very interestingly) different to Christmas Mince Pies; the Lemon and Orange Fancies, on the other hand, are just ordinary French Fancies, and I haven't tried the Simnel Fruit Slices, though they look like a weird kind of iced Christmas Cake?

...(Warburtons have also gone for a similar colour scheme on their Hot Cross Bun Loaf, incidentally.) Snackspot will be taking a brief break over Easter (but please send in any interesting egg sightings) - I'll leave you with links to: a pioneering attempt to Replace ordinary eggs in a cake recipe with Cadbury Creme Eggs; this year's latest bid to Pimp My: Giant Creme Egg; and yet more overly literal Marks and Spencer product descriptions, in the form of this Dalek-themed Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg with 4 Caramel Filled Discs - presumably to be consumed in the style of the Doctor's merciless arch-enemies: "WE. DO. NOT. OBSERVE. THIS. EARTH. HOLIDAY. CALLED. EASTER... BUT. THESE. 'CARAMEL FILLED DISCS' ARE... DE-LI-CI-OUS!"

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Posted: 18:01 Tue 25-Apr-2006 by "Talkshowhost" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried yesterday with a cup of tea and I was not impressed at all. I would be hard pressed to differenciate them from normal Kipling Mince Pies to be honest. On a better note, ASDA have started selling their own Mince Pies and they are great! Much cheaper too.
Posted: 21:53 Thu 27-Apr-2006 by "smckane" # permalink comment
Comment: They did this last year as well - anyone else think they just had a few left overs to shift lol ;-)
Posted: 15:33 Mon 01-May-2006 by "Talkshowhost" # permalink comment
Comment: The idea that they seem to do this every year shows how companies are realising that every product, no matter how rubbish, can be sold if pitched at the correct time. Just look at all the horrible stuff that people gloat on over Christmas each year! Twiglets anyone?
Posted: 08:29 Tue 02-May-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: no, no. twiglets are ace all year round.
Posted: 12:22 Tue 02-May-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Agreed. Same goes for mini cheddars.
Posted: 12:52 Tue 02-May-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: absolutely right, phillerena. i am trying to remember where i was at the weekend that has moresos on bogof. tesco's?
Posted: 17:14 Tue 02-May-2006 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: Sainsburys had BOGOF on Moreso's when I went in today but there were none left! :(
Posted: 07:32 Mon 17-Jul-2006 by "Eric"
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Comment: I would not advise consuming any Mr. Kipling products. Virtually all their confectionary contains hydrogenated fats.
Posted: 09:13 Mon 17-Jul-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: oh, not the hydrogenated fats thing again. it's so six months ago...
Posted: 14:22 Mon 17-Jul-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: McVities no longer contain hydrogenated fats. I had some of their new Hobnob creams recently which advertised this fact.
Posted: 16:49 Mon 17-Jul-2006 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: hooray for McVities - what were the Hobnob creams like?
Posted: 18:04 Mon 17-Jul-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Unfortunately they tasted bland - the cream was chocolate but didn't really taste of anything much. 46753 6 01
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