24 September 2010
New Mr Kipling Blackcurrant Oatibakes (Sainsbury’s)
We have reviewed a fair few ‘Mr Kipling’ products here at Foodstuff Finds, and pretty much enjoyed all of them. I love blackcurrants so I thought the combination of a decent brand and a yummy fruit couldn’t go wrong.
These cakes came individually wrapped, which is quite useful for those people who pop such things in a lunch box, spectre didn’t moan so the plastic tray must have been recyclable too! Each cake looks like it is somewhere between a sponge and a flapjack, it is golden baked and has a layer of blackcurrant jam through the middle.
I found the taste to be a bit of an anti climax. The cake is mild in flavour, and seems mainly to taste of flour. I thought that the blackcurrant adds just a vague fruitiness, and doesn’t have that zingy or sweet blackcurrant taste that some jams have. The texture was complex, but the oat bits meant it felt a little lumpy to me, although I realise that the oats were there to create that heavier texture.
In conclusion these are not unpleasant by any means, they just seem a little average, and are not my favourite product in the Mr Kipling range.
172 Calories per cake
Suitable for vegetarians