19 December 2018

Soreen Winter Spice Festive Fruit Loaf (Asda) By @SpectreUK

Soreen Winter Spice Festive Fruit Loaf
Soreen Winter Spice Festive Fruit Loaf

My lifelong love for fruit loaf is no secret, ever since I had it in my lunchbox as a child. I used to have a couple of slices which were buttered and had slowly stuck together during the morning at school lunchtime. It was almost impossible to prize the two halves apart and one would always come away with all the butter on it, leaving the other slice forlorn.

Fruit loaf is full of flavour, super squidgy and goes great sliced with thick spread butter, and washed down with a good cup of tea. I've tried the amusing sliced version where some machine or person slices the whole fruit loaf in one go, packages it, and then over time in the packet the fruit loaf glues itself back together so the person who opens it has to re-slice it all over again.

This Soreen Winter Spice Festive Fruit Loaf has a mix of raisins, currants, zesty orange and lemon, cherries and mixed spice to warm us up in the winter months. It's very wet and windy at the moment, so I'm hoping this sliced and buttered for pudding will do the trick. I've been known to eat a whole fruit loaf on my own after a meal, but unfortunately I have to share this one.

On opening the packet the Soreen Winter Spice Festive Fruit Loaf looked much like a usual Soreen Fruit Loaf, but as you can see from the photograph, once cut into slices there was a lot more of the ingredients on show. Once butter had been spread liberally on each slice, the Winter Spice Festive Fruit Loaf tasted like a cross between a fruit loaf, a fruit cake and a Christmas fruit cake. The added cinnamon in the Fruit Loaf made it all that more Christmassy. This Soreen Winter Spice Festive Fruit Loaf was really tasty. There was plenty of fruitiness, plenty of zest from the orange and lemon peals, a good deal of spice, and I even didn't mind the cherries, which I usually don't like asides in fruit cakes! It certainly had a wintery and Christmassy feel to it.

Have a very Merry Christmas! ;-)

Information on the packet;

The 260g fruit loaf contains 155 calories per 52g portion, with 1.4g of fat, 12.6g of sugar, and 0.2g of salt. Please see photograph for the ingredients.

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