Written on: 02/07/2013 by robjm75
I love cake. I really love fruit cake. However I am disgusted with this large pork scratching of a cake. I had a bite of a slice while reading about the cake on the packaging and had to spit it out! I was in such a hurry to spit the pig out that I missed my swing bin and spat it on the floor. I then had to clear the floor. This whole situation has left me distressed. Being a vegetarian I thought that their "100% Natural Flavours" and "Baked with Free Range Eggs" advertisements on... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2012
This cake could be quite good if it wasnt full of sugar and they stopped using pork fat. Upon reading the ingredients for the first time ever, we were horrified. My husband rang Mr Kipling. He asked them had they heard of butter. Silence. They just sent coupons for free pork fat cakes. No thanks. Just stop using the pork fat, it is a disgusting practice. (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2011
These are not suitable for vegetarians as the company insist on using pork fat as it 'is the only thing that gives the right texture'.
A lot of their other prouducts also use Cochineal to dye the product red. This dye is made from crushed up beetles! There is really no need to do this in this day and age as other companies use alternatives such as beetroot dye. When I pointed this out to Mr Kipling, their reply was that Cochineal gives the best colour and that beetroot dye turns an orange... (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2008
Mr Kipling Manor House Cake is light and crumbly with an even amount of fruit.
I think it could benefit from some malt added to it to give it a malty taste and a darker colour.
Really like the cake, just a little too small for my liking. (read more)
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