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Mr. Kipling and the HallowGREEN special

Sun 25th October, by Annem Hobson

Earlier on, I blogged about Halloween and its delightful use of food colouring. You can read all about Burger King going all out with a ‘Black Whopper’ here, but not to be beaten – Mr. Kipling has done a special range of ghoul-tastic cakes and biscuits too.

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Witches Hat Fancies

We begin with the French Fancy special dubbed ‘Witches Hat Fancies’ and oh my lordy is the green colouring far more vivid than the packaging lets on.

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The black icing is a far cry from the delicate ice-cream colour palette used in traditional French Fancies but they still manage to look appetising!

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I don’t know what it is about cakes with me – make them rainbow, black, green, blue, orange – I’ll still eat them. Food colouring in desserts almost feels normal, but in savoury dishes it’s just plain weird, only acceptable if it’s squid ink pasta.

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As I bit in, the Fancy melted straight into my mouth like candy floss. It had a delicate orange flavouring, not too overpowering and blended in with the vanilla cream like a dream.

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French Fancies have always been incredibly sweet, and this Halloween special is no exception. One small cake is enough to satisfy any sweet tooth although I did find myself reaching out for another. (All in the name of blogging of course…)

This Witch Hat is pretty delicious but I cannot wait to get my hands on the Christmas special they do every year. It’s simply angelic, and honestly – if you close your eyes and let yourself imagine how a cloud would taste if you lived in a candy universe – the Christmas Kipling’s are it.

This Halloween one gets a solid 8 on the Annem-o-meter.

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Toffee Terror Whirls

As well as the Fancies, we also picked up a pack of their Toffee Terror Whirls which featured no ghastly colours and if the packaging was changed, could be eaten any time of the year.

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There was nothing terrifying about these terror whirls.

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I found lots of familiar textures in my mouth whilst consuming this and realised it was like a toffee version of a shortbread Jammy Dodger.  Not bad, not bad at all.

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The shortbread was a good consistency and didn’t crumble and break off as you ate it. (Always a bonus when gorging on snacks on the sofa).

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I give this a 7, losing points only because my biscuit standards are pretty high.

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About the author

Annem Hobson

Annem Hobson

Blogger-in-Chief, So Wrong It’s Nom

@SoWrongItsNom

Inventor of the world's first Cheese Advent Calendar & Cheester Egg. You’ll find me talking all things food on talkRADIO’s Full Set Breakfast Show with Paul Ross, every month and occasionally on BBC Regional Radio.

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