*collaborative post – this post contains gifted items from Mr Kipling*
What is it with kids and snacks? I swear my boys would snack all day long if I let them. The mere mention of the S word and I have them both running to the kitchen, trying to raid the cupboards in search of their next fix. I try my best to give the boys healthy snacks like pieces of fruit, vegetable sticks or a piece of peanutbutter on toast or something similar. Sometimes though, these kids of mine want a treat and I am more than happy to occasionally satisfy their sweet tooth. When it comes to a sweet treat, as a family we love the Mr Kipling range of cakes and slices. It turns out we are not the only ones as the new 30% less sugar Mr Kipling fruit slices have recently won Product of the Year for 2019 in the kids food and drink category. We were recently sent some of the Mr Kipling fruit slices to try, read on to see what we thought and to be in with a chance to win a hamper of less sugar (aka less Mum guilt!) Mr Kipling fruit slices for you and your family to enjoy.
Less sugar and less snack guilt – enjoying Mr Kipling Fruit Slices
When I think of Mr Kipling, I think cherry bakewells, vienesse swirls or French fancies, whereas my boys would definitely be drooling while thinking about chocolate slices or yummy pink angel slices. We’ve never tried the fruit slices before so we were all keen to see what they tasted like. We received packs of Smashing Strawberry Slices and Rockin’ Raspberry Slices to enjoy as a special snack time treat. These fruit slices are made with 30% less sugar when compared with a Mr Kipling Angel Slice and only real fruit, natural flavours and colours are used in the recipe. I wondered what my boys would think of these slices as they are very different to the Mr Kipling cakes they usually enjoy in terms of flavour but both boys loved them.
They are sweet but not too sweet, they are not as sickly and sugary tasting as other snack cakes. Whilst the kids weren’t overly fussed with the strawberry slices, they completely devoured the raspberry slices and there were lots of satisfied yum noises going on while they were munching away. The raspberry slices were my favourite too and although they had less sugar, they still had the great Mr Kipling taste and earned the brands seal of approval as being exceedingly good. Of course, even though they contain real fruit, the fruit slices should not be seen as an alternative to actual pieces of fresh fruit at snack time but when it comes to those treat days, you don’t need to feel guilty for letting your little ones enjoy the occasional Mr Kipling fruit slice.
As well as being impressed with the taste, the kids loved the new look packaging with the cartoon animals on the front. The slices come in prepacked separate plastic packets and these are perfect (although not so great for the environment) for just popping in your bag or taking out on a picnic, they can even be easily added to a lunch box if you fancy giving your child a special little treat when they open their packed lunch at school. Leo is five and Alex is only 2 but both of them were able to easily tear open the thin plastic film and get to their tasty treat inside. The fruit slices are the perfect size for kids too, they are small and easy to hold and make a much better sized portion for a sweet treat than say a cupcake or doughnut from the bakery (no joke, Leo ended up with a doughnut the size of his head once!)
As I said at the top of this post, we are big fans of Mr Kipling in this house and I can totally see why these Fruit Slices have won product of the year 2019. Like the sound of these Mr Kipling Fruits Slices? They are available to buy in packs of six from all major supermarkets or you can read on to find out how you can be in with a chance to win a hamper full of Mr Kipling’s exceedingly good Fruit Slices. Remember, less sugar means less guilt at snack time – they’re better for our kids and better for us worrying parents too, hooray!
** WIN a hamper of Mr Kipling Fruit Slices **
For your chance to get your hands on a hamper full of the new look Mr Kipling fruit slices made with 30% less sugar, just enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter below – good luck!
Terms and conditions:
Giveaway is open to UK residents only. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. The giveaway closes on May 5th 2019, 12.00am. The winner will be chosen at random using Rafflecopter. The Mr Kipling hamper will include a selection of raspberry and strawberry Mr Kipling fruit slices. The winner has 48hours to respond to their email before a new winner is chosen. The Mr Kipling team are responsible for organising the delivery of the prize to the winner. Naptime Natter can not be held responsible if no prize is received. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to any outside parties.
I’ve seen these in the shops recently and they actually aren’t half bad! Sometimes the ‘less sugar’ stuff can taste like awful but these are still nice!
Daisy is yet to experience the joy of a mr Kipling! We bought French Fancies st Christmas but I may have eaten them all before she even had the chance XD Those look good though! Will have to give them a try 🙂 xx
My kids love a slice of cake in their lunchboxes, good to know they now have less sugar
I’ve shown these to my children and they haven’t been interested in trying them but I think I might just get them the next time I go shopping. I love Mr Kipling’s cakes
I have such good memories of Mr Kipling, my Nana always would have a little plate of cakes done up for me when I’d visit after school. My fave was the fruit of the forest pies, heated in the microwave, with a dollop of clotted cream
Yum! These look great, you’re right – snacks have a much more exciting response than mealtimes. So good to know they’re low sugar
We love these individual cakes but haven’t tried these flavours yet! I’ve entered to win too.
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From being very young my favourite mr kiplings have been French Fancies..delicious
It has to be their Angel Slices.
I do confess to loving those Mr Kipling slices! The sounds like lovely flavours and great knowing there is less sugar in them.
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I usually bake from scratch as I need to avoid gluten, but last time the kids took cake to school for their birthday I bough them some Mr Kipling. Great to know there is now a lower sugar option available!
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My absolute favourites were Mr Kipling Country Slices
Mr Kipling Viennese whirls
Mr Kipling Bakewell Tarts is my all time favourite.
Anything that has less sugar in is a good thing in my book for sure. I may have to try these out over Easter xx
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I like the chocolate chip slices
I love cherry bakewells xxx
I love bakewell slices x
I just love the mini battenbergs! I’ve had hundreds of them over the years!
has to be their Angel Slices
The chocolate slices are unbeatable! Can’t go wrong with chocolate 🙂
It would be mr kipling cherry bakewells
french fancies x
I love the french fancies and always save the cream bit till last
Angel slices are my favourite. I think that this is a great idea
Country fruit slices, just wish they did them as a large cake!
Mr Kipling Bramley Apple & Blackcurrant Pies
The chocolate chip fancies are my favourite. So good to know there is now a low sugar alternative available.
I like so many of them but if I had to pick one then it would have to be their Bakewell Slices. Only problem now is they package them in two’s so you end up eating both (or is that just me).
My favourite Mr Kipling cakes are the French Fancies
Bramley Apple Pies
Mini Battenburgs are just amazingly tasty!!
I love Mr Kipling French fancies they are super tasty! Especially the lemon flavoured ones! Yum!
My absolute faves are the angel slices and lemon slices
i like the french fancies
I’ve always loved the lemon layered slices!
I have a soft spot for French Fancies because my grandmother always got them for us.
I really like the Mini Battenburgs x
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mmm french fancies, although i can be greedy!
cherry bakewell cakes
I have lots of faves but his Angel Slices are my ultimate fave x
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I love their Battenberg cake, thanks for the yummy giveaway.
Love the Bakewells
Bakewell Slices, delicious.
I havevalways loved Mr Kipling Country Slices.
I love the French Fancies the best.
French Fancies. They were always a special treat when I was little, but I like Cherry Bakewells too.
I love Mr Kipling’s chocolate chip cake bars. So delish!!
I love Mr Kipling french fancies.
We like so many Mr Kipling cakes, from the chocolate slices, to the lemon slices, the battenburgs and the viennese whirls and the boys love the French fancies.
my favourite is french fancys by mr kipling
French fancies are mine
ooo yummy! can’t believe they have less sugar!
Angel Cake Slices!
Perfect treat for all the family. Less sugar can only be the right way forward! Mr Kipling your on the right track!
Country slices, yum!
I like the lemon slices
Mr Kipling French Fancies
I love the French Fancies, they are my favourite
Country Slices are my favourites.
we all love kipling cherry bake well, but we also enjoy a selection – old fashioned high tea style
French Fancies – a little mouthful of nostalgia!
I love angel slices. The kids love them on their lunch boxes too.
I love cherry bakewells
I love their Battenburg
Has to be a French fondant fancy – the lemon ones in particular.
My favourite Mr Kipling has to be cherry bakewells – love the rich icing
The Angel Slices…yummy
cherry bakewells allll the way
Battenburg – they are devine
Cherry bakewell for sure!
I love love love French Fancies. Thank you for the chance to try these though.
My favourites are the vienesse whirls
It has to be their Angel Slices.
Angel cake slices
French fancies are divine.
Love the Christmas cake slices
I love French Fancies
my favourites are cherry bakewells
COUNTRY SLICE but it was a hard decision. Yes please, thanks for the chance.
my favorite is cherry bakewell as it evokes wonderful child hood memories for me
It’s a tie between angel slices and bakewell slices! They all manage to hit the spot tho 🙂
Angel Slices – yum
country slices although you did an orange and lemon battenburg cake for easter one year and that was gorgeous
Definitely batternburg, brings back memory’s of popping round to my grandmas house and she’d always bring out a batternburg.
The Angel slices are a firm favourite in our house.
My kids love the Mr Kipling unicorn slices. They look good and more importantly taste delicious!
It’s hard there’s so many but I’m going with battenburgs
My favourite of the Mr Kipling range is the Lemon slices.
French fancies are my absolute fav, but very easy to get 1 or 4?
I think mine would be battenberg
Love the country slices, like the crunchy sugary bits on top
Love Battenberg – it’s a shame nobody else likes it – I have to eat the whole thing ! x
Mr Kipling’s Bramley apple pies are my go to snack choice.
The Battenburgs are the taste of my childhood!
Vienesse Whirls are my favourite
Lemon drizzle slice is immense!! I love them all to be fair!!
country slices yummy
i love battenburg original size not the mini ones
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Mr Kipling apple pies are the best!
Fondant fancies are my favourite!
Lemon French/Fondant Fancies Yum!
Mr Kipling Almond Slices remind me of my grandmother as she always bought those as a treat.
Love Cherry Bakewells . . .they are exceedingly good!
I love the bakewell slices
The Chocolate slices
the lemon slices
bakewell slices are amazing!
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Cherry bakewells for sure
Tangy French Fancies
The Bakewell Tarts are my all time favourites from Mr Kipling!
Cherry Bakewell cakes
Country Slice. Yummy!
Gotta be Cherry Bakewells…. Ever since I was a child I’ve always eaten them cherry first
Favourite Mr Kipling cake ever, has to be Cherry Bakewells. Love them, mind you I love anything almondy.
Bake well tart
Their Angel slices are my absolute favourite
I love the angel slices. Always have done.
Lemon slices are my faves
I love the chocolate cake slices.
I love the apple pies ! They remind me of my late nan. Lovely giveaway would be over the moon to win
Country slices, yum!