Mrs Crimble's recently sent me through some of their lovely teatime treats to try out. Now, you have to remember, these arrived through the post and they look like the postie may have sat on them ! (The plastic wrapper had stuck to the icing so when I peeled it off, the icing came with it.)
If you buy them in the shops, they'll look much more swish and impressive, as the picture above shows.
But crazy paving icing effect aside, they're actually utterly delicious. They are nice and soft and have a lovely tart, zingy lemon icing. They're perfect as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack with a cup of tea but Mrs Crimble's also suggest serving them with some fresh raspberries and a spoonful of cream as a decadent dessert - that sounds rather lovely too.
The traditional Country Fruit Slice is a moist sponge packed with raisins, cranberries and apricots, set on a thin and crispy pastry base. I was surprised to see the pastry hiding under the sponge but it helps hold it all together and avoids crumbling. It's another lovely sweet treat to go with a well deserved cuppa.
Usually I would tell you the calorie content but these got munched far too quickly and the wrappers were thrown away - sorry about that !
Mrs Crimble's products are always so lovely that I tend to forget that they're gluten-free. If you are gluten intolerant, they're perfect though and you certainly won't feel like you're missing out. To make it easier for everyone to find gluten free treats when they’re out and about, Mrs Crimble’s new Slices are now available everywhere from garden centres to railway stations and from service stations to delis.
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £1.25-£1.99 for a 60g slice, £1.69-£1.89 for a 4 pack
for more information : http://www.mrscrimbles.com/
Disclosure : I received the products in order to write an honest review.
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