24 Sept 2014

New Mr Kipling Gingerbread Whirls

I wouldn't normally buy a Christmas themed product so early in the year but I couldn't resist these new Mr. Kipling Gingerbread Whirls. Even though the box features "maids a milking", the design is actually not too Christmassy. I think gingerbread is quite an Autumnal flavour too - that's my excuse anyway! 

The whirls have a gorgeous colour and light dusting of icing sugar - I think they look really pretty! Funnily enough, I've never tried a Mr. Kipling Whirl, even counting the regular variety, I'm not sure why considering I love Viennese biscuits. 

And I'm so pleased that I decided to give these shortcake biscuits a whirl (sorry!), they're far tastier than I though they would be. The biscuit itself is quite soft, sort of a cross between a biscuit and a cake, but the texture works well with the creamy buttercream filling. The winning element here is the gingerbread flavour which has a lovely gingery warmth and depth to it. I was expecting these Whirls to just be quite sugary and bland but the ginger flavour is very robust and joined by other spices such as cloves and nutmeg. I think these will be especially tasty once the evenings are colder - perfect with a hot drink too!

Anyone who was a fan of the Winter Whirls from last year will be pleased to know that they are back again this year. There is also a Halloween variety called Toffee Terror Whirls which I might have to pick up at some point! 

Grocery Gems Verdict: Mr. Kipling Gingerbread Whirls

RATING: 8 out of 10
Buy them again?: I'd try their other varieties.
Nutrition (per whirl): 135 calories.

Purchased: Tesco.
Price: £1.00p (pack of six). 


  1. Sweet :)I like gingerbread flavour :)

  2. I really wanted to buy these over the weekend but felt it was too early too! Can't wait to give them a try now.

  3. Bought a box last week. I can confirm these are a pretty nice addition to Kipling's festive goodies. Though when I first saw them, being September, it took me a minute to work out if it was a Christmas product or a Halloween product!

  4. If I order them now, they will come in Russia right before Christmas lol

  5. they taste like fairy liquid.awful .


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