22 Sept 2015

Review: Mr. Kipling Witches Hat Fancies

Mr. Kipling have plenty of Halloween themed cakes out at the moment, from Terror Whirls to Chocolate & Slime Slices, but I was especially drawn to their new new Witches Hat Fancies. They're designed to play a trick on your taste buds as the green sponge is actually orange flavoured. Each cake is also topped with a vanilla flavoured cream and is decorated with black icing. 

I'm not actually the biggest fan of the original Mr. Kipling French Fancies, and I'm not usually tempted by their limited edition flavours either, but I just thought these ones looked extra special. The black icing gives the cakes a very unique appearance and they're certainly great looking little cakes for Halloween.

The flavour is just as sugary sweet as I remember these being (the last time I had Mr. Kipling French Fancies was this British version back in 2012!), but they do have a lovely soft cake texture and melt in the mouth topping. The orange flavour does come through strongly but it's funny how the green colouring does trick your brain into thinking they have a bit of a lime flavour in there too! Orange is not really one of my favourite flavours so I didn't enjoy the taste here as much as the rest of my family did. I would prefer to see a more interesting autumnal flavour used for these but I still appreciate Mr. Kipling giving us such innovative and fun themes for their seasonal cakes.

Grocery Gems Review: Mr Kipling Witches Hat Fancies

RATING7 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes but nearer to Halloween!
 98 calories per cake (27g).

Purchased: Sainsbury's.
Price: £1.00p.


  1. These are pretty nice I thought. The black exterior with green and white inside is an amazing look, very unusual.

    1. I can imagine buying these nearer to Halloween just based on their unique appearance. As you say, they look amazing.

  2. I preferred frightful fancies. Bring them back!


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