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You Can’t Hate The New Ring Cakes from Festive

Festive Ring Cakes

When it comes to pampering to the sweetness of desserts, Festive Brand is probably a name you haven’t heard, I mean they are known for bread, and that’s it. 

Their latest yield, the  Festive ring cakes, is an exception. These tasty treats manage to captivate the palate with their unique combination of textures and flavors, offering a satisfying experience with every bite.

The first thing you’ll notice about these ring cakes is their spongy yet compact texture, coupled with a satisfying crunch. 

It’s a paradoxical sensation—satisfyingly crunchy yet soft at the same time. And the flavor? Well, that’s where things get even more intriguing.

At first glance, you might think these cakes are overly basic. Yet, upon tasting, you’ll discover a perfect balance of sweetness that somehow manages to be both flawlessly sweet and overly sweet simultaneously. It’s a fine line that Festive has expertly walked with these treats.

Available in three enticing variations—chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla—each offers its own unique experience. Let’s delve into the nuances of each flavor: They are just super affordable too at around KSh 50 to 55 a piece

3. Chocolate

Festive Ring Cake Chocolate
Festive Ring Cake Chocolate

While chocolate lovers might find themselves drawn to this classic flavor, it falls slightly short of expectations. It’s not that bad actually, it is only bad when you taste them all side by side. It’s the most underwhelming option of the trio.

The texture is a bit gummy and sticky, which can be attributed to the use of cocoa powder instead of actual chocolate as per the ingredient list. I mean it’s not bitter as you might expect but you’ll notice it doesn’t taste like what a chocolate bakery should.

It’s not terrible by any means, but perceptive palates might notice the difference.

2. Strawberry

Festive Ring Cake Strawberry
Festive Ring Cake Strawberry

Surprisingly, the strawberry flavor emerges as a pleasant surprise.  Despite initial skepticism, where I imagined I would hate it.

Strawberry and banana are flavors that I don’t take seriously, the aroma and taste of strawberry here are undeniable. 

However, the sweetness can be overwhelming, and the lingering aftertaste might prove bothersome until you wash it off with a drink.

Nevertheless, the captivating texture—a delightful blend of crunchiness and softness—leaves a lasting impression.

1. Vanilla

Festive Ring Cake Vanilla
Festive Ring Cake Vanilla

Taking the crown as the top favorite is the vanilla variation. Offering the perfect balance of texture and sweetness, it hits a chord with those who appreciate a harmonious blend of flavors. 

While slightly sweeter than chocolate, it avoids the overpowering sweetness of the strawberry variant. In the end, it’s the impeccable texture that elevates vanilla to the pinnacle of perfection.

Despite their petite size, these mini ring cakes pack a punch of flavor and texture that’s sure to leave a lasting imprint. And while they may be small in stature, their impact on your taste buds is anything but miniature. 

Festive Ring Cakes Ingredients

Festive has come under fire in the past in the choice of ingredients that go into their breads, (esp preservatives) as they were going past shelf life without getting moldy, so let’s do some mini detective work here.

Wheat Flour, Sugar, Eggs, Water, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Glucose, Glycerol, Sorbitol Liquid, Salt, Propylene, Glycol, Emulsifiers, Baking Powder, Enzymes, Palm Oil, Permitted Flavorings

Commenting on the ingredients list of Festive Ring  Cakes, it’s evident that the recipe incorporates a variety of components to achieve its desired taste and texture. 

However, for some consumers( me included), the extensive list of ingredients may raise concerns, particularly regarding the presence of chemical compounds that are unfamiliar or difficult to pronounce.

While many of the ingredients listed, such as wheat flour, sugar, eggs,  water, and salt, are commonly found in baked goods and are generally considered safe for consumption, others may give pause for thought. 

For instance, citric acid and potassium sorbate are often used as preservatives to extend the shelf life of products, while emulsifiers and enzymes are additives employed to enhance texture and stability.

However, ingredients like propylene glycol, glycerol, and sorbitol liquid may cause some consumers to question their inclusion due to their chemical nature. 

While these substances are deemed safe for consumption by regulatory bodies when used in small quantities, their presence in a cake recipe may give rise to concerns about the overall healthfulness of the product.

As always, individuals with dietary restrictions or sensitivities should exercise caution and carefully review ingredient labels before making purchasing decisions.

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