LIDL CHRISTMAS CAKE
The Lidl cake is described as A luxury Christmas Cake: A luxurious moist and rich fruit cake laced with brandy, wrapped in almond marzipan and sweet icing. Hand finishes with edible decorations.
Serves 14, weight1kg, calories per 14th 268Kcal, fat 7g, sugars 39g
APPEARANCE: 8/10 - Good, festive and traditional. the best of the two. We liked the wreath design, although felt the little ribbon bow was a bit tacky. Out of the two this designs, this would have the most visual appeal and would make us buy it.
TASTE: 7/10 - Nice, very fruity, but could be moister.
OVERALL SCORE: 7/10
WHERE DID THE BLIND TASTERS THINK IT WAS FROM? Waitrose
COMMENTS: This is a good looking cake and has shop appeal, however the sponge was a little dry comparably.
ALDI LUXURY ICED FRUIT CAKE
The Alidi Cake is described as Rich all butter Luxury iced fruit cake, infused with cognac hand decorated with soft icing. Baked with sultanas, raisins, glace cherries, almonds, mixed peel, hazelnuts. Selected by our experts.
Serves 16 (although it is the same size as the Lidl Cake) , weight 1kg, calories per 16th 232 kcal, fat 5.8g, sugars 34g
APPEARANCE: 6/10 - Not great, Aunt's comment " Whoever designed this needs to go back to art school" The reindeer was a bit of a strange shape, there could have been more to this rather basic and simple design.
TASTE: 8/10 Delicious and moist, the better of the two. You can really taste the cognac and the icing was lovely and soft.
OVERALL SCORE: 8/10
WHERE DID THE BLIND TASTERS THINK IT WAS FROM? Tesco Finest
We thought the Aldi cake had the edge on taste, so much so that it outweighed its terrible design, making it our winner by one point. The Lidl design was so much better and would sell better due to the pretty wreath. However, on taste, it wasn't quite as moist. These were both good cakes though and we would recommend both.