Australians are in for a sweet surprise as some of the country’s most beloved biscuits turn into bite-sized cakes.
Shoppers can now get their hands on mini-cake versions of some of Arnott’s iconic snacks. Iced VoVos, Caramel Crowns, Mint Slice and Monte Carlo are all exclusively available at Coles supermarkets and are expected to fly off the shelves like… hot cakes.
The new mini selection is said to be inspired by the original biscuits, with the products apparently made with similar flavours and ingredient.
“Arnott’s has been a favourite in Aussie homes for over 150 years,” said Arnott’s Brand Manager Ally Doubé.
“We are proud of our baking heritage and the love people have for our brands. We are often asked why we don’t bake cakes, so we dug into our flavour archives for inspiration from some of our most loved and iconic brands.
“We mixed these together without our passion for baking to create a range of mini cakes for every occasion!”
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) July 17, 2018
Shaking things up a little…
It’s not the first time Arnott’s has meddled with some Aussie classics. Last year, the company welcomed a cool collaboration with Peters Ice Cream to turn the family favourite biscuits into frozen desserts.
And in 2016, its Original Pizza Shapes made a comeback after what proved an unpopular decision to reinvent the flavour of the popular lunchbox snack spelled a recipe for disaster.
However, Arnott’s latest move looks set to be its most popular in recent years. The range of mini cakes includes:
Iced VoVo Sponge Cakes
Iced VoVo Sponge Cakes are a vanilla sponge, topped with pale pink fondant, centred with sweet red raspberry filling and sprinkled with desiccated coconut. The sweet vanilla sponge, coupled with the Iced VoVo icing, raspberry jammy-ness and chewy coconut is the ideal addition with your next cuppa tea.
Mint Slice Cakes
The Mint Slice Mini Cakes are a rich dark chocolate cake, filled with a mint crème (made with the mint oil from Mint Slice!). The Mini Cake is soft to bite into, with a strong mint taste waiting to be discovered in the centre.
Caramel Crowns Brownies
The Caramel Crowns Brownies start with a brownie base, filled with a gooey caramel and are finished with a milk choc layer. The caramel is soft with a sticky consistency – deliciously gooey after five seconds in the microwave.
Monte Carlo Cakes
Monte Carlo Cakes are a honey-coloured mini cake, made with golden syrup and coconut, and feature a raspberry jam swirl throughout the cake. At the heart of the Monte Carlo is a light vanilla crème filling.