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Flora panel - Baking activity feedback NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Dec-13 13:11:14

This thread is for the Flora panel members participating in the Flora Buttery baking task.

Here's what Flora have to say, 'Flora Buttery is brilliant for baking the fluffiest of cakes, and it’s super easy to mix too, even straight from the fridge. We love to use it for icing, as well as in the cake mix (we have loads of great recipes on our website), and it’s a great all-rounder, perfect for everything from spreading on your sandwiches to melting on your spuds. We’d love you to make space for a tub in your fridge and see how versatile it is!"

Panel members were given a voucher to buy Flora Buttery.

Please answer the questions below and add any other comments you may also have. We'd love you to take a picture of your creation and post it on this thread. You could also enter a photo into the Flora cupcake corner Facebook competition for more chances to win! Please note any pictures and/or comments on this thread may be used by on Flora's pages on MN and possibly elsewhere so please only post if you're happy with this.

- What did you bake using Flora Buttery?
- How did the end result compare to what you usually use to bake with?
- Would you be likely to use Flora Buttery to bake with again in the future or not? If so, why? If not why not?
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?

All panel members who post on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 John Lewis voucher.

Thanks and good luck,


Still not received my voucher sad will do some baking when I get the chance although this has really put me off it to be honest already!

I like the actual butter it's nice when melted as we just had hot chicken baps for lunch. will get back to you on the baking

sharond101 Thu 05-Dec-13 22:05:32

I made apple and cinnamon scones with mine and the results were pleasing. They didn't rise quite as much as usual but that could have been down to various other factors too (such as helpful DS who is 18mo!). It as easier to mix into the four and I would use it again and would recommend to a friend or relative too. I am interested to see if the next batch rise any better.

aaaaagh Fri 06-Dec-13 08:03:06

oh dear - when DS8 saw it he said 'That's the one with the weird advert.' I hadn't seen it yet, only heard. He's just tried it on his breakfast bagels but he said 'I don't like this butter.' I think it tastes more like marg than butter. It's also a pale yellow - so it doesn't trick the mind! We usually use supermarket own fake butters. Will bake my usual banana loaf at the weekend and see how that tastes.

MTBMummy Fri 06-Dec-13 10:19:26

I've also not had my voucher yet sad

florencebabyjo Fri 06-Dec-13 16:16:32

I still haven't received mine either, this has been a long wait!

DurhamDurham Fri 06-Dec-13 18:07:48

I thought I had been forgotten about, no voucher here either. I will get baking as soon as I get the voucher, can't wait smile

DrinkFromSantasFountain Fri 06-Dec-13 23:26:56

No voucher here either, two lots of baking have gone by now and I've got about 100 mincepies to bake. It's goin to have to be stork again.

shrunkenhead Fri 06-Dec-13 23:29:50

Still not received my vouchers either...

notso Fri 06-Dec-13 23:41:56

I had a voucher but didn't know I was meant to be baking something!
<< panics>>

EverythingIsTinselyBaubleyBoo Sat 07-Dec-13 07:57:28

No I didn't realise that either Notso, the request was to swap it for your usual spread, use it, and cook with it too, I will try to whip something up later then.

CheeryCherry Sat 07-Dec-13 08:04:11

I didn't know I had to bake either! Better get cracking today then!

No voucher here either. I bake on Fridays so hopefully it will arrive in time for next week's session.

shrunkenhead Mon 09-Dec-13 07:51:38

Think it was part of the agreement that you get voucher, try it out and report back.

ClaimedByMe Mon 09-Dec-13 07:56:01

No voucher here either...

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 09-Dec-13 10:36:35

Hi notso, EverythingIsTinselyBaubleyBoo and CheeryCherry - you're all taking part in the Flora Buttery product test and this thread is for the first panel activity. Very sorry, with both threads happening at the same time I know how confusing it is! For the product test, you would be using Flora in place of your usual spread, so you can bake with it if you would like to, but if you'd prefer you can just use it for toast etc. The product test feedback thread is here.

For everyone who hasn't received their vouchers yet, I'll send your details on to Flora so that vouchers can be resent to you. Sorry again for the delay.

chipbuttyandacoke Mon 09-Dec-13 13:09:29

Hi, I've not received my voucher either

chipbuttyandacoke Mon 09-Dec-13 13:10:28

Looking forward to doing some baking if it does come tho :-)

Still no voucher (sigh) sad

Steffanoid Mon 09-Dec-13 13:36:09

no voucher here either angelie confused

EverythingIsTinselyBaubleyBoo Mon 09-Dec-13 14:02:32

Phew thank you!

Sparklezz Mon 09-Dec-13 14:05:36

I havent received my voucher in the post so cant comment on the product. Sorry.

Macdog Mon 09-Dec-13 14:11:12

Another one with no voucher blush

Princessdivaaa Mon 09-Dec-13 17:48:13

No voucher here either

Sunny2013 Mon 09-Dec-13 17:50:44

I still haven't received my voucher yet either, but buy Flora Buttery every week ,so will comment soon

SandWitch Mon 09-Dec-13 17:59:29

Marking place in anticipation of getting my voucher soon...

I still haven't had my voucher

I've had the reminder email but just to let you know I've not received my voucher yet.
Thanks smile

chocolateshoes Mon 09-Dec-13 19:20:45

Still no voucher for me.. I keep putting off buying ICBINB because I'm expecting it to arrive any day. The baking is backing up!

yvonne14 Mon 09-Dec-13 19:20:50


aristocat Mon 09-Dec-13 19:23:40

No voucher here either sad

androbbob Mon 09-Dec-13 22:06:45

No voucher here either??

FrillyMilly Tue 10-Dec-13 05:54:39

I havent received my voucher either.

BellaVida Tue 10-Dec-13 20:16:57

No voucher either. I also emailed to let you know.

hambis Wed 11-Dec-13 07:22:32

Still no voucher here either sad

babsmam Wed 11-Dec-13 07:36:43

Nope I haven't got my voucher either yer.. Poor show.

TicTacZebra Wed 11-Dec-13 07:39:07

I haven't had my voucher either.

gingercat12 Wed 11-Dec-13 20:51:04

Well, I have not got my vouchers yet, but we have some Flora Buttery in the fridge anyway.

- What did you bake using Flora Buttery?
Last weekend we were baking cupcakes.
- How did the end result compare to what you usually use to bake with?
I must confess that ever since I discovered Flora Buttery, that is all I ever bake with. It is just so easy to mix and gives a lovely pastry base.
- Would you be likely to use Flora Buttery to bake with again in the future or not? If so, why? If not why not?
As I said I would. It tastes great, and you do not have to get it out of the fridge before mixing it, as it is soft anyway.
- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes. Reasons above.

skyeskyeskye Thu 12-Dec-13 21:06:50

still haven't received my voucher either. did email MN to say so

lottietiger Fri 13-Dec-13 21:28:15

No voucher here either smile

Still no voucher...has put me right off Flora before ive even tried it!!!!

hambis Wed 18-Dec-13 10:38:32

My voucher still hasn't arrived!!!

aristocat Wed 18-Dec-13 18:15:02

Nor mine hmm Did get an email to say they were being resent.

I take it the ones who didn't receive their voucher are never going to despite what Flora might say. Doesn't make me want to use Flora at all now!!!!.

skyeskyeskye Fri 20-Dec-13 12:08:25

still no voucher here either!

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Dec-13 13:42:40

Hi everyone, very sorry for the delay in getting vouchers to you. As far as we know, Flora have sent the vouchers out at the beginning of this week, so they should be arriving soon. If they don't arrive in the next couple of days, realistically it looks like this panel activity would need to take place after Christmas. Sorry again for the inconvenience.

Still waiting for a voucher here.

Steffanoid Fri 20-Dec-13 23:09:45

the thread went off my active ones so re-marking place, mine didnt arrive yet, am away for the week from sunday so really hoping it comes tomorrow or may just buy some while away, can it be used in any baking even something like cinammon rolls?

eteo Sat 21-Dec-13 01:25:00

No voucher at all! How we suppose to do this?

aristocat Sat 21-Dec-13 20:56:05

Still waiting for a voucher too sad

Looks like there are a few of us still waiting ...... merry christmas Flora!

Wincher Sat 21-Dec-13 21:11:16

No voucher here either!

treaclesoda Sat 21-Dec-13 21:24:36

I still haven't got my voucher either.

Macdog Mon 23-Dec-13 13:23:53

Still no voucher

Still no voucher here.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 23-Dec-13 13:39:25

hi - so sorry about the vouchers - looks like they won't arrive till the new year now - bear with us and we will chase it up when things get back to normal then. Thanks for being patient.

sharond101 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:32:54

Ok so I did my XMas day baking today using FLora buttery. Apple and cinnamon scones and stcky toffee pudding. Will report back after the big day with the taste test.

I reckon Flora should keep all of us who have been messed about sweet by sending us a Flora goody bag or something cos already its put me off the product before ive even tried it!!!. Im unimpressed with Flora's lack of organisation with this trial.

DrinkFromSantasFountain Fri 27-Dec-13 20:04:08

I know, I went to asda for butter the other day and had an internal tantrum at flora and bought lurpak instead.
It's put me off a bit.

Steffanoid Fri 27-Dec-13 23:01:30

it does make me get excited about getting post every day cause I think it will prompt more baking although it would have been nice to try pastry with it

chipbuttyandacoke Fri 27-Dec-13 23:24:51

Hi, not received my voucher yet, will post when it comes

Vagazzled Fri 27-Dec-13 23:26:12

I still haven't had my Flora vouchers delivered shock

I am also still waiting for my voucher

Its completely put me off the product before even trying it, I mean, how difficult can it be to send out a quantity of vouchers to a list of names????. It doesn't give a very good impression of the brand!!!. Fed up of waiting now...still think the ones that have been messed about should get something to keep us sweet, I think their reputation depends on it!!!!. what does everyone else think?????

rightsaidthread Sat 28-Dec-13 19:51:04

I keep forgetting I've even been asked to do this as I also haven't received my voucher. Come on Flora what's going on?

HoratiaDrelincourt Sat 28-Dec-13 19:55:42

The advert campaign Is dreadful and puts me off buying the product.

Which is a shame because the product itself is great to use.

I made chocolate splodge cake. The spread was very easy to use - softer than Stork, my usual baking fat, so fluffed up nicely straight from the fridge. No unpleasant taste, not greasy.

But the packet looks tatty and I wouldn't want to be associated with the silly mare in the advert, so I doubt I'll be putting it in my trolley any time soon.

DrinkFromSantasFountain Sat 28-Dec-13 21:21:13

The ad to me looks like they're trying to market it to te stereotypical mumsnetter but have totally missed the mark.

HoratiaDrelincourt Sat 28-Dec-13 21:53:53

Yes, I agree. We don't tend to respond well to being patronised.

hambis Sun 29-Dec-13 19:47:34

I still haven't had my voucher-its frustrating as I've done loads of baking over Christmas!!

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 30-Dec-13 10:39:40

Hi everyone - sorry again to those of you who haven't received your vouchers. The problems in getting the vouchers to you were completely unforeseen, but Flora have assured us they're doing everything they can to get them to you as soon as possible in the new year. Both Flora and us at MNHQ would still like as many of you as possible to take part so please do bear with us if you can. Thanks

aristocat Mon 30-Dec-13 11:01:17

Thanks MNHQ for the update, it is such a shame that the vouchers have not arrived yet.
A good baking opportunity over Christmas lost sad Hopefully new year/ new cakes grin

I agree that an extra incentive would be nice - c'mon Flora show us that you are sorry!

lottietiger Tue 31-Dec-13 19:14:45

mmm still waiting for my voucher too.. hopefully it arrives in the next few days as i have my ds first birthday cake to make..

aristocat Sat 04-Jan-14 19:39:12

Any more news on this please?

Come on Flora...soooo fed up of waiting now, really don't see what the problem is!!! what you gonna send us to keep us sweet???? its completely put me off the brand!!!!!!

ClaimedByMe Mon 06-Jan-14 18:12:08

Ive gave up waiting now sad

skyeskyeskye Tue 07-Jan-14 14:41:41

mine has still not arrived either!

Steffanoid Tue 07-Jan-14 15:03:54

mine either sad

MNHQ...this is really silly now. Not wanting to knock a gift horse in the mouth but can you have a word with the guys at Flora for us????...I think they should consider being extra kind to the ones who haven't received our vouchers as we have been completely put off thee brand!!.

SandWitch Wed 08-Jan-14 08:27:41

Hi MNHQ - I might need to withdraw myself from this now as my NY's resolution is to try and cut out as many processed foods as possible. So for the first time in years I am using actual butter!

Of course, by the time the vouchers arrive the resolution may well be out of the window wink

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 09-Jan-14 17:28:37

Hi everyone, both Flora and us at MNHQ are very sorry for the delay - the vouchers are being prepared (they needed to be reprinted) and will be sent out soon.

Anyone got theirs yet???? will believe it when I see it I think.

Steffanoid Mon 20-Jan-14 13:32:52

nope not here yet

skyeskyeskye Mon 20-Jan-14 13:37:43

still not had mine either. given up all hope now!

aristocat Mon 20-Jan-14 15:10:00

Still no voucher here either!

No voucher here either.

Everybody loves it when they get chosen for trials therefore this was a real let down. I still think the people that haven't (yet??) got their vouchers should get a little extra from Flora to make up for it.

aristocat Tue 21-Jan-14 20:39:00

This product test will definitely be remembered ...... sadly for all the wrong reasons confused

Well I haven't received my voucher in order to trial Flora (I mean c'mon, how long does it take to print some vouchers and sent them out??!!)...therefore this is my feedback....

I haven't got a clue how it tastes or what its like to bake with but Flora sure do know how to put people off buying it!!!!!!! they are also clearly not bothered about customer service, as the ones who have been messed about would have surely been kept sweet.

skyeskyeskye Tue 28-Jan-14 12:38:31

Can MN tell us if this is still going ahead?
It's three weeks since they stated they would be sent out soon...

I signed up to be on the Flora panel FOUR MONTHS AGO!!!!! and some of us still haven't got the vouchers. Even if they did run out and need to get more printed, this is still a crazy amount of time and quite frankly I think they are taking the mickey. Please MN can you tell us what's going on??? think we deserve a token gesture from Flora but that wont happen because they cant even get round to sending vouchers out. They sure know how NOT to promote their brand!!!. sad

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 29-Jan-14 10:44:38

Hi everyone, so sorry but we don't have any news about this at the moment - we've not forgotten about it though and we're trying to find out what the situation is. Apologies again for the huge delay, we'll be in touch again as soon as we have more information for you.

aristocat Wed 29-Jan-14 14:01:49

Thanks AngelieMN for the update. Shame on Flora for being so inept!

Thank you Angelie, I know its not Mumsnet fault xx

lilyloo Fri 31-Jan-14 22:19:35

Wondered if there was a 'vouchergate' thread, still waiting!!

Steffanoid Tue 04-Feb-14 21:24:28

thanks Angelie, hope for an update soon smile

ritagcabrita Sun 09-Feb-14 15:13:47

no voucher received so far!

Any news on the vouchers yet???? maybe its got to the point now where we should write this one off sad sad

aristocat Sat 15-Feb-14 08:53:28

Have you seen there is another Flora product test on MN who also had a problem with vouchers sad

Flora know how to create negative publicity!

DebbieWobbs Wed 19-Feb-14 10:36:17

Still not received my flora vouchers

Ive given up on this one! Flora are rubbish!!!!!

Nouseforausername Wed 19-Feb-14 18:49:30

dont think many mners will be buying it at least!

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I nearly passed out today. I actually received my Flora voucher after goodness knows how long!!!, mind you, still puts me off it.

chocolateshoes Thu 20-Feb-14 18:15:11

Mine has arrived!!

rightsaidthread Thu 20-Feb-14 18:26:14

Mine too shock forgotten what we are supposed to be doing with it!

Mine is here, will do a bit of baking with it at the weekend and feedback then. smile

Nouseforausername Thu 20-Feb-14 18:32:18

mine three! for this first one are we baking and giving feedback?

aristocat Thu 20-Feb-14 21:40:40

Ha! My voucher also arrived today ..... another who had totally given up on Flora hmm What would they think if we didn't give feedback for 2 months (or more!) ........

Mine has arrived. I was surprised they didn't send a little something else by way of an apology tbh.

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-Feb-14 14:53:13

Hi everyone, apologies again for all of the delays with this. I've sent everyone an email, but if you haven't received it, could you please send me a PM?

We've also opened a new feedback thread, so if you could post your feedback here, that would be great.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to PM me smile

TheOnlySeven Sun 02-Mar-14 13:47:43

- What did you bake using Flora Buttery?

- How did the end result compare to what you usually use to bake with?
Just as good as using normal Flora.

- Would you be likely to use Flora Buttery to bake with again in the future or not? If so, why? If not why not?
I usually use normal Flora but would use again if it was on offer.

- If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Flora Buttery to a friend or relative? If so why? If not, why not?
Yes as the results were just as good.

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