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YanaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 27-Aug-19 11:04:15

This is the feedback thread for the 200 Mumsnet users who have been testing OGGS® vegan friendly Mini Vanilla Cupcakes.

Here’s what OGGS® has to say: “Whether you’re after something a little bit lighter or in need of a bite-sized treat, these marvellous mini cupcakes are the perfect snack for the whole family. Baked using our OGGS® Aquafaba, an all-plant liquid egg substitute made from chickpea water, they are vegan friendly and ethical from plant to plate. And at less than 99kcal each and made with less sugar, you don’t have to feel so guilty about scoffing a whole box!”

Testers, please give your feedback by answering the following set of questions, as well as completing the short survey we’ve emailed to you.

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?

All testers who give their feedback on both this thread and the survey will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £300 voucher for the store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!

MNHQ

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girlsyearapart Tue 27-Aug-19 11:11:44

Taste-
I really didn’t like the taste or aftertaste.
DH liked them.
Two of the kids liked them, one said it was ‘alright’ and one really didn’t like them.

Occasion- as an alternative to the main birthday cake for those who need.

Difference - attractive child friendly look unlike some other vegan / allergy friendly products which can be a bit ‘worthy’ looking !
Recommend - yes due to same reasons as above
Buy again- if we needed to cater for children at a party with dietary requirements but not as a regular purchase

Thanks for choosing us smile

Memom Tue 27-Aug-19 11:36:41

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes? All four of us liked them but found them very sweet.
What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for? A weekend treat
What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands? Other vegan cakes have been very dry/crumbly
Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that? Yes, a nice taste, not huge and a decent size pack.
Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future? Yes

helloswellow Tue 27-Aug-19 11:38:57

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?

We loved them, even DP who is the pickiest said he really enjoyed them.

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?

My sister is heading towards a vegan diet after years as a vegetarian and we said that we'd purchase these cakes for her when she comes over for tea and cake. We'd probably buy them for birthdays too, any occasion that might require cake for those with dietary needs.

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?

They look more appealing than most other vegan cakes. Plus it's obvious that they're vegan without needing to look too hard. They're in bright and cheerful packaging which is recyclable too!

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?

We've already recommended them to a few people. We took them to a family event and had lots of questions about them. They're a great alternative for those who need them.

Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?

Definitely, although I'd be inclined to pick them up more frequently if they were slightly lower in price (around £3.50) or if they were in a pack of 4 or 6 regular sized cupcakes.

Pandamodium Tue 27-Aug-19 11:39:45

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes? I liked them, my dairy free child did other two thought they where meh and DH didn’t like them but he isn’t a cake person anyway.

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for? Especially for my child who can’t have daity as a treat.

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands? They do taste better then the supermarket free from.

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that? I would recommend them to my friends whose children have intolerances just because I think they nicer then the super market ones.

Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future? Yes

NightmareDaemon Tue 27-Aug-19 11:40:08

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
My eldest really like them, he said they taste really special unlike anything else.
My youngest said that they are good and he wouldn’t refuse one if he was offered one.
I think they had a bit of an aftertaste but I still think they’re good.

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
Anytime I needed to cater a treat for vegetarian or vegan or someone with allergies.

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
My children really liked the look, they looked festive

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
Yes, especially in the case of diet restrictions

Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
Only if I need to cater for dietary restrictions

MooKnee Tue 27-Aug-19 11:42:06

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
* I didn’t like the taste much and neither did DP but 5 year old liked them. I thought they tasted a bit weird or had a weird after taste and icing was small but very sweet*

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
i might be tempted to buy if on offer for family members that are vegan on special occasions

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
the packaging stood out

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
no sorry
Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
only if I was to cater for vegan needs but if at the right price only

Thank you for letting me test

iemma321q Tue 27-Aug-19 11:42:28

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
My children loved the taste of them as did I.
What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
Not sure. Maybe as a special treat but not weekly.
What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
They seem to have developed a product that is good for those with allergies but is still very tasty.
Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
If I had a friend looking for a treat for someone with an allergy I would recommend it.
Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
Depends on the price.

momo01 Tue 27-Aug-19 11:46:04

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
I thought they were just as good or perhaps better than other vegan cakes, but not as good as non-vegan. Strange oiliness that comes from using oil instead of butter and eggs. My toddler wasn't super enthused. My husband thought they were ok.

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
Maybe if I were catering for a party attended by vegan children.

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
I'm not sure it is different.

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
I'd definitely recommend the friend consider OGGS if they had dietary requirements that required vegan.

Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
Probably not, as the taste was inferior to non-vegan unfortunately. The only vegan cake I've had that's been amazing is the Nigella lemon tender cake - see BBC for recipe.

Thank you for choosing us to test smile

LKRJM Tue 27-Aug-19 11:48:11

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?

Personally I didn’t like them, they left a slight after taste and were quite sweet but we had our two vegan neighbours over and they really like them, eating many in one sitting!

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?

I would only purchase them if an occasion required it - such as having our vegan friends over, birthday parties that were necessary etc.

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?

Recyclable colourful packaging. I personally had to look quite hard for the word vegan on the packaging though.

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?

I think I would recommend only to vegan friends, I wouldn’t expect many none vegans would choose these, especially after looking up the price.

Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?

Only if I needed too cater for any vegans

Blazedout Tue 27-Aug-19 11:51:05

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
My dh and I didn't like them at all, the after taste was pretty grim. My ds and dd did enjoy them.
What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
I probably wouldn't purchase them again to be honest. But if I needed a vegan cupcake them there is a possibility of buying them
What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
The packaging was cute, however these are the first vegan/free from cupcakes I've actually looked at
Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
No. They didn't taste amazing, we still have some leftover so my friends can try them if they see them here.
Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
No, I didn't like the taste.

Creas35 Tue 27-Aug-19 11:51:17

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?

I was really surprised by how nice they tasted considering the calories and free from. The icing was lovely and creamy tasting and the cakes were delicious and soft. I handed them round to numerous visitors and children and everyone liked them.

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?

I think if they were a better price I would purchase them as a weekly staple but as I’m not vegan/vegetarian or on a restricted diet the price point is quite high compared to other products.

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?

The lower calorie, egg free and vegan

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?

I sent the information to a friend who’s child has allergy’s but due to the factory disclaimer on the packaging she couldn’t try them she did say she would be happy to pay that price if he was able to eat them.

Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?

Yes but probably when they were on offer.

Mrbay Tue 27-Aug-19 11:52:06

Thanks for picking me, was a lovely surprise

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
I don't have children however my DH managed to polish off the whole packet in a few hours. He was impressed with the taste as he is a strictly meat with every meal kind of guy.

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?

When I fancied cake or need to cater for vegans
What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
Very nice packaging, would rather it wasn't plastic however. The cakes are well presented and look moist.
Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
Yes and I have already. The cake was nice but the frosting was too sweet for me
Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
Probably not as I didn't enjoy the frosting, but I would be interested in the cake only.

SoftBlocks Tue 27-Aug-19 11:53:10

They look cute with the little sprinkles. DP and I thought they were way too sweet, dc liked them.

I was vegan for a while and I was eating a very healthy diet of vegetables, pulses etc. Back then these would have seemed like an amazing treat.

FlameVert Tue 27-Aug-19 11:53:41

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
Children liked them and thought they looked pretty, despite being very bashed about in the post. I thought they were too sweet and rather dense, and very 'eggy' tasting!

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
If I had to cater for children who needed vegan food.

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
They looked good

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
Only if they needed vegan cakes

Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
Very unlikely, especially now I know they are over £4!

SoftBlocks Tue 27-Aug-19 11:56:52

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?

I thought they were ok, dc liked them.

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?

Picnics, kids’ parties.

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?

They are vegan friendly? Not sure.

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?

I don’t know.

Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?

Possibly.

BearAusten Tue 27-Aug-19 12:01:24

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes? My son absolutely loves them for a snack. (The two packs have not lasted long. They seem to disappear every time certain people are in the kitchen. ) However, I have been informed not to put in lunchbox because they are bit too messy and the vanilla frosting created a bit of a mess even in a small tub of its own.
What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for? For a treat for after school, parties where there are known people who are allergic to dairy/egg or vegan so everyone can eat the same thing.
What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands? They are vegan, dairy/egg free, relatively low in calories but taste really good.
Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that? Delicious and perfect size for a snack.
Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future? Yes

VictoriaBun Tue 27-Aug-19 12:06:49

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to test these.

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
Initially as a family we were very much looking forward to testing. My boys enjoyed the experience of testing ,but we all thought them over sweet and a little artificial tasting.

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
We are a vegetarian family and I also bake. The I would continue to make than purchase these.
What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands ?

Very good for vegans who want a sweet hit.

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
I'm sorry but I would not recommend due to the over sweetness, and artificial taste.

Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
I would look at other products within the range, but these ones are not for us.

butterflykiss00 Tue 27-Aug-19 12:08:48

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
My children really enjoyed them, they were lovely and moist and tasted just right
What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
I would purchase them for birthday parties and as a snack through the week

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
The texture and taste is much different than other vegan, egg free brands, they look appealing compared to others too

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
I would, they are a perfect size portion and not too much sugar, the vegan and egg free would be suitable for allergies( providing they aren't severely allergic )

MrsFrTedCrilly Tue 27-Aug-19 12:09:42

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
Both of my children enjoyed them. I disliked the frosting which I thought tasted very artificial and powdery. The texture of the actual cupcakes was excellent really light and tasty.
What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
For vegan friends or allergy children at play dates abs parties when I didn’t have time or will to start baking!
What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
The Ethics and the appearance was really child friendly. They looked like party food.
Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
Yes, I think they are really nice for a vegan or allergic child.
Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
Perhaps, although I love to bake so would most likely make my own. As a time saver I would definitely purchase.

Thanks for including us in the testing smile

UpToonGirl Tue 27-Aug-19 12:10:10

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
Everyone enjoyed the cakes, especially the children as they have a sweet tooth.

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
Parties, weekend treats, school fairs.

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
Having tried a few vegan cakes in the past these cakes were much more moist and tasted like 'normal' cakes.

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
Yes, especially if they were vegan.

Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
Yes, I particularly liked the size.

GatoFofo Tue 27-Aug-19 12:10:26

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
My children liked them, and said that they taste like cake mix (raw batter, which they love). They were’t as keen on the icing, which they said tasted ‘weird’. I felt that the cakes were a bit oily, but that could’ve been because of the hot weather on the day.

What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
They would make great party food/afternoon tea/picnic cupcakes. Or to eat as a snack with a cup of tea.

What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
The ‘free from’ aspect, but also their small size, which I much prefer to huge icing smothered standard cupcakes. This makes them more suitable as a treat for you d children or as part of a healthy diet for older children.

Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
I’d recommend them to a friend whose dc have food intolerences.

Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
I’d try them, but not sure they’d become a regular thing.

Thanks for selecting us to test the cakes 🧁

Hermie12 Tue 27-Aug-19 12:17:24

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes? We enjoyed them. They are a nice size for a sweet treat and we didnt really think about them not having eggs or dairy. Both my daughter (4) and I agreed the topping was way too sweet and could be adjusted. Also the cupcakes we received the topping was off centre and hanging off the top of each cake, consequently it stuck to the packaging when we tried to remove. Not sure if this happened at source or in transit.
What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for? probably only if we had someone with allergies or vegans visiting as otherwise, the cost doesn't justify it.
What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands? The ingredients to allow those with allergies to enjoy.
Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that? I would if they were vegan or had allergies
Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future? as above.

treeplop Tue 27-Aug-19 12:18:26

What did you/your children think of the taste of OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes?
We liked them, there was a strong flavour of vanilla and also a slightly coconutty taste, combined with the greasy icing it made me think that coconut oil was used in the icing but it wasn't. The sponge was lovely and moist really nice, but the icing needs work.
What occasions would you purchase OGGS® mini vanilla cupcakes for?
If I ever met a vegan? I don't tend to buy sugary cakes, if we have them we make them as at least it feels as if they're learning something 😂
What makes OGGS® different from other supermarket brands?
The egg freeness?
Would you recommend OGGS® to a friend and why is that?
If someone was vegan with a sweet tooth, yes!
Will you purchase OGGS® products in the future?
I'm not sure, we don't often tend to buy ready made cakes and if I did I would try and find the tastiest looking cake with the least sugar.

Oct18mummy Tue 27-Aug-19 12:19:38

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