An Exceedingly Good Summer with Mr Kipling

Despite not having a hugely sweet tooth, I’ve always had a soft spot for Mr Kipling’s French fancies. They are evocative of my childhood. They remind me so much of plates piled high at my Nanna’s Sunday buffets.

I think anyone who grew up in the UK over the last twenty or thirty years is probably aware of Mr Kipling. Their classics like Cherry Bakewells to Vienesse Whirls are just so well know and have been around forever. If I had to choose a favourite it would probably be the Vienesse Whirls. There’s something satisfying about the way they crumble and spill all over the place whilst you’re eating them and I have such strong memories of being out in the garden covered in crumbs with jam around my mouth. Much like this:

Apologies to my siblings for these pictures, they had no prior warning!

Roll forward to 2017. I’ve still got Mr Kipling crumbs down me but tend to spend less time running around the garden (purely due to having to ‘adult’). Their new summer range of cakes includes new strawberry cheesecake whirls and trifle slices. As well as these, they still have our favourite classics like the Bakewell tarts, apple Bramley pies and of course, mini Battenbergs and fondant fancies (with a strawberry and cream facelift).

Mr Kipling Summer Range

I love the bright yellow packaging. You can’t help but be cheery when you see it, despite the grey days and the rain showers which keep interrupting the sunshine.  After all, what more can you expect from British summertime? Anyway, Mr Kipling is determined to make the most of the summer and as part of their Exceedingly Good Summer campaign, they’ve given me some awesome summer goodies to give away (and some cakes for me to eat too!) Woooo!

Competition Time!

Hands up if you’ve seen those inflatable unicorns on Instagram? BORING. We’re foodies and our pool inflatables should look tasty right? I hear you.. and so does Mr Kipling. So, as if cakes aren’t enough, they’ve only gone and created what we all secretly wanted. giant inflatable Cherry Bakewell! You can win one too, along with a pump and of course, loads of Mr Kipling cakes.

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This is a sponsored post which means that I've been paid to run a competition and promote Mr Kipling. 


  1. 18th August 2017 / 11:35 am

    I love mini battenburgs- they always remind me of my dad scoffing them in one bite 😂

  2. 18th August 2017 / 11:49 am

    I love their Cheery Bakewells and at the moment they’re doing an Eton Mess Cherry Bakewell which is amaizng! x

  3. 18th August 2017 / 11:49 am

    Cherry Bakewells! My sister loves them so much we call her Ceri Bakewell- would love to win this for her x

  4. Tracy Hanley
    18th August 2017 / 3:17 pm

    fondant fancies, always have them at partys

  5. Tracy Nixon
    18th August 2017 / 6:12 pm

    I love the yellow Fondant Fancies – love the little blob of buttercream on top, which I leave till last!

  6. joanne casey
    18th August 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Almond slice….loved them since i was a kid, my mum always bought them for after tea on fridays

  7. 18th August 2017 / 6:26 pm

    The fondant fancies are my fave 🙂

  8. Rebecca Brown
    18th August 2017 / 6:39 pm

    My favourite have to be the frangipane slices – I might even treat myself to some later 😊

  9. Linda Ford
    18th August 2017 / 7:01 pm

    French fancies because they are so fancy! Lovely and moist with buttercream, you can’t resist having one more…

  10. Emma Ferguson
    18th August 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Cherry Bakewell as love cherries, jam and almond

  11. Angela Treadway
    18th August 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Almond slice x

  12. Hannah Scudder
    18th August 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I love the angel slices, really yummy

  13. William Gould
    18th August 2017 / 9:26 pm

    I love the Almond slices and the Bettenbergs, mainly because I love almonds and marzipan!

  14. SOPHIE B
    18th August 2017 / 10:24 pm

    ANGEL CAKES. Exceedingly good for an angelic girl like me!

  15. Sheri Darby
    18th August 2017 / 10:26 pm

    I adore his Cherry bakewells – so lovely and almondy with rich icing

  16. Halii kinson
    19th August 2017 / 12:19 am

    Love cherry bakewells

  17. Angie McDonald
    19th August 2017 / 1:38 am

    I love Angel Slices! I’m unsure why but I think it’s because I loved them as a child – I used to write an ‘A’ on the end of the Angel bit of the box and joke that no-one else could eat them as they had my name on!

  18. Joanne Beale
    19th August 2017 / 9:13 am

    Cherry Bakewell because I love the almond taste

  19. Kim Neville
    19th August 2017 / 10:34 am

    My family love the Angel slices

  20. Laura Pritchard
    19th August 2017 / 12:06 pm

    The Almond Slices are lush!

  21. Ruth Harwood
    19th August 2017 / 12:18 pm

    The cherry bakewells remind me of my childhood

  22. Alice O'Neill
    19th August 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Battenburg coz I love peeling off the marzipan and saving it til last….

  23. Lindsey Stuart
    19th August 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I absolutely love Mr Kipling!! My favourite from his selection is definitely cherry bakewells, I just love the combination of pastry, icing and cherry jam divine!

  24. Nicola McC
    19th August 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Fondant fancies!!!

  25. Sheena Batey
    19th August 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Cherry Bakewell tart because of the icing, the almond taste and the cherry of course.

  26. Arabella Bazley
    19th August 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Cherry Bakewells are up there but I love their mini Battenbergs because each one is covered in marzipan which I love.

  27. iain maciver
    19th August 2017 / 8:21 pm

    fondant fancies

  28. Ray Dodds
    19th August 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Mini battenburgs lovely and mazipany

  29. Jodie A Green
    19th August 2017 / 9:52 pm

    The fondant fancies, i love the way they just melt in your mouth, never too dry or too sickly!

  30. Margaret Clarkson
    19th August 2017 / 11:36 pm

    Iced Fancies because they are so lovely.

  31. 20th August 2017 / 7:44 am

    i love cherry bakewells and i always try and hide the pack from the kids, never works though lol x

  32. Clare Hubbard
    20th August 2017 / 9:02 am

    I love a Viennese whirl, love the dry biscuit then the gooey middle

  33. sam macaree
    20th August 2017 / 9:51 am

    cherry bakewells – they’re a classic cake

  34. jo liddement
    20th August 2017 / 12:13 pm

    I love the mini battenberg cakes because i adore anything with marzipan

  35. cheryl hadfield
    20th August 2017 / 4:14 pm

    My favourite are French fancies, always reminds me of childhood tea parties at my grandparents house when I was little

  36. maria blythin
    20th August 2017 / 5:04 pm

    cherry bakewells x we used to have them on a sunday for tea with sandwiches when we were little x

  37. Robert Price
    20th August 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Almond slices for the flavour

  38. Amanda Jayne Davis
    20th August 2017 / 6:00 pm

    I love the angel slices taste yummy and so pretty

  39. Carolynn Woodland
    20th August 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Fondant Fancies as they always remind me of my mum who used to buy them when we were kids

  40. Alan Burrows
    20th August 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Cherry Bakewells,really tasty

  41. 20th August 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Bakewell slices – as i dont actually like the cherries!

  42. Caroline Blaza
    20th August 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Cherry Bakewells are my favourite they are just so yummy!

  43. laura banks
    20th August 2017 / 7:59 pm

    cherry bakewells i always save the cherry on top till last

  44. Anthony Harrington
    20th August 2017 / 8:11 pm

    The French Fancies/ Fondant Fancies, the yellow ones are yummy!

  45. jules eley
    20th August 2017 / 8:28 pm

    cherry bakewells because i love almonds

  46. Ben Thompson
    20th August 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Cherry Bakewell pips all!!!

  47. Keith Hunt
    20th August 2017 / 9:11 pm

    Bakewell tarts as i always had a box in my bag on a school trip.

  48. Suzie W
    20th August 2017 / 9:42 pm

    French fancies (the yellow ones)

  49. Beccy Rowley
    21st August 2017 / 7:53 am

    French fancies as they remind me of when I was little having tea at my nana’s house who is sadly no longer with us.

  50. MichelleD
    21st August 2017 / 8:51 am

    I love French Fancies, they remind me of being a little girl at my Grandma’s!

  51. Rebecca Morley
    21st August 2017 / 11:02 am

    Country Slices – it is tradition in our family to always have a box of country slices if we are going on a long car journey!

  52. Michelle smith
    21st August 2017 / 11:07 am

    Angel slices I love the taste and texture

  53. Nicola Andrijauskas
    21st August 2017 / 1:03 pm

    I love the cherry bakewells and the battenburg yum!!

    21st August 2017 / 1:06 pm

    french fancies – I love biting the top bump off first with the creamy filling then I finish the cake and fondant ..I have managed to eat about 4 in a row, but then it gets a bit sickly! lol

  55. Mary H
    21st August 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I love a cherry bakewell as I love the taste and it reminds me of my childhood.

  56. Christina Curtis
    21st August 2017 / 3:58 pm

    I love a french fancy, the mix of the cream, icing and sponge. Yummy!

  57. Sharon Morrison
    21st August 2017 / 4:23 pm

    Cherry Bakewells, I always used to save the cherry for the last piece when I was little

  58. Kristyn Harris
    21st August 2017 / 4:26 pm

    My favourite is Mr Kipling Almond Slices because I love the taste of soft almonds with fruity plum and raspberry jam!

  59. Maureen M
    21st August 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Cherry Bakewells remind me of Sunday afternoon tea!

  60. Isabel O
    21st August 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I love their French Fancies, especially the chocolate ones. 🙂

  61. 21st August 2017 / 6:50 pm

    I love their cherry bakewell’s. The cherry is the best bit

  62. Stewart Biddle
    21st August 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Easily the country slices the are to die for

  63. caroline kelly
    21st August 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Chocolate slices

  64. Elanor Rice
    21st August 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Battenbergs have been my favs since childhood but my daughter loves Angel Slices & since I have to help her eat them 😉 I have to admit they’re exceedingly good

  65. Lucinda Fortune
    22nd August 2017 / 7:31 am

    French Fancies, just so mourish!

  66. Ron Goodwin
    22nd August 2017 / 8:31 am

    Country Slices for me, they just hit the spot.

  67. frances hopkins
    22nd August 2017 / 9:06 am

    French fancy, love the cream at the top

  68. Emma Fox
    22nd August 2017 / 9:06 am

    I love the French Fancies as they remind me of children’s parties when I was younger.

  69. Melanie Pennie
    22nd August 2017 / 10:36 am

    Cherry Bakewells as they just remind me of my childhood, and Sunday afternoon treats.

  70. donna l jones
    22nd August 2017 / 10:54 am

    fondant fancies just love them

  71. Ann-Marie Gould
    22nd August 2017 / 1:59 pm

    French fancies are the favourite in our house but the kids always argue over who gets the pink ones!

  72. Katerina Economides
    22nd August 2017 / 3:55 pm

    Mr Kipling French Fancies are my favourite as my nan used to give them to me as a treat when I was little.

  73. christine WESTLAKE
    22nd August 2017 / 4:44 pm

    mini battenburg but am now gluten free

  74. hayley pemberton
    22nd August 2017 / 5:21 pm

    cherry bakewell. love the combination of icing and almond sponge

  75. Stephen Temperton
    22nd August 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I love cherry bakewells, you can’t beat a bit of jam and cake. 🙂

  76. Nicola Phipps
    22nd August 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Cherry Bakewells have always been a family treat on a Saturday! So these have to be my all time favourite xx

  77. nicky pearce
    22nd August 2017 / 8:01 pm

    the apple pies are my faves

  78. Janice Dunn
    22nd August 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Viennese whirls, so sweet and tasty

  79. Melanie Burton
    22nd August 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Almond slice. Love almond and they are so moist and yummy!

  80. Ruth Kitson
    22nd August 2017 / 10:20 pm

    French Fancies. As children my sister and I used to compete against each other to see who could eat one whole! They still bring back happy memories 30 years later

  81. Purmala Shrestha
    22nd August 2017 / 10:38 pm

    I love a mini battenberg! I am addicted to marzipan I think!

  82. morgan romeo
    22nd August 2017 / 11:50 pm

    cherry bakewell

  83. Leila Benhamida
    22nd August 2017 / 11:51 pm

    Love the French Fancies as they melt in my mouth and taste divine.

  84. astrid c
    23rd August 2017 / 4:57 am

    i do love a cherry bakewell x

  85. Victoria Prince
    23rd August 2017 / 11:30 am

    I absolutely love the Mr Kipling Oat Slices – both the Dark Chocolate & Coconut and the Orange & Cranberry ones, I couldn’t pick a favourite! I love them because they’re not too sweet, and the oats add a lovely element. Though I’m not so sure they haven’t discontinued them recently cos they seem to have disappeared :-\

  86. greig spencer
    23rd August 2017 / 11:44 am

    mini battenbergs as they are so yummy

  87. Maranda Thomson
    23rd August 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Cherry Bakewells – just love the flavour!

  88. Stevie
    23rd August 2017 / 1:50 pm

    French Fancies. They remind me of Grandma’s house.

  89. Amanda Gregory
    23rd August 2017 / 2:20 pm

    I love the Country Slices. They are simply delicious.

  90. Amanda Gregory
    23rd August 2017 / 2:20 pm

    I love the Country Slices. They are simply delicious.

  91. Caroline (littleblondpea)
    23rd August 2017 / 4:21 pm

    Cherry Bakewells

  92. Sandra Jo Siddall
    23rd August 2017 / 4:47 pm

    My favourite is the Cherry Bakewell Tarts! I love them because they remind me of my mum. She loved them too and I always sneaked one when mum wasn’t looking and told her the dog ate it! She clearly didn’t believe me because she laughed.

  93. carol boffey
    23rd August 2017 / 4:56 pm

    cherry bakewell

  94. Angela Kelly
    23rd August 2017 / 5:00 pm

    I love the lemon fondant fancy because it’s so lemony and lovely!

  95. 23rd August 2017 / 5:41 pm

    This post has taken me right back!
    Mini batenburg and French fancies. I’m not baking at the mo as I am I’ll so they’re going on my shopping list 😊

  96. claire sen
    23rd August 2017 / 5:47 pm

    This is the toughest choice ever. It’s between cherry bakewells and french fancies. I think it has to be…cherry bakewells! They’re amazing. 😀

  97. natalee gosiewski
    23rd August 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Angel slices

  98. Ren
    23rd August 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Battenburg is yummy xx

  99. Carla Mooney
    23rd August 2017 / 7:06 pm

    All of them lol but Cherry bakeWells the best ☺️

  100. Kim Styles
    23rd August 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Love the Cherry Bakewells I have grown up with them!!

  101. Michelle Ferguson
    23rd August 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Lemon slices as love anything with lemon

  102. Laura Whittle
    23rd August 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Fondant Fancies! Love the light sponge and yummy icing covering x

  103. Amy Dacre
    23rd August 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Cherry bakewells! And the fact there is an inflatable cherry 🍒 bakewell!!!

  104. Stephanie Crimes
    23rd August 2017 / 8:15 pm

    It has to be Viennese whirls. So crumbly and with a delicious filling. The trouble is that I can’t stop at one or even three!

  105. Samantha R
    23rd August 2017 / 8:21 pm

    I am absolutely obsessed with the fondant fancies! Love them.

  106. sharon martin
    23rd August 2017 / 8:26 pm

    i love the lemon slices as i love anything lemon flavoured

  107. Rachell Lynch
    23rd August 2017 / 8:50 pm

    fondant fancies, me and the kids love them

  108. Jayne Townson
    23rd August 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I love fondant fancies because they remind me of going to parties as a child.

  109. Carol Phile
    23rd August 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Country Slice, hot with custard

  110. Sue Bebbington
    23rd August 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Viennese Whirls, love them

  111. olivia Kirby
    23rd August 2017 / 9:23 pm

    The Almond slices. I love bakewell tarts but not with icing like their cherry bakewell

  112. Rebecca Powell
    23rd August 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Country slice – these were always my favourite when I was little

  113. Elisa Cartwright
    23rd August 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Cherry Bakewell because they have a lovely rich flavour

  114. 23rd August 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I love a fondant fancy!

  115. Jennifer Baker
    23rd August 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Fondant Fancies! So Delicious! They are our family Friday Treat x x

  116. Donna Caldwell
    23rd August 2017 / 10:27 pm

    I love Mr Kiplings French Fancies those delicious little bites of loveliness I cannot resist

  117. Victoria B
    23rd August 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Mr Kipling Lemon Slices – anything lemon is my favourite, but these are just so perfect being bite size.

  118. Chris Fletcher
    23rd August 2017 / 11:26 pm

    I love Battenburg – I love eating each window one by one and saving the marzipan til last!

  119. Hayley Colburn
    24th August 2017 / 12:46 am

    I love french fancies and angel slices, they melt in your mouth, so gorgeous

  120. melanie stirling
    24th August 2017 / 12:52 am

    Cherry Bakewells because I like the icing and the almond flavour of the filling.

  121. Adrian Bold
    24th August 2017 / 2:26 am

    I love cherry bakewells

  122. Matthew Warman
    24th August 2017 / 7:32 am

    Cherry bakewell because i love marzipan

  123. Kirsty Hosty
    24th August 2017 / 7:37 am

    Angel Slices because they are just so yummy

  124. Anneka
    24th August 2017 / 8:22 am

    It has to be a almond slice mmmmm so yummy 😋

  125. Lisa Pond
    24th August 2017 / 9:23 am

    Cherry farewell, as standard! Traditional girl at heart 🙂

  126. Derek Wilson
    24th August 2017 / 9:25 am

    French Fancies – particularly the yellow ones. My grandmother used to give them to us when we went to her house for tea. Fond (or should that be fondant?) memories 🙂

  127. elaine stokes
    24th August 2017 / 9:25 am

    battenburg, family favourite first one I remember eating as a kid

  128. Anthea Holloway
    24th August 2017 / 9:43 am

    I love the Cherry Bakewells because I really enjoy the almond flavour and their texture too.

  129. Joanna Ford
    24th August 2017 / 10:21 am

    I love fondant fancies as they remind me of my childhood!

  130. Giuliana Britti
    24th August 2017 / 11:09 am

    I Have always been partial to a fondant fancy….because they are such girlie cakes and so sweet and tasty!

  131. Jordan
    24th August 2017 / 11:36 am

    fondant fancies

  132. Kate Loader
    24th August 2017 / 11:55 am

    I love Angel Slices – I just love the taste!

  133. Lynn Hughes
    24th August 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Cherry Bakewell tastes lovely and satisfies me.

  134. David Pithie
    24th August 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Viennese Whirls, they are just simply very tasty.

  135. Rachael Sexey
    24th August 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Lemon Fondant Fancies are amazing and such a naughty treat 🍰

  136. georgina sudron
    24th August 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I love French fancies as they remind me of my childhood

  137. Miss Tracy Hanson
    24th August 2017 / 1:52 pm

    Cherry Bakewell, love them and they go down great with either a glass of wine or a mug of tea. Plus my Grandma was nicknamed “Cherry” because she used to pick them when she was younger and it stuck until she died.

  138. Harriet Leonard
    24th August 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Definitely a cherry bakewell! You can’t beat a classic

  139. stacey kavanah
    24th August 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Angel slices (as long as i get to them before my daughter eats them all) x

  140. claire griffiths
    24th August 2017 / 2:37 pm

    cherry bakewells remind me of tea at my grandmas on a sunday fond memories

  141. lynn neal
    24th August 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Fondant fancies because they remind me of Birthday parties when I was a child!

  142. claire Thorpe
    24th August 2017 / 3:50 pm

    A Fondant Fancy! Because they are delicious of course and also because I love to say ‘Fondant Fancy’!!

  143. Lorraine Langham
    24th August 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Fondant Fancies – they remind me of going to tea at my friend’s house when I was a child. Eating them seemed so sophisticated!

  144. Judith Allen
    24th August 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Fondant fancies – sweet childhood memories. I really like cherry bakewells too, cake and pastry, yummy!

  145. Emma Schofield
    24th August 2017 / 4:39 pm

    Cherry Bakewells just because they are so delicious and can’t get enough of them.

  146. sandy ralph
    24th August 2017 / 4:43 pm

    I love their Cherry Bakewells they are light and tasty and so moreish

  147. fiona
    24th August 2017 / 4:50 pm

    angel cakes cos theyre pink and yellow and sweet

  148. Charlotte Carter-Dunn
    24th August 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Fondant fancies because I like to eat all the icing off first and then the cake 🙂

  149. Meryl Thomas
    24th August 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Mini battenburgs – they are so sweet I love them

  150. jenny reynolds
    24th August 2017 / 5:56 pm

    hasto be battenburg love marzipan and the tangy jam uuummmm yummy xxxxxx

  151. Dianne Simpson
    24th August 2017 / 6:18 pm

    French fancies – the pink and chocolate ones not so much the yellow ones

  152. Caroline Shepherd
    24th August 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I love a Country Slice, though the Trifle Slices look amazing so I’ll have to look out for those next time I shop!

  153. Jade Rogers
    24th August 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Cherry Bakewell, French fancies, and when the season comes around, the Mince Pies!

  154. Gill Thurgood
    24th August 2017 / 7:02 pm

    It just has to be the classic Cherry Bakewells

  155. Hayley F
    24th August 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Love the French fancies. My fav is the pink ones. The cake is so soft and I love to bite the top off x

  156. Hayley F
    24th August 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Love the French fancies. My fav is the pink ones. The cake is so soft and I love to bite the top off x

  157. Jade Hewlett
    24th August 2017 / 7:39 pm

    French Fancies as they are tasty and all the family enjoy them

  158. Vicky Allum
    24th August 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Mr.Kipling mince pies for me! I adore mince pies 🙂

  159. Emma Smith
    24th August 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I love cherry bakewells but do I admit that I have to take the cherry off the top

  160. Corinne Peat
    24th August 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I love a Cherry Bakewell!

  161. laura stewart
    24th August 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Cherry Bakewells so nice!

  162. Melissa
    24th August 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Got to be a mini battenberg 🙂

  163. Jules page
    24th August 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Battenburgs I love marzipan

  164. Fiona jk42
    24th August 2017 / 9:39 pm

    I love the Battenberg, they remind me of childhood Sunday teas with my grandparents

  165. Emma Farrell
    24th August 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Viennese Whirls for me

  166. Moany Mike
    24th August 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Cherry Bakewells – the icing, the almond and moisture of the filling …. oh joy. If only the rest of the family didn’t love them too, I could munch on a box myself 🙂

  167. Michelle Wild
    24th August 2017 / 10:38 pm

    French fancies because no-one likes the colour I like.

  168. jackie curran
    24th August 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Mine are cherry bakewells I love the icing and the cherry on the top

  169. Ben Robb
    24th August 2017 / 11:13 pm

    I love mini battenburgs as they’re so yummy!

  170. Natalie Gillham
    24th August 2017 / 11:33 pm

    The Country slice is my favourite!

  171. Rebecca Sutton
    24th August 2017 / 11:41 pm

    i love a bakewell tart me!

  172. Natalie Crossan
    24th August 2017 / 11:51 pm

    The apple pies – dangerous in my house!! They go within hours x

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