Review – Family Favourites – Soreen


Every family has their favourite in regards to food, for us it is Soreen. We all love it and enjoy every mouthful.

So what is Soreen?

For all of you who don’t know, never seen it or have never tried it – Soreen is a fruity malt loaf; soft and sticky, extremely tasty, surprisingly nutritious and even more surprisingly low in fat. I have heard people referring to is as “sticky bread”, “black bread” or fruit bread”.

Soreen has been baking fruity malt bread for 75 years now. The original recipe one is still the same but there are a lot of new additions to the Soreen family:

  • Soreen Limited Edition Chocolate Malt
  • Soreen Lunchbox Loaves
  • Soreen Toastie Loaf
  • Soreen Snackers
  • Soreen Banana
  • Soreen Apple & Sultana
  • Soreen Snack
  • Soreen sliced
  • Soreen Cinnamon & Raisin
  • Soreen Fruity-Five
  • Soreen Go Bar

That’s a great choice and everyone can pick something for themselves. Different flavours and different sizes of loaf – perfect for every snacking occasion, from the family breakfast where we can all share one loaf to single serving’s for the school lunch box.

Soreen Toastie Loaf

Soreen Toastie Loaf

From this huge selection of Soreen goodies I have found a few new favourites myself. One of them is the Toastie Loaf. The main reason I prefer it just a bit more over others is the fact that is it not messy. It comes in a big pack, already pre-cut into thick slices perfect for toasting. I don’t have to spend 5 minutes trying to cut it into perfect slices, which is only possible with original loaf after years of practise (don’t get me wrong I still love the original loaf as well, but I’m not always in the mood for sticky bread wrestling… sometimes I just want to eat… now). Also because of its size it makes a perfect toastie… hence the name of the loaf I guess 🙂 and with a bit of butter… yummy… I think I just made myself hungry again…

Soreen Snack

Soreen Snack

The second product which in my opinion deserves special recognition is the Soreen Snack. This is Soreen for lazy people and I sometimes belong to that group (don’t deny it, you do to). A Soreen Snack equates to two slices of Soreen fruity malt load, already buttered and neatly packed in a single serving wrapper. This is a perfect product for when you’re on the go. The packet itself is small enough to fit into your handbag, backpack, or even your pocket so you can retrieve it and munch away whenever needed. Perfect as an energy booster at home or in the office when you pushed for time and every minute counts. It is also great as an emergency snack in the car… imagine you are all stuck in a traffic jam, which seems to be every journey now a day’s, wishing you had something to eat… a Soreen Snack is just perfect for those moments, I know I have the T-shirt…

Soreen Lunchbox Loaves

Soreen Lunchbox Loaves

The third product which I would like to describe in more detail is the Soreen Lunchbox Loaves. These are mini loaves of original or banana flavoured Soreen. A Multi-pack contains five individually wrapped bite size loaves. Each bar provides less than 100 calories and less than 0.3g saturated fat. These are perfect for school lunch boxes or just as a quick snack. Again, this product is an ideal choice for an “on the go” snack, when we need a quick energy boost or just fancy a small bite.


Taking into consideration all the flavoured Soreen available like Soreen Banana, Soreen Apple & Sultana and Soreen Cinnamon & Raisin – I have decided that the banana one is my favourite. We tried them all when they first came into our local shop. We bought one each just to check them out and see if they are as tasty as the original one… surprise, surprise they are. What is the most pleasing thing about them though, they really taste of the fruits stated on the pack. Soreen Banana is much lighter in colours and tastes like squished bananas… again yummy, and again I am hungry…

I never tried the Soreen Chocolate… I have no idea how I could have missed that one! Yet obviously, I did. A fact that will soon be rectified, trust me.

An added bonus about Soreen – you can buy it almost everywhere. Every supermarket or food store chain stocks it… ok they may not have the full selection, but they will always have something from the Soreen family.

And if you are a fan of Soreen you might want to follow them on Twitter @SoreenHQ; where at this moment they have a fantastic competition – win a year’s supply of Soreen! Wouldn’t that be just awesome!

So, are you a Soreen lover? Which one is your favourite?


I received a selection of loaves from Soreen for review purposes. All opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.


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46 responses to “Review – Family Favourites – Soreen

  1. Yeah my family’s favourite food is my mums dumplings! xoxo Lisa giglove

  2. Have never heard soreen, seems really good though

  3. I love Soreen, didn’t realise it came in so many variations! I bet the chocolate one is delicious.

  4. I’ve never seen these before! Looks like they could be really tasty! GIG

  5. Slices of Soreen, buttered with cheese and apple when I stayed at my Granny’s was a highlight, love it. I do like the banana variety, very moist!

  6. Oh man! We don’t have that in the States!

  7. Mummy is crazy about soreen! Sooo yummy. We’ll definitely be entering their contest

  8. Oh I absolutely love the fruity malt bread!!! it’s so yummy!! I wish I could eat it more ofter!! Definitely great to have with a nice cuppa ^^ Big hugs hun!!

  9. Not one for me as I don’t like the taste of it, but weirdly I do enjoy the smell! 🙂

  10. I love almost anything bread so I wish I could try this out!

  11. I have never heard of Soreen, but boy does that banana fruit loaf sound delicious!!!

  12. I have not seen these before. They look yummy!

  13. Love the smaller size not seen them before.


  14. I’ve never seen it before, but I don’t think I’d like it because I don’t like fruit bread. It’s great that its healthy though. GIGLOVE

  15. I adored Soreen before being told I have Coeliac’s. My husband still eats it and loves all of the various loaves! Great post as ever!

  16. This is a new brand and product to me. It looks yummy, especially with all the flavours and different sizes for various occasions! GIG

  17. Haven’t heard of this before but omg there’s so many flavors to choose from. *o* Looks tasty!

  18. oh,,my mouth watering ❤
    I never try this snack before, I think its not sale in my country but i will try it someday!

  19. I love to make a cake with cinnamon and vanilla yogurt. That’ s definitely my best choice for sweet stuff. Among main dishes…I’d say any kind of pasta made by my mom.

  20. wow the chocolate bread look yummy!! im hungry now! gig

  21. Nia

    I’m not really a Soreen fan. I more a pastry fan

  22. Ileana

    I have never tried these….would love to check the chocolate one and the banana one 😀


  23. I have never heard about the brand, but I would love to try some of those products. 🙂

  24. I have never heard of soreen before, interesting post ! #gig xoxo Francy @

  25. that looks really yumeeeeey. Sad that they aren’t available here in Asia 😀

  26. I’ve never heard of Soreen before, I’m dying to give it a try now, these look delicious! ❤ GIGLove

  27. I came across this brand in airport. Forgot which airport, but somehow the packaging doesn’t attracts me to pick them up.

  28. Have never heard soreen, but it does look tastiest …

  29. I’ve seen Soreen before, but never really bought any, but your review make em look super yummy!

  30. I’ve heard of fruit bread before, but never tried it. These pictures look so yummy. I think I will have to try it this year. GIG

  31. oh myyyy I haven’t heard of or tried Soreen before but it looks yummm 🙂

  32. I am a fan of fruit bread.. but this looks good considering the fat and nutrition content 🙂 ❤ giglove

  33. I’m a Soreen lover and I love the Banana flavor! Which reminds me I should probably check our supermarket here see if they have this brand. It’s been a while.

    xx Donah

  34. How come I’ve never heard about such deliciousness? They are looking so delicious and yumm ❤ Love to try them out xxxx

  35. Looks like a interesting product – unfortaly something like this isn’t sold in G.

  36. my parents use to buy these all the time!


  37. have never tried this but they all look yummy!

  38. Have never heard soreen, but it looks tasty 🙂

  39. I dont think we have this brand here, but it does look nice. And Im all for convenience 🙂

  40. we don’t have Soreen here, but we have the exact dupe of it, it’s called Gardenia! 😀

  41. Pingback: Baking with Soreen – Chocolate Soreen Flapjacks | Bark Time = everything and nothing

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