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Fans will be eating for England; We put the goodies to the test.

Chocolate football cake Price: 60p

DECEPTIVELY moreish, this chocolate sponge cup cake is topped with thick yummy, chocolate icing and crowned with a black and white soccer ball.

It's a melt-in-your-mouth delight which leaves a lingering choco taste and isn't too sickly.

But beware - the ball on top isn't sugar icing, so whip it off before chomping down or your gnashers may go the same way as Wayne Rooney's metatarsal.

The thin-fingered among you may then use the footie ball as a lucky World Cup ring. Kiss it every time Crouch scores.

Score: 3/5

White icing football cake Price: 60p

TASTY little number - a hard cream top that is sweet and devastatingly delicious, just like one of Rooney's goals.

And underneath the soft sponge filling that is as enjoyable as watching the Manchester United ace waltz through opposition defences and score one of his most spectacular finishes.

Score: 5/5

Football cornflake cake Price: 85p

BRING out your inner child with this yummy chocolaty treat. Topped with sprinkles and a football logo (that's not as tasty as the cake!) it's a substantial ball of naughty but niceness.

Score: 4/5

Gingerbread footballer Price: 85p

THERE'S something very satisfying about dunking an England footballer into a mug of steaming hot coffee!

He might be only made of gingerbread, but this player is definitely more yummy off the pitch than on. The iced England football shirt leaves a lot to be desired, but there's no doubt the gingerbread sportsman has star appeal. Get dunking for England.

Score: 3/5

Cheese and pickle world cup batch (also available in ham and tomato or cheese and onion) Price: pounds 1.50

TUCKING into the succulent centre of this batch is like tucking away a threaded through ball from Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard against Paraguay or Trinidad and Tobago. With its hard white crust arranged in a football motif it's so tasty you can relax and let your taste buds take care of themselves while you concentrate on cheering on Beckham and the boys this summer.

Score: 4/5

Football panini -meatball Price: pounds 2.95

NOT quite sure what the link between meatball paninis and the World Cup is, but I wholeheartedly approve, even when tasting at 10.25am.

Bit small mind.

I want another one.

Score: 4/4

Football panini -mozzarella and sundried tomatoes Price: pounds 2.95

WHILE mighty tasty, this one isn't a patch on the meatball version.

And the tomato tasted more like jalapeno pepper, being quite hot.

Nice though.

Score: 3/5
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Date:Jun 3, 2006
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