Thanks to Tastykake and Influenster I got to try a sample of the Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kakes for the purposes of my review.
When I was a kid I used to love snack cakes. Little did my mother know that I would squirrel away my change so that I could buy chocolate covered, creme filled snack cakes at least a couple times a week. She couldn’t eat sugar so we, at least she, didn’t buy much stuff like that for us. Dad was exactly the opposite. He’d buy cookies, cakes and ice cream like they were going out of style.
I haven’t had a good snack cake in years, really like 15 years. Tastykake allowed Influenster to include a S’Mores Kandy Bar Kake in the Spring VoxBox. Truthfully, I was skeptical about how good a S’more flavored concoction was going to taste. The one thing that made me feel hopeful was that the cake is enrobed in a chocolate coating made with genuine Hershey’s Cocoa. A S’more just isn’t a real S’More without Hersheys.
The cake is graham cake which took a bit of getting used to because I’m accustomed to the crunch of graham crackers in a S’more. After getting past the shock of the texture the flavor was really good. The filling is not sticky at all like you would expect marshmallow to be. This is more like a marshmallow creme and even a bit lighter. It is SUPER sweet. As a once in a great while snack to quell your sweet tooth this is a tasty cake :).
The 2.1 oz cake has 260 calories (equivalent to a Snicker’s bar). The package is marked $1.69. You can purchase a box of Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes for $4.49 in the S’mores variety, Peppermint or Peanut Butter.
[dropshadowbox align=”center” effect=”lifted-both” width=”97px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]The Tasty Baking Company, founded in 1914 and located in Philadelphia, Pa., is one of the country’s leading bakers of snack cakes, pies, cookies, and donuts. As a subsidiary of Flowers Foods, the company has bakery facilities in Philadelphia and Oxford, Pa. that offer more than 100 products under the Tastykake brand name. Celebrated for their freshness and quality ingredients, the Tastykake line includes such classics as Krimpets, Kandy Kakes, Juniors, and Kreamies. For more information on Tasty Baking Company, visit www.tastykake.com.[/dropshadowbox]
Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample for the purposes of my review from Influenster.