Snack Report: Tastykake Peanut Butter Candy Kakes

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Tastykake again!? YES! Thanks to a fan of Robot’s Pajamas I got a few different types of Tastykake products. This time we turn our snack gaze upon the Tastykake Peanut Butter Candy Kakes. After a bad impression and a ho-hum follow up, can Tastykake turn it around with this one?

The first thing that shocked me to my very core was how freaking small these Tastykake Peanut Butter Candy Kakes are. For a brief second I thought that perhaps I had accidentally become a giant and now everything was absurdly small, but after examining my surroundings more closely I realized that wasn’t the case.

It says on the box that the cake is enlarged (in really small print), but years of eating snack cakes has gotten me used to a certain size of cake and these are not even close to any snack cake I’ve ever eaten. And I’ve eaten an embarrassingly huge amount of snack cakes.

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These Peanut Butter Candy Kakes are super small compared to snack cakes of my past. They’re a little larger than Girl Scout cookies. The image above illustrates using the universal measuring tool of a Cobra Baroness action figure, which we all know exactly how large those are.

The box also states that they’re 90 calories a cake. Well there are two cakes in a package, so you’re more than likely eating 180 calories, not 90. And due to these things being super small it doesn’t feel like you’re getting a whole lot for 180 calories.

We’re not off to a great start here, Tastykake is going to have to make it up in the taste department and… they sorta of do. The biggest problem is that both cakes were super dry. The white sponge cake was way too spongey. It was like eating an actual sponge than a cake. It was dry and didn’t have a lot of flavor. The saving grace was that the peanut butter was pretty good. Better than the Peanut Butter Kandy Bar Kakes.

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And can we talk a minute about the really confusing naming convention here? These are Peanut Butter Candy Kakes. I previously reviewed Kandy Bar Kakes that were Peanut Butter flavored. Can’t they just call these things more distinctive names like Peanut Butter Dingle Bobs and Peanut Blasting Choco-binks? That would make things a hell of a lot easier.

Overall, it was a nice effort on the part of Tastykake here. We’re getting progressively better in the items I”ve tried, but not in leaps and bounds. More like fits and starts.

Score: 2.5 out of 5


This TastyKake review was brought to you by a Robot’s Pajamas fan! If you want to request a treat review let me know in the comments or send me something to eat. As long as it’s not poison. I don’t eat poison.