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Apr 26, 2015

Review: Tastykake - 2015 Spring Kandy Kakes

Tastykake's limited-time spring Kandy Kakes include Lemon, Cherry, and Strawberry flavors.

An 8-oz box contains six packs of two snack cakes and retails for about $4.49 but I received these courtesy of Tastykake.

The Lemon ones feature white confectionery-coated vanilla sponge cake with lemon creme filling; Cherry consists of dark chocolate-covered chocolate cake with cherry creme filling; and Strawberry offers white confectionery-coated vanilla sponge cake with strawberry creme filling.

Rather than completely covering of each cake with a layer of creme, they went with a rectangular strip and partial coverage.

I cut the two Strawberry Kandy Cakes differently to show the varying creme coverage.
The white confectionery coating was sweet and creamy. For whatever reason, it was notably thicker on the Lemon Kandy Kakes and blunted the tangy lemony flavor a fair bit. The strawberry creme was creamier and came out a bit better with the coating.

The dark chocolate-flavored coating was my preferred of the two with a pleasant if not rich chocolaty quality and smooth texture. The chocolate cake paired well with it and added a light cocoa flavor. Combined with the cherry creme, it reminded of a cherry cordial.

The snack cakes were a bit on the dry side (which is fairly normal for snack cakes) but otherwise had a nice, spongy texture.

Overall, Tastykake's Spring Kandy Kakes were pretty good. With the high amount of frosting/coating to cake, there's a reason they're called "Kandy." I liked the Strawberry flavor the best; I enjoyed the lemon creme more but there was too much candy coating that came with.

Nutritional Info - Tastykake Lemon Kandy Kakes
Serving Size - 2 cakes (38g)
Calories - 190 (from Fat - 100)
Fat - 11g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 50g
Carbs - 23g (Sugars - 16g)
Protein - less than 1g

Nutritional Info - Tastykake Cherry Kandy Kakes
Serving Size - 2 cakes (38g)
Calories - 190 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 70g
Carbs - 24g (Sugars - 18g)
Protein - 1g

Nutritional Info - Tastykake Strawberry Kandy Kakes
Serving Size - 2 cakes (38g)
Calories - 190 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 50g
Carbs - 23g (Sugars - 16g)
Protein - less than 1g


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