Aug 1, 2015

Review: Tastykake - 2015 Summer Kandy Kakes

Tastykake offers two limited-edition flavors of their confection-covered Kandy Kakes this summer: Key Lime and Orange Creme.

The suggested price is $4.49 per 8-oz box but I received these courtesy of Tastykake. It's been pretty hot with the summer and all so the coating melted a bit.

The white confectionery coating was fairly sweet and reasonably creamy but there was a lot of it compared to the small size of the actual cake. It's especially thick on top (perhaps to make sure the filling stays intact). All that coating makes the experience more like eating frosting than cake, which isn't my preference (to be fair, they're called "Kandy Kakes" for a reason).

The Orange Creme Kandy Kakes (I'm surprised they didn't go with "Kreme" but I guess Krispy Kreme already does that) includes an orange-flavored creme filling and plain sponge cake, while the Key Lime version has key lime-flavored creme and a graham cake.

Both cakes were a little dry but that might vary depending on how long you leave them sitting in the cupboard (as well as how long they've been sitting on store shelves). The graham cake is the drier of the two. It actually tasted a lot like a graham cracker but some of the effect is lost due to the abundance of frosting. It's a shame as I've never come across a graham cake before.

The sponge cake offered the same lightly vanilla-flavored, soft dense texture that's indicative of a lot of snack cakes.

The respective cremes offered a mild and enjoyable flavor that brings to mind their respective desserts. The orange creme in particular was enhanced by the frosting (although it still could have used much less).

Overall, Tastykake's 2015 Summer Kandy Kakes are fairly good as long as you like Kandy Kakes (or a lot of frosting in general). I just want to scrape most of the frosting off myself.

Nutritional Info - Tastykake Key Lime Kandy Kakes
Serving Size - 2 cakes (38g)
Calories - 180 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 60mg
Carbs - 24g (Sugar - 14g)
Protein - less than 1g

Nutritional Info - Tastykake Orange Creme Kandy Kakes
Serving Size - 2 cakes (38g)
Calories - 190 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 55mg
Carbs - 23g (Sugar - 15g)
Protein - less than 1g

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