May 17, 2011

Review: Starbucks - Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

One of Starbucks' new Petites, the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie features two small red velvet cakes discs sandwiching a cream cheese frosting filling. As with all Starbucks' Petites you can purchase one for $1.50 or two for $2.50 (unless you live in Alaska or Hawaii where it costs more).

Visually, Starbucks' Red Velvet Whoopie Pie is roughly the same size and shape as an Oreo Cakester. It tastes a lot better though.

The cake portion was moist and I could actually taste the cocoa which I often find missing in a fair bit of red velvet cakes/cupcakes.
I usually find the amount of cream cheese frosting on similar items a bit too much and too sweet and the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie was no exception. However, if you have a sweet tooth I don't think it'll bother you any.

If you're eating one of these on the go or in the office, I will point out that the squiggle of red frosting pipped on top can be a bit messy; I got a bit on my fingers even when clutching the whoopie pie from the sides. The amount of red food dye in it might leave some red color on your paws.

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Nutritional Info - Starbucks Red Velvet Whoopie Pie (39g)
Calories - 190 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 11g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 180mg
Carbs - 21g (Sugar - 19g)
Protein - less than 1g


  1.  I have to laugh at these petites. These overweight women come in and buy them thinking "oh, these are healthy".
    News Flash: They're not healthy, they're just less UNhealthy than the other pastries.

    And they may only be 200 calories, but 11 grams of fat and 5 grams of saturated fat is a lot for such a small treat.

  2. In my pre-self-imposed famine era I noticed the increasing use of Cool-Whip style/type of frosting upon cakes and various confections and noted the "lighternessicity" of he stuff when compared to the cake etc. frosting that was a commonality during my younger pre-old-disgruntled-coot era of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and...............

    it was mostly the later 1980s and increasingly, over time, that the sugar-drenched disgustingly over-sweet icing slathered atop a veritable horde of confections  was steadily replaced by the much-preferable-to-me Cool-Whip style "icing" holding much less sugar ( I believe) due to taste alone.

    I have engaged in mutual guttural grunts with others who mentioned the same observations and who agreed in various ways with me regarding the glee felt that the sugar-drenched ultra-high-calorie way-too-sweet icing/topping/etc stuff was steadily falling to the wayside akin to a ChiCom peasant-soldier following Mao's directive to advance towards Chosin Reservoir battling horrendous sub-zero ambient temperatures and accompanying nearly-incomprehensible wind-chill factors.

  3. Portion control is often problematic for the slender-challenged.

    200 calories times 10 is at least 2K calories but surely different if thinking metrically or at an avoirdupois-like level.

    Toss in a few Oreos and 3/4-gallon of ice cream and multiply times a decade and yet another tons-of-fun laments where all the decent guys are.

  4. If a Red Velvet cake doesn't taste very chocolate someone is cheating you. A good Red Velvet is the best Devil's food cake ever dyed red.


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