Apr 20, 2014

Review: Sara Lee - Blueberry Cakes

Sara Lee Blueberry Cakes are pretty much blueberry muffins in the form of mini-loaf snack cakes.

A 11.75-oz box contains 7 individually-packaged cakes and was $2.50.

Like a lot of packaged snack cakes, these are a little oily (to keep them somewhat moist). The crumb has a crumbly but odd melt-in-your-mouth texture.

There's an artificial blueberry flavor (and a bit of an odd aftertaste) throughout the cake that intensified slightly when I came across an actual blueberry. The blueberries were a little chewy.

Overall, for a shelf-stable snack cake, Sara Lee Blueberry Snack Cakes won't satisfy like a blueberry muffin baked in the last day or two but that's not really a fair comparison. I didn't care much for it, but it compares decently to any other shelf-stable blueberry cake or muffin out there. It might have been better to have a plain cake rather than blueberry cake to go with the blueberries though.

For a convenient blueberry fix though, I'd rather have blueberry oatmeal, and for Sara Lee snack cakes, I prefer the taste and texture of their Buttery Sunshine Cake.

Nutritional Info - Sara Lee Blueberry Cakes
Serving Size - 1 cake (48g)
Calories - 180 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 200mg
Carbs - 26g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 2g