Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kakes
Kandy Bar Kakes are the best of both worlds. Light and fluffy chocolate enrobed cakes come in a unique kandy bar shape with a delicious créme filling made with your favorite candy flavors. Available in S'mores, Peppermint, and Peanut Butter flavor. Available at grocery and convenience stores across America.see more...
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- "I'm not a fan of these at all, I tried the ones with Reese peanut butter, because they reminded me of drakes funny bones but these were awful, I definitely will not buy the again!" in 334 reviews
- "Out of all the items I received in my Spring Fever Voxbox, I wasn't expecting too much (I figured, hey, it's a snack cake, whats the big deal?)." in 80 reviews
- "i liked these snack cakes a lot mostly the penut butter one thats the best it taste just like a reccees but even much better " in 32 reviews
- "Tastykakes was able able to satisfy my sweet tooth but I personally didn't care for the consistency of this product and felt that it was messy and crumbly.I also felt the chocolate coating was a little waxy " in 28 reviews
- "I thought the kakes were pretty good, I received the smores one, I think the reeses one would be better but I still enjoyed the kake. " in 28 reviews
The cake is a great size, and I made sure I had had lunch first so I didn’t devour the whole thing in one gulp. I like desserts like cookies frozen, so I cut off a small piece and put it in the freezer. Still, the portion I left for my after-lunch treat went very quickly! It was a litte dry, but I’m very partial to that fake, highly sugary cream in the middle – it reminded me of the guilty pleasure treats I grew up on, Hostess cakes! I did not LOVE this item, but I liked it enough to want to try the other two flavors – York and Reese’s. (I have a sneaking suspicion I would LOVE the Reese’s one xD). Kandy Bar Kakes would be great for kids, as a snack, at work, on a picnic – they pack so easy, although they can be easily crushed, and most people will like them.
There are two main reasons this will probably not become a staple snack for me. First of all I am concerned about the nutritional info. That cake, which is about an inch tall, and inch deep, and four inches long, packs 260 calories, 11 grams of fat (including 7 grams of saturated fat), 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 150 milligrams of sodium, and 25 grams of sugar. That’s a lot of bad things for a small snack, and it only has 3 grams of protein to redeem it! Secondly, Tastykake products are apparently not sold in my state, and while they are sold in the states around me, this fact makes it highly unlikely that I’ll get around to buying them ever. To top it off, the single-serving price is a bit high (although the family pack is much more reasonable).
Overall, I would definitely not say no to another Tastykake – every once in a while, and if I can find one!
For the next time that I try this kake, I would love to leave it in the fridge for a little bit to cool down. It might help the chocolate coating stick to the bar a little better as the edges were kind of crumbly, possibly from shipment though. I think the single serve price is expensive, but these are an “every once in a while” dessert for me. I have yet to see a coupon for Tastykake and would love it if they were available. I felt as though the packaging was a little boring. In fact, the packaging looks like the rest of their traditional product’s packaging. I see no difference now in the wrapper compared to the same brand when I was a kid.
I tried it and managed to only eat half in order to form my opinion. The flavor I received was “S’MORES.” All in all, it was very good. It reminded me very much of some yummy treats that Mom used to put in my lunch as a kid. Thank goodness they didn’t print nutritional information on the packages back then. ;-)
My sweet tooth was very satisfied with only half of a KAKE and my brain was satisfied with half of the calories. As for the taste (S’MORES flavor)… it was pretty good.
What would I change? 1) It has a graham cracker crumble on the top but I was slightly disappointed that the cake didn’t have more of a graham cracker-y flavor, 2) Cut the KAKE in half for those of us watching our weight.
I’d give it a B+ overall. Just my random opinion.
The fine print: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster.
I don't eat foods like this often and only tried because I got it in my vox box. However, I do know good desserts/snacks as I am now trying to lose all the weight from desserts and snacks that I have enjoyed! lol. Every now and again I want to have a snack that is worth it even if I gain a little I feel like it was calories well spent. I am still on the lookout. Maybe there other flavors are better? This one failed for me.
I was anxious to try this wonderful treat when I first saw it in my Spring VoxBox. I opened the package to find a rectangular cake covered in chocolate and striped with Reese's peanut butter stripes. When I bit into the cake I discovered chocolate cake surrounding a layer of Reese's peanut butter. The taste is a wonderful complementing mix of chocolate and peanut butter. Using Reese's is a brilliant taste combination with the chocolate cake. It will make your mouth water.
I allowed each of my 3 sons a bite of my Tastykake. They all loved it and begged for one of their own. I highly recommend this treat be shipped to ALL stores across the country and advertized everywhere before another company TRIES to compete with its deliciousness. I also recommend all those who fancy chocolate and all things Reese's to try this Kandy Bar Kake. You will NOT be disappointed.
The cake was dry. There wasn't NEARLY enough peanut butter. The picture on the package shows a thick layer of peanut butter in the center. This did not have that. The swirls on the outside didn't even taste "peanut buttery." It just kind of had a strange taste overall. This snack also has 240 colories!
You're promised light and fluffy, enrobed in chocolate. And that's exactly what you get. The coating is on the thinner side but satisfying and not waxy like other brands. The light, fluffy cake in two long layers inside and filling in between. The cake was soft, fresh, had good cocoa flavor and the peanut butter was just the touch that elevated it.
My mom loves chocolate and peanut butter cakes, and she passed that to me. This just might be my new favorite. I'll be buying her a box too. And trying the other flavors.
The peanut butter flavor is good and tastes like Reese's like it says on the wrapper. There is a good ratio of chocolate flavor to peanut butter, so neither is overwhelming. The chocolate on the outside is tasty. It does melt if you hold it for too long. The cake is moist. The entire treat is good with a small glass of cold milk and has no unpleasant aftertaste. Good little snack. We would buy them at the store but they don't sell them here on the west coast :(
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