A LITTLE DEBBIE GOES A LONG WAY
Some of you out there may be asking, “What the heck?! Why talk about Little Debbie products?”
I say why not? Consider this an archive of sorts, of Little Debbie snacks. I am by no means an expert on the matter, but I AM a fan of snack cakes whether it’s Little Debbie, Hostess, or Tasty Kakes. And don’t think I won’t do articles on those too! Just try me.
There’s just a nice warm feeling that comes over when I think of Little Debbie snack cakes. Maybe it’s because I usually had one in my lunchbox or because my mom was usually waiting with one for an afterschool snack. Or maybe it’s just because some them are really, really good. But they made some clunkers as well. Some ludicrous concoctions that I wouldn’t feed to a… um, hungry person. Some of them just make me so sick I almost toss my snack cakes!
In any event, this is by no means the end-all be-all of Little Debbie blogging. I encourage you to seek out and sample all of these products, just don’t ask me to join you. Feel free to peruse http://www.littledebbie.com for all of your sugar & fat needs as well.
Somehow, a big glob of marshmallow just isn’t appealing ( Peeps) unless it’s sitting in the middle of a hot cup of cocoa or it’s Fluff, but these Marshmallow Supremes really pull it off. The kicker is the chocolate cookie that the puffy white blob sits upon, it really saves this. The chocolaty crunchy goodness of the cookie makes it a pleasurable experience when you’re biting through all of that marshmallow. This definitely wouldn’t be high on my list of preferred Little Debbies (Please 18+ only), but it’s not bad.
You’d think these would possibly be reserved for the holiday season, but nope! Little Debbie strikes it rich with Snow Puffs, which are a combination of the previously discussed Marshmallow Supremes and your run of the mill white/pink Snow Balls. These puffs contain a chocolate cookie at the bottom, with a coconut covered marshmallow on top. This actually sounds even better than a Marshmallow Supreme because I’m a sucker for Snow Balls (especially pink!). In addition, Debbie’s big selling point is that each puff has only 100 calories and 2 grams of fat. So build yourself a snow fort out of these things. Then eat it.
Chocolate & Banana Marshmallow Pies
Little, little Debbie…You needn’t lower yourself with all of these fake cakes. Everybody knows that MoonPies have the marshmallow pie market cornered, baby. Nothing beats a MoonPie with their six flavorful flavors: chocolate, vanilla, banana, orange, lemon, and strawberry. And you’re stepping up to plate with a third-rate generic copy offering only chocolate and banana? Debbie, please.
This always has been and always will be a staple in my home. I LOVE NUTTY BARS !! Christmas Tree Cakes score points for being Christmas tree cakes, but THIS is Little Debbie’s bread & peanut butter. Just looking at this picture makes my mouth water! And what of that thrilling rush you get when you split a Nutty Bar in half and lick the peanut butter off? It’s more exhilarating than a
York’s Peppermint Patty, and you don’t get a blizzard thrown at you either. In my house, a box of these usually doesn’t last too long, but they say those that burn brightest, burn quickest.
Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
What the heck are they trying to do here? It’s like some weird Peanut Butter Twix (although I’m pretty sure these Peanut Butter Crunch Bars have been around for quite some time). I remember my mom buying these often, and I just can’t stand’em. Crunchy cookie, peanut butter, chocolate. You’d think it’d be a winner, right? The peanut butter just doesn’t have the right taste or texture and the cookie is cheaper than a
Bangkok hooker. They claims it’s made with real peanut butter. Maybe that’s the problem here. I like my peanut butter sweetened and manufactured!
Peanut Butter Wafers
A mind boggler, these “Peanut Butter Wafers” are. Why would Debbie bother to slap these on the shelf when the big boy, the Nutty Bars, are twice the size, have a more eye catching bright yellow box, and are well known? It’s not enough that Little Debbie rules of the snack cake kingdom, she’s now gone into competition with herself! As a child, I always figured this to be Nutty Bars for grown-ups, figuring that no self-respecting contributor to society would dare be seen eating a madcap “Nutty Bar” when they could eat a more sophisticated “Wafer”, which is a smaller serving and comes in a more subtle box. The only thing I can figure for this product to even exists is because there are some people who think Nutty Bars are too much to eat, these are about half as thick. Hey, how ’bout some self-control, people? You don’t have to eat a box in one sitting, though I prefer too. A further inquisition with Little Debbie provides the information that Nutty Bars are “enrobed in fudge”, while the Wafers are “covered in a chocolaty coating”. A true difference or is someone just using synonyms?