Monday, June 24, 2013

Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kakes - Influenster Product Review

Hi!
**received complimentary for testing purposes

Time for my final product review for the items I received in my Spring Fever Influenster Voxbox.  The last product is a relatively new snack cake - Tastykake Kandy Bar Kake.  I got the peanut butter flavor (made with Reese's peanut butter).

From Influenster's site:
ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
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. 
My thoughts:
I had high hopes for this as I normally love anything that has peanut butter in it.  I had actually already seen this at the grocery store and thought about purchasing it several times (but I always had something from the bakery in my cart already) so I kept waiting on purchasing it.  

Honestly, it wasn't as good as I was hoping for.  Maybe it was because it was old - it had "use by 05/16/13" printed on it and I actually received my box about a week after that date.  But I felt that the "kake" part of the Kandy Bar Kake was on the dry side.  And given how hot it's been the last couple of weeks, the icing part was actually melted and stuck to the packaging.  Despite that, I felt that it was missing the peanut flavor that it promised.  Yes, I got the chocolate part of the equation, but only the tiniest hint of peanut butter.

I also wanted to mention how high the calorie count is - 280 per serving, which is the whole bar.  It does help a touch that there is a small dose of protein, calcium and iron but the amounts are small.  It might not make you feel as guilty if the kandy bar kake was pre-divided in half so you could share it, if you were so inclined.  I, personally, did not find this to be a very satisfying hunger-wise snack.

I can say that I would not purchase this as a snack for a summer roadtrip since, unless you keep all your snacks on your person at all times or store them in a cooler, these will be melted and messy waiting for you in the car.  As far as any other time of the year, probably not since I wasn't completely satisfied with the taste.  Maybe a different flavor would be better?

For a look at the full range available, click here to go to Tastykake's site.

**"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."
**my opinions are my own
**not affiliated

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