Friday Flash Reviews are abridged reviews of new or exciting products for your end-of-week reading.
For centuries, people around the world have been putting Christmas trees up in their homes during the holidays. Some trees are natural, some are artificial. So, it’s time to settle the debate once and for all. Which type of Christmas tree is best, fake or real? Trick question. The correct answer is cake.
Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes come in three flavors–vanilla, chocolate and red velvet. Obviously I chose red velvet, because red velvet. The cake carries a pretty good cocoa flavor. It’s sweet, but still somewhat bitter. The filling and outer frosting, though, are just pure sugar. They don’t totally drown out the chocolate taste, but the sweetness of each lacks the creamy tang that’s usually associated with red velvet frostings. These Christmas Tree Cakes aren’t bad, but if you’re looking for something that actually tastes like red velvet this holiday season, you should probably put something else on your wish list.
Just a quick note that I’ll be on a brief hiatus–Mrs. Snack Cellar and I are going on our honeymoon! No posts next week, but reviews should return during the week of November 21. Until then, check out past reviews and follow Snack Cellar on Instagram and Snapchat (@snackcellar) to keep up with any cool foods I might post!
|Item:||Little Debbie Red Velvet Christmas Tree Cakes|
|Price and Place of Purchase:||$2.00 at Cub Foods|
|Nutrition Facts (serving size-1 cake):||210 calories, 90 calories from fat, 10 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 2 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 2 grams of monounsaturated fat, 100 milligrams of sodium, 25 milligrams of potassium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 20 grams of sugar, 1 gram of protein.|
|In a Nutshell:||Decent cocoa flavor, but filling and frosting are just sugar. “Red velvet” taste isn’t there. Cake > trees.|
|Overall Score:||6 out of 10|