Immediately after my cake & pizza therapy session in the comments of this blog post, I tripped on a box of Tastykake’s Low Fat Chocolate Iced Vanilla Cupcakes. Ooo-la-la.
Never mind that this treat is low fat. Tastykakes have no place in my cake recovery program, yet here I am doing a Taste Test on the pseudo-forbidden. I don’t normally delve into products labeled low fat because they usually turn out to be disappointing, nasty versions of the original product. And I’ll be damned, I was right again. These low fat cupcakes are obscene.
The cupcake itself isn’t as sugary as a regular Tastykake, which is fine, but it leaves a terrible after taste. And whatever is done to make this cupcake low fat also prevents it from having a moist texture and fresh taste. The cupcake is stiff and stale-like straight out of the package. This is what I get for being Greedy. I wasted my money on a bum product.
If you don’t have the caloric reserves to eat a real Tastykake don’t waste your time on the low fat version. The company also makes a low fat Raspberry Coffee Cake that you’ll never catch in my jaws.
Calories 170 (1 pkg/2 cakes), Fat 2.5g, Carbs 33g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 21g, Protein 2g
Reactions from the Taste Test Crew
Greedy Kid #1 – It stinks. I means it really smells bad. And did the Tastykake people actually taste this before they put it in stores? It’s really bad.
Greedy Kid #2 – (after one bite) You can tell its low fat. I don’t want anymore.
Greedy Kid #3 – I don’t like it….Wait, I DO like it. Can I have more?
Yum Up! to: Taste experiments that prove you can give a Greedy 4 year-old low fat sweets and they will still like it.
Yuck Down! to: Cake products served stale on purpose.