Friday, January 30, 2009

In Which Little Debbie Comes Calling

My friend and blogger extraordinaire Jen wrote a post recently about snack cakes. She is a very organic, make-it-from-scratch sort of person, but she cannot resist the call of the snack cake. She even referred to them as "crack cakes" -- in the title, I do believe.

I would love to have been a fly on the wall when she checked her email Inbox a bit later and discovered....

a note from Little Debbie.

They didn't shake their finger at her (or give her the finger) for relating their snacks to drugs. No, they wanted to GIVE her (insert squeal here) THREE sampler boxes. Yes, ladies and gentlement, THREE boxes, and Jen had a drawing for two of them.

I, who never win a darned thing, won one.

(Insert another squeal and hands waving in glee.)

I can honestly say I've never had anything other than a Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie. I never had snack cakes in my lunches, have never eaten a Twinkie in my life (although I've mailed them) -- these sorts of goodies just never got tossed in the shopping cart with the Oreos.

The other day, a HUGE box arrived:

People, there were three layers of boxes in this thing. It's all their new line of 100 calorie snack cakes (thank goodness for that!).

Rick and Zack snagged the Nutty Bars faster than I could say "no, mine". They're now hidden somewhere in the house, probably in Zack's bed.

I, however, snagged the Snow Puffs, as I'd heard of the marshmallow/coconut things since I was a kid and was DYING for one. These are good -- the brownie bit on the bottom sticks to your teeth a bit, so don't eat this before a big date or an interview, but otherwise, delish.

Zack also absconded with the yellow cakes. I say "yellow cakes" because the box is now GONE and I don't have the official name. But they were also delish, and are now finito.

We haven't gotten anywhere NEAR trying everything. I've hidden the box a bit in the back of the pantry, but I have a feeling it's going to get sniffed out. Probably by me. At midnight.

(Now, where DID Zack hide those Nutty Bars?)


  1. Well little lady, today is your lucky day. Come on over for a quick visit!

  2. PS What is it about that time when we need something sweet? Gee whiz, that's the worst time to eat!! Fun Little Debbie's! I love that box graphic!

  3. Dang that's amazing!!

    I can't be trusted with even the 100 calorie LDs. I've learned the hard way. ;o)

  4. Well, the Nutty Bars are ALL gone. I didn't get to try even one. Dagnabbit.

  5. Mmmm... Cosmic Brownies!

  6. Too bad, the Nutty Bars are the best!

    Which is kind of weird because I don't usually like peanut butter and chocolate.

  7. You LUCKED OUT!!
    I love zebra cakes, the seasonal christmas tree and valentine heart cakes, star crunch, Marshmallow Supremes , CHOCOLATE FUDGE SWIRLS

  8. Anonymous9:58 AM

    I would like the record to show that I was offered THREE sample boxes and I gave THREE away.

    I did not pilfer from the sample boxes.

    Because I got my own box of snack cakes. :-)

  9. Holy cow! I never had the little snacks in my lunch box either, and I really don't eat those sorts of things much now. To have a box like that arrive, though? I'd be squealing with joy, too!

  10. I lived on the peanut butter waffers covered in chocolate for years!

    That sure was a LOT of cake!
    YAY LORI!!!

    Moon pies... Try one sometime!
    BTW twinkies were so much better in the 1970s and '80s You are notmissing out on anything in that dept. now!

  11. My problem is that it doesn't count as a 100-calorie snack if you eat the whole dang box!

  12. LOL-righto on the twinkies and festive christmas tree cakes. My son is still asking mommir for a chrimas tree! I am amazed about Lil Debbie finding the blog post!!!!! KUDOS to u Jen!!

  13. Oh boy, I love that box those cakes come in - I think I could eat that too!! LOL.
    The cakes look delicious - I have never tried some of those before...and only 100 calories, that's neat. wanna send me some? In one of those cute boxes?? teehee just kidding :)

  14. All I can say is "Lucky" in my best Napoleon Dynamite voice. My 4-yr old thinks the 100 calorie brownies are HIS because they are smaller. Try prying that out of his chubby little hands.


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