Monday, June 24, 2013

Influenster Review: Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kakes S'Mores

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

For this product the criteria are based solely on what flavors should be present in a S'Mores and whether or not the flavors are in a S'Mores balance.  I did have my husband try this product because this is something I cannot eat and I am not sure I have ever had a S'More so I wouldn't know what it was supposed to taste like anyway.  My husband on the other hand has had S'Mores before and is actually able to eat them.

For this review I asked my husband to try this and let me know the following:

Does it taste of chocolate?

Does it taste of graham cracker?

Does it taste of marshmallow?

Are the three flavors in balance the way they would be in a S'Mores?

If no, what is the over riding flavor?

Lastly, I did ask him if he liked it, which is solely an opinion question and may not be reflective of what you would think of the taste.



Before I give the review, I want to include as much of the text from the packaging as I can include because I know it is not the easiest thing to read text on pictures.

Front of Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kakes S'Mores



New!
TASTYKAKE
KANDY BAR KAKES
S'MORES
MARSHMALLOW FLAVORED
CREAM FILLED CAKE

MADE WITH
HERSHEY'S
COCOA

NET WT 2.1 OZ (60g)

Side of Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kakes S'Mores



Nutrition Facts

Serv. Size 1 Cake (60g/2.1oz.)
Servings 1
Calories 260
Calories from Fat 100
*%Percent Daily Value (DV) are based on an 2000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*

Total Fat       11 g     17%
Sat. Fat        7g      37%
Trans Fat       0 g
Cholest.        20mg     6%
Sodium          150mg     6%
Total Carb.     38g    13%
Fiber           1g      6%
Sugars          25g
Protein         3g    
Vitamin A     0%
Vitamin C     4%
Calcium     6%
Iron            6%

Side of Tastykake® Kandy Bar Kakes S'Mores



(copied from walmart.com because the Tastykake®  website didn't have it listed and I can barely read this)

Confectionery Cocoa Coating (Sugar, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Whey Powder [Milk], Cocoa Powder, Soy Lecithin [An Emulsifier], Salt And Vanillin [An Artificial Flavor]), Sugar, Palm Oil, Enriched Bleached And Unbleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Eggs, Corn Syrup, Whey (Milk), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Whole Wheat Flour, Dextrose, Soybean Oil, Water, Contains 2% of Less of Each of The Following:, Egg Whites, Graham Cracker Meal (Wheat Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Sugar, Soybean Oil, Honey, Sodium Bicarbonate, Salt), Modified Corn Starch, Glycerine, Corn Starch, Molasses, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Caramel Color, Polysorbate 60, Mono- And Diglycerides, Nonfat Milk, Sorbitan Monostearate, Polysorbate 80, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Soy Flour, Colored With Extractives of Turmeric And Annatto Seed, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Nutmeg, Soy Lecithin, Preserved With Sorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, And Sodium Propionate. Manufactured On Shared Equipment That Also Processes Products Containing Tree Nuts And Peanuts.

The Tastykake Guarantee

Tastykake products are made to taste great.  If not satisfied, full refund guaranteed with proof of purchase, code and reason for dissatisfaction.  Freshness assured through date on package.

Now on with the review:

Does it taste of chocolate?

Yes, very chocolatey taste.

Does it taste of graham cracker?

Sort of, cannot taste it very much.

Does it taste of marshmallow?

I guess, cannot taste it very much.

Are the three flavors in balance the way they would be in a S'Mores?

No.

If no, what is the over riding flavor?

Chocolate is the over riding flavor and it makes it so that is almost all you taste.

Lastly, I did ask him if he liked it, which is solely an opinion question and may not be reflective of what you would think of the taste.

He thought it was okay and reminded him of HoHos which he also thought were okay.  So if you like HoHos you might like this.

Pictures of the actual Tastykake Kandy Bar in S'Mores