I love doughnuts of every kind. I wish I could say I was more discerning, that I was an expert on the best doughnuts in the U.S. or even in NYC, but truth be told, you stick any sort of sugar-coated, fried ring of dough in front of me and I am going to eat it and ask for more. I've also made known my love for a similar but different sweet treat—the snack cake. Where do these two worlds combine? Sweet, sweet Entenmann's doughnuts, baby.
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I was thrilled to find the last time we chatted snack cakes, you all were as pumped as I was. As we continue our exploration into the bright, individually wrapped, cream-filled world of snack cakes, I figured we needed to lay some groundwork. So, without further ado, here is a field guide to snack cakes. (Except it's not really a field guide at all because it's got my opinions all up in it.)
On this multi-part Snack Attack installment, we're going to celebrate snack cakes in all of their brightly-colored, artificially-flavored glory. So before we begin, I need to hear from the loud and proud masses— what are your favorite snack cakes? Have you tried every kind of Little Debbies? Do you know the difference between Yodels and HoHo's? Any Pennsylvania natives who believe it's TastyKakes or bust? Come to me, my snack-loving friends! Let us revel in the joy of snack cakes together.
Today, we're talking about the king of the fruit snack category, in my humble opinion. Just the name awakens excitement in my heart: Fruit by the Foot.