Debbie Does….Snack Cakes?

IMG_1977When I first saw the huge display of Little Debbie snack cakes at my local hideous Fine Fare  I was transfixed by the variety and selection in offer.  Maybe it’s a regional thing, but I’d never seen a “Little Debbie” product before (this certainly didn’t have them in Canada when I was growing up). From Fancy Cakes (all white with a white filling sort of like mini wedding cakes) to Banana Pudding Rolls (a jelly roll with banana flavored, faux cream filling) the options where breath-taking.  So of course I had to take pictures, because I just had to share…and because I have a good friend named Debbie who from now on  in my mind will forever be associated in mass-produced snack cakes.

So…..um, did anyone grow up eating Debbie’s cakes?  Please share your reminiscences in the comments.IMG_1979IMG_1980IMG_1981IMG_1982

 

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I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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2 Responses to Debbie Does….Snack Cakes?

  1. TCC says:

    Little Debbies (the generic can refer to any one of your um…favorite varieties) range from remarkably edible (Oatmeal Cream Pies and Nutty Bars) to the truly beastly (imitation Ho-Hos). Debbie was always cheap–in my Virginia childhood, a dozen wrapped snacks for 89 cents–and they were staples the brown bag lunches we took to school. I guess she has staked out some northern territory with Hostess exiting supermarket shelves.

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