Apparently, there's a shortage of Little Debbie's Christmas Tree Cakes in town, but if you know where to shop, there's plenty to go around.

I'll be honest with you, I didn't know people were such big fans of these too-sweet crappy little holiday cakes. We were out and about having some laughs when my compadre/boss mentioned the stack of snack cakes in stock and then proceeded to purchase an insane amount of them.

I was told a tale of how when some people see these in Walmart, or when they get restocked, some shoppers will straight pick an entire case of them to take up to the register.

It's at this moment I realize, I don't understand the hubbub because I don't think I've actually ever eaten one of these. I'm just not a fan of cake or pretty much anything that's cream-filled, whatever combination of the two they happen to be... but in the name of science, I guess I'll have one and see what the fuss is all about.


I'll have to give some props to Little Debbie, this snack cake came out of the box looking exactly the same as it does on the front of the box. That almost never happens these days. Let's hope it tastes as delicious as it looks.

Upon additional inspection, these feel gross. It's like they're wet and moist as if the icing hasn't cured. I asked everyone else in the radio station if that's what they normally feel like, everyone agreed I was being ridiculous and they were as they are supposed to be.

I guess the true measure of any treat is the taste test. There are a lot of foods out there that look amazing but taste rancid (like oysters) just as there are horrible-looking foods that taste amazing... Looking at you Hormel Chili without Beans... Add Frito's and cheddar, it's a home-grown taste of Oklahoma.


The Christmas Tree Cake, upon the initial bite, tastes like sugar with a hint of raw corn starch or flour... The yellowcake is spongy like it should be, but the thing as a whole has no taste. Where is the flavor? I'm not even getting a hit of vanilla.

Before you ask, I don't have Covid... In fact, when I did have the rona, I never lost my sense of smell or taste. I just got all the aches and pains along with a really annoying little cough.

A flavorless snack cake. You could hide snow-crab meat in this thing and you'd never know it was there. It just tastes like confectioners sugar and whatever thickening agent they use in that glaze.

Perhaps that off-taste is the food coloring... Does food coloring have a flavor?

Either way, if you do make it a habit of shotgunning these things down your gullet, but you have trouble finding them in Lawton, you might pop over to Aldi's. They had tons when we stopped by.

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