Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tastykake goes Halloween!

I'm beginning to think the Eastern Shore hates Halloween. I scoured my local Food Lion, back to front, trying to find any Halloween themed foods or candies. I couldn't find a single box of Count Chocula. Not one Halloween recipe on a brownie mix box. I found a display of store brand Halloween cookies, but what fun are those? I was just about to give up hope when I came across this box:



Hell Yeah! This is what I've been looking for. Who knew that Tastykake would be the ones to give me new hope for the Halloween season. Look at that beautiful box. I have to admit, I didn't even notice the scene behind Ghostly Goodies until I started writing this. And the name, "Ghostly Goodies". They could have gone the easy route, and just call them Coconut Kandy Kakes. Instead, they went all out Halloween on those mo-fo's and called them Ghostly Goodies. I have to admit, I think the ghost looks a bit smug, but who can blame him. If I were the mascot for such an awesome snack, I'd be a little sure of myself too.



On the back of the box, even more excitement. First we have a recipe of sorts for putting together what sounds like a pretty cool ghost costume. It goes beyond the normal, "Cut some eye holes in a bed sheet. Done" type costume, and jazzes it up a bit. By the time you get done following their directions, you'll have some Hollywood level special effects going on. Under the directions, you'll see that Ghostly Goodies aren't the only scary snacks put out by Tastykake. They also make Kreepy Kakes, Witchy Treats, and Jack-O-Lantern Juniors. It looks like I'll have to search out and taste these other Halloween treats as well. Speaking of taste..let's see what makes these things tick. First let's assemble the proper equipment.


Ice cold milk is a must for enjoying anything made by Tastykake. You don't have to drink it out of a skull goblet, but you'll look cooler if you do. Now we need some dissecting tools..

Hmm..decisions, decisions...


This'll do. Now to prep the subject:
Simple enough.


3....2.....1..

The operation was a success. Let's see what you're made of shall we?


It definitely seems more coconut-y than the picture on the box would lead me to believe. It's pretty much 50/50 cake and coconut, and it is rather delicious. If you were to compare it to a Mounds candy bar mixed with yellow cake, you wouldn't be too far off. It seems a bit richer than some of the other Tastykake snacks I've eaten, probably because of the dark chocolate coating. Admittedly, this is the first Tastykake anything I've had in years, so it may be the blast of sugar rushing to my brain making me say these things. I've pretty much fun out of things to say about them, so go buy a box for yourself. If you don't like Ghostly Goodies, you can send them my way.

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