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Tasty Kake

Tasty Kake has made it to my corner of Texas! Needless to say, Hostess will not be missed in the least.

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  1. I always thought Tasty Kakes were MUCH better than the similar Hostess items. Unfortunately they only turn up in my area occasionally, usually at Big Lots or someplace like that.

    1. Lucky you. I grew up with Tastykake cakes and pies, but after leaving home in Pennsylvania, I've seen them in a store exactly once in 40 years. I miss those butterscotch krimpets, chocolate cupcakes, various juniors, and especially the lemon pies.

      1. Until all the "high alert" media attention over Hostess, I didn't realize any brand of snack cake was hard to come by or missed in grand numbers. This morning at the market Hostess, Tasty Kake, Little Debbies and Drakes were all on the shelves..in the same section of the store. Plenty of Wonderbread White & Wheat in the bread aisle.

        Me thinks this whole media blaze was some twisted corporate game.

        1. Tasty Baking was taken over by a big national outfit. I expect to see them in new places, which will be a boon to whoever gets this great junk food!

          1. I got addicted to the pies during the six years I lived in the D.C. area, imo nothing else compares. I was hitting up 3 or 4 convenience stores a day on the weekends.

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            1. re: redfish62

              during one summer living/working at the shore in NJ...ate Tastykake lemon pie with a diet 7-UP (hey, had to cut some of the sugar out) for breakfast many mornings...

            2. According to their commercial jingle, nobody bakes a cake as tasty as them.

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                1. re: 4X4

                  And each Tasty Kake truck is equipped with "Tasty Brakes".LOL No, really that is on the TK trucks. I live in Central PA and see them quite often.

                2. For a LONG time, ya couldn't get Tasty Kakes outside a small perimeter of Philly. Peanut Butter Tandy Takes were/are my favorites! Favorite pie... blueberry.

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                  1. re: kseiverd

                    >>For a LONG time, ya couldn't get Tasty Kakes outside a small perimeter of Philly<<

                    They were available since at least the 1950s in North Jersey.

                  2. The good news-you now have Tastycakes.
                    The bad news-Tastycakes as so many other products are not what they were when l started on them decades ago when growing up in Philadelphia. When l return to Philadelphia now, do not ever even try them.

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                    1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                      You are probably right, but sometimes I wonder if it's the product in question that have changed or if it's us. I loved McDonald's fries when I was a kid. I also used to love cotton candy, those weird orange circus peanuts, and chocolate chip pancakes. Not so much any more.

                      [Sorry I didnt grow up with Tastykakes. I didnt experience them until I was in my 30s, so I dont know how they may have changed. Hopefully Frank's Black Cherry Wishniak has not similarly changed for you.]

                      1. re: Fydeaux

                        Many times it is me, but just as M&M's taste crappy now, the ingredients in TastyKakes are not the same. The TastyPies were awesome actually tasted like fruit, now yucch.
                        Never liked Frank's, but Dr. Brown cream and celery, they are still the same.

                        1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                          Tastykake's are definitely superior to Hostess and Drake's. They have recently introduced a new product called a Candy Bar Cake, and the peanut butter flavored one is just like a Drake's Funny Bone, only with fresher, less artificial ingredients.