Review: New Entenmann’s Little Bites Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cakes & MY MEMORY IS AWFUL, IS YOURS?
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MY MEMORY IS AWFUL, IS YOURS?
Junk Food Nation, it’s clear that my memory is leaving me. I’ll have a great idea, and think it’s so distinct/powerful that there’s no way I could forget it…and then seconds later, I’m standing in the middle of a room, trying to figure out whether why I’m in that room in the first place. Who knows how many million dollar ideas came and went in the blink of an eye. Stupid brain.
To compensate for this, this brain where I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head, I grab the nearest piece of paper and scrawl down shorthand notes so that these thoughts can at least be remembered when I look at the paper later. Well, I’ve started to notice even THAT doesn’t help. Just yesterday, I had two thoughts, and QUICKLY wrote them down:
“3 Mon” and “Derm Ref.”
I was happy – got these two thoughts down before I forgot. Self high five. Then literally, LITERALLY TEN SECONDS LATER, I looked back down at the slip of paper, and had no idea what these notes meant. I’ve never been so frustrated. I stared at these two notes, cursing myself for making the notes TOO shorthand, and still wondering – WHAT THE HECK DID THESE MEAN?????
I’ll tell you that I eventually figured it out, but figured I’d let you guys guess what those thoughts I had been trying to record meant. Let me know in the comments below, and I’ll select the closest one. OR, if you’d prefer to enter by sharing a story about how YOU are forgetful, let me know that in the comments below too. This time, there will be NO random selection – this one will be purely subjective. So make those comments good!
TODAY’S JUNK FOOD: New Entenmann’s Little Bites Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cakes!!
New Entenmann’s Little Bites Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cakes! Now, the Entenmann’s line of Little Bites…I’m not a huge fan of. Crumb cakes or donuts? BRING EM OVER. But the individual Little Bites I usually avoid, only because (1) not enough food in one package, and (2) I have no need for mini muffins/cakes. Still, hot chocolate marshmallow cakes? I had to at least give these a shot.
New Entenmann’s Little Bites Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cakes feature a cartoon of a pretty odd looking dog. What the heck??
New Entenmann’s Little Bites Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cakes have four cakes per pouch, which means each tiny mini cake is almost 50 calories. WOW.
New Entenmann’s Little Bites Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cakes come individually packaged, four cakes to a pouch, and…
…each of the New Entenmann’s Little Bites Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cakes looks, basically, like a mini muffin. They were brown moist cakes with dots of white breaking the surface. I sniffed one…slight cocoa smell, nothing really stood out.
I popped one of these New Entenmann’s Little Bites Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cakes into my mouth and chewed. The texture wasn’t bad – it’s a small moist cake. Of course, I realized that the reason it was STILL so moist despite having been in the package for god-knows-how-long was because of all the preservatives/oils. So, that wasn’t great. Still, I’ve eaten mini muffins before and can get over that part.
The hot chocolate flavor I actually got, albeit it was muted. When I saw “hot chocolate cakes,” I figured this would just be a chocolate cake, but it wasn’t – there was enough actual not-as-sweet cocoa flavor that took it out of the strictly chocolate realm. That was ….fine, I guess.
The marshmallow dots did taste of marshmallow but honestly were so tiny that the flavor was negligible. These needed to be BIG marshmallow globs to have any impact. Aside form the aesthetic, these marshmallow dots gave me NOTHING.
All in all, these were just below average mini cakes. Disappointed – still love you, Entenmann’s, but I won’t be buying these again.
PURCHASED AT: Target, Germantown, MD
COST: $2.50 on sale
Junk Food Guy