REVIEW: Little Debbie’s Pumpkin Spice Rolls

Did you guys know Little Debbie is a real person? Not only is she currently alive, she is currently kicking ass as the Executive Vice President of McKee Foods, the makers of Little Debbies snack products. Her company also saved the Drake’s product line in 2013, ensuring we could stuff our faces with Devil Dogs, Ring Dings, and Yodels for the foreseeable future. Sorry Buddy Valastro, but Little Big Debbie is the motherf*cking Cake Boss. You’re beat.

Lil’ Badass Debbie is continuing her streak of power moves with her newest creation: Little Debbie’s Pumpkin Spice Rolls. (Note: I have no idea what an Executive Vice President does.)


These Pumpkin Spice Rolls follow the same formula as Little Debbie’s Strawberry Shortcake Rolls, Boston Cream Rolls, and Banana Pudding Rolls. They’re described as “pumpkin spice flavored cake rolled with rich vanilla creme and topped with a drizzle of icing,” and they’re simply a thing of beauty. My pumpkin heart is beating with adoration at the mere sight of these.


Little Debbie’s Pumpkin Spice Rolls smell fantastic; like sugar, spice, and everything nice. The aroma is a combination of sweet vanilla and cinnamon spice. These pumpkin spice shame logs are exploding with cream. I’ve long been a fan of Little Debbie’s Strawberry Shortcake Rolls, so this cream is pleasantly familiar to me. It’s very sweet, but it packs a strong vanilla flavor and its thick, whipped texture is a great fit for the cake.


Onto the cake itself. The cake is soft and moist. You can see pumpkin pie spices speckled throughout the golden brown cake rolls; the ingredient list identifies cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. These flavors are present in each bite, but aren’t exactly bold. Where this product suffers a bit is sugar overload. Between the lavish amount of cream, the heavy-handed drizzle of icing, and the completely frosted bottom layer, the sweet elements bully the spices.

I won’t say all this creme is a bad thing; it’s clear from the picture and description that the vanilla creme is going to be a leading flavor. My personal preference would have been for a heavier dosage of pumpkin pie spices, but then again I have pumpkin spices flowing through my veins at this point. I still very much enjoy the pairing of vanilla with pumpkin pie spices – a combination not available in most pumpkin products released thus far.

We’re really happy these Little Debbie’s Pumpkin Spice Rolls exist, and are equally delighted to hear Little Debbie is alive and well. If I ever met her in person, I would kiss her on the mouth for (probably) inventing these pumpkin spice rolls.

Makes Me Want to Kiss Grown-Up Debbie Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Probability Of Legal Troubles If I Do Rating: 10 out of 10
Overall Rating: 7 out of 10

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5 Responses

  1. That’s good these are so good!! What’s your favorite little Debbie product?

    • Junk Male says:

      We had high hopes for these and I’m glad they delivered. I’d have to say the Strawberry Shortcake Rolls are my favorite – they bring back lots of good memories. Underrated snack cake right there.

  2. Shelli says:

    I tried these also and I have to say that I liked them better cold. Can’t really explain why. After trying the first one, which was decent, I put the rest of the box in the refrigerator. I ate the second one a few days later, good and chilled by that point. I thought it heightened the flavors, or perhaps they simple co-mingled better. Either way, I like the flavor and definitely recommend it cold.

    • Junk Male says:

      I still have some of these left, because I stockpiled them when they were first released. I’ll try putting one in the fridge per your suggestion! I could see that working well.

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