REVIEW: Little Debbie’s Cookies & Creme Cakes

When we last checked in on Little Debbie, she was making our little pumpkin-spiced hearts smile with her Little Debbie’s Pumpkin Spice Rolls. Big Debbie is still alive and absolutely murdering this game of life as the Executive Vice President of McKee Foods, the makers of Little Debbies snack products. She is at it again with the introduction of her newest creation that really hits me right in the fat kid: Little Debbie’s Cookies & Creme Cakes.

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Living in a world where we are constantly 15 seconds away from Nabisco announcing a new Oreo variety, it’s refreshing to see a new Cookies & Creme product that isn’t an Oreo – no matter how much we love them. There’s no denying how beautiful these new Little Debbie’s Cookies & Creme cakes are. The spattering of cookies crumbs on top of an iced chocolate cake stuffed with a sweet creme filling – I nearly cookies & creamed in my pants when I discovered these at a local Walmart.

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Little Debbie’s Cookies & Creme cakes have an extremely predictable flavor profile that is undoubtedly Little Debbie’s. The stiff white coating is plenty familiar – you know it from other Little Debbie’s products like her Zebra Cakes. It offers the expected sugar overload with a mostly neutral taste that one could argue strays towards vanilla, if anything. The dusting of cookie crumbs is a nice visual touch, but does absolutely nothing up against the other sweet elements in this cake. The chocolate cake is quite good – it’s soft, crumbly, and moist with a distinguishable cocoa flavor. Again, you know this cake from other Little Debbie’s products like her Devil Squares.

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Blasting through the creme is the most enjoyable part. Little Debbie offers plenty of it in these Cookies & Creme cakes, and its thick & creamy texture pairs well with the soft chocolate cake. Once again, though, you know this creme from other Little Debbie’s products such as All of Them. Is this a problem? Of course not. But I will say that the overall experience feels a heck of a lot more like a standard Little Debbie’s snack cake than a true Cookies & Creme product. I had no problem crushing a package of these without complaint, but there is nothing truly special about these to make me a repeat buyer. They are also dreadful for you – two cakes runs you 320 calories, 43g of carbs, and 31g of sugar. There is 1g of protein per cake, though, so I am only 179 cakes away from hitting my protein macros for the day.

How Much You Guys Want Me to Eat 180 Cakes Rating: 9.5 out of 10
How Many of You Actually Care That I’m Going to Die Rating: 0 out of 10
Overall Rating: 6 out of 10

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  1. Sarah says:

    So would you say these are just a typical Little Debbie’s cake opposed to a true cookies and cream experience? Have you tried the Oreo caksters (if they still exist…)? Would you say they are similar to them? And yes I do think the main cookies and cream component is that sweet vanillaish cream paired with the bitter cocoa cookie. Favorite little Debbie’s cake/product? Great review!

    • Junk Male says:

      Yep! That’s exactly what I would say (in fact, I do say it in the review 😉 ) These are just a standard Little Debbie’s cake. I haven’t tried the Chocolate Chip Little Debbie’s cake, but they look exactly like this. I think my personal favorite is the Strawberry Shortcake Roll.