Taste test: These brownies has a surprising round shape, pretty close in size to a Coffee Cake Jr., with a brownie-like look for the base cake and a lighter brown frosting over the top (and dripping over onto the sides), plus some crushed peanuts stuck to the top. The box contained eight individually wrapped pieces.
When I unwrapped my first piece, I was surprised to find that the caramel frosting was gooey — this was a very messy one to eat with the hands! I bit in to find lots of caramel and lots of chocolate. I couldn't really taste the small bits of crushed peanuts much, but I could feel them. All in all, a good one, but plan to wash your hands right after eating!
This was the first Little Debbie snack that we've noticed being designated as a "Specialty Recipe." It was marked with a suggested retail price of $3.09, which in general isn't notably high for a package of eight snack cakes, but it did seem high for the way that Little Debbie is generally priced (which is to say, low). However, it actually rang up at $2.50, maybe negating the idea of it being pitched as a premium product.
Smell test: Pretty mild, but I could smell some caramel and chocolate.
From the package: “Specialty Recipe” ... “Caramel, peanuts & fudge topping”
Online store: Buy snack cakes on Amazon
Company: McKee Foods
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Market Basket. Review published .