Fellow Waterglass blogger Joshua recently sent me a box of Hostess Chocolicious Wonka Cakes, upon hearing that I couldn’t easily obtain such a delicacy in my part of Colorado. What follows is a documentation of opening and consuming one of the “8 individually wrapped cakes” filled with “purplicious” cream. Special thanks to Aggie, who did most of the photography; Hostess, for creating yet another mass-produced cream-filled pastry; and last but never least, Josh, without whose efforts I would never know the dubious pleasure of a mouthful of purplicious creamy Wonka jism.
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Johnny Depp’s smiling visage greets the potential diner with a tipped hat and a close-up photo of a neatly bisected pastry oozing with purplicious filling.
The box proved surprisingly easy to open.
I selected the most likely of the eight cakes within and placed it nearby the box, to show proper scale.
I released the pastry from its plastic wrapping. Not wishing to be seen as a barbarian, I placed it on a plate. I think the pale yellow of the Fiestaware dessert plate shows off the purple icing and orange flourish quite well.
The cake proved to be rather sweet, with an undertone of bitterness from the dark chocolate and a slight hint of acidity from the SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE. After a few moments, I also picked up a somewhat familiar flavor…something slightly salty. Ah, yes. It must’ve been from the PORK GELATIN contained in the treat (Jewish and Muslim diners, take note). It was nicely offset by the soupcon of sweetness offered by the SODIUM CASEINATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, POLYSORBATE 60, and SOY LECITHIN.
A close-up shot of the cake. Note the purplicious cream filling oozing from the center.
Without further adieu I devoured the rest of the pastry, leaving behind only crumbs.
Well, that’s that. I have seven more cakes to eat. At a consumption rate of one cake per day, I have an entire week of purplicious cream filling to look forward to. Until next time, bon appetit!