Nobody made a devil's food snack cake like Merita Bakery's Mickey Cake. The Mickey Cake was round, about the diameter of a Chattanooga Moon Pie and about 1.75" high. Merita now carries the Hostess brand - but last time I had their Hostess brand devils food - it did not compare to the original Mickey Cake. The Hostess brand was dry. The Mickey Cake devils food cake was heavenly in texture and taste.
I don't remember what company sold the Banana Flip, but that used to be another favorite of mine. Nothing like a thin cake folded over on creamy artificial banana goodness. It resembled a taco in the way the caked wrapped around the cream. There was a time when I could buy a devils food cake was sold in the flip/taco manner. They were quite good too.
I was in a convenient store yesterday looking at the selection of snack cakes being offered these days. The choice seemed so limited. I saw some Twinkies and some Little Debbie's and a stale looking honey bun. I guess I was looking for something that was no longer being made. I know it's not healthy eating any of those things. For health's sake I've avoided the dusty pastry endcaps for decades. I do miss Mickey Cakes - I do miss Banana Flips.
I just don't buy snack cakes anymore. I used to eat them all the time when I was growing up in the sixties. I wish that they had not faded into snack food obscurity.
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