The Slow-Cooked Sentence


Rachael Conlin Levy

The Slow-Cooked Sentence is focusing on my family’s summer vacation on the East Coast for just two more Wednesdays.

Tastykakes top selling item, the Peanut Butter Kandy Kake.
The company makes 500,000 each day.

These are yummy.

Sponge cake.

Salty peanut butter.

Chocolate dipped.

Oh, my God, these are yummy. Yes, I know they’re the East Coast equivalent of Ho Hos or Twinkies, but they’re




My husband, who grew up on Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes, and has suffered withdrawals since we came home from vacation, has researched the possibility of buying a case. That’s 72 chocolate-peanutty pucks, with a shelf-life of 21 days, for $37.99. He’d have to eat 3.5 cakes a day.

“You gotta be joking,” I said.

“No,” came his reply.

You see, they’re not sold in Nevada. Not at the 7-Eleven nor CVS Pharmacy. Not anywhere. They’re back East in the Wawa. I kid you not. The Wawa. The store’s name is as funny as the cakes are delicious. Can you believe people in New Jersey actually say, without a shred of laughter in their voice: “I’m going to the Wawa. Do you need anything?”

Yeah. I need another box of Tastykakes.

2 responses to “Tastykake”

  1. kyndale says:

    They do a lot of weird, ok different things on the east coast. Like, not selling alcohol on Sundays!! On Cape Cod at least.

    Those tastykakes look a million times yummier than twinkies.

  2. Louis says:

    I could only eat 2.3 per day.

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