I do NOT mess around when it comes to rainbow cookies (or ‘rainbow cakes’, as we called them in my family). I consider myself to be a bit of a connoisseur of the colorful pastry, having grown up with them at almost every family gathering, and to say I’m picky about them would be a pretty massive understatement.
Facebook knows this about me, as I’ve reviewed different bakeries for them on multiple occasions, and have surely posted more than one status update about them. Their ad targeting team/programs are well-aware of this, and it was no accident that the ads from Cakebites have appeared in my newsfeed a few different times. I decided to send them a message asking if they’d like to send me a sample to review, and was delighted to get a quick reply saying that they were sending some out to me right away.
A few days later, I received TWO boxes of Cakebites to try- and, although I was immediately skeptical because of the sprinkles in the pictures, (to me that is an indication of low quality and inauthenticity) I was still excited to try them.
I opened the first sleeve inside the box and noticed right away that the sprinkles actually looked more like little pieces of chocolate than like plastic, and I decided to toss my pre-judging attitude aside for the moment.
I took a bite.
Okay. Wow. I kind of wanted to be disgusted by these simply because I wasn’t in a bakery in Brooklyn, but I just couldn’t be. It was actually super delicious! The cake was moist, fresh, and had very almondy/marzipan-y taste, just like it should. The jelly layer was a little on the thin side, but did have a good, raspberry flavor and stickiness. The chocolate was sort of melty and tasted like top quality ingredients had been used. Overall, it was a little too sweet, but really a pleasant surprise! It definitely fulfills a craving, and I love the portion control packs. I decided to freeze the rest of the box for emergencies after reluctantly sharing the first pack with my kids and husband.
I do not claim to be an expert where I am not, but I will say that the ‘Birthday Cake’ flavor was not for me at ALL. It was SO overly sweet that I couldn’t find anything I liked about it- and I DO have a pretty intense sweet tooth, so that’s saying a lot. This flavor will definitely be for the kids- and I’m SURE they will be perfectly happy about that.
Thank you very much, Cookies United LLC! A very yummy treat indeed.