Thursday, November 25, 2010

What do you get when you bake a 20-year-old coffee cake mix?


Looks good on the box, right? Yeah, until you find the "mail away for a cookbook" form inside with the offer expiry date of June 30, 1990. I should have realized there that this was probably a bad idea.

But someone has to try it FOR SCIENCE so it's me.

Mmmm... just like Mom used to make! If she put turds on it! That's not caramel sauce, I discover later, those are the cinnamon apples for the topping! Even better!!!

Appetizing, no? It will be in ALL the Starbucks locations next holiday season!

The iPhone camera couldn't focus on it properly. This may be a blessing for you all. Be sure to compare this image with the first image from the box above. Notice how NOT risen it is.

Oh come on, you know you want a bite!!

Don't make that face, it can't be that bad!


The verdict is... it tastes like someone baked it 20 years ago and left it in the cupboard. I guess that's about all one can hope for from a flat, non-rising cake mix with questionable-looking "apples" as a topping. The brown sugar part of the streusel topping was good though.

Beentsy was right, I shoulda used it as a dog frisbee.


yarnpiggy said... You weren't kidding when you tweeted about turds.

I totally remember that packaging; now I feel both queasy and ancient. Thanks, Kelle! ;o)

Anonymous said...

LOL I think that's right up there with defective Jello. :)

(It's me, Colleen!)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you actually ate some. You are so very, very brave...and crazy.

Les said...

Brave and crazy...Just not sure of the proportions.

dcw said...

I suddenly feel better about my cooking....

Tamara {Delish Mag} said...

OMG. I can't believe you ate it!! Seriously brave. Was your tummy okay after?