The Junk Food Critic Crew travels alot. Not for work, or for the purpose of this website. We just like to. We get bored.
So I am visiting a friend at his work, and he is excited. Not to see me, as he allows me in the secured front door. He is waving me in with a dollar bill and says “You picked a good day to show up….HURRY UP BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!!!”
I then follow a grown man, almost SKIP down the hall. He banks hard to the left, and I have to walk faster so as not to lose him. I turn the corner and see him dart into what I am guessing is the breakroom.
Once inside, he is GLEEFULLY sliding a that dollar into the machine an punching in a number, as if from memory. He stoops over, retrieves his purchase and throws it to me. He then repeats his earlier step.
Now we both have these yellow packages in our hands. He is all smiles and keeps saying “try it!!! try it!!!!”
I don’t recognize this package as I flip it over. BROAD STREET BAKERY is the company and these are BANANA PUDDING CUPCAKES.
EXCUSE ME!??!!??!? BANANA PUDDING CUPCAKES? Whoever heard of such a thing.
Now this friend and I have had lunch or dinner several times, and one thing that I have mentioned to him, and anyone else that would listen, is that restaurants are MISSING out on money because they do NOT carry BANANA PUDDING as a dessert.
Now, I know there are a couple of “home cookin’” places that offer it, but for the most part, restaurants have ice cream and cake as a dessert, or some pie.
I can’t speak for the rest of the country, but in Texas, and other southern states, banana pudding is a MUCH LOVED treat.
I am reminded of this by my friend as he TEARS into his cupcakes.
They are like nothing I have had before. It’s a HOSTESS cream filled cupcake but it is unmistakably BANANA; with a frosting topped with Vanilla Wafer crumbs.
This thing is UH-MAY-ZING!!!!!!
I think the both of us destroyed these cakes in about TWO minutes.
I then notice he is digging around in his pocket, whipping out more bills.
“These are the first thing to go in this machine, and I am not gonna get screwed this week! I need my Banana Cakes!!!!!”
He is totally serious too. It seems everyone on his floor has heard about them, and it’s a mad dash each week to get them. People are known to buy out the whole slot of them in the vending machine.
Because nobody knows where to get them. They say BROAD STREET BAKERY, but that website doesn’t mention them. The company that vends the products is the only one that seems to hold the key to the warehouse full of these SUPER-GOOD cakes.
I will keep checking into this, but I want everyone to pay attention to this brand and look for this product. If you like Banana Pudding, these cakes are gonna knock your socks off!