Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Little Debbie Zebra Cakes Rule the School!

If you don't like Little Debbie snack cakes, then you should just stop reading. But if you are like me, the taste of a Zebra Cake can turn any day into FUN day! I know that the tasty cakes are like full of lard, but they taste so great that I don't care. Little Debbie's don't last long at my apartment because of their pure deliciousness. Here is some tasty trivia about our dear friend Little Debbie:

Question: Is there a real Little Debbie?

Answer: Yes, there is a real Little Debbie. She is the granddaughter of company founder O.D. McKee.

Question: What are the top selling products?

Answer: Our top selling items are:

1. Swiss Cake Rolls

2. Nutty Bars® Wafer Bars

3. Oatmeal Creme Pies

4. Fudge Brownies

5. Honey Buns

6. Zebra Cakes (Don't ask me how Honey Buns beat out Zebra cakes. That's insanity!)

7. Devil Squares®

8. Fudge Rounds

9. Star Crunch® Cosmic Snacks (And how the heck could Oatmeal Creme Bars beat out Zebra Cakes AND Star Crunch Cosmic Snacks or anything for that fact? Oatmeal anything=yuck. It's right up there with cinnamon anything- double yuck!)

10. Chocolate Cupcakes

(On a side note, you really can't beat the Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes. )


McKee Foods Corporation, a privately held, family-run company based in Collegedale, Tennessee, has sold more than 157 billion Little Debbie® snacks since the brand became available in 1960. If you lined up all those snacks, that would cover over 9.9 million miles — enough to circle the Earth almost 400 times! That's also enough snack cakes to stretch to the moon and back more than 41 times!

Little Debbie® snacks have even orbited the earth on the space shuttle, traveling more than 17,500 miles an hour.

Little Debbie® Fudge Brownies were one of Elvis Presley’s favorite snacks.

Little Debbie® Oatmeal Creme Pies had a supporting role in the Disney family adventure Honey, I Shrunk the Kids in 1989.

The Little Debbie® brand is better known than its parent company. In 1960, the company founders O.D. and Ruth McKee decided to create a brand for the products they were selling and chose to name it after one of their grandchildren - four-year-old Debbie. The original image of Debbie used on packaging and advertising was based on a black and white photo of Debbie in her favorite outfit. Atlanta artist, Pearl Mann, did the original color artwork. She made young Debbie look older, around eight or nine. Minor changes were made to the logo in 1987.

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