Sometimes you have days when you want something sweet to eat, but not overly so. You want it to be satisfying to the taste buds. At a local hometown bakery outlet I discovered a miniature pecan pound cake that fits the bill. I had never known that such a cake existed before stumbling upon it. I guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised because it was a bakery. There are all kinds or surprises lurking on the shelves.
The labeling is clearly seen and written in English and Spanish. On the front cover are the words Panque con Nuez Pecan Pound Cake. Underneath is a picture of a golden yellow pound cake with pecans peppering the top portion. The picture alone is an invitation for you to dig in for a welcoming slice. There is a white bear wearing a chef’s hat with a B on it while displaying a friendly and warm smile. The Best Before date is on the top right corner along with a numeric code. This package has a net weight of 9.0 ounces or 255 grams. The front plastic cover is maroon colored on a transparent background.
As you turn the package to the back side you see the nutritional facts listed on the left. To the right side are listed ingredients such as wheat, flour, sugar, eggs, water, soy bean oil, and pecans to name some of them.
Although this product is distributed by Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. in Horsham, Pennsylvania, it is a product of Mexico. The website is www.bimbousa.com. Their phone number is 1-800-984-0989.
The top of the bag opens easily with a pair of scissors. As you look inside at the contents, you will see 8-9 slices of the pound cake neatly cut already for you. When I bite into the cake it isn’t overly sweet or greasy to the feel. The pecans serve as the perfect crown on top of the cake, giving it a touch of crunchiness and depth.
I store this pound cake in my freezer upon opening it. By using a freezer bag for storage, the cake’s taste and freshness is maintained. I have often eaten a cup of fruit cocktail along with this pound cake for a delightfully fulfilling and enjoyable treat.
If you purchase 2 or 3 of these they could be opened, taken from their wrapper and attractively placed on a platter for large groups. Now there’s no need to get nervous if you’re asked to bring a dessert to the church’s potluck dinner. Many will think you stayed up all night to come up with the perfect choice. Let it be your little secret and save some money while you’re at it. These can be purchased at a much lower cost than if you actually made it from scratch. I won’t tell if you don’t!!