Product: Little Debbie Cloud Cakes
In Their Words:
This great-tasting snack combines delicious golden sponge cake with fluffy vanilla creme filling. Individually wrapped 10 to a carton.
The McKee story began during the height of the Great Depression when young entrepreneur O.D. McKee began selling 5 cent snack cakes from the back of his car. He was just out of college and newly married, and he was eager to get into the baking business. Soon after, he and his wife, Ruth, bought a small, failing bakery, using the family car as collateral. Money was so tight they had to put up a sheet near the back of the bakery for the family’s living quarters.
Despite years of great adversity, O.D. and Ruth’s rare determination finally began to pay off in 1960 when they began selling the first family pack of baked goods, naming them after their granddaughter, Debbie. Around this time, the company finally began making a steady profit.
The bakery continued to grow but remained a family bakery. O.D. and Ruth’s sons, Ellsworth and Jack, eventually took leadership positions, and today Ellsworth and Jack’s children hold leadership roles. They are beginning to introduce the 4th generation of the McKee family to the business.
McKee Foods stands as a living legacy of a young couple with a big dream. O.D. and Ruth shared a strong commitment to family values that remains our company’s foundation today.
There was no way I could say no to the offer of receiving a case of Little Debbie Cloud Cakes! I was a little overwhelmed at first with so many boxes but safe to say my parents, in-laws, and co-workers couldn’t be happier.
They are so moist and fluffy. They are great on the go because they are individually wrapped. I also made them as a dessert one night with some strawberries, it was great. I still had a lot left over and I read somewhere that you can freeze them, so I put about 12 of them in the freezer. They taste GREAT out of the freezer! Still soft enough to eat. These were a great treat for the whole family.
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