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RANKED: Little Debbie Snacks from Best to Worst

Jared Lorenzen co-hosted today’s show and in the second hour, started the perfect Friday afternoon debate: which Little Debbie snack is the best? Even though Jared’s new lifestyle doesn’t allow him many Little Debbies these days, he wad adamant about the Fudge Round being No. 1.

In honor of Jared, I did my own rankings, which I have a feeling will be a bit controversial.

Before we get to those, make sure you check out today’s podcast, which features Ryan, Jared, Rob Bromley, and a special appearance by the vacationing Matt Jones.

And please join me in congratulating Jared on his weight loss success. Down almost 100 lbs., he looks great and is an inspiration to us all.

Keep up the hard work, Jared. We’re incredibly proud of you. Now, scroll past this post so you can avoid what’s about to be a lot of temptation.


Little Debbie Snacks, Ranked from Best to Worst

1. Nutty Buddy bars

The perfect mixture of chocolate and peanut better, balanced beautifully with a crispy wafer. I don’t treat myself to Little Debbies often these days, but when I do, I always go for a Nutty Buddy bar.

2. Swiss Rolls

The Swiss Roll is a masterpiece of texture, from the glossy exterior to the cake to the decadent cream filling. Don’t tell me you’ve never unrolled one either; that’s half the fun.

3. Oatmeal Creme Pies

I am a sucker for oatmeal cookies, so this rounds out my top three. You can almost talk yourself into it being not horrible for you until you get to the cream filling. Chewy, buttery, delicious.

4. Fudge Rounds

Jared’s favorite sits just outside my top three and is perfect when you’re in the mood to overload on chocolate.

5. Chocolate Cupcakes

Similar to the Swiss Roll, this has it all.

6. Chocolate Chip Cakes

I’ve never been a big fan of Little Debbie’s white icing, but the chocolate chips on top help push this into the top ten.

7. Devil Cremes

A boring version of the Swiss Roll.

8. Chocolate Chip Creme Pies

Commercial chocolate chip cookies always disappoint me and the creme filling makes this pie overly sweet.

9. Star Crunch

The texture of this treat keeps it in the top ten. Otherwise, too much rice krispie, not enough chocolate.

10. Fudge Brownies

Nothing beats a homemade brownie in my book, which is probably why I’m not a huge fan of these. Too dense and not enough flavor.

11. Christmas Tree Cakes

Ranked ahead of the traditional Zebra Cake because Christmas.

12. Zebra Cakes

Again, not a fan of the white icing, and in this case, there isn’t enough chocolate to save it. Just bland yellow cake and too-sweet filling.

13. Fancy Cakes

Fancy and boring, but if you forget to order petit fours for your friend’s baby shower, they’ll do.

14. Banana Twins

No. Disgusting.

15. Orange Creme Cakes

Who thought this was a good idea? There’s artificial flavoring and then there’s whatever they came up with to make this.

Okay, your turn:


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

33 Comments for RANKED: Little Debbie Snacks from Best to Worst

  1. BobKYCats
    3:07 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    I may be in the minority here, but Star Crunch and Banana Twins are my go-tos. Both are great. Nutty Bars and Oatmeal Creme Pies are my next two.

    Orange Creme is a terrible idea for a snack cake but what’cha gonna do.

    • Luether
      7:11 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

      You ARE in the minority…

    • Cletis75
      10:23 am April 28, 2018 Permalink

      Like them all. What ever happened to the Peanut butter and jelly oatmeal pies? One summer I introduced them to my friends and family and they most all agreed they were the best cakes ever. 6 months later, they were never to be found again.

  2. original slappy
    3:16 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Like the caller on today’s show I am also a little Debbie distributor. I am very partial to the orange creme cakes. One of my favorites. Also the new birthday cakes are ?!
    But it’s a travesty that you left honey buns off the list. My best seller.

  3. Parker_UKFanNC
    3:35 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Christmas cakes, zebra cakes and Swiss rolls are the only ones that matter

    • Irwin R. Fletcher
      4:51 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

      This right here. This is what I’m talking about.

  4. jaws2
    3:41 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Swiss Rolls, not even close! Years ago I sold industrial automation systems to the plant in Cleveland, TN and every time I visited they’d load me up with ‘samples’ of Swiss Rolls. I could easily consume a half box or more with some real cold milk! EVERY time I go to the store I’m tempted but I can’t ‘lose’ these off my body like I used to!

    • Bull Filmer
      6:43 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

      Agreed. Used to unroll them. And eat them slowly. Age makes the kid in you lose patience.

  5. Mathlete
    4:04 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Little Debbie cakes are like the 2019 college basketball tournament… the top two (UK/Duke, Nutty Buddy/Swiss Rolls) are the cream of the crop, and nobody else really matters.

    • mtmc60
      4:50 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

      Try the Swiss rolls in the freezer.

  6. Mc12
    4:11 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Peanut butter crunch bars put in the freezer for a bit. I remember those being decent

  7. Wilfred Smith
    4:18 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    The chocolate and red velvet Christmas tree cakes are top notch.

  8. ukcatntn
    4:25 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Fudge Round and Oatmeal Cream Pie…. Why bother with anything else?

  9. henderblue
    5:29 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Things are really slow. But I love those Little Debbie cakes too. I’m with Mathlete. Swiss Cake Rolls and Nutty Bars. And the oatmeal creme pies are pretty awesome too. Especially when they’re fresh

  10. Kat4Life
    5:47 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Wow……this topic was a bit unexpected. And let me just say, that anyone who has sufficient familiarity with all of these choices to conduct a proper ranking is someone I want to meet.

    6:29 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    My teeth hurt just reading this list… Star Crunch – FTW

  12. Bull Filmer
    6:46 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Hey Matt. Drew. Ms. Tyler. When can you all provide the telephone number to the Vatican so we can lobby to make Little Debbie a Saint?

  13. dgtuk
    6:59 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    JC…TT..i think we could have narrowed the field to no more than 10. Sorry but we are talking about Little Debbie…lol…..

    must be a boring night in BBN…think i will go watch the browns make another “interesting” pick…..

  14. CATandMONKEY
    7:28 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Swiss Rolls.

  15. RealCatsFan
    8:24 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Swiss Rolls FTW. All. Day. Long.

    And yes, they are best refrigerated, with really cold milk. It’s a travesty when they get hot and all the chocolate icing sticks to the wrapper. When I was 9 or 10 I used to spend the summer riding around with my older brother when he delivered propane. He let me buy a box of swiss rolls and a bottle of mountain dew. At at least half the box, and was bouncing off the windows of the cab. Good times.

    • Those were my favorite when I was a kid, except it was the Hostess HoHo’s. I thought they were the greatest thing ever, but I kind of lost my taste for them over the years. I think I’ll give them another try with the freezer trick. I never tried that.

  16. ClutchCargo
    10:02 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    Fudge Round (from the convenience store, because the ones in the box suck), Swiss Rolls. Everything else, meh.

  17. Mc12
    10:06 pm April 27, 2018 Permalink

    As a 700 pounder myself, my vote goes to Swiss rolls rapped with bacon and dipped in mayonnaise.

  18. Nutty Buddy.

    BTW, Nick Saban eats 2 oatmeal creme pies for breakfast every morning. I apologize if they already talked about it. I missed the show today.

  19. BTownUKFan
    8:46 am April 28, 2018 Permalink

    Nutty bar dipped in my coffee is my breakfast EVERY morning….EVERY morning!!

  20. UKnowMe
    8:51 am April 28, 2018 Permalink

    You left the best, Peanut Butter Crunch off the list…

  21. Catstob
    5:48 pm April 28, 2018 Permalink

    What about Strawberry Shortcake Rolls?

  22. Catstob
    5:56 pm April 28, 2018 Permalink

    Also don’t forget Pumpkin Delights in Fall and Gingerbread around Christmas.

  23. CPACAT
    9:49 am April 29, 2018 Permalink

    You know me, I’m OCP…Oatmeal Cream Pies all day long.