6 popular snacks made better by birthday cake

Published September 23, 2013

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6 popular snacks made better by birthday cake

6 popular snacks made better by birthday cake

From M&Ms to Oreos to the milk you dip them in, birthday cake-flavored everything has been landing on snack aisles nationwide, evolving into a multimillion dollar industry.

Birthday Cake M&Ms

M&M's is joining the ranks of cake-based treats, adding Birthday Cake M&M's to their line of brightly colored chocolates. The candies will hit shelves in May 2014 and come in both single-serve bags and 8 ounce packages. The announcement of Birthday Cake M&M's follows the release of Pumpkin Spice M&Ms, which are part of a different national craze, dubbed “pumpkin spice mania.”

Birthday Cake Milk

Shatto Milk Co., a family-owned dairy company from Missouri, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this October with special edition birthday cake-flavored milk.

Birthday Cake Milk is scheduled to hit store shelves Monday with the word “Home” written on the side of the bottle. If you’re looking to try the special edition flavor, you better hurry. Only 4,000 of the Home bottles were created. Once they’re gone, the birthday cake-flavored milk will be available in pint-sized bottles for another week or two, until the flavor runs out.

Think the dairy farm is just capitalizing on the birthday cake trend to boost sales? Think again. 

Shatto Milk Co.’s special birthday cake flavor will help benefit a local charity, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. Twenty percent of sales of the limited edition milk will benefit the charity.

Birthday Cake Pudding

JELL-O Birthday Cake Pudding Snacks are a beautiful blend of childhood nostalgia. First off, you get to rip open a pack of pudding just like you did in grade school. That’s followed by the sweet taste of birthday cake. Even the adult in you can celebrate this treat. It contains no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial sweeteners. Prepare the clubhouse. There’s a party on the way.

Birthday Cake Oreos

If you’ve ever debated which is better: cookies or cake, this snack is a godsend. In celebration of their 100th year, Oreo cookies debuted a limited edition flavor: Birthday Cake Oreos. Coming in both chocolate and vanilla-flavored cookies, the Oreos featured a Funfetti-inspired frosting, complete with flecks of rainbow sprinkles.

Good Humor Birthday Cake Bars

No pun intended. This dessert may take the cake for the most nostalgia-inducing treat on our list. Good Humor’s Birthday Cake Bars have all the makings of the Good Humor chocolate éclair bar, but come with a vanilla cake-flavored center. Imagine chasing down the ice cream truck as you did in childhood and then tearing into some frozen birthday cake. It’s a whole new level of living like a kid again.

Party Cake Peeps

Just Born, the maker of Peeps, tested the birthday cake-flavored Party Cake Peeps in Walmart stores over Easter. The treats were so popular the company plans to take the flavor national next Easter. You can keep your hardboiled eggs. We’re going for the sugar-coated, birthday cake-flavored marshmallow Peeps.