By now you know we love a good find courtesy of Swagbucks, and trying out new things from their offers. So we didn’t hesitate to try out Foodstirs, a company co-founded by actress Sarah Michelle Geller (you know, Buffy The Vampire Slayer?). They are also a food delivery service like Blue Apron, but they have a different focus, and most of their items seem to be geared towards a family cooking together. Well we may not be ‘family’ in the traditional sense, but does that really matter when you just want to have fun in the kitchen?
Our orange Foodstirs box arrive shortly after we ordered it (we are guessing they are based in the Los Angeles area like we are). Inside is all of the dry ingredients needed with a list of tools and wet items needed as well as full instructions. We only needed to grab greek yogurt and eggs… although we were a bit depressed by the sprinkles included (although they are strangely VERY photogenic, so we can’t prove that to you), so we purchased some more stylish toppings.
We have to warn you to set aside a good chunk of time for these puppies.So we set about our cake pop journey, putting together the ingredients for the cake portion. It seems that you basically are just baking a regular cake, just not cooking it completely. The cake then needs to cool completely, which obviously takes some time. Then you rip your cake to shreds.
From there you mix the destroyed cake together with the frosting mix that you hopefully put together while your cake was cooking. Once mixed together, you have to form the mixture into balls. Time for more waiting because then they have to go into the freezer. Tick tock, tick tock.
Now you have to melt the chocolate. For the best result, melt it, but then create a ‘double boiler’ on the stove so your chocolate stays smooth. Right after (and we mean RIGHT after) you dip in the chocolate, put your toppings on or they will not stick. For some style, we chose to use chocolate shavings and chunky white crystal sugar.
And then they need to dry.
Finally time to eat!
Jo’s Take: Ain’t nobody got time for that. But tasty… I mean EVERYONE at my office was raving about their taste, so I guess they are a hit. But next time, I’ll be buying cake pops.