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Sweet Meat: Philadelphia Restaurant Debuts Kandy Kake Sliders

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – For all of the Tastykake fans who were disheartened to hear of the company’s financial woes, a new dessert is in town that pays homage to the Philly treat.

The Kandy Kake Sliders are a delight created by Chef Matt Levin of the Philadelphia bistro, Adsum. In an effort to contribute to Tastykake Co., which underwent major production problems earlier this year, Chef Levin decided to purchase their product and serve it in a unique way.

“Tastykake is a Pennsylvania icon, and their Kandy Kakes are known throughout the region for one good reason – they’re absurdly delicious,” said Chef Levin.

“I created these sliders to show my support for this local company by purchasing and serving their product, as well as inventing a delicious new snack for my guests – and myself,” he said.

The Kandy Kake Sliders combine brisket patties sandwiched between peanut butter Kandy Kakes, vanilla sponge cake lined with peanut butter and smothered in creamy chocolate. Each slider is topped with American cheese and Sriracha-cherry jam.

“It’s the perfect balance of salty and sweet with a little heat to bring the flavors together,” said Levin. “This may be the most decadent dish I’ve ever made.”

Chef Levin is known for his unusual dishes and creative use of ingredients, concocting dishes like the Four LOKO dinner that went viral in Philadelphia last year.

For more information about Chef Levine and Adsum, which is located on 700 South 5th Street, visit

Reported by Crystal Cranmore, CBS Philly

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  • Mary Lou

    OMG, I would LOVE to try that. What an interesting and unique combination!
    I don’t know Chet Matt Levine, but I love what he is doing to help Tastycake.

    My mother-in-law worked there many years ago. She told me several times t how Tastycake used only the very best and freshest ingredients. She also talked about how good they were to their empolyees.

    Way to go Chet Matt Levine!

  • Your Decadent And Quite Possibly Inedible Meal Of The Day: Kandy Kake Sliders

    […] of salty and sweet with a little heat to bring the flavors together,” Chef Matt Levin told CBS 3 in Philadelphia. “This may be the most decadent dish I’ve ever made.” And this is the guy who […]

  • tjinphilly

    Sounds disgusting, and I’m a BIG foodie. Surely there are better ways to use them and to show support.

  • Jacki


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