Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes Bring Big Attention To This Itty Bitty South Carolina Restaurant
I just remarked this week how surprised I was at the seemingly sudden popularity of the Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes. And, then today I read about a restaurant in South Carolina going viral for their Little Debbie Christmas Tree inspired cheesecake. The place is Sweet Caroline’s restaurant in McConnells of western York County South Carolina.
So, most regular visitors to Sweet Caroline’s know the restaurant for brisket and smoked prime rib. And, people also enjoy their cheesecakes. But, this year marked the return of a seasonal cheesecake they introduced last year. However, it came back this time like a thundering herd! After the restaurant posted a picture of the Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes-inspired cheesecake, they didn’t know what hit them.
All of a sudden the post garnered millions of views along with tens of thousands of “likes.” And, the last count I saw had the “shares” at nearly 8,000. Of course, it’s probably more by now. Then, before they knew it the demand from online commenters to get the cheesecakes shipped poured in. But, the owners of Sweet Caroline’s point out that is an impossibility with costs and requirements and packaging for perishable dairy products. And, after all, it’s a little restaurant in a small town. The manpower just isn’t there for such a fulfillment.
However, it isn’t stopping people from coming out of their way to drop by to pick up the viral treat. And, according to The Rock Hill Herald, one such person decided to change their family plans from an Orlando gathering for Christmas to Spartanburg so they could be closer to Sweet Caroline’s to in order to grab one of the Christmas Tree Cheesecakes. They say last year they averaged cranking out a handful of cheesecakes a week, maybe 5 or 6. But, lately those numbers multiplied with 50 here and 20 there. And, they hope to offer the special viral cakes through New Year’s.
So, let’s just hope they don’t run out of Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes in McConnells. They already pre-ordered a couple hundred boxes. And, another Facebook post hints that there’s a chocolate version coming. To learn more about the viral Christmas Tree Cheesecake at the little South Carolina bakery, see the full story from The Rock Hill Herald.