More From Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe, One Of Our Most Popular Reviews

When I brought Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe cupcakes to one of our Summer Cupcake Picnics I had no idea how they would be perceived. I tried them and I liked them, but there would be some serious bakers there. However, after passing them around for our guests to taste, and revealing that the cupcakes were purchased from Walmart, everyone was shocked.

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(Flavors from our previous review: Triple Chocolate, Vanilla Creme, and Lemon Ice.)

After posting our review, we have continued to get (mostly) positive comments from others who have found Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe cupcakes at various locations across the nation. It’s been one of our most popular reviews, with a total of 84 comments and growing weekly.

With the attention our review has received, we wanted contact Give & Go, the prepared foods company that makes Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe cupcakes, located in Toronto Canada. We told them about all the feedback we’ve seen and asked if they could provide us with any additional information about these mysterious cupcakes (they don’t have a website and are not featured on Give & Go’s site).

Give & Go was very prompt in their response and overwhelmed by the great comments you all have left for them. Out of gratitude they asked if they could send us some cupcakes. Of course our response was, “YES!” Shortly after that I received 48 cupcakes at my doorstep!

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(This is what a shipping box packed with four dozen cupcakes looks like. Two dozen on top and two dozen on the bottom.)

I was flabbergasted. As much as I would like to eat 48 cupcakes, I knew I shouldn’t. But at the same time I couldn’t help feeling like a giddy little girl on the day of her birthday party. In addition to the three flavors I had already tried (Triple Chocolate, Lemon Ice, and Vanilla Crème), we had three new ones: Pumpkin Spice, Carrot Nut, and Red Velvet. Our readers mentioned all three of these, but I hadn’t been able to locate them yet. And now here they were!

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(Kimberley Bakeshoppe’s six flavors all together.)

Give & Go informed us that they produce their own products and distribute them using a thaw and sell method, where products are shipped frozen to maintain freshness, but are thawed by the vendor and sold at room temperature. They give credit to their vendors who have adapted to the method in order to ensure that the highest quality product gets in the consumers’ hands.

When I received my cupcakes they were packed incredibly well, with dry ice, and still frozen solid. I’ve been keeping them in the freezer until I’m ready to eat one or give a few away. They have all been so fresh, with consistently moist, light cake and well balanced flavors and sweetness.

Pumpkin Spice

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The cake on the Pumpkin Spice cupcake was perfectly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, and filled and topped with a whipped cream cheese frosting. I felt a little rebellious eating a fall cupcake in the middle of winter, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy every moment.

Carrot Nut

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Out of all the flavors, this was my least favorite. That doesn’t mean it was horrible, because it still had moist cake and Kimberley’s great cream cheese frosting, however the cake didn’t have as much texture as I like in carrot cake. With the name Carrot Nut I expected to have a lot of nuts in the cake, but I didn’t detect any other than the crushed nut garnish on top, which wasn’t enough for me.

Red Velvet

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We’ve heard a lot of good things about this cupcake from our readers. I’m not usually a Red Velvet fan, but after trying 4 of the 6 flavors I had high hopes for Kimberley’s version and it didn’t disappoint. The cake was rich and didn’t lack flavor. Although the description says that it has the whipped cream cheese frosting on top and as a filling, the frosting on this one seemed different than the filling, and had more of a marshmallow flavor. Maybe it was just the pairing with the cake, but whatever it was I liked it!

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(Just for fun…I like to play around with cupcakes, so here is a Kimberley’s Vanilla Creme turned into a banana split. Oh, it’s VERY good!)

If you happen to pass by these cupcakes in Walmart, Target, Kroger, or another grocer, don’t hesitate to pick them up. Based on the comments it seems like they range in price from $2.99 to $4.99 for four, so you can’t go wrong. If for some reason you find that your product wasn’t moist and wonderful then you should definitely inform Give & Go. They seem to be an honest, hardworking group, who really value customer service and the feedback of their consumers. It’s always nice to find out that the people behind the cupcakes are just as great as their product!

– Posted by Cupcake Crusader, Jenn (Westminster, MD)

P.S. I ate a Kimberley’s Triple Chocolate cupcake while writing this post. It seemed appropriate. 😉

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19 thoughts on “More From Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe, One Of Our Most Popular Reviews

    • Melinda, thanks for reading and responding! You tried the triple chocolate, right? Have you been able to try any others? They are all so good!

  1. i love the triple choc. I think they’re best cold,so i refrigerate mine as soon as i get them home. I haven’t tried the other flavors,choc is my favorite so that’s as far as i’ve gotten. The only place i’ve been able to find them is the local walmart,and then very rarely.They go out of stock within a day of being put on the shelves….and it takes them weeks to get more in.When i am able to find them i buy several packages & freeze them. I found your page accidentally,while looking up a store locator to find an alternative place to buy them,…no luck. I live in north west/north central Massachusetts,sort of the middle of nowhere,an hour and a half to two hours to get to boston….and just about as long to get to the NY state border.Some may consider me a hillbilly and/or redneck,…if so, i’m a hillbilly with discerning tastebuds.LOL

  2. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE their cupcakes!!!! So moist & flavorful!! It’s been so hard to find cupcakes that tastes so good!! =) Keep up the yummy goodness! I’ve finally found my favorite ever cupcake!!

  3. I just loooooove the flavor of these cupcakes. I picked them at a local grocer – Fresh Greens. I’m a sucker for great tasting food. And because the cupcake is so moist – this is at the top of my list as most other cupcake brands lack moistness. Thanks for your post as I too was searching for a website & came across this.

  4. I use to live in Florida and have friend these amazing cupcakes! Just recentl I moved to NJ and went to my local Pathmark to find Two Forks Bakery cupcakes Vanilla Creme…it tasted just like Kimberly’s Bakeshoppe cupcakes. I was completely surprised and happy!!

  5. I LOVE these cupcakes. I get that at Kroger for $4.99 for a pack of four. They’re delicious. So far, I have tried the red velvet (divine!!) and the vanilla bean (loved it as well). The frosting is so, so smooth and creamy, and not overly sweet like so many grocery store frostings. The cakes are moist, soft, and perfect. I am buying the triple chocolate next! It looks so good.

    The only thing “bad” about these cupcakes is the filling – I simply don’t like a filling in my cupcake (maybe I’m an odd ball). There’s plenty of icing on top the cupcake, not really need for more inside… it becomes overwhelming; a bad icing to cake ratio! I take a bite and then I scoop out the filling inside (especially on the vanilla bean where the filling is actually quite different from the icing.. reminds me of a donut filling..it’s rather gross.).

  6. I’ve just recently moved to Maui and discovered it at a local grocery store – agree with everyone that these are delicious! Less than a week and I was back for my second pack (Lemon Ice). So hard to find good bakeries with homemade goodies so these moist cupcakes are a hit! I stumbled upon this article when I decided to find out more about them after seeing the note on the packet that it was from Canada! Didn’t want to be indulging in cupcakes filled with preservatives that has traveled thousands of miles to my home!! Am happy to see that they are frozen fresh and thawed at the grocer. Thank you!

  7. I work at a Kroger in Nashville, Tennessee and we’ve been carrying these cupcakes. We recently got in a new flavor that I haven’t seen anyone comment about. It’s vanilla cake with strawberry and vanilla crem swirl icing on top and filled with strawberry (it’s almost like preserves) It is SSOOO good. We sell them for $4.99/four pack but I got them on markdown for $1.99. I hope this flavor is available where you are they are very delicious.

  8. OMG, the next best thing from Canada, beside Coffe Crisp chocolate bars, love them, Triple Chocolate is my favorite. Kudos to Kimberly’s!

  9. My girlfriend brought these to my b’day dinner. I don’t usually like store bought cup cakes so I was skeptical. But these are absolutely amazing!!!! I brought some in for my co -workers to try the next Friday and we are all addicted to them in the worst way! Lemon is good but strawberry is my fav so far. I cant wait to try them all!

  10. Oh my god! These are the best cupcakes ever! I’m dying to find them in my town!
    Does anyone know where to get them in Staten Island, New York? Or in central/east New Jersey? I tried it for the first time on a recent trip to canada. The red velvet, it was divine! I wish these cupcakes were more widely available.

    • Thanks Ann! I’m glad they finally gave them a dedicated website! If you contact them (or Give and Go, the manufacturer) they might be about to provide you with some local retailers who carry them. Good Luck!

  11. My coworker and I were looking for a cake for another coworker’s birthday and found these cupcakes. I have to say, we were both shocked to find out they are delicious and that Walmart carriers them.
    If I wouldn’t of gone to buy them, I would have sworn they were from a local bakery. The price is inexpensive for the great product you receive.

    We bought chocolate and strawberry, they were both amazing. I still want to try the red velvet.

    I know where I’ll be getting more cupcakes from.

    • I love these cupcakes! I purchased them at a local Walmart in Nj where I live. But, they don’t carry the triple chocolate anymore…i’m very upset. I can’t find any stores that carry this brand. I looked on their website and it didn’t list any locations. Does any one else know where I can buy them?

  12. I love these! I want to order them in bulk for parties from now on… like every party! But I guess I can just head to the store down the street and hopefully they will have 24 total available 🙂

  13. I am still religiously eating these whenever I can find them. The Triple Chocolate and Lemon Ice are staples in my house and yes, they freeze SO well that when I do defrost a package, you’d never know they weren’t fresh when you eat them. At under a $1 per cupcake, these are decadent enough to fool anyone into believing they’re not from Walmart or Walgreens, which are the only two places in my area that carry them. I can’t wait to try the new flavors they’re going to release.

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