REVIEW: Drake’s Alpine Yodels

Drake s Alpine Yodels Box

What are Drake’s Alpine Yodels?

I don’t know about you, but Yodelers remind me of fresh alpine snow.

I guess the good folks at Drake’s agree because they’ve decided to invert the color (and flavor) of their classic chocolate snack rolls.

How are they?

I grew up with a guy named Al Pine.

He was just another generic white dude who didn’t really bring much to the table. I can’t say I necessarily enjoyed his presence, but he was… fine? Pretty boring. Decent guy, I guess.

Ok, I’m lying. Al Pine’s not real, but everything I said about him rings true to new Alpine Yodels. I’m pretty sure they’d be dead center on the “best snack cake” chart. These could literally be the barometer for average.

Drake s Alpine Yodels Coating

Obviously, the usual Yodel chocolate is replaced by a bland, “as mildly salty as sweet,” white plastic fudge. I think? I don’t actually know what Drake’s classifies its shell as.

Drake s Alpine Yodels Filling

When you couple that thin coating of milky nothing with a yellow cake and the usual crème, you’re left with just a benign vanilla-ish flavor that will make you yearn for chocolate.

Anything else you need to know?

Drake s Alpine Yodels Wrapper

Fresh Yodels have a great texture, so while these don’t burst with flavor, that aspect was still as enjoyable as I remember. Yet I’m bummed because I love a good Yodel, or Devil Dog, or Ding Dong.


If the shell was double the thickness with a stronger white chocolate flavor, these would creep up the list. But for now, I stand by the assessment that they are the most average snack cake of all time. Maybe that’s your thing, but if I indulge in a snack cake, it might as well be worth the calories.

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 11.6 oz box
Purchased at: Acme
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 Cakes) 280 calories, 15 grams of fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 170 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of total carbohydrates, 24 grams of total sugars, 1 gram of fiber, and 1 gram of protein.

6 thoughts to “REVIEW: Drake’s Alpine Yodels”

  1. You’re line about this Yodel being inverted just gave me an idea. Just like Oreo once had “Uh Oh Oreos”, Drake’s needs to make an inside-out Yodel for April Fool’s Day — white coating, yellow cake, and chocolate creme.

    1. At you can order their products online direct. Just placed my first order and S&H was only $4.99 which seems reasonable.

  2. my favourite snack cakes are the little debbie seasonal/holiday versions with jimmies/sprinkles of any colour. i much prefer them over the standard zebra cake, as the chocolate stripes are inferior to rainbow sprinkles, imo. these alpine yodels seem like they might have a similar waxy-sugar coating as those snake cake, which appeals to me. i just wish they had sprinkles. won’t seek them out, but i’ll prolly try em if i spot em.

  3. These looked relatively “vanilla”. Double chocolate Yodels would be excellent. Regardless of flavor, they are always fun to unroll layer by layer.

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