Martha used to like those so we always had some in stock. I would partake on occasion as a sort of guilty pleasure. They are greasy as hell (the real geotamale) but to me they have a particularly alluring flavor. Nothing like an authentic Mexican tamal but as you say not bad in a pinch. Especially with sour cream added to make it even more geo.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.