Hostess treats are recognizable all over the planet. Those delectable little cream filled cupcakes with the familiar braided twist of frosting on top are iconic. I grew up eating these treats and am glad to see they are still as popular today as they were years ago. There's nothing like a Hostess Twinkie or cupcake to put a smile on your face.
Hostess has been making life sweeter since 1925. They produce such fantastic confectionery delights as Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ho-Ho's, Suzy Q's, Ding Dongs, Mini Muffins, Sno Balls and more. If you're looking for something chocolate for your sweet tooth, or just some regular mini blueberry muffins, Hostess is your brand. All of their items are made fresh and baked with care.
I like to stay in the loop of Hostess products because they are always coming out with new products that make my mouth water. When I was told I would be receiving a package full of new Hostess goodies, my stomach rumbled! :)
Soon after that, a box showed up at my door containing these heavenly goodies:
Twinkies, Scarycakes, Globalls, Cupcakes, and apple cinnamon Donettes were what I received. I loved the assortment I was sent and wasn't sure which one I should sample first! The apple cinnamon donettes were perfect for fall and I decided in the spirit of fall I would try one first. I've had the regular powdered sugar donettes before and loved those, so I had high expectations for these.
The apple cinnamon Donettes were new to me and I had never tried them previously. I couldn't even recall seeing them in the grocery store either. I loved their petite size. From the second that I opened the bag, I could smell the apple cinnamon mixture, it was very potent. The scent instantly made me envision Fall. In my mind I was drinking apple cider and picking up leaves. The donette was dense doughy, and perfectly round. There was a generous coating of apple and cinnamon sugar all over the treat. I noticed more of the cinnamon flavor in the donette than I did the apple. I do wish the apple flavor would have been more prevalent. The mixture of the cinnamon and apple combination leaves the donette with a pleasant grey hue. The treat was sweet, but not overly sugary like the regular powdered sugar covered donettes. I would say your sweet tooth would be curbed after two donettes. I had two in one day, but hours apart from each other. I didn't enjoy the donettes as much as the other yummies that I sampled.
I've had the cupcakes many times before and they are one of my all-time favorite Hostess snacks. The round little cakes fit perfectly in my heart and stomach! The color of the cupcake is a beautiful black. When you bite into the cake, a wave of moist chocolate sponge cake washes over your taste buds. You also immediately taste the chocolate on top which has a firmer texture, but is still big on chocolate flavor. The white braided twist provides another sweet finish on top. The next bite brings in the sweet and fluffy cream filling which pairs perfectly with the chocolate sponge cake. There is a generous amount of filling in the middle which is my favorite part of the treat. It's not a heavy cupcake at all, it's very light. You can't go wrong with this treat, it will satisfy your sweet tooth instantly.
Having a Twinkie is a perfect choice if you're wanting something sweet, but not chocolate. I've enjoyed many a Twinkie in my lifetime. The golden sponge cakes pair perfectly with milk and are loved by many. This oval shaped treat is perfect for a hand held snack on the go. The sponge cake is light and airy and very moist. It has a wonderful flavor. When you take that first bite, you instantly taste the spongy cake and the rich, luxurious cream filling at the same time. It is pure heaven. There is nothing better than the first bite of a Twinkie. A Twinkie is most certainly a comforting dessert. If you've never tried one before, I urge you to. You will absolutely fall under the Twinkie's delicious spell.
Finally, I tried a Globall. These are just like SnoBalls except they are orange. The vibrant orange is perfect for upcoming Halloween. You can't go wrong with anything that is round and filled with chocolate and cream! :) These circular confectionary bites of heaven were delicious! When I first bit into them, I could instantly taste the marshmallow and coconut covered chocolate cake along with the cream. That is definitely the trifecta of amazing bites! The coconut was perfectly coconutty, the marshmallow very light and fluffy, and the chocolate cake sweet and wonderful. The cream was airy and whipped perfectly. Chocolate and coconut is a classic combination and always tastes wonderful when paired together. The marshmallow and chocolate were sweet, but not overly sweet. The sweetness was just on the right level. I finished off my Globall in no time had to control myself from eating the whole box! :)
I haven't tried a Scarycake yet, but they are tempting me from inside the cabinet. :) I am sure I will love them though.
If you're looking for a yummy treat, please turn to Hostess! Your stomach will thank you.
Today (October 1st) through midnight on 10/31, Hostess fans are invited to visit HostessCakes.com to play the spook-tacular online instant win game, Hostess Snack Cake Shuffle for a chance to instantly win a $50 daily prize. Entrants can also play for the chance to win the $5,000 grand prize too! Visitors will watch as three ghosts hide and shuffle two ScaryCakes and a Globall. Fans must then choose which ghost is hiding the Globall for a chance to win the daily prize. At the end of the promotion, one grand prize winner will be selected from all eligible entries.