Monday, October 1, 2012

Hostess Review and Giveaway

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:
                                                          What looks best to you?

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.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/8b93dd4/

230 comments:

  1. I love the Hostess cupcakes.

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  2. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/252783664830746624

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  3. The orange cupcakes are a favorite!
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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  4. My favorite is the chocolate cupcakes.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/252839777114656768

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  6. My favorite are Zingers also! Yummy. eclairre(at)ymail(Dot)com

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  7. Hostess cupcakes are the best ever!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I would have to say that Twinkies were always my favorite.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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    https://twitter.com/macdrap50/status/252872504140525568
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  10. We love the chocolate Hostess cupcakes! I love the orange ones, too
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  11. tweet:
    https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/252873507405430785
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  12. I like Snowballs.

    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  13. I love their Cheese Danish. It makes for a great breakfast!

    -Angela
    rainpendragon2684[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. The honeybun is my fave!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  15. Tweet: https://twitter.com/skkorman/status/252883136491450368

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  16. I like twinkies, especially when they're deep fried (;

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  17. My favorite are the Ho Hos!
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

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  18. tweet
    https://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/252888085413634048
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

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  19. The chocolate cupcakes

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  20. I love their chocolate donettes :)

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  21. I like the Hostess cupcakes.

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  22. My favorite is the Coffee Cakes.

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  23. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/252912079332315137

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  24. Twinkies are my favorite of course!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  25. 10/1 Tweeted https://twitter.com/TamaraBenningto/status/252917246815522816

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  26. I like twinkies!

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  27. Twinkies!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  28. Frozen Twinkies!

    xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

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  29. twinkies
    joni.taylor3710@gmail.com

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  30. Hostess cupcakes are my favorite. Yum

    Love3570@aol.com

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  31. I have to say that Ho Hos are my favorite
    melisa0072 at gmail dot com

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  32. Ho Ho

    droopydog63@hotmail.com

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  33. I love their cupcakes and twinkies! Omg I just love Hostess.

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  34. cupcakes!
    m8usi at yahoo dot com

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  35. 10/1 tweet:
    https://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/252957249721495552

    m8usi at yahoo dot com

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  36. Twinkies all the way

    bergiejrfhe at yahoo dot com

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  37. The Cupcakes are my favorite!!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

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  38. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/252964978318000129

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  39. https://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/252978981048053761

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  40. 10/2 Tweet: https://twitter.com/skkorman/status/253050366839635968

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  41. twinkies!! Although I really love them all...

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  42. link to my tweet since you don't have a space for it... https://twitter.com/Latsyrc728/status/253056991277240320

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  43. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/macdrap50/status/253060811268968448
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  44. 10/2 tweet:
    https://twitter.com/mbm218/status/253097177134530561
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  45. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/253115976743284736

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  46. My favorite Hostess snack cakes are Ho Hos

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  47. I like the sno balls!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. 10/2 tweet:
    https://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/253125838537637888

    m8usi at yahoo dot com

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  49. hostess twinkies are my favorite, I know they are so bad for you but I can't stop buying them!

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  50. twinkies!
    cody_endres(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. My favorite is the chocolate cupcakes.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  52. Sno Balls have always been my favorite! Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  53. Twinkies, with snoballs and cupcakes following.

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  54. I love twinkies and chocodiles.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  55. Hostess cupcakes.
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  56. I love snowballs!

    cloud10277@hotmail.com

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  57. TWINKIES

    cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

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  58. I like Hostess chocolate cupcakes.

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  59. Hostess cupcakes rule!
    elysesw@aol.com

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  60. I like them all especially the ding dongs.

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  61. The Hostess cupcake is my favorite :)

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  62. Zingers and Twinkies my favorites

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  63. I'm in love with their Cup Cakes :) So chocolaty & good :)

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  64. I love the snowballs (globalls) but I really wish they'd put more filling in them!

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  65. I like the orange cupcakes
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  66. I NEVER TASTED TWINKIES, I NEED TO!

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  67. Ho Ho fan here!
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  68. I'm a big Sno Balls fan- I love the coconut!

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  69. I like the Hostess Cupcakes.
    Me4Wrest@gmail.com

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  70. my favorite is the chocolate zingers

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  71. my favorite is the chocolate zingers

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  72. I love the cupcakes
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

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  73. cupcakes
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

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  74. I love Hostess Chocolate Mini Donuts!
    Susan Chester

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  75. I love the Chocolate frosted mini donuts.

    Jamie Brigham
    PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

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  76. I like Hostess Chocolate cupcakes. Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  77. My favorite is the Snoballs.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. their chocolate cupcakes are my favorite!

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  79. Sno Balls are one of my all time faves!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  80. Twinkies! It's been about 5 years since I've had one!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  81. the cupcakes is not only my favorite hostess snack but my favorite guilty pleasure snack of all time

    p.s. the little debbie knock off cupcakes not even close

    yanktheese@yahoo.com

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  82. Twinkies are my favorite.

    hd6719@gmail.com

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  83. Twinkies! Loved them since a toddler. :)

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  84. Twinkies! s2inamug at aim dot com

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  85. Twinkies! s2inamug at aim dot com

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  86. Twinkies are the best FROZEN!!!

    fkerner@uno.edu

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  87. the cupcakes are my fav - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  88. On form as Tonya E Hopkins

    pink snowballs

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  89. Twinkies!!!

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  90. I like Twinkies best. :)
    vgsaxon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. I love their Original Snowballs

    Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

    Allison Swain Downes

    lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  92. The apple cinnamon Donettes are my favourites:)

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  93. Cupcakes are my favorite but the rest of my family loves twinkies.
    snowwolf222@yahoo.com

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  94. I love Twinkies and I hope they NEVER stop making them!

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  95. My favorite are the Hostess cupcakes

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  96. My favorite are the cup cakes!
    nicoledzuba (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  97. Twinkies are my favorite. calvad at aol dot com

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  98. The Hostess Cupcakes are my fave!!!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  99. i dont have a favorite i love them ALL!

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  100. LOVE the Zingers :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  101. The Twinkies are my favorite.

    maggie at literary winner dot com

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  102. Chocolate Donettes are my fave...I can eat the whole bag in one sitting!

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  103. cupcakes
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  104. Hostess chocolate cupcakes is my favorite.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  105. Twinkies!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  106. HoHo's are the best!
    luvdatmouse at charter dot net

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  107. I love their cup cakes
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  108. I LOVE HOSTESS TWINKIES!!!!

    (SHAYNA B.)

    shebebes@yahoo.com

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  109. i love hostess! my favorite are thier Chocolate Donettes!!!!


    kadia3 at yahoo dot com

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  110. I love the Twinkies

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  111. cupcakes chocolate with white circles on top
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  112. the twinkies
    ahedden12@gmail.com

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  113. I like their cupcakes.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. The twinkies are my fav.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  115. Haven't seen the Apple Cinnamon Donettes. They sound good!

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  116. Suzy Q's are my favorite

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  117. love the Zingers

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

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  118. I like the Suzy Q's



    cpsnsamples@aol.com

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  119. Twinkies

    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  120. Zingers are my favorite. (yellow)

    wendym at cableone dot net

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  121. My favorite are Zingers

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  122. My faves are frozen Ding Dongs, yumm! Thanks.
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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  123. those coconut cupcakes with the marshmallow and coconut covered, are my favorite
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  124. Twinkies, or the cupcakes. I love them both equally.
    ilovebabynoah707@yahoo.com

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  125. Mryleigh11@att.netOctober 14, 2012 at 3:53 AM

    Zinger are my fave!!

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  126. I love to get zingers

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  127. Original chocolate cupcakes are my favorite. I used to love going to the local bread store with my mom each week and getting a pack of cupcakes.

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  128. I like the coffee cake or fruit pies.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  129. a nice cold Hostess ding dong would
    have to be my favorite product

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  130. I love the orange cupcakes with cream in the center.

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  131. Snowballs here.
    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

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  132. ho hos are awesome!!!

    myamurphy@mail.com

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  133. HoHos are my favorite. (Roxann)

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  134. HoHos!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  135. The cupcakes are my favorite!

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  136. my favorite are ho hos
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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