Chocolaty Goodness: Hostess Review and Giveaway


I grew up on Hostess®. In elementary school, I usually had something in my lunch box from Hostess®. My mom used to stock up on them when she went to the local Hostess® discount store and then keep the freezer filled with them. I loved having my own individually wrapped special treat in my lunch. My favorite items to get were CupCakes® or Crumb Donettes®. I also loved Chocodiles® and Twinkies®. All around I don’t think I have met a thing from Hostess® I didn’t like.

My kids have also grown up with Hostess® as a special treat or reward. My daughter is very partial to the Powdered Sugar Donettes®. My boys love all of the Donettes®, too. Donettes® happen to be one of the most popular Hostess® products.

We recently had the opportunity to try Hostess’® New Frosted Devil’s Food Donettes®.

My kids arrived home from school to a bag of these new, moist, devil’s food cake mini-doughnuts dipped in a chocolate-flavored coating waiting for them as an after school snack. They were all smiles to get this special treat and excited to try out the new flavor. The unique combination of devil’s food cake and rich chocolaty coating creates an indulgent new flavor. My kiddos gobbled them up and enjoyed every last one. My husband was home and took his fair share to sample, too.

I wasn’t really digging the new flavor. I prefer to stick with the Crumb variety.

However, the rest of my family loved them. My husband said they were “chocolaty goodness”. My daughter was the lucky one who grabbed the very last Donette® from the bag. My boys both came back looking for more only to be filled with disappointment when they discovered the bag was empty. They were a little grouchy when they realized their little sis was the one who finished off the bag.

One of America’s best known and most loved snack cakes, Twinkies® have been tantalizing taste buds and filling lunch boxes since 1930, and they are rolling out a new flavor. The NEW Chocolate Crème Twinkies® have that well-known, moist, sponge cake on the outside but with a new chocolaty crème filling on the inside. I was excited to give those a try since I do love chocolate. They would be yummy to try with my simple Valentine’s Heart Cake for Two or Twinkie® Cake.

We also sampled the New Chocolate Crème Twinkies®.

My husband liked them better than original Twinkies®. The rest of the family preferred the taste of original to the new, chocolate version. The chocolate version also seems to be a little messier to eat than the original.

Interested in trying the New Frosted Devil’s Food Donettes® or New Chocolate Crème Twinkies®? Hostess® and BlogHer have provided a $100 Visa gift card to one RMK reader. To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post telling me a favorite memory of a Hostess® snack cake.

See the additional ways to enter in the rules below. SWEEPSTAKES/GIVEAWAY RULES No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 2/29/12 – 3/31/12.

Be sure to visit the Promotions & Prizes page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

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