When I was contacted to do a Hostess® Donettes® and Twinkie® review I whooped and pumped my fist in the air. Oh yeah! They had no way of knowing, but I am Donettes’ #1 fan. A special breakfast tray of Donettes is delivered to my bed every Mother’s Day and birthday, I am that big of a fan. A little side of bacon and some strong coffee and who needs anything else? I’m not even kidding, see my previous bloggy mentions of Donettes along with vintage family pics here, here, here, here, and here. Ah, good times.
But then they threw a monkey wrench into the review, telling me I was to review this new flavor of Donettes – Frosted Devil’s Food. Say what?! New?! (Have I mentioned before that I react very poorly to change? It’s true, ask TubaDad, I’m so change-resistant it’s laughable, especially for a mom of twins.) Fine, whatever... I bought the new bags of Donettes and then sat down and stared at them kind of grumpily...
And then I tasted them. Oh my. It was a little shocking. I still cannot believe I am saying this but I -- the world’s biggest original Donettes fan – not only liked the new Frosted Devil’s Food Donettes® flavor, I actually preferred it. Yeah Hostess, I guess you proved that you really CAN mess with my Donettes after all. Kudos. Anyhow, these yummy little breakfast bites now come in Original, Frosted Devil’s Food (which you really should try), and Powdered Sugar flavors. Something for everyone, even a no-change freak like me.
Hostess has also tinkered with its original Twinkie® product, offering limited-release Chocolate Crème Twinkies. Basically the standard Twinkie sponge cake has chocolate crème filling on the inside. I looked high and low to be able to let you know what I thought of this new flavor, but couldn’t find them in any stores near me, dang it. Then my husband found them on a business trip and smushed them into his carry-on so I could fulfill my bloggerly duties. Heh. I ripped into the package expecting to adore the new flavor, but to be honest I didn’t really like it. I’d love to hear what anyone else thinks if you’ve tried them.
So there you have it, a positive Hostess Frosted Devil’s Food Donettes review from the last person you might expect to embrace donutty change. And if this wasn’t momentous enough (heh heh), Hostess and BlogHer are also giving you the opportunity to win a $100 Visa gift card. To enter for a chance to win, just leave a comment below using this form telling me about a favorite or funny memory you have involving any of the Hostess treats like Twinkies®, HoHos®, DingDongs®, SnoBalls®, SuzyQs®, Donettes®, etc. Important: Must use this form to enter, do not leave a blog post comment or your entry will not be counted.
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This sweepstake runs from 2/29/12 - 3/31/12.
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UPDATE ON 4/5/12 – WINNER CHOSEN:
BlogHer has drawn the winner of this contest. Congratulations to Sunshyn V with the comment: “My favorite Hostess memory is how I used to like to separate each portion of the Hostess Cupcakes before messily consuming them. I'd take the top off and remove the portion with the white squiggley, then I'd break the cake and lick out the cream, eat the cake and then eat the chocolate topping. Only then would I eat the chocolate piece with the squiggley.”