Go a Little Crazy for Chocolatey Treats — Hostess Giveaway

Would you like to know what can shoot me straight back to 6thgrade in a hurry? Hostess® HoHos®. Those were my lunch of choice back then. I mean, sure, my mom packed sandwiches and bags of chips, but we all know my main focus was on the cake. I haven’t changed much, have I?

What about those Hostess® CupCakes® with the squiggle frosting on top? I can’t look at those without instantly transforming into a freckle-faced, skinny, little girl child.

Twinkies®? Well, I’m going to be honest here and admit I was 29 years old the first time I ever ate a Twinkie®. And, um, SURPRISE! I’m 29 years old right now. 29 has been a very exciting year. I’m not sure why I never ate a Twinkie® as a child. It probably had something to do with the fact that I was always reaching for the chocolatey treats instead of the vanilla flavored ones. The, one day, someone handed me a deep fried Twinkie®, and I scarfed that bad boy down. It was divine.

I’ve since eaten a few Twinkies® straight from the package, no frying involved. I’m a Twinkie® convert.

Did y’all know that Hostess® has a couple of new products out?

Chocolate Crème Twinkies® just happen to be one of them. Um, let me go ahead and repeat that for you. Chocolate Crème Twinkies®. Are you at a loss for words? I kind of am. I mean, you have that delicious vanilla Twinkie® cake, and then you have this creamy, chocolatey concoction oozing out of the center? Heaven, y’all. Pure heaven.

Oh and did I fail to talk about Donettes®? I didn’t mention those taking me right back to childhood, because I still eat them quite often. They are so convenient and make a great quick breakfast for mornings we’re required to be up and out of the house all too early.

These new Frosted Devil’s Food Donettes® have a delicious chocolatey coating on the outside, just like the other version, but the inside is full of chocolatey goodness. My kids dunked them in milk for breakfast and declared me the best mother ever.

The thing is, I bake a lot. I don’t buy a ton of prepackaged treats for my kids. Every now and then, though, I grab them a little something from the store that reminds me of my own childhood, and I surprise the kids (and husband!) with them. Sure, they like my homemade brownies and warm from the oven cookies, but they go a little crazy over the Hostess® treats.

Donettes® are one of the most popular Hostess® products, and they are also my favorite!

To be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, courtesy of BlogHer and Hostess®, leave a comment sharing your favorite Hostess® snack cake memories!

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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.

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This sweepstakes runs from 2/29/12 – 3/31/12.

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237 Responses to “Go a Little Crazy for Chocolatey Treats — Hostess Giveaway”

  1. Gina M Maddox March 25, 2012 @ 4:57 pm (#
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  2. Kerry March 27, 2012 @ 8:00 pm (#
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    I used to eat Donettes as a study snack through college – great brain food!

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  3. angie lilly March 28, 2012 @ 9:10 am (#
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    mmmmm I love love love their Banana Walnut Mini Muffins! When I used to work, I would have a baggy of them with a cold OJ for breakfast nearly every morning. I miss that tradition, but not the working. LOL! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  4. Maria Cantu March 28, 2012 @ 6:45 pm (#
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    I like most Hostess snacks and I would get to choose a different one each week we’d go to the grocery store.

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  5. Deanna G. March 28, 2012 @ 11:54 pm (#
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    I remember in the summer when my dad would take us to the beach, he’d get us the little cup cakes as a treat!

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  6. ANGEL JACKLYN March 29, 2012 @ 5:49 pm (#
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    One of my memories consists of many, many memories lol. Twinkies were equivalent to money in elementary for me. So I traded them, gambled them & hoarded them. There is no particular instance I can remember with them. I just remember opening my closet or locker & seeing Twinkies falling out all the time =)

    It was a weird phase I went through growing up. lol

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  7. ANGEL JACKLYN March 29, 2012 @ 5:49 pm (#
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  8. Carmen March 29, 2012 @ 8:35 pm (#
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    My mother didn’t buy us a lot of snacks, but Grandpa who lived with us often came home from his walks with HoHos or Twinkies.

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  9. LAMusing March 29, 2012 @ 11:54 pm (#
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    We rarely had sweets at home when I was a kid, but once day in school a friend gave me half her Twinkie – wow I was in heaven!

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  10. Norma March 29, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (#
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    I was an adult when I had my first Ho-Ho – so yummy!

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  11. Lee March 30, 2012 @ 9:38 am (#
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    My favorite first and continuing memory of a Hostess® snack cake is the velvety sponge cake Twinkie and biting into the cream filling. Ummm.

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  12. Sarah L March 30, 2012 @ 3:29 pm (#
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    I remember always eating my Twinkie by first biting off each end and then eating the middle.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  13. judy gregory March 30, 2012 @ 6:42 pm (#
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    hostess is now and always has been the mostess

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  14. Holly The Hungry March 30, 2012 @ 8:43 pm (#
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    Oh my Gosh! :D HOSTESS <3
    Omnomnom.
    I love this website.
    My boyfriend loves this website.
    I can cook now.
    Thanks <3
    I love you.
    And your food.
    Oh god, And stretchy pants. (:

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  15. Anne K. March 30, 2012 @ 8:56 pm (#
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    Spending time with my dad when we would go to the convenience store to get Hostess cupcakes!

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  16. Christina Tong March 31, 2012 @ 12:36 am (#
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    I remember in my childhood when my mom gave me the Twinkies® after school I was so happy and I enjoyed the super soft cake that afternoon, this is my favorite memory of a Hostess® snack cake and I give my children the same Twinkies® after school, they are so happy to have them too. It is nothing better than seeing your loved ones so happy.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  17. Christina Tong March 31, 2012 @ 12:39 am (#
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    I tweeted about this Giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/185979327245066241

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  18. ACMommy3 March 31, 2012 @ 12:20 pm (#
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    A favorite memory I have was going grocery shopping with my mom as a child and we’d always buy a package of hostess treats to enjoy on the way home! Usually the Cupcakes or Hoho’s. Yummmmm. Simple but so fun! :-)

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  19. Betty C March 31, 2012 @ 1:38 pm (#
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    I was never a big fan of Twinkies but oh those chocolate cupcakes with wonderful cream filling were out of this world. I still love the.

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  20. ewhatley March 31, 2012 @ 1:45 pm (#
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    It started with hostess treats in my lunchbox for school and for the rest of my life, I’ve never been able to resist those little chocolate donuts. Thanks a lot, Mom!

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  21. Mari March 31, 2012 @ 3:11 pm (#
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    I have fond memories of receiving twinkies and donettes as treats when I visited my grandparents.

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  22. Betty C March 31, 2012 @ 4:36 pm (#
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  23. Eugenie March 31, 2012 @ 5:23 pm (#
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    My earliest fave memory is getting home and dunking chocolate Hostess Donettes in milk.

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  24. Ashley T. March 31, 2012 @ 6:22 pm (#
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    I used to love going to the store and picking out Hostess treats as a kid!

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  25. Kimberly March 31, 2012 @ 9:55 pm (#
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    I remeber coming home from school and getting to have Hostess Twinkies with milk.

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  26. Kat May 5, 2012 @ 2:37 pm (#
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    I absolutely adore TWINKIES!!!! Since a very young age, TWINKIES have been IT for me. Twinkies…twinkies…twinkies…did I mention I LOVE TWINKIES???!!!

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  27. Abby June 4, 2012 @ 1:30 pm (#
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    Eating a twinkie with my mom!

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