GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: $50 Visa Card – Frosted Devil’s Food Donettes from Hostess Cakes

When I was a kid Hostess® Cakes were the coveted prize!  Getting a Hostess® Cupcake or Twinkie was like winning the lottery to a kid, hands down!  After all, it was – and still is – ALL about the thick, delicious Chocolaty cupcake frosting.  Who doesn’t like to peel off the frosting layer and gobble it up first?  Come on, I know I’m not the only one who does that!  And the uber-fluffy cream fillings in the cupcake and Twinkie?  Mmm… pure heaven!

I vividly remember the trips to the store with my dad and brother in which we were allowed to pick a treat or two.  My dad was a generous man, so most times we were allowed to pick two treats. 🙂 Without hesitation, I always went for – no, grabbed – the Hostess® cupcakes!  Yum!  OK, OK, I occasionally went for a Twinkie now and then too.  But oh my gosh, the moist Chocolaty cupcake, cream filling and thick Chocolaty frosting with the cute and distinctive white frosting swirls.  Everything about it was pure perfection!  They were so perfect that I bet my bottom dollar they never made it home. Instead, I wolfed them down in the store parking lot like my life depended on them.  Ha ha!

Ah, what memories.  I truly cherish those times.

You know what?  Hostess® Cakes are still perfect.  In fact, all this talk about them is making me want some right now!

GIVEAWAY:  Frosted Devil's Food Donettes from Hostess CakesOK, I’m not totally lacking in the Hostess department.  In fact, the other day I just happened to pick up a bag (or two!) of Hostess® Cakes new Frosted Devil’s Food Mini Donuts.  I had to give them a try.  They were actually calling out to me from the store shelf, “Laura, buy us!  You know you want our Chocolaty goodness… NOW!”

So I picked up a couple bags and headed home.

I know, it was a tough job, but somebody had to do it.  (wink, wink!)

GIVEAWAY:  Frosted Devil's Food Donettes from Hostess Cakes

I swear this next part is true.  When my daughter and one of her friends happened to eyeball the Frosted Devil’s Food Donettes®, they started flipping out!

My daughter asked, “Mom, can we please eat those Hostess Donettes®?”

As you can tell from the photos above, they got their wish.  Even my husband snagged two or three, or four of them.  Or was it five?  It wasn’t 20 minutes later and the four of us had nearly eaten both bags!  Less than two hours later they completely gone!

Needless to say, they’re fantastic!  Uber-Chocolaty!  Moist!  Chocolaty! Delicious!  Oh, and did I mention Chocolaty?  Sooo good!!!

Oh, and did you know they taste even better if you freeze them for 5 minutes or so?  Now that’s perfection! 🙂  I highly recommend you pick yourself up a bag or two of Hostess’s new Frosted Devil’s Food Mini Donuts and see how long you can make them last. 🙂

Hostess® Cakes is even offering the following Visa card giveaway that could be used towards the purchase of any or all the Hostess® Cake treats you want.

Giveaway:

One lucky winner will win a $50 VISA Gift card.

HOW TO ENTER

Mandatory Entries:

  • Tell us what you favorite Hostess® snack was as a kid!
  • Like Hostess® Cakes on Facebook and leave me a separate comment here telling me that you’re a fan (will be verified).

Extra Entries:

  • Subscribe to Got Chocolate and leave me a separate comment telling me you have.
  • ‘Like’ Got Chocolate on Facebook, and leave me a separate comment here telling me that you’re a fan.
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my blog.
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Good luck!!!

Disclaimer: This is a compensated promotion.  As always, opinions expressed are my own.  ONE winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday, December 18th at 6PM PST (Closing date extended).  Hostess will contact the winner via email.

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  1. Marilyn Wons — December 12, 2011 @ 1:21 AM (#
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    Twinkes was my favorite as a kid

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  3. Beth S. — December 12, 2011 @ 1:34 AM (#
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    I loved Twinkies… still do!

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  6. Mami2jcn — December 12, 2011 @ 6:44 AM (#
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    I loved Hohos!

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  11. Sarah S. — December 12, 2011 @ 7:37 AM (#
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    As kid my favorite Hostess cake was the Snow Balls.
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  16. tammigirl — December 12, 2011 @ 8:14 AM (#
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    HoHos are still a guilty pleasure of mine. (Don’t tell anyone!)

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  20. Kaylie — December 12, 2011 @ 8:36 AM (#
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    CupCakes – The Captain of Them All is my favorite!!!
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  22. Jessie C. — December 12, 2011 @ 9:21 AM (#
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    Oh … I was one happy kid when Ho Hos were included in my lunch box. Mmm! Thanks for this opportunity!
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  35. Karen — December 12, 2011 @ 11:26 AM (#
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    when I was a kid, I loved those Hostess Twinkies, and the chocolat frosted cupcakes that had the creme filling inside! Yum! I can’t eat them now that I can’t eat wheat–I so wish they would make some gluten free stuff!

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    Loved the Ho Ho’s growing up.

  46. Heather S — December 12, 2011 @ 2:41 PM (#
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    My favorite snack growing up were the Ding Dongs

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  68. Mary Beth Elderton — December 13, 2011 @ 1:21 PM (#
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    As a kid my favorite would have been the Hostess Cupcakes. For a time in college, my standard breakfast was powdered sugar Donettes and a pint of chocolate milk!

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    I liked the Twinkies although I was rarely allowed to have them

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  82. tracy@ascendingbutterfly.com — December 14, 2011 @ 12:54 AM (#
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    Two faves:

    Twinkies because my Grandma loved them

    Cupcakes: because we all loved them 🙂

    Thanks for the tip about freezing them, I’ve never tried them that way!

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  84. randi — December 14, 2011 @ 7:51 AM (#
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  97. Lynda Del — December 14, 2011 @ 11:05 PM (#
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  101. tanya — December 15, 2011 @ 10:37 PM (#
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