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May 10, 2014

Review: Hostess - eXtreme Cream Twinkies

Hostess' eXtreme Cream Twinkies are so-named as a promotion tie-in with the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie. They come in two summertime flavors: Blue Raspberry and Strawberry.

A 13.58-oz box of 10 individually-wrapped snack cakes retails for $3.99 but I received these courtesy of Hostess.

Like the rest of the Twinkie line, the golden yellow sponge cake is sticky, sweet, and a little oily (that's what makes them last a month without drying out I believe).

Of the two creme fillings, Blue Raspberry has a little more powerful berry-ness to it. While I could taste the respective berry flavors of the creme alone, paired with the cake, the strawberry is too light. The Blue Raspberry on the other hand, delivers its full flavor against the cake.

In appearance, Blue Raspberry seems to have a lot of blue food coloring for a fairly deep blue, while Strawberry comes in a lighter shade of pink.

Overall, both flavors of eXtreme Cream Twinkies add a enjoyable fruity flare to the classic snack cake, but Blue Raspberry manages a better intensity (and better taste because of it), while Strawberry struggles just a little.

Nutritional Info - Hostess eXtreme Blue Raspberry Cream Twinkies
Serving Size - 2 cakes (77g)
Calories - 270 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 370mg
Carbs - 46g (Sugar - 31g)
Protein - 2g


Nutritional Info - Hostess eXtreme Strawberry Cream Twinkies
Serving Size - 2 cakes (77g)
Calories - 270 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 370mg
Carbs - 45g (Sugar - 31g)
Protein - 2g


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