Sep 10, 2011

Review: Hostess - Sno Balls

Hostess Sno Balls only come in packs of two fluffy pink balls that kinda make me think of ear muffs but they're actually coconut and marshmallow covered chocolate cakes with a creamy filling.

They're typically about $1.50 or $1 on sale.

I don't know if this is the same for everyone but I think of Sno Balls as road trip food because I typically see them at gas station convenience stores.
They have that squishy soft marshmallow texture that just begs to be squeezed a little (but not a lot unless you want to clean up bits of cake and cream off your hands).

Each Sno Ball is basically a Hostess cupcake sans the frosting but covered in marshmallow and coconut. I have no idea why they're pink instead of white like actual snow balls.
I'd probably eat these maybe one a year but they're pretty good. A nice blend of textures and flavors with coconut, marshmallow, chocolate cake, and creamy (no actual cream) filling. Obviously not something to try if you hate coconut though.

Nutritional Info - Hostess Sno Balls
Serving Size - 2 cakes (99g)
Calories - 360 (from Fat - 100)
Fat - 11g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 440mg
Carbs - 61g (Sugar - 46g)
Protein - 3g


  1. Those critters were around, I believe, even when I was a lad a half-century ago and I would not be surprised if some of those packaged way back when are still reaching today's retail shelves due to the might of preservatives.

    I rarely eat sugary stuff but once in a GREAT while my will-power lowers itself and I do shovel in a goody.

    I believe it was a couple years ago when an on-sale Sno-Ball caught my eye and I bought it and nibbled upon it for awhile; attempting to lengthen my rapturous delight.

    I recall white-colored Sno-balls in the past along with the more common pink color.

    If given a choice for any ONE goody today I would likely forgo a sugary delight and drool over a double bacon cheeseburger from a fast-food joint.

    For example, tonight, along with my basic salad (lettuce and sliced Anaheim pepper and one low-fat low-carb sausage I splurged and included a chimichanga from Wal-Mart... their one-buck critter suitable for the impoverished with enough carbs to float an Iowa-class battleship.

    Now, no splurging for at least another couple months.


  2. is it weird that I don't like eating these but I frequently purchase them because of how they look?  i want to sleep in a bed of pink snow balls

  3. yum i love coconut balls



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