Oct 2, 2011

Review: Hostess - Orange CupCakes

Hostess Orange CupCakes are orange flavored cake with a creamy filling finished with an orange frosting and trademark squiggles.

A 2-pack goes for around $1.59 at my local supermarket.

I have to say after the whole strawberry cupcake experience, I wasn't looking forward to trying these at all. But I was pleasantly surprised, the cake portion tasted like plain yellow cake with a lightly orange flavor to it ("orange oil" is listed among the ingredients). It wasn't as sticky as a Twinkie either but retains a reasonable amount of moistness
The frosting was fondant-like with orange flavoring as well.
The overall effect was pleasant and actually pretty good and much better than the strawberry version.

Nutritional Info - Hostess Orange CupCakes
Serving Size - 2 cakes (106g)
Calories - 410 (Calories from Fat - 130)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 410mg
Carbs - 68g (Sugar - 51g)
Protein - 2g


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  2. Ate these MANY years ago.

    Forgot they existed until seeing this review.

    Not all that common way back when.

    Wondering if the critters were withdrawn then re-instituted.

    Maybe a "seasonal" item due to coloration and Halloween season use of orange.

  3. they are so pretty, i want to eat them.  but yo dawg, me and my husband love these, it's the perfect cake batter, i camp outside of walmart for weeks so I can get them before they sell out


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