Content may contain affiliate links including Amazon Associate links. If you click & make a purchase, I receive a small commission that helps keep this site up and running, at no cost to you. Read my full disclosure policy.

A Daily Treat featuring Hostess Ho-Ho’s & Devils Food Donettes

When I was a little girl, my dad bought HoHos® all the time. There was always a box of HoHos sitting on top of our refrigerator, enticing my sister and me to creative problem-solving methods of snack cake theft.

My dad pretended he wouldn't share his HoHos, but he always did. hostess review

I learned early on that it's okay to have a little sweet treat sometimes. After we ate our supper, my sister and I could have a HoHo. If I remember correctly, there were two to a package, and we split the package between us.

Oh, the memories.

I ate my HoHo whole, enjoying the chocolate cake and white crème filling. My sister peeled the chocolaty coating off hers, one little piece at a time, eating the cake part last.

I also remember, very clearly, when my sister was tall enough to reach the top of the refrigerator. She grabbed that box of HoHos and swiped a whole package for each of us. That was the end of HoHos on top of the fridge.

It's funny what we remember, isn't it?

I recently visited a registered dietician for direction on feeding my kids. She stressed the importance of including a treat in their diets every day-not at every meal, not four or five times during the day, but daily. All healthy diets include sweets in moderation, she said.

Since that conversation, I've started to do the same for myself. It's much easier to eat well and maintain my discipline throughout the day if I know it's okay to indulge after dinner; I save enough calories each day for my nightly goodie snack.

A lot of the time, our snacks come from Hostess®.

Hostess, the maker of my dad's favorite, HoHos, but also Twinkies®, Donettes®, and other snacks, has released a couple of new products: New Chocolate Crème Twinkies® and New Frosted Devil's Food Donettes®.

The New Chocolate Creme Twinkies taste just like the originals, but they have a chocolaty crème filling on the inside. The chocolaty filling is the perfect complement to the sponge cake; I like them better than the originals!

I had the New Frosted Devil's Food Donettes for a snack last night. I like chocolate and devil's food donuts better than plain ones anyway, but these were especially delicious! Mini devil's food cake donuts covered in chocolate-flavored frosting? Perfect!

Did you know Hostess makes enough Donettes mini donuts each year to wrap around the earth three times?

I thought that was an interesting little fact.

Win a $100 Visa gift card!

BlogHer and Hostess are providing me with a $100 Visa gift card to give away to one lucky Feels Like Home reader.

To be entered for a chance to win, leave me a comment telling me about your favorite memory of a Hostess snack.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  • Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  • Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  • Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  • For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

No duplicate comments. 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. Winner will have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here.

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

Be sure to visit the Promotions & Prizes page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers' reviews and find more chances to win!

I was compensated for my time and to buy Hostess products for review. All opinions are my own.

© 2012 – 2018, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

Get new posts delivered to your inbox!

* indicates required

121 thoughts on “A Daily Treat featuring Hostess Ho-Ho’s & Devils Food Donettes”

  1. My mom used to keep King Dongs (I still can’t type that without chuckling to myself) in the freezer all the time. They came wrapped in foil and I loved the feel of the cold foil in my hands as I knew the yummy waiting me inside. Each bite was full of the chocolate coating, cake and the cream filling.

    Now I want King Dongs.

  2. I remember my brother always getting Twinkies in his lunchbox but I never did (he was skinny, me not so much). I guess it’s not a funny story, but it’s the memory of wanting those Twinkies so bad that tortured me as a child. LOL.

  3. Hummm. I don’t think I have any memories of Hostess snacks. I know what they taste like. I’ve eaten them. Just not a big memory-maker for me. Hope that doesn’t disqualify me!

  4. My fav memory is the fact we always had these in the house growing up! As an adult I try to be healthier, but they do sneak their way in from time to time

  5. I grew up with twinkies!! It was always a special treat to get them in my lunch box. It’s now a special treat for my kids as well. Its definately a household name!

  6. My favorite memory – hmmmm, I think it was sitting at the lunch table with my friends. I would unwrap a twinkie, break it in half and dive in, finger first. I’d take my finger, scoop out some of the delicious filling, eat it, and repeat until the filling was gone. Then I’d work on the outside of the Twinkie, savoring each bite!

  7. i remember my brother and i opening up Hostess cupcakes when we were little to eat the cream inside first.

  8. i remember sharing ho-ho’s at lunchtime with my best friend Mary–now my kids share them at school with their friends 🙂

  9. I remember I always enjoyed a Hostess Ho Hos after school with brothers. We would enjoy this yummy snack together, share (or fight over) toys and always have fun after school. I’m so glad to have this same memory shared with my brothers. That is my favorite Hostess snack cake memory!
    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  10. I remember eating yummy regular twinkies when I was young–it was a rare treat back then… thanks for a chance to win!
    And, have a GREAT day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  11. I remember me and my sisters were allowed to have as many Hostess cupcakes for birthdays. Happiest days ever!
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  12. my memories are buying the chocolate cupcakes from gas stations when we traveled! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  13. My great-aunt Louise always kept a stash of Twinkies in a big bowl on her kitchen counter for my uncle. Every time I would vist them as a child I would run to the kitchen and plead for just one package (which she always obliged)

  14. I remember my Mom would always pack a Twinkie into my school lunch box. The kids would offer to trade something they had for lunch for the Twinkie but I always said No Thanks

  15. I remember my Mom froze Hostess Cupcakes to keep them fresh longer and I ate it straight out of the freezer and I’ve been eating them that way ever since! Love it!

  16. My favorite Hostess memory was winning an important soccer game and all the parents had brought snacks afterward to celebrate — fruit, lemonade and hostess snack cakes! Yum — perfect way to celebrate a win! 🙂

  17. I used to love dismantling Hostess Cupcakes and eating them, yummy part by yummy part, ending with the chocolate top with the white squiggly.

  18. We didn’t eat much junk food growing up, but it was always a special treat when my grandpa would sneak me a twinkie!

  19. Do you remember the original Ghostbusters movie? The character Egon likens the spirit energy or something along those lines to a giant twinkie. lol I always remember that part. I remember sitting there as a kid after watching the movie a few times and asking for a twinkie when that part came on

  20. My favorite memory is of my kids’ joy at indulging in a Hostess snack. I didn’t really get them much when I was younger, so I was envious of the kids who brought Hostess treats in their lunch. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. I remember eating Twinkies when I was a kid. It was the most coveted snack in our house. When my brothers and sisters and I would get a Twinkie as a kid, we just beamed from ear to ear. They tasted so good when I was a kid. They just melted in your mouth. It was heavenly goodness!

  22. I remember if my brother and I got good report cards as kids, my mom would let us pick out a special treat at the supermarket, and I would always pick a box of Twinkies.

  23. One of my favorite memories is my mom putting hostess Suzy Q’s or twinkies in my lunch box every day.

  24. My baby brother once ate a whole box of twinkies and he was so sick that night. My mother finally found the box in his room and figured that was why he was so sick. Gotta love twinkies. Thanks for the giveaway!

    katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. My dad worked for Hostess for 40 years, so we always had Hostess goodies. My favorites were the cupcakes. When he died, we served Hostess cupcakes, Twinkies and Suzie Qs for dessert after his funeral. It made everyone smile and think of him. I think of him every time i see a Hostess display in a store somewhere.

  26. i loooove ding dongs! I dont buy them usually b/c i dont want to ruin my diet – so they are only for special exceptions – like traveling.

  27. I love Ho-ho’s. They were always a special treat after school.
    I ate them like your sister, peeling off the chocolate then enjoying the cake and creme.

    I’m pregnant and have been battling horrible nausea. One day in the supermarket I was trying to find something that looked appetizing. I spotted a package of ho-ho’s and HAD to have them. They tasted better than ever.

  28. when i was little and my mom use to pack a hostess cupcake on friday as treat.
    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

  29. My favorite as a child was the chocolate cupcake.. I didn’t get them often, so it was a real treat!

  30. I was a strange child apparently….I would always choose the Hostess Pink Snowballs. They seem to be the Lima Bean of the individual snack food world. But when I think about it now, that was so smart of me…..lol….I never had to share!

  31. I always chose the snowballs. Then I would peel the marshmallow off to eat it after munching the yummy cake inside.

  32. I remember eating the white donuts in that long bag they used to have them in, my sister and I would share them together with my brother.

  33. My cousin was a hostess twinkie nut, so when I was at a thrift store I found a hostess twinkie soap. I had to get it for him, he was so excited. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  34. One day at work a coworker brought in 7 pounds of twinkies for his 7 year work anniversary, I had lots of it and did more work than usual, it was one of the best days at work. Thanks for the giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  35. My sons favorite Hostess snack are Ho-Ho’s. His 1st on was when he was 2, and made the biggest mess. I will never forget the day.

  36. My mom used to pack them in my school lunches from time to time, and they always made me smile when I opened my lunch and spotted one. 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  37. TWEET-https://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/184049877339217920
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  38. My favorite is the Snowball. Just recently my sister offered me one — it brought back such memories as children from a large family. We didn’t get them very often and it was always a treat to get one.

  39. 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!!!

  40. I like most Hostess snacks and I would get to choose a different one each week we’d go to the grocery store.

  41. My mom made me a twinkie cake for my high school graduation. She put a bunch together to make a diploma.

  42. I do recall dressing up as a twinkie one year. It wasn’t my idea, it was my ma’s of course. But the reward were Hostess snacks, which, at the time, conquered over Halloween candy! =)

  43. 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!

  44. My favorite memory of a Hostess® snack cake is the velvety sponge cake Twinkie and biting into the cream filling. Ummm.

  45. I remember always eating my Twinkie by first biting off each end and then eating the middle.
    Thanks for the contest.

  46. My dad was never one for showing emotion, but I knew he cared about me when he would take me (and only me, I had 2 brothers so alone time was super special!) to the store and buy Hostess cupcakes and Dr Pepper that we would split. I’m smiling thinking about it.

  47. I remember when I gave my children the Twinkies® after school they were so happy and we enjoyed the super soft cakes that afternoon, this is my favorite memory of a Hostess® snack cake and it is nothing better than you see your loved ones are so happy.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

  48. 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! 🙂

  49. We always had Hostess snacks in the pantry but they were given out in moderation. My dad took them to work for lunch and I had them as after school snacks.

  50. 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!

Comments are closed.