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100 calorie Twinkies

Thursday, January 29th, 2009
Twinkie Bites

Twinkie Bites

Hostess continues to add to its popular 100 calorie pack line with Twinkie Bites, which taste like, well, Twinkies. Each pack (totally 1.2 ounce) includes three golden sponge cakes with the famous creamy filling. They’re moist and so rich that you could open a pack, set it on your desk at work and enjoy one every hour or so. They pack a lot of flavor into the little round cakes. Speaking of round, I’m not sure why Hostess didn’t make the Twinkie Bites in the classic long Twinkie shape, but it’s not at all disconcerting and doesn’t hurt the taste, either.

Other cakes in the Hostess 100 calorie pack line include: Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cakes (my favorite) and Carrot Cake as well as Banana Muffins, Blueberry Muffins, Chocolate Cupcakes, Golden Cakes and Strawberry Cupcakes.

Golden Oreo Mini Cakesters

Monday, January 19th, 2009
Mini Cakesters

Mini Cakesters

When I first heard about Oreo Cakesters it was to hear several friends raving about how tasty they are. The raving was invariably followed by regret at the high calorie count. Nabisco must have been listening, because now Cakesters have been packaged in 100 Calorie Packs for those of us who lack self-control when it comes to portion control. There are three cakes in each pack. Cakesters consist of two fluffy outer layers with a cake-like texture but an Oreo taste (Cakesters also come in original Oreo flavor.) It becomes a sandwich cake thanks to Oreo cream filling in between. I split a pack of Golden Oreo Mini Cakesters with my kid and the tiny (.81 ounce total) cakes were gone too fast, but I’ll definitely be returning to the cookie aisle for these golden treats, and their chocolatey cousins.

Hostess 100 calorie Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cakes

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Hostess 100 calorie pack streusel
I’ve been waiting to post about this 100 calorie pack from Hostess because it’s one I’m truly passionate about. And believe me, I’m passionate about snacks. I’ve bought these Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cakes at least three times (watch for coupons; there are a lot of Hostess ones out there right now). They’re moist, they don’t skimp on the cinnamon topping and they’re perfect to grab if you’re on the way out the door to work having skipped breakfast yet again. They’re the perfect complement to morning coffee, and they’ll definitely tide you over until lunchtime. Especially if you eat two packs (just kidding!).

Quaker Cinnamon Streusel Mini Delights

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Quaker Cinnamon Streusel
The battle to drive down the calorie count continues, with Quaker’s Mini Delights coming in at a mere 90 calories. Take that, 100 calorie packs. But seriously. These cinnamon streusel “light crispy multigrain cakes” look dry and bland but taste surprisingly good. The crispy base tastes like a sweet rice cake, and there’s frosting drizzled over the top. I have to be honest: I put off trying these because I didn’t think they’d be that great, but I was pleasantly surprised. I’d still take a Hostess 100 calorie pack or Entenmann’s over these any day.

Hostess 100 calorie pack carrot cake

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Hostess carrot cake
I feel strongly that vegetables have no place in desserts, be it zucchini bread or banana cupcakes. Therefore, I delegated the tasting of these Hostess 100 calorie pack carrot cakes to my husband, who declared them “the bomb-diggity.” (I tried to get him to elaborate, but that’s how he rolls.) Anyway, the cakes come three to a pack and are covered in cream cheese icing with a creamy filling. If they’re as good as the Hostess chocolate cupcakes, then they’re a definite must-eat.

Hostess 100 calorie chocolate cupcakes

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Hostess 100 calorie pack chocolate cupcakesWarning: Cute Food Alert. If you like cute food, you’ll squeal with delight at these tiny-but-tasty cupcakes from Hostess. And when we say tiny, we mean tiny. It’s like they got zapped with a shrink ray and ended up one and one-half inches wide. They come three to a pack, and getting them out is a bit messy, but worth the effort. They’re as moist and delicious as they are cute.