What are Limited Edition Hostess Iced Pumpkin CupCakes?
Hostess has revamped a pumpkin product from a few years ago. They used to be called Pumpkin Spice CupCakes, but now they’re Iced Pumpkin CupCakes. They used to have leaf-shaped sprinkles, but now they have a fall-colored version of the iconic frosting squiggle.
How are they?
Four years ago, I had the “Pumpkin Spice” version, and these are just as good as I remember them.
The overwhelming flavor is cinnamon. It’s not quite the cinnamon you use in baking; it’s closer to a cinnamon bear. But I like it a lot. The cinnamon mostly seems to be in the frosting.
Speaking of frosting, I’m not always a big fan of the waxy texture of CupCakes frosting, but this time it provides a nice textural contrast to the cake.
The cake itself has a pleasant but restrained flavor, though the pumpkin isn’t very strong.
The creamy filling is the standard filling of Hostess products. (It might have been overkill to use the pumpkin spice filling from the Twinkies.)
Is there anything else you need to know?
I really enjoy these, but I like that somewhat-artificial cinnamon flavor. The internet disagreed with me when I gave a 10/10 to those cinnamon Oreo cookies, so you might not like them as much as I do.
In the real world, I’m an amateur historian, and Hostess Cup Cakes [sic] were almost marketed as a health food back in 1935: “They renew energy quickly because they are so easy to digest, and they never spoil her appetite for dinner.”
I’m glad they brought these back, because they are easily my favorite Hostess product.
Purchased Price: $3.50
Size: 12.7 oz. box
Purchased at: Fresh Market
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cake) 160 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 125 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 21 grams of sugar (including 21 grams of added sugar), and 1 gram of protein.