Review: Hostess Cotton Candy Twinkies Limited Edition!

Review: Hostess Cotton Candy Twinkies Limited Edition!

Last Updated on 2022/03/20

The first time the Hostess Cotton Candy Twinkies were released, I couldn’t find them. It wasn’t until now that I finally found them in stores. At first I wasn’t interested but before leaving the store, I grabbed a box.

The first time I tasted the Hostess Cotton Candy Twinkies was at the Wisconsin State Fair where they served them deep fried on a stick with blue and pink icing drizzled on top and sprinkled with edible glitter.

It’s been years since then and I was curious if it still tasted the same or maybe I could recreate the deep fried Twinkie.

Product Details

On the box it says, “golden sponge cake with artificially flavored cotton candy creamy filling”.

Spring is in the air with these delicious HOSTESS snack cakes, available for a limited time only. Savor HOSTESS Cotton Candy Flavored TWINKIES, packed with pink creamy filling. Sink your teeth into rich golden sponge cake and taste the cotton candy flavor of your childhood. LIVE YOUR MOSTESS any day with springtime cakes from Hostess.

~Pick & Save website.


As good as artificially flavored creme can taste, I thought the Hostess Cotton Candy Twinkies were good. The taste of cotton candy was light and blended well with the original creme flavor. It tasted like an in between of a very faint cotton candy flavor and pink bubble gum. The Twinkie cake had the same quality all other Twinkies have: spongy, moist, greasy and buttery.

To be honest, it’s a flavor you either like or dislike. It’s not fantastic but it’s also not horrible. I enjoyed the box I bought; I’d say a smaller box would’ve been even better since 10 cakes is a lot for me. Still, I would recommend others try these at least once.


I got these at Woodman’s Market.

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This cost me $2.99USD.

Size: About 3in (7.62cm) x 1in (2.54cm).

Contents: 10 individually wrapped cakes.

Prices may vary per purchase location and/or change without notice.

Nutrition Facts

5 servings per container | Serving Size: 2 Cakes (77g) | Calories: 280 | Total Fat: 9g (12%) | Saturated Fat: 4g (20%) | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 35mg (12%) | Sodium: 370mg (16%) | Total Carbohydrate: 47g (17%) | Dietary Fiber: 0g (0%) | Total Sugars: 31g | Includes Added Sugars: 31g (62%) | Protein: 2g | Vit. D: 0mcg (0%) | Calcium: 0mg (0%) | Iron: 1mg (6%) | Potassium: 0mg (0%)


Sugar, Water, Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate Or Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Tallow, Dextrose, Egg, Contains 2% Or Less: Soybean Oil, Cornstarch, Modified Cornstarch, Hydrogenated Tallow, Whey, Glycerin, Salt, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Enzymes, Cottonseed Oil, Sorbic Acid And Potassium Sorbate (To Retain Freshness), Mono And Diglycerides, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Soy Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 60, Monocalcium Phosphate, Red 40 Lake, Yellow 5, Red 40.

Allergens: Wheat | Egg | Soy | Milk.

Contains Bioengineered Food Ingredient.s

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Would I buy the Hostess Cotton Candy Twinkies again?

Answer: Maybe.

Worth Trying?: At least once.

I intended to try half of the Twinkies as they were and then use the second half to recreate the Unicorn Twinkie. I’ve never deep fried a Twinkie before but I hope it turns out well. For a box of 10 cakes, I think most adults would get tired of the flavor pretty quickly but I think it’s great if shared with others or if used for to-go meals.

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