Things I Love Thursday- Hostess Cupcakes (and a GIVEAWAY!!)

tilt  So there are those foods in life that just remind you of another time. Like 90 years ago. Ok, so I wasn’t alive 90 years ago, but can you believe that Hostess Cupcakes were? Yep, those famous cupcakes with the white swirl on top and the white yummies in the middle. They were invented in 1919, but in 1950 they added the signature squiggle on top (which apparently always contains seven loops) and an icon was born.

Recently the people at Hostess sent me a few boxes and we went through them like crazy. My kids had their first taste of the cupcake. I would frequently find them with a chocolate mustache and a suspicious denial of eating the cupcakes. And I am just going to come clean and admit there were days where I didn’t stop at just one. Or two. They aren’t something I normally buy but man are they a delicious nostalgic treat.

Hostess wants you to help them celebrate the 90th anniversary of their iconic dessert. I have coupons for a free box of Hostess cupcakes to give away to 5 lucky readers.

  • To enter, leave a comment below telling me what you love about Hostess Cupcakes.
  • For an extra entry, follow @Hostess_Snacks on Twitter and tweet about this contest (of course leave a comment with the link)
  • For a third entry, participate in my Things I Love Thursday carnival below. Click over here for guidelines on how to do so. You must leave a separate comment letting me know you participated in addition to linking up below.

The winner will be drawn next Wednesday night, October 7th. Good luck!


  1. Not sure I could choose just one thing I like, but if I have to, I guess it would be the cake, love chocolate cake!
    Thanks for hosting and for the giveaway!
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  2. I think of my grandmother’s house … that’s where I remember getting the little snacks:)

  3. I follow @hostess_snacks & I’ll tweet about it now:)

    How much longer do you have till due-day???
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  4. I love the chocolate the frosting and the white creamy filling. Yummy
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  5. I’m gonna go with chocolate. You can never go wrong with chocolate.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
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  6. I also participated in “Things I Love Thursdays.” It’s fun coming up with something each week. Thanks again for sharing yours!
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  7. I remember on Fridays we would often get a Hostess treat in our lunch. It would be a special surprise. I always loved the pink “snowballs”!!
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  8. My post is about a topic I always love to chat about: good nutrition. I’m crazy that way.

    Oh, and I have a recipe on my blog for “whoopie pies” that taste like a hostess cupcake…not all that nutritious, but better than some treats:


    Thanks for hosting! :)
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  9. nicolerenae says:

    Mmm…I love the creme in the middle! I wish I was a talented enough baker to recreate that!

  10. I haven’t had one of these in years and years!! They’re so yummy. I think my favorite part is the creamy filling!
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  11. Yummy! I will honestly admit that a tradition has been created in my family around Hostess Cupcakes! Each time we take the boat to the lake we stop for Hostess Cupcakes at the mini mart while we get gas! Love them!

  12. I like the cute white squiggle on the top! :)
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  13. I also linked up for the carnival!
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  14. I love hostess cupcakes! I am not huge on baked goods but I LOVE hostess. Their cupcakes are always so soft and moist and best of all yummy!!!
    .-= Jen-After the Alter´s last blog ..Things I Love Thursday:Loving Annie Sez =-.

  15. I also participated in the carnival so here is my extra entry! :)
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  16. I eat them very methodically… frosting first, creamy filling second, then the cake. I could never just bite right into it. That would be wrong!
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  17. What do I like about Hostess? The memories… I haven’t had any for a LONG time.
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  18. I joined TILT with Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters.
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  19. i haven’t eaten one in years, but i like the filling :)

  20. I love peeling off the frosting in one sheet and saving it for last. Then I tear into the cupcake and eat the center.


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  21. I follow them and I tweeted


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  22. Lori S says:

    I love that I can eat the snacks with my entire family.


  23. how can I really put down into words all the things I love about Hostess Cupcakes. I love their chocolaty goodness and that I can eat like 3 at a time. No wait, that’s not good…
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  24. I love that a hostess cupcake is like getting a small piece of amazing chocolate cake- without all the work! Have you ever warmed it up (like 10-15 seconds) and added a small dab of ice cream? Oh my gracious!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Things I Love Thursday: Flexible Cutting Boards =-.

  25. I blogged about my love for flexible cutting boards!
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  26. I love that they have a 90 calorie version. I wish they didn’t not put beef fat in their products though. :(
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  27. I participated this week in the carnival :)
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  28. I love that it’s a small treat that I can pack in a lunchbox :-)

  29. Okay, I was looking longingly at the hostess cupcakes in the store this weekend – but just couldnt’ bring myself to do it. But if I won a free box, then I would HAVE to eat them, right?

    Nostalgia, that’s what I love about them. we didn’t have them often in our house, but i remember that yummy treat when you bite in and the white filling … surprised me every time.
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  30. Miriam says:

    The chocolate and the creaming filling! Yummy!

  31. They are small, sweet, good to eat, and always a tasty treat! *How do you like that rhyme–haha* also-Sinful! Yummy Filling! Swirly on the Top!
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  32. Kristen says:

    I love that you can peel the frosting off the top without making a mess. It’s the best part and I love to save the best for last!

  33. What do I love about these cupcakes? Chocolate icing…vanilla cream…what the heck is NOT to love? :)
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  34. Just twittered…here’s the link:


    Thanks for the contest!
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  35. I love those cupcakes! Yumm!

    One time I was at the park pusing my kids on the swings and I kept staring at this brown thing on the ground that I thought might be a turd but it didn’t look quite right… turns out it was a squished hostess cupcake, ha ha!
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  36. Andrea says:

    I love chocolate and cupcakes in general. They fit both requirements!

  37. I stopped by your blog to verify that you were still hosting your Wed. “theme day”.

    In case you aren’t sure why I would do that, please first go here: http://thehousethatlovebuilt.xanga.com/712911712/today–/

    and then read this one:

    I see that you still are hosting it, so I shall leave it on the lists :-D

    Cheryl B.
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  38. Those cupcakes bring back lunch box memories, the chocolate ones are the best!

  39. Gretchen says:

    My aunt used to work near the factory in Detroit where they made Hostess and would bring us bags of cakes from the outlet. They were usually smashed but us kids would lick the wrappers clean!

    MMM the luscious chocolate, the cream in the middle, the thick rich icing. Mostly the icing. Thank goodness theres a box on my counter in the kitchen. Because now I seriously want a Hostess cupcake.

  40. Meghan says:

    I’ve haven’t purchased any in a really long time. My mom used to put them in our lunches for school every day. I have very little control when I do buy a box so we now limit them to ‘when traveling’ snacks.

  41. I haven’t had these in so long. I was always jealous of the kids at school who got them in their lunches.
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  42. Katherine C. says:

    Yummy! I like the frosting top the best. I used to pull it off and save it for last when I was a kid!

  43. Rachel says:

    I love the creme in the middle! Other cupcakes try to duplicate it but it’s just not the same!!

    Rachel K

  44. I love the frosting. yummo.
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