Hostess has released their fall line-up of snacks cakes, including Iced Pumpkin Cupcakes and Pumpkin Spice Twinkies. Are Hostess pumpkin cupcakes even better than the regular varieties? We bought some to compare and are here to share our thoughts with you in this review!
Hostess Pumpkin Cupcakes Review
We could not wait to get our hands on this limited edition Fall treat. After all, how cute and festive does this little iced Hostess Pumpkin Cupcakes look?
Hostess Pumpkin Cupcakes feature a pumpkin cake and sweet, white creme filling, topped with vanilla icing and the iconic Hostess squiggle. There’s plenty of pumpkin cake and delicious creme!
In general, these have a similar level of sweetness to regular Hostess Cupcakes, which is almost too sweet. The main difference between the Iced Pumpkin Cupcakes and their regular cupcakes is the flavor of the cake inside. Instead of being vanilla or chocolate flavored, the cake has a nice, fairly strong pumpkin flavor with notes of spice.
Most of our tasters enjoy the pumpkin spice flavor and feel like it really elevates the snack cake to the next level. However, one of our reviewers found the pumpkin spice a little overwhelming. The taste is actually quite reminiscent of a pumpkin cake or a pumpkin roll. However, one of our reviewers found the pumpkin spice a little overwhelming.
Overall, the flavor of Hostess Pumpkin Cupcakes is good, and they have a nice, moist texture. A pleasurable treat, similar to a childhood favorite, with a twist.
Summary and Rating
These are tasty, and we agree that these are a nice take on the standard Hostess Cupcake if you like pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavors.
- Good flavor with generous spice notes
- Moist texture
- Good value
- Maybe a little too sweet
- Some people may find the spice flavor overwhelming.
We definitely recommend trying these if you enjoy Fall flavors and spices. Plus, they are a good value at around $1 for a 2-count pack or around $3 for an 8-count box.
These limited edition cupcakes will be in stores through November 25, 2021, so get them while you can! We look forward to buying more while they are available.
Have you tried Hostess Iced Pumpkin Cupcakes? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments!