[Friday Flash Review] Hostess Limited Edition Frosted Strawberry Donettes

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Roses are red
Water is wet
Be my valentine, babe!
Here’s a bag of Donettes

Chocolate covered strawberry is done to death around Valentine’s Day, so it’s somewhat surprising that this is the first time we’re seeing Hostess Donettes in this flavor. But despite their bright red interior, Hostess Limited Edition Frosted Strawberry Donettes don’t actually have any strawberry flavor in the cake itself. The cake is pretty dry and just tastes like a doughy cake donut.

All of the “chocolate covered strawberry” effect seems to be in the near-plastic frosting, which starts with a good semi-sweet chocolate flavor, but then gives way to a chemical tang that’s apparently supposed to represent strawberry. The aftertaste is something that’s more unpleasant than your worst break-up.

I regret wasting a poetic masterpiece on these.

Item: Hostess Limited Edition Frosted Strawberry Donettes
Price and Place of Purchase: $2.00 at Target
Nutrition Facts (serving size-3 donuts): 230 calories, 130 calories from fat, 15 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 115 milligrams of sodium, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 13 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein.
In a Nutshell: Waxy coating carries all of the flavor, which starts with a good chocolate taste but turns into an off-putting artificial tang. Cake is dry and doughy. Call me William Snackspeare.
Overall Score: 5.5 out of 10

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