Review: Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies & I WANT THIS SHRIMP FRYING MACHINE

Junk Food Nation, it’s hump day! Let’s get to it.

FIRSTTODAY’S TURKEY HILL FREE COUPON WINNER:

You guys did awesome with the comment contest yesterday, reminding me of soooo many Xmas/Holidays songs I forgot I loved! Still love the Chipmunk song, but how could I forget the ENITRE Charlie Brown Christmas album?? Thanks for the reminders! Today’s random winner is:

LIZ CLARK ([email protected])

Congrats, Liz – email me your contact info to [email protected] and I’ll get the free coupon in the mail to you!

SECOND: TODAY’S WAY TO WIN A FREE 1.5 QT OF TURKEY HILL ICE CREAM:

As for today’s way to win, let’s head over to Facebook for a comment contest over there. Head on over to my Facebook page, and you’ll see the link for this blog post. Leave a comment there regarding (1) the video below or (2) the junk food of the day, and I’ll select a random winner from the lot. EASY PEASY.

THIRD: I WANT THIS SHRIMP FRYING MACHINE!! WATCH:

Heh heh.  Ok, it’s not really a shrimp *frying* machine, but whatever.  As reported by io9 and pointed out to me by my friend Rob, this video is really a commercial for high speed LTE service.  STILL, pretty awesome, right?

I’d like a similar setup for S’mores. IMAGINE: a cannon rockets a marshmallow out of a tube. It goes through a gigantic flame. It gets sprayed with liquid chocolate. It gets nailed with a burst of graham cracker pieces. It lands….uh…in my mouth. I go to the hospital with first degree mouth burns.  AMAZING.

What do you think, Junk Food Nation? What other food combo would work with a machine like this? Let me know in the comments below…or, to enter, let me know on my Facebook page!

FINALLY: Today’s junk food: Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies!

Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies

Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies: The Money Shot

Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies…chocolate covered sponge cake with cherry cream filling. I gotta be honest, I am NOT psyched to eat these.  The last Twinkies I had were the strawberry ones, and I liked those.  But I’m very particular when it comes to cherry, and even MORE particular when it comes to cherry + chocolate.  I like black forest cake, but not ALL the time. These worry me.

Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies

Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies: 160 per

Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies

Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies: GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Just ignore the small print with these Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies….just focus on the words “cherry juice concentrate” and move on…

Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies

Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies: Ummmm

These Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies are “fun size” which means each one is like two bites…as opposed, I guess, three bits that normal Twinkies require.  This didn’t LOOK that great, but I never tried the normal Chocodiles either, so maybe people are just used to how this looks.

Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies

Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies: red filling

I bit into one of these Hostess Limited Edition Cherry Chocodile Twinkies, and my prediction was confirmed – I did not like these.  Look, I’m not gonna kill this product – you know EXACTLY how this tastes.  The Twinkie itself is fine – light and spongy.  The cherry cream is interesting – definitely cherry, it bordered on cough syrup-like cherry.  It didn’t go that far, but there was an artificial-ness to the flavor (as expected).

The chocolate on the outside wasn’t great quality, and tasted plastic-y. As a result, the whole chew was unpleasant for me. Weird chocolate bits, sponge cake, and a cream that didn’t quite deliver. Yeah. I didn’t like these. At all.

If you’re a Twinkie fan, I’d say stick to the classic.  Or try the Strawberry filled ones, which I really enjoyed. These? Run away.

PURCHASED AT: Walmart, Germantown, MD

COST: $2.98

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Sincerely,

Junk Food Guy

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Discuss - 11 Comments

  1. JohnnyP says:

    Two cannons opposite sides of the room. Each shoot a slice of bread. One hits PB, the other Jelly, and they meet in mid-air and fall onto a plate. And you wouldn’t even get burns on your mouth

  2. Marc P says:

    There was an artificial taste??? No way. 🙂

  3. alek says:

    Maybe it would be ideal for breading stuff. I like that I dig that. ( .) (. ) <— my eyes when I saw the video.

  4. Jes says:

    I would have that cool machine mix my cake batter and cookies , plop it in a pan on tray and throw it throw the fire . (:) :/:( )

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