Hostess Sno Balls Snack Cakes

Consumer Product Review

Last night, while shopping at a local CVS Pharmacy, I spotted several packages of Hostess Sno Balls snack cakes on display alongside the many other types of Hostess products. What really caught my eye was the color of these snack cakes. Instead of seeing the familiar pink snack cakes in the packages, what I saw were green Hostess Sno Balls. The green Sno Balls may be a seasonal or promotional item, but they do taste exactly the same as the pink Sno Balls.

I purchased a single - serving package of these cakes and I'm very glad that I did. As a matter of fact, these snack cakes have impressed me enough to write a product review of them. Presented here, in an effort to assist the consumer, is one food writer's product review of Hostess Sno Balls snack cakes.

Size
The net weight of the single - serving package of Hostess Sno Balls is 3.5 ounces. According to the package label, the container holds one serving of two cakes. Truthfully, I think that one of these cakes is big enough for a serving, for most people. In physical size, this package is the same size as most other Hostess single - serving items.

Price
The regular retail price charged for one 3.5 ounce package of Hostess Sno Balls at Hartford, Connecticut area pharmacies, convenience stores and other food retailers is approximately $1.39. Like virtually every other type of product, the retail price of this item has risen fairly steadily in the past couple of years. Because almost every other variety of snack cake is priced similarly, I have to say that this item is competitively, if not reasonably, priced.

Texture
The texture of Hostess Sno Balls is one of the factors that makes eating them such a pleasure. The chocolate cake base of this product is soft and spongy, in a good way. When these snack cakes are bitten into, the appealingly - spongy chocolate cake is accentuated by creamy marshmallow, fine coconut flakes and a very tasty creme filling. Ever since I was a child, I have thought that the fun - to - eat texture of Hostess Sno Balls has set them apart from most other types of snack cakes.

Appearance
The package of Hostess Sno Balls that I purchased last night contained green - colored cakes. Previously, I thought that Hostess Sno Balls were pink in color. Never before, had I seen green - colored Sno Balls and it makes me wonder if the green cakes are a special promotional or seasonal item. As with the texture, the appearance of these snack cakes makes them very appetizing and interesting. To me, Hostess Sno Balls, especially the green ones, resemble tennis balls that have been cut in half and laid flat.

Nutritional Facts
Hostess Sno Balls contain 360 calories, with 100 calories from fat, per two cake (99 grams) serving. These snack cakes also contain 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 11 grams total fat, 5 mg of cholesterol, 440 mg of sodium, 61 grams total carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 46 grams of sugars and 3 grams of protein per two cake serving.

Packaging
These snack cakes are packaged on a flat cardboard tray, or sleeve that features raised sides that help to keep the cakes intact. The sleeve is further packaged in a clear, plastic wrapper that lists all pertinent ingredient and nutritional information and is easy to open.

Taste / Flavor
The flavor of Hostess Sno Balls is actually fairly unique. This is the only type of snack cake that I know of that contains delectable chocolate cake, marshmallow, coconut and creme filling. These ingredients work well together, forming a satisfying treat that really is one - of - a - kind. The only compunction I have regarding the taste of these snack cakes is that sometimes they are a little bit too sweet for me to eat. That is one of the reasons why I usually only eat one of these snack cakes as a serving.

Overall Rating
Hostess Sno Balls are very tasty snack cakes that feature a unique appearance and are fun to eat. While they are often pink in color, the package that I recently purchased contained green snack cakes. These competitively - priced cakes are stocked and sold at food retailers across America and are recommended by this food writer.

Sources :
Personal experience with the product
The product label

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Published by Thomas J McCabe

I am a writer and illustrator from Hartford, CT. Being a culinary grad and an avid cook, my paintings that are exhibited regularly in the area are largely food-oriented. Newspaper cartooning and writing exp...  View profile

  • Hostess Sno Balls snack cakes are very tasty.
  • These snack cakes are fun to eat and to look at.
  • Hostess Sno Balls snack cakes feature a unique flavor and texture.
Hostess snack cakes are known for their high quality and great flavor.