To celebrate the release of the new Ghostbusters movie, Hostess has released some really awful-sounding Twinkies.
Key lime is not a flavor that everyone enjoys, and slime is not a word that people want associated with their foods. Hostess Key Lime Slime Twinkies combine an aggressive flavor with the word “slime,” which is bound to make people across the country walk right past these. The neon green “artificially flavored key lime creamy filling” isn’t helping any. I understand the product is a nod to Slimer, but these brownish logs with green filling are basically Slimer turds.
Hungry yet? I’ll give Hostess Key Lime Twinkies a fair chance like I do everything else. It’s going to take a lot more than Slimer poop to stop me from reviewing it. But I gotta be honest… my expectations are low. My reference point for flavored Twinkies are the . Pumpkin is my favorite thing in the whole wide world, and they pretty much sucked. I can’t imagine a world where I prefer key lime to pumpkin spice anything.
Let’s fast forward through the part of the review where I describe the Twinkie cake itself. Buttery, vanilla, sugar, blah blah blah. If you don’t know exactly what a regular Twinkie tastes like, then there must be at least 1,000 blogs you would prefer reading to this one.
One thought, though. I don’t think I ever noticed how sticky Twinkies were until I tried to carefully photograph my Hostess Key Lime Slime Twinkies from every angle to make them look appetizing. Have they gotten stickier through the years, or is this another nod to Slimer? God, I hate these so much already.
I will give Hostess credit for stuffing the hell out of my Key Lime Slime Twinkies – at least in the one that I ate, which will definitely be the last that I eat. For such a novelty product, this flavor lacks novelty. The creme barely tastes any different than the regular Twinkie creme. There’s the faintest bit of lime hiding behind the super sweet and fluffy creme. But sweet prevails by a longshot, and I tasted far more frosting-like vanilla than sour lime. If you isolate the creme and concentrate hard, you will get a diminutive sour note (#thesaurus’d). I don’t think “sour twinkles” are going to make the mouth water any, but there’s not even enough sour for it to be kinda cool.
The small amount of lime flavor in the creme will become a tiny amount of lime flavor once you eat it with the cake, which was never exactly of fine quality to begin with. A strong and sophisticated flavor for a dessert, perhaps key lime is best left to artisan chefs and not these Ghostbusters chefs. I’m sorry, but I just can’t get excited about Hostess Key Lime Slime Twinkies (who exactly am I apologizing to?)
In summary, these make me not want to see the Ghostbusters movie.
Describing Food With the Word “Slime” Rating: 0.5 out of 10
Bustin’ Makes Me Feel Awful Rating: 8 out of 10
Overall Rating: 5 out of 10
Our friends at Snack Cellar reviewed Key Lime Slime Twinkies too! Read their thoughts over at SnackCellar.com!
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