The following review is in the “Quick Bite” format. These are abbreviated reviews without a lame story and full array of images. Today’s Quick Bite is:

Hostess Candy Corn Cupcakes

Hostess Candy Corn Cupcakes

Hostess “Candy Corn” Cupcakes

Lies, lies, lies!

They pulled a fast one on us with Hostess Candy Corn Cupcakes, and they got us good. These cupcakes are only decorated like candy corn – not flavored anything like them.

Don’t believe me? Peep the description in bottom left for confirmation: “frosted yellow cake with creamy filling.” Hostess is always clear to specify things like “pumpkin spice cake” or “raspberry creamy filling” to denote flavor additions to the cake and/or creme. On this particular product, they made zero effort to flavor anything, and gave zero f*cks to make that fact clear.

Hostess Candy Corn Cupcakes

Call them Halloween Cupcakes, Hostess, because that’s all they are: yellow cupcakes with a Halloween paint job. Tastes like a Twinkie with different textures.

I don’t even LIKE candy corn, but I was hoping to try it in cupcake form today. And I could not. The only good news here is they probably would have tasted awful if they WERE candy corn flavored.

Save your money.

Burning Questions:

  1. You mad, bro? Yes!
  2. Why so serious? Because this is bullshit!
  3. Are you ok? No.

Place of Purchase: Walmart

Rating: Bullshit out of 10

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2 Responses

  1. modok says:

    Sorry, I could’ve warned you about that. I too had my hopes and dreams shattered when these first came out a couple years ago.

    Along with whatever specially flavored cupcakes Hostess puts out for the various holidays and seasons, there’s always one that’s just a festively colored regular cupcake. This is the Halloween version of that.

    The funny thing is that when these were new, some people were insisting that they WERE candy corn-flavored, not realizing that the slight vanilla flavor and extreme sugariness are just how Hostess yellow cupcakes always taste.

    (Love your blog, by the way.)

    • Junk Male says:

      I actually learned this the hard way two years ago as well, when nobody read this website lol. It was time to revisit it to warn people. The thing is, they already do their festive ones called “Scarycakes” with chocolate cupcakes. So calling the Golden version of that “Candy Corn” falls outside their normal naming convention. Thanks for the comment!