Hostess is making red velvet cupcakes and cherry-filled Twinkies. Really.

Hostess has released limited edition red velvet cupcakes and cherry Chocodile Twinkies.
(Amy Scattergood / Los Angeles Times)

Hostess cupcake and Twinkie fans may be interested to know the snack company has a few new ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. 

Hostess released limited edition red velvet cupcakes and cherry-filled, chocolate-covered Twinkies, also known as Chocodiles, because nothing says “I love you” like red, sugary snack cakes. 

The red velvet cupcakes come filled with the traditional creamy filling and are topped with white icing and the signature squiggle in red. Actually, it’s more of a pink squiggle. The red squiggle bleeds into the white frosting, but hey, who’s paying attention anyway?  

And for the Chocodile Twinkies, it’s a classic Twinkie filled with cherry-flavored cream filling, covered in a thin layer of chocolate. When you take a bite, the chocolate crumbles, and the filling tastes like classic Twinkie filling, with a slight medicinal flavor. 


Both will give you the same sugar rush you’ve come to know and expect from a Hostess snack cake. 

The two items are available at stores nationwide for a limited time. 

I prefer whole cakes more than cupcakes. Follow me on Twitter @Jenn_Harris_

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