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

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.

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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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