|Definitely love flavored.|
|Business on the outside...|
|Party on the inside! WOOOOOOO!|
Again, no surprises once you crack open the cake. Hostess perfectly realizes the mind's eye vision of the Chocolate Covered Cherry Twinkie, though really, is that saying a lot? The scent is certainly on theme, with strong cherry notes, a chocolate underscent, and a hint of Twinkie. The flavor itself is surprising. I expected a strong cherry flavor, and I did get that. What I did not expect was that the actual flavor here isn't cherry, but cherry cordial. The artificial cherry flavor has that same faux alcohol flavor that a cherry cordial has, and that association is backed up by the chocolate coating. Personally I thought it wasn't bad, but it could be very off putting for some, even if they would otherwise enjoy a cherry flavored snack cake. A very interesting little cake this is.
On the FACE Rating System, I give this 1 smiley face. It's a better than average snack cake, and I applaud Hostess for trying something new, but I doubt this would become a regular in my snack cake rotation. It will certainly go on the pile as a seasonal treat, though not one I would go too far out of my way for. If you are a snack cake aficionado, this should be on your try list. Walk on the relatively safe and clinical wild side and give it a go.