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Hostess Snow Balls

marlie202 May 15, 2007 12:54 PM

Remember the marshmellow coated chocolate cake filled with cream treat???Where can I find them in NYC??Preferably downtown/east village/les??thanks

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    haleyjen May 16, 2007 10:58 AM

    Try economy candy.

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      DJS Jul 15, 2007 05:15 AM

      Do I remember them!?! They're a staple! You can get them at most Bodegas.

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        marlie202 Jul 19, 2007 07:20 AM

        thanks--I like the pink ones the best..

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          DJS Jul 19, 2007 10:55 PM

          I agree -- the pink ones taste the best. My sister and I used to fight over them. A hundred years ago, when I was growing up, the package had one white and one pink Snowball. I'm not sure when this happened, but at some point both Snowballs became pink. (This might have brought harmony to our home, or my sister and I would have found something else to fight over. Icing roses were another battlefield, but I digress.) For certain holidays -- Halloween, for example -- they now come in special colors. But the pink ones still taste the best.

          I was at Economy Candy on Tuesday -- not a Snowball in sight. Wherever they sell the classic two packs of Hostess cupcakes and Twinkies (not the boxes) they usually have Snowballs on the display. I can vouch for this, because this question ignited a major hunger for Snowballs in our home. If you can't find them, it might be because we got there first.

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            marlie202 Jul 20, 2007 06:19 AM

            I've seen the orange ones for Hallooween and the green ones for St. Patrick's Day--but not lately--I think during the summer they don't make them but start again in the Fall--have you had any sitings??where--thanks--Pink rock

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              DJS Jul 21, 2007 06:57 PM

              You may be right -- they may not ship them in the summer. But I promise the next time I see them in Manhattan I'll report back. In the meantime:



      2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jul 26, 2007 12:00 PM

        Sage in Long Island City makes their own version. They come in small and large and are 100x better than the packaged ones. YUM!

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          marlie202 Aug 1, 2007 06:07 AM

          these sound delicious--what colors do they come in??

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            i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Aug 1, 2007 06:36 AM

            Just pink as far as I know. They are so cute (and tasty)!

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              Judyluvs Aug 3, 2007 08:45 AM

              Well, I've seen the Hostess snowball cakes come in pink or white as a default color, green (St. Patrick's Day), purple (for Easter) and orange(for Halloween). I had to indulge in the cakes the day I first read the thread.

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            marlie202 Aug 25, 2007 07:08 AM

            I have found the pink snowballs in many bodegas in NYC but they all seem to be a bit flatter than the originals--maybe this week I will pick up a pack and check them out--

            1. Nikki NYC Sep 12, 2007 05:58 PM

              I love Snowballs and I know where you can find them! The Giant Bagel on University and 13th. Pink is the best flavor!

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                MrsT Sep 13, 2007 06:56 PM

                I've seen the orange ones for Halloween in a Park Slope Candy/Newstand when I went for my Lotto tickets. Cruise those places type of places.

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                  DJS Oct 1, 2007 12:23 PM

                  They're baaaa--aaack. And just for Halloween...they're so orange they GLOW!!! Anywhere you find Hostess Twinkies and cupcakes they'll have Snoballs, too.

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                    marlie202 Oct 3, 2007 11:43 AM

                    I just espyed the Glow Orange ones as well--hmmm

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