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May 15, 2007 12:54 PM

Hostess Snow Balls

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

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        1. re: DJS

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

          1. re: marlie202

            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.

            1. re: DJS

              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

              1. re: marlie202

                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. 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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          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

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

            1. re: marlie202

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

              1. re: marlie202

                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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