Halloween officially kicks off that end of the year holiday season that some of us dread and some of us love. It's right around that time of year where the weather gets a little chilly and that great Autumn smell is in the air. And who doesn't love having a bonfire with your friends while rocking your favorite hoodie? Halloween also gives us great special themed episodes of our favorite shows, horror movies being shown on every channel and kids are getting super excited about their costumes. Something I always get excited about is when food companies put their own personal stamp on Halloween. When they start rolling out their favorite treats in Halloween colors and related iconography. Bats, witches, pumpkins, vampires and more! Everything from Oreos to Cadbury Creme Eggs to our favorite cereals! My personal favorite though, is the subject of tonight's blog entry...
I give you the Hostess SCARY CAKES! Yes! These simple little orange frosted cupcakes ring in every Halloween season for me. Usually accompanied by a similarly orange-adorned SnoBalls, called GloBalls, these come out every Halloween season as a special treat for the spookiest time of year. It's selling point was usually the packaging featuring a generic Halloween scene and it's "S'Cream Filling". A selling point no other cupcake can offer.
I first fell in love with these when I began working in the public schools in 2003. It seemed every other night, I was picking these up after I discovered an article on my all time favorite site, X-Entertainment. I found the fact that the cupcakes were specially made out to celebrate my favorite holiday very enticing. After that year and every year following, I always waited with anticipation for my favorite treat. And whenever I saw them, my heart would skip a beat. They just look so much fun and taste delicious. A few years back though, it seemed as if the orange and black design was ignored in favor for promotions surrounding DC Comics and the movie "Monsters and Aliens". But after a few years of sitting on the bench, the classic look is back.
Here's some pics of packaging and the varieties they've come to us throughout the years. On a personal note, my favorite is The Munsters packaging. As a lover of all things Munsters and Hostess cupcakes, why wouldn't it be!