A New, Blue, Tropical-Flavored Twinkie Might Taste Better Than You Think

Every once in a while, a company releases something that makes me wonder, “Who asked for this?” and, “Is that person okay?” Speaking of which, just last week Hostess launched a new flavor of Twinkie that will be available until the end of July (while supplies last). The Twinkie flavor in question? Limited-Edition Tropical Blast.

Now, I have some thoughts. If this was a delicious white coconut creme, I would be totally cool with it. I could even get behind a pineapple Twinkie or a piña colada Twinkie. Heck, even mango, passionfruit, or banana wouldn’t be bad. But this new tropical Twinkie comes with golden sponge cake and a blue-colored, tropical fruit-flavored creme filling, and that worries me a little. Will this be like that all-purpose tropical flavor used in gum and candies? Or was Hostess more intentional with their fruit flavor decisions?

At first, I was hesitant to find out. But then I watched this YouTube video of a guy trying them and he said that the blue creme tastes like Froot Loops. Now hold on a minute—this I can 100% support. Froot Loop flavor does not register as “tropical” to me, but do I think it would work as a creamy blue center to a yellow cake cylinder? Umm, heck yeah I do. That iconic cereal and milk flavor, plus creme, plus cake? I’m fully on board with this creative decision. Now I might need to run out to the store to see for myself if that is truly what these fluffy, blue-creme-filled, cake tunnels actually taste like. For science!

About the Author

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

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  • Employee 1: ” man I love our twinkies. But I wish my tastebuds were more confused ya know?”

    Employee 2: “say no more, I got you <3 "