While shopping at a West Hartford, Connecticut Walgreens Pharmacy a couple of weeks ago I spotted a sales display of Hostess donettes mini donuts (http://hostessbrands.com). A sign on the display urged customers to try their new apple-cinnamon flavored mini donuts. Being a fan of Hostess donettes and all things apple-cinnamon-flavored, I decided to purchase one of the five-serving bags.
Presented here in an effort to assist the consumer, is one donut lover’s product review of Hostess Apple Cinnamon donettes mini donuts.
The net weight of the bag of Hostess Apple Cinnamon donettes mini donuts being reviewed here is 10.5 ounces. The bag measures-in at 9.5″ x 6.0″. According to the product’s nutrition facts label the container holds about five servings of four mini donuts.
The regular retail price charged for one 10.5 ounce bag of Hostess Apple Cinnamon donettes mini donuts at Hartford, Connecticut area food retailers appears to be the same as the price of other flavors of Hostess donettes. The retail price that I recently paid for one bag of these mini donuts at a West Hartford, Connecticut Walgreens Pharmacy was $2.99.
Consistency / Texture
The texture offered by these mini donuts is soft yet firm enough to hold together when they are bitten into. These donuts give off very few crumbs and their soft texture makes them very easy to eat. If you’ve ever eaten a cinnamon-flavored Hostess donette, the texture is very similar. These donuts are light and fairly airy and are fun to eat.
Hostess Apple Cinnamon donettes mini donuts contain 220 calories with 100 calories from fat per four donut serving. These donuts also contain 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 11 grams total fat, 10 mg of cholesterol, 210 mg of sodium, 30 grams total carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 14 grams of sugars and 2 grams of protein per four donut serving.
Taste / Flavor
When it comes to flavor, Hostess Apple Cinnamon donettes mini donuts have a lot to offer. These mini donuts are so full of flavor, you can faintly smell the apple-cinnamon aroma before the bag is even opened.
Upon taking my first bite of one of these mini donuts, it tasted very much like a regular cinnamon-flavored Hostess donette mini donut. Within a second or two however, a distinct and pleasant, slightly sour apple flavor co-mingled with the flavor of the cinnamon.
After eating almost an entire bag of these mini donuts, I must say that I definitely enjoy the flavor and texture they have to offer. The donuts are sweet but not too sweet and their small size makes them even more appealing to me. To my tastebuds, the flavor of cinnamon is more pronounced than the apple flavor.
On a flavor scale of one through ten I would assign these mini donuts a rating of nine.
Hostess Apple Cinnamon donettes mini donuts are packaged in the same type of heavy duty paper bag that the other donette varieties are packaged in.
The entire bag features a largely white background with green swirling lines running across it. The front of the bag includes a small clear plastic window through which the donuts can be viewed and the back side has a printed listing of all pertinent nutritional facts.
It’s great to see that Hostess has introduced a new flavor to their line of donettes mini donuts. For many years I have been eating the other donettes flavors and I think the choice of apple-cinnamon for the new flavor is a good one.
Would I buy these mini donuts again? The answer to that question is “yes”.
Would I recommend these mini donuts to the consumer at large? Again, the answer is “yes”.
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