Always on the lookout for treats with Halloween potential, the other day I came across this nice little find – Limited edition (for Ghostbusters) Key Slime Twinkies.
Off the back of the new Ghostbusters film, there has been a great influx of sponsored products that could come in handy in October if you want your party to have a spooky Ghostbusters theme.
But once you’ve stocked up on costumes, decorations and appropriate music, the snacks are the next most important thing on your list.
Limited edition Key Slime Twinkies
If you’re based in the UK or Europe, you might not be that familiar with Twinkies. They’re a quintessentially American treat that has been around in the US for years. I remember gowing up, they would always be mentioned in American films and TV programmes and I always thought ‘I’ve got to try one of those!’
But much like a lot of American candy and treats, when you finally do get to taste them, they’re a bit of an anticlimax. The Twinky isn’t much more than a long doughnut with a cream filling.
They taste okay, but they aren’t quite the flavour explosion that you’d expect from one of the best known sweet treats in the US.
So, how does the Key Slime Twinkie differ from the original?
The first thing to note is the colour. Rather than having a white cream filling, the Key Slime version is a pale green, which is just right for a Halloween snack. If I bite into something on Halloween and it doesn’t ooze green, red or purple then I’m going to feel pretty cheated!
Best of all, the subtle citrus flavour is a definite improvement on the original recipe, so as well as looking good, they taste pretty good too. If you haven’t tasted a twinkie before – don’t set your hopes too high though.
You could of course give your Key Slime Twinkies an extra Halloween boost by decorating them (see right) if you don’t think they look quite the part.
Where you buy
If you’re based in the Americas you’ll have no trouble tracking down these Twinkies, but in the UK it’s not so easy.
US candy stores like Cybercandy should stock them. However, I picked up this particular box in a Sainsbury’s store. Asda have also been stocking more US sweets in recent years so that could also be a good place to look.
If you get to try out these Key Slime Twinkies, be sure to let us know what you think.