Megan told me that Hostess came out with purple and orange cupcakes, so of course I was immediately on the lookout for them. I happened upon some at a gas station in Ventura!
Isn’t it beautiful? Known as the Wonka Cake, it is part of a promotion for the upcoming release of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. The cream filling is also purple! It basically tasted like a Hostess Cupcake, but I was a tad disappointed with the frosting on top. I love the chocolatey fudgy plasticky taste of the classic Hostess cupcake topping and thus was a bit taken aback with the purple frosting. I swear it had a tinge of grape flavor, but maybe I was just imagining it. At any rate, it tasted nothing like chocolate.
On another note, I saw an ad in a magazine today for the Starbucks green tea frappuccino. I had one of these in Japan several years ago and never thought I’d see it in the US! I checked the Starbucks web site, but there was no mention of the elusive green tea frappuccino. Does anyone out there have any inside info on this?