Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hostess Hoops, A Fun App for Kids Featuring Twinkie the Kid and DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

... to go public and buy Hostess Brands Inc., the bankrupt Twinkie-baker

Well my girls experienced another first recently...Twinkies from Hostess.  Yes, you read that right.  :-)  I was sent a box of Twinkies to review, as part of a promotion with the new Penguins of Madagascar movie and the Twinkies boxes being branded with the movie characters on it.  

In addition to the limited time Penguins of Madagascar Twinkies boxes, there is also a fun new app from Bully! Entertainment called Hostess Hoops that you must check out.  

Hostess® Hoops is a fun-filled, flick-to-shoot Basketball game, featuring Twinkie the Kid™ and DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar
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Here is more about this fun app, which features Twinkie the Kid™ and DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar, which will only be available for download through April 30th -- so, don't delay in downloading so that you can enjoy this fun app with your family.

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  • Sink as many baskets as you can within 30 seconds!
  • Use Penguin Power-Ups! to boost your score, freeze the clock, and bend your shots! 
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  • Scan your favorite Hostess® products for more Power-Ups!
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  • Earn coupons for Hostess® products and more!
  • Enter for a chance to win a Royal Caribbean Cruise or $5,000 cash!


I knew my girls would love this app for many reasons.  First, as soon as I showed them the Twinkies box for the first time, they both fell in love with Twinkie the Kid.  Savannah kept telling me he was so cute and liked his cowboy get up.  If that wasn't enough, the girls are also huge fans of the Penguins of Madagascar movies.  So, when they saw that this new app had both Twinkie the Kid and the favorite penguin characters from the movie, they couldn't wait to play.  Unlike most games that I download for the girls, this app was easy to learn.  Within a matter of minutes the girls had the game down and were off and running on their own.  

Savannah and Bella have been having so much playing the new Hostess Hoops game and seeing who can sink the most baskets.  They have also learned how to scan the Twinkies box and other Hostess products we have in the house for power ups for this game, which makes for a more interesting game.  And, while we haven't won any coupons yet for Hostess products, we are holding out hope as the girls continue to play and beat their previous high scores each and every time. :-)

As for the Twinkies samples we were sent, let's just say Hostess can add two more fans to their product offering, thanks to their Twinkies. 

I loved watching the girls play around with the Twinkies for the first time, as they didn't know what they were.  


"The Twinkie™ and all its creamy, cakey, golden goodness needs no introduction. Because this creamy, cakey, golden goodness has been enchanting the masses for generations. One sweet bite at a time. You can get our classic cream in both multipack and single serve, and the original Banana in Multipack only."

And, once they took a bite and saw the cream filling, they couldn't help but giggle as they weren't expecting it, but then smile as it tasted so good. :-)  

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You can find the limited edition Penguins of Madagascar Twinkies at your favorite local grocery store (for a limited time).  Don't forget to download the Hostess Hoops game, which also features your family's favorite Penguins of Madagascar characters today.  Act fast, as the this app will only be available until April 30th. 

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. This looks like a super cute app for the kids. The Twinkie looks so cute in the hat.
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