REVIEW – Hostess Limited Edition Gingerbread Spice Donette – Released In Honor Of Release of Shrek Forever After

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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I like donuts. Hostess makes some yummy, soft donuts and I love to grab a couple of boxes when they go on sale. Recently Hostess released a limited time flavor donut in special packaging, the Gingerbread Spice Donette, in celebration of the release of Shrek Forever After onto DVD and Blu-ray.

Hostess Gingerbread Spice Donettes


Irving, TX – November 30, 2010 – Hostess®, the maker of America’s most iconic snack cakes, is joining with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) to introduce Limited Edition themed treats in celebration of the arrival of SHREK FOREVER AFTER on DVD and Blu-ray™ this holiday season.

As part of the promotion, Hostess is offering gingerbread spice Hostess Donettes in special packaging featuring the unforgettable character “Gingy” and cherry sweet rolls featuring the smooth-talking dealmaker “Rumpelstiltskin.” Other varieties of Hostess Donettes will offer special SHREK-themed holiday packaging featuring the beloved Shrek, Donkey and Puss In Boots characters.

Additionally, from November 29, 2010 to January 14, 2011, Hostess is offering a $4 rebate to consumers who purchase two multi-packs of Hostess products and a SHREK FOREVER AFTER DVD or Blu-ray™. For more information visit

“We are thrilled to partner with DreamWorks Animation for the launch of the SHREK FOREVER AFTER DVD & Blu-ray™,” said Mike Touhey, Vice President of Snack Marketing at Hostess Brands, Inc. “We think consumers will enjoy trying the delicious and convenient new additions to our great tasting line of breakfast treats throughout the busy holiday season.”

SHREK FOREVER AFTER will debut on DVD and Blu-ray™ on December 7, along with SHREK THE WHOLE STORY — a must-own DVD or Blu-ray™ collection encompassing the entire laugh-filled SHREK saga from the hilarious beginning to the magical and heartwarming end. All four discs in the collection feature hours of all-new extras and the sets will also include the brand new, limited-edition Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular.

Hostess Brands, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest providers of fresh-baked bread and sweet goods, sold under various brand names including Wonder®, Merita®, Home Pride®, Nature’s Pride®, Hostess®, Drake’s®, and Dolly Madison. The Company is headquartered in Irving, Texas.


I received samples of the new Gingerbread Spice Donette. I love the donettes, they’re the perfect size for snacking. These were soft and fresh. I’m not a huge fan of gingerbread but these were subtly flavored so the gingerbread wasn’t overpowering. I thought they went great with a glass of cold milk, and hubby liked them with a cup of coffee.


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