For many years now, I’ve been a big fan of Hostess Fruit Pies. Several different flavors of these single serving – size pies are available at food retailers across America and I think I’ve tried most of them. As I write this article, I am eating a Hostess Apple Fruit Pie and I must say, it tastes quite delicious. I think that ths apple pie tastes so good that I have decided to write a product review of it.
Presented here, in an effort to assist the consumer, is one food writer’s product review of the single serving – size Hostess Apple Fruit Pie.
The net weight of the standard – sized Hostess Apple Fruit Pie is 4.5 ounces (128 grams). According to the package label, the container holds one serving of pie. When I eat these pies, I normally eat approximately one half of the treat, then refrigerate the remainder, to be eaten later. Because of the pie’s large size and sweetness level, I find that one – half servng is just the right size to satisfy my appetite and sweet tooth.
The regular retail price charged for one 4.5 ounce Hostess Apple Fruit Pie at Hartford, Connecticut area pharmacies, convenience stores and other food retailers is approximately $1.49. Given the large size, great flavor and overall high quality of the item, I think that this price is reasonable.
Hostess Fruit Pies, including the Apple variety feature a fairly unique texture. The oblong pie is covered with crust all over and features an apple filling. The crust has a thin, sweet glaze and maintains a firm texture. The apple filling in this pie is comprised of small pieces of real apples that are suspended in a thick and sweet sauce, or filling that is quite similar to homemade – style apple pie fillings. I do think it would be nice if there was a little more filling contained in the crust, however.
Hostess Apple Fruit Pie contains 470 calories, per one pie serving. This product also contains 10 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 20 grams total fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 440 mg of sodium, 70 grams total carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 40 grams of sugars and 4 grams of protein, per one pie serving.
Taste / Flavor
The flavor offered by Hostess Apple Fruit Pie is very pleasant. Personally, I think that the filling in this pie is just about as good as any other apple pie filling, but I must also state that it is very sweet. The flavor of this pie is actually very traditional. What makes it unusual though, is the crust, which envelopes the entire pie. If there was a little more filling in this pie, I think it would make the item even more desireable. All things considered, though, this apple pie tastes pretty good. No surprises, this apple pie tastes the way a good apple pie is supposed to taste.
This tasty apple pie is packaged in a green paper wrapper that is easy to open. If you wish to save some of the pie for later, the paper wrapper does not re – close effectively, so you might have to re – wrap it. The front label features a nice illustration of an apple and the rear label lists all pertinent ingredient and nutritional information. Also, when it comes to packaging, this pie is unique in shape and overall appearance. Hostess Fruit Pies are the only pies I have seen that are fully covered with crust and / or shaped the way they are.
Hostess Apple Fruit Pie is a very tasty and sweet, single serving – sized packaged pie. These pies are fairly large and they are quite filling. These competitively – priced fruit pies are stocked and sold at pharmacies, convenience stores, supermarkets and other food retailers across America. Highly recommended.
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