For many years, I’ve been regularly eating Hostess Iced Honey Buns. Although I am a big fan of junk food and often purchase many different types of sweets, the one type of individually- wrapped, single- serving treat that I buy more than any other is the 3.5 ounce Hostess Iced Honey Bun. Within the past year, several convenience stores and small grocers in my Hartford, Connecticut neighborhood have been stocking and selling many different types of sweet snacks sold under the brand name of Frisbie’s. Among the items that Frisbie’s produces are Iced Honey Buns. Two days ago, I purchased a Frisbie’s Jumbo Honey Bun from a local dollar store and today I purchased a Hostess Iced Honey Bun from a CVS Pharmacy. Still having two brands of half- eaten honey buns in my refrigerator, I saw the opportunity to write a comparison review of the two products. Presented here, is one food writer’s consumer product review of Hostess Iced Honey Buns and Frisbie’s Jumbo Honey Buns.
The Hostess Iced Honey Bun weighs- in at 3.5 ounces and the Frisbie’s Jumbo Honey Bun tips the scales at 4.76 ounces. The Hostess product is approximately 5″ long and 4″ wide. The Frisbie’s product is approximately 6″ long and 4″ wide.
The Hostess Iced Honey Bun usually has a Last Sale Date of approximately one month from the time it is stocked on store shelves. The Frisbie’s Jumbo Honey Bun usually has a Last Sale Date of approximately one and one- half months from the time it is stocked on store shelves.
Taste / Flavor
While there are definite similarities in the flavor of the two brands of honey buns, each product also maintains its own distinct flavor. To me, the Hostess Iced Honey Bun possesses more honey flavor, which can often be witnessed by the accumulation of small amounts of excess honey in the corner of the plastic wrapper. The Frisbie’s Jumbo Honey Bun seems to feature a thicker coating of icing, which makes it taste somewhat sweeter.
Consistency / Texture
The texture of the two brands of honey buns is definitely different. The Hostess Iced Honey Bun features a softer, more pliable texture of the two. While the Frisbie’s Jumbo Honey Bun is by no means tough or hard to eat, it seems to maintain a thicker and coarser texture. When each of these brands of honey buns are heated very briefly in a microwave oven, they become even softer and are very flavorful. Also, both the Hostess Iced Honey Bun and the Frisbie’s Jumbo Honey Bun are quite delicious when eaten with a hot cup of coffee.
The retail price that I paid for one Hostess Iced Honey Bun in Hartford, Connecticut earlier today was $1.09. I didn’t look at the retail price until I opened the package at home. I thought that they were still priced at .69c or 89c apiece, I didn’t realize that the price had jumped so high until today. The retail price that I paid for one Frisbie’s Jumbo Honey Bun earlier this week was .75c, or 2 / $1.50.
The Hostess Iced Honey Bun contains 410 calories, with 200 calories from fat, per one- bun (99g) serving. This product contains 1.5 grams trans fat and is low in cholesterol. Fairly low in carbohydrates, the Hostess Iced Honey Bun contains 26 grams of sugars. The Frisbie’s Jumbo Honey Bun contains 600 calories, with 310 calories from fat, per one bun (135g) serving. This product contains 0 grams trans fat and contains 0% cholesterol. Also fairly low in carbohydrates, the Frisbie’s Jumbo Honey Bun contains 27 grams of sugars.
Both of these brands of honey buns are actually very good products. While they are similar in some respects, they also each maintain their own identities. The Frisbie’s Jumbo Honey Bun is quite a bit bigger than the Hostess Iced Honey Bun, but the Hostess product offers a softer consistency. The Hostess product features a more honey- like flavor, but the Frisbie’s product is priced considerably cheaper than the Hostess Iced Honey Bun. All things considered, both of these honey buns are delicious, high– quality products that recommended by this food writer.
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