Flash Cakes & GLO Balls from Hostess (Who Else?)

Rickey Purdin’s discovery of Green Lantern GLO-Balls in the supermarket has been making the rounds of comics blogs this week, but he spotted another super-hero-themed snack at the same time: Flash Cakes.

OK, so the name doesn’t amuse the inner twelve-year-old. But it does call to mind those 1970s Hostess ads in which super-heroes, the Flash included, defeated villains with the power of Twinkies. Usually they were low-rent villains like the Bureauc-Rat, Destroyer, Medusa and Dr. Sorcery, but occasionally real villains like Mirror Master or the Penguin.

They’re also surprisingly close to convincing me to buy Hostess cupcakes for the first time in a decade, and I’m married to someone who can make considerably better cupcakes in her sleep. (Of course, she’d probably draw the Flash symbol on the top, rather than simply toss yellow sprinkles onto the red frosting.) Update: She did!

Oh, for the record:


21 thoughts on “Flash Cakes & GLO Balls from Hostess (Who Else?)

    1. Devin "The Flash" Johnson

      Those who still suffer from a bit of metabolism issues while using their speed could use a cheap snack like this to load up on.

      Don’t underestimate the power of the Flash Cake.

      Going on a hunt for these today.

  1. Ken

    I saw these in an ad in a DC comic that came out this week. I stared at the page for a full minute thinking, “I don’t really want to eat them, but I have to buy these.” How do I preserve them, though?

  2. Charles

    Dammit all! Now I have to go on at least a 3 county hunt for these things!:P That is unless I find them at the first hostess store I go to.


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