There Is a New Ho Hos Flavor For the First Time Ever (and It’s Super Christmas-y)

11/03/2015 at 02:11 PM ET


Sorry, pumpkin spice. Your moment is over.

Peppermint chocolate season is officially upon us, which is no better evidenced than by Hostess unveiling their first new Ho Hos flavor since 1967: peppermint.

RELATED: The Holidays Are Officially Upon Us: Starbucks Red Cups Have Arrived

So far, the ho ho ho Ho Hos have been spotted only in Walmarts, where they are sold exclusively. Hostess is going all-out with holiday season flavors this year, offering a new product called Merry Minty Holiday Cakes. For snack-lovers who were simply biding their time until Peppermint/Christmas/Red Cup season, your moment has arrived.

(Sorry, Thanksgiving. We feel awful that society goes straight from Halloween to Christmas.)

RELATED: The Comprehensive Guide to Every Single Pumpkin Spice Flavored Food

To be precise, the holiday season officially began on Sunday, when Starbucks switched over to their iconic red cups, which are, of course, best filled eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint mocha lattes. M&Ms, too, has unveiled their holiday offerings: a new peppermint white chocolate flavor.

Excuse us while we listen to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on loop for the next three months. And binge on Peppermint Ho Hos, obviously.

RELATED: We Tasted (and Graded) Every New Oreo Flavor

—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Heather on

God bless Hostess.

Susan on

I hope they bring back the gingerbread spice mini donuts too!

ken on

well i guess i wont be getting any of these because i do not support Wal-mart i dont go there at all so sorry hostess but your not getting my business

Diane on

Too bad they will only be at Walmart. I would have loved to try these, but choose not to shop where profit is put above people.

Stephanie on

They have the peppermint ho hos at Dollar General too.

Taliesin on

Not exclusively at Walmart. I bought some yesterday at Dollar General.

Suzanne on

Found at Target.

Tilda Chionchio on

opzioni binarie weekend

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