Be Still, Our Hearts: Hostess Releases Five New Treats for Valentine’s Day

01/13/2016 at 12:36 PM ET

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Now this is what we call romance.

We’re penciling in a Valentine’s Day date with these five new festive Hostess cakes, which will be available now until the end of February.

There’s Chocolate Covered Strawberry CupCakes (a pink, chocolate-frosted strawberry cake with crème filling), Red Velvet Donettes, I Heart U Cakes (heart-shaped chocolate cakes covered in a layer of chocolate with a vanilla crème filling), Pink SnoBalls and Dark Chocolate Covered Raspberry CupCakes.

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These seem like the ideal treats to eat in front of a bad network rom-com, or to demand from your betrothed/lover/hook-up. Because why eat chocolate-covered strawberries when you could eat a cupcake version of chocolate-covered strawberries that doesn’t have fruit in it? Valentine’s Day is neither the time nor the place to be healthy.

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It may only be mid-January, but brands are already announcing Valentine’s Day offerings. Starbucks has a portion of their secret menu devoted to pink V-day Frappuccinos, and M&Ms have announced a new strawberry shortcake flavor.

RELATED: Taste the Love! Strawberry Shortcake M&Ms Are Here for Valentine’s Day

We’re starting to like this holiday.

—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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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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wasnt a fan of the Dark Chocolate Raspberry cupcake..mainly the rasperry..the rest..good! Must find the sno-balls and the heart cakes!

Lettuce Pray on

Mama June just farted with excitement.

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Saw those at Walmart and it took all my willpower not to buy any of it!

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