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Sometimes You Just Want a Twinkie

Unless you’re blessed with Angelina Jolie’s fast metabolism and perfect genes, breastfeeding alone won’t get you back your pre-baby physique. You’ll still need to eat responsibly and exercise.

But after 9 months of giving into your cravings, eating healthy can seem boring. Sometimes you might just want a Twinkie or some other naughty treat. If you find the right substitute for your favorite fatty foods, you’ll be able to treat yourself without derailing your diet.

Recently, I received a free sample of Weight Watchers new Golden Sponge Cakes with Creamy Filling. These 80 calorie treats taste surprisingly like a real Twinkie. In fact, I actually prefer these to real Twinkies because they don’t taste as greasy but still have the light airy cake and creamy filling.  

Just a warning: the serving size is fairly small. If you have a sweet tooth, you might be left craving more. But if you have the discipline to eat just one, this is a great way to have the “yum” without the guilt.

Want to try these? We have three coupons for free Weight Watchers snacks to giveaway.

This contest is for subscribers only. To enter, first subscribe to Mamanista’s daily newsletter or monthly newsletter by October 31, 2008 (if you are already subscribed, you are set). Then, just leave us a comment with the same e-mail address you use for your subscription and let us know you want to enter.

We’ll be picking two winners on November 1st, 2008. Even better, by subscribing, you’ll be in the know about future contests, coupons and hip deals on products for mom, baby and child.

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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32 Responses to "Sometimes You Just Want a Twinkie"

  1. I miss Twinkies. I’d love to try these!

  2. karissa says:

    i am so craving a twinkie or a sponge cake or something now! thanks for the chance!

  3. ellen cunningham says:

    I just gave birth to my son in August and could use some help losing weight. These coupons would be great. Thanks for the chance.

  4. EG says:

    I’m a monthly subscriber!

  5. Marlena U. says:

    I’m a subscriber and would love to try these!

  6. Vickie Couturier says:

    I would love to give these a try an i am a subcriber too,thanks

  7. Becca says:

    I enjoy your honest reviews. I crave a little something sweet every evening and I often endulge, but try to keep the portion at less than 120 calories since it is so close to bed time.

  8. Oh my. If they taste anything like the real thing I will be in heaven.

  9. Jackie B. says:

    I love sweets and this would be a little healthier alternative than the full fat version!

  10. lorene says:

    I love the ww snack cakes, this would be great

  11. Pat Connors says:

    Thanks for counting us in too.

  12. judy brittle says:

    I would really like to try these. Thank you so much! I’m already subscribed.

  13. Rebecca C says:

    I would like to try some Twinkies I won’t feel guilty about eatting!


  14. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I’m a subscriber and they do look good!

  15. Jamie Z says:


  16. Sandra Dickens says:

    I just lost 25 pounds on weight watchers. Could not have done it without their treats!

  17. lorene says:

    I buy a lot of ww snacks this would be great

  18. Kathy Conley says:

    I would love to try these!

  19. Pat says:

    These sound yummy! My husband is in Weight Watchers and has lost 60 pounds so far.

  20. Carolyn D. says:

    I lost 45 lbs on Weight Watchers. These guys work for you!

  21. sandytee says:

    I have always loved Twinkies since I was a kid.

  22. kathy pease says:

    my middle name is twinkie :)~

  23. Sandra Schmidt says:

    I am going to Weight Watchers now. i have lost 15 lbs. I would LOVE to win the coupons!

  24. Charlene Kuser says:

    Please enter me.Thanks

  25. Samantha Pruitt says:

    i’d love this!

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