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Hostess Shamrock CupCakes!

Whether it's by guzzling Guinness at your favorite local pub, laughing at Leprechaun 4: In Space, or consuming a Cookie O'Puss cake from Carvel, I hope you're all enjoying your Saint Patrick's Day celebrations today!

Speaking of all things green, we just learned that our upcoming game, GRAVE CHASE, was Greenlit on Steam, exactly one month to the day from when we first put it up on there! Thanks so much to all of you who voted for it, left comments, and helped spread word about the game on social media. We couldn't have done it without your support. The game itself is basically done, so now all we have to do is finishing adding in all the requirements to get it up on Steam, along with adding in their SDK stuff like virtual trading cards and achievement medals. Once we're done with that process, I'll announce an official release date. Can't wait for all of you to play Grave Chase, and see if you can survive all 31 days of October in the Groundskeeper's graveyard!

Hostess Shamrock CupCakes for Saint Patrick's Day!
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It would seem that luck of the Irish is indeed on my side at the moment, because I also managed to track down a box of the new Hostess Shamrock CupCakes! I love mint-flavored desserts in general, and I used to eat these cupcakes by the truckload back in the day, so the new Saint Patrick's Day ones were right up my alley. The box is covered in three-leaf clovers (I guess the cupcakes themselves are supposed to serve as a lucky four-leaf clover), a leprechaun's hat, and a green color-scheme. That "limited edition" emblem makes me think of the Silver Shamrock company. I sure hope eating these doesn't make my head explode with snakes and bugs.

I gotta say, they really did these limited edition Shamrock cupcakes justice. The cupcakes themselves look exactly like they do on the box - a light green icing on top, along with a mint creme filling inside. The mint flavoring is just right; not so strong that it overpowers everything, and not so subtle that you can barely taste it. They're absolutely worth picking up if you can find them in your grocery store. Now I just gotta go pick up a Shamrock Shake to help wash 'em down.

Lastly, I have to ask: Do any of you peel the icing off the top of your Hostess CupCakes and eat it first too, or is it just me?

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A-bomb on 03/20/2017 4:50 am

Nice find! I haven't been able to find those cupcakes anywhere, and in fact I didn't even know they existed until I read this. I really miss seeing those old Carvel commercials on tv too. Does anyone else remember the McDonald's character Uncle O'Grimacy who always heralded the annual return of shamrock shakes?



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-RoG- on 03/20/2017 11:41 am

A-bomb - Absolutely! They used to give out Uncle O'Grimacey souvenir cups with the Shamrock Shakes back in the day. I'd love to track one down sometime!



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ColdFusion (Guest) on 03/21/2017 3:33 am

I tend to get bored quickly with any of the shelf-stable snack cakes, as they're very ... unengaging to eat. So yeah eventually I start seeing if I can pry off the icing, seeing whether I can get the white swirl off of the rest, seeing whether I can nibble the cake away and leave just a barely-coated cream filling truffle at the end... yeah. great now you made me randomly get a craving for P.B. Crisps. Remember those? They were around so briefly.. so good.



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RobBoberty (Guest) on 03/31/2017 8:33 am

I used to peel them apart and eat the icing first. Not always though. Thankfully two to a pack meant I could always eat one with the icing and one without.

I'm sure I am being dumb in not finding this but is Grave Chase free or paid? Can't seem to find info on that.



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-RoG- on 04/04/2017 3:07 pm

ColdFusion - Removing the white swirl first is for cupcake pros. ;) And yeah, I certainly remember P.B. Crisps, they were great. What I miss most are Peanut Butter Boppers. Wish they still made 'em! They even had vanilla ones for a time that were amazing.

RobBoberty - Grave Chase is a retail game, so it will be for sale on Steam. It won't break your bank though, as it'll definitely be under $8.00.



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