Saying Goodbye to the Hostess that Kids Grew Up With

Saying Goodbye to the Hostess that Kids Grew Up With

Growing up, we see certain items and brands that become all too familiar with.  The familiarity would then create an association that would, in our older years, trigger childhood memories.  Most would identify with the Coca-Cola commercials that remind us of our Christmas vacations during our elementary years, and then there’s the Twinkies cakes that we munch on whenever we’re hungry, or whenever we just want something in ours mouths.

List of Hostess Products Going Away

Unfortunately, companies that make these products do not last forever, and Hostess, the makers of our favorite Twinkies cakes, have recently filed for bankruptcy.  Although the owners say that they will try to sell the brand names they hold (and the sale would, of course, come with the exact recipe of the product), the following cakes may never be seen on store shelves again:

a) Hostess Cupcakes – These are the chocolate cupcakes that come topped with chocolate icing and stuffed with vanilla cream.

b) Twinkies – Perhaps the most well known product of the Hostess line, these are the vanilla sponge cakes that have vanilla filling.

twinkies

c) Sno Balls – Another version of a mini chocolate cake, these bread items have the well known vanilla filling, but have a layer of marshmallow on the outside, further covered with coconut.

snowballs

d) Fruit Pie – The name does say what the product already is, but the fillings differ.  There is the well known apple filling as well as a cherry and lemon version.

e) Ding Dongs – Could be the next famous product of Hostess.  Another chocolate cake with vanilla filling, but now covered with a chocolate glaze, guaranteeing a sugar high like no other!

dingdongs

f) Mini Muffins – Small muffins sold in boxes, these provide a mouthful of flavor for every person.  Flavors are chocolate chip, banana walnut and and blueberry.

mini muffin

g) Ho-hos – The product would remind any kid of Christmas, and it would taste like the season as well.  It’s a chocolate cake, glazed with chocolate on the outside but with a swirl of vanilla inside, which adds a punch to each bite.

hohos

h) Zingers – a variant of the well known Twinkie, these are the same vanilla sponge cakes but have flavors covering the outside, such as raspberry, vanilla and chocolate.

Chocolate_zingers

i) Donettes – it should not take much for anyone to figure out through the name that these are mini-donuts, although there is quite a variety to the product.  The flavors are varied, and the way they are flavored are varied as well.  Some are powdered, others are “crumbed” (the flavor comes from the crumbs that are sprinkled rather generously over the mini do-nut), while others are glazed.

Hostess-Donettes

j) Pudding Pie – similar to the fruit pies, these are pies that are filled with either vanilla or chocolate cream.

pudding_pie

k) Chocodiles – no, they aren’t flavored with crocodiles, nor do they look anything like the animal.  These are small cakes that are coated with chocolate and filled with vanilla cream.

l) Suzy Q’s – No one really pays attention to the reason behind the name, but all would know that this is a sandwich with vanilla or banana filling.

m) Wonder – this is bread, plain, white, and simple.

It is never easy to see a product go, especially when it is a product that we have lived with for so long.  Sometimes seeing the very products in a store would bring a sense of familiarity.  As time moves on though, we just hope that other products just like these find a way to stay alive and keep kids happy as they grow up.

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