Nearly a year ago Hostess filed for bankruptcy and everyone was hopeful that they’d be able to stick around and work through it and everything would be back to normal.
Nope. They are closing down. But, there may be hope that some of their products will live on, since they plan on selling some brands.
And, while I am not a fan of reblogging my own crap, we did a decent run down of the best Hostess products a year ago and I’m sharing it again with a bit of updating…
So, here you have it, the top best and worst Hostess snacks…
These are for sad, old middle aged women, hence the cute cartoon characters that accompany these little caloric demons. I guess they are good, but in a really lonely, soul sucking sort of way.
Mini-Muffins? More like Mini satisfaction. If you’re going to shrink down an awesome snack, you might as well just go with miniature angel food cakes. I’d eat a ton of them. The only payoff with the Mini-Muffins is that you get to feel like a giant when eating them. Which can be fun.
The flagship Hostess snack, Cup Cakes do fill that nostalgic void. The chocolate was always just a bit too chocolatey for me and if these things got even the littlest bit warm, you were in for a super mess of a day. A classic? Yes. But just a taste of what Hostess had to come.
Fruit pies actually stand the test of time in terms of taste from childhood to adult hood. When you think about it, they really seem like a snack your grandmother would be salivating over in the depression era, but they are still good and the fruity filling is always satisfying.
Even more iconic than the cupcakes? Why Twinkies of course. These things can survive on the shelf forever, right? Sadly, unless you’re deep frying them, Twinkies have lost a bit of their pinache, however, they are still a classic go to.
Now we get to the big boys. Sno Balls are the shit. You have that flaky coconut weird outside and such an satisfying inner core of whatever is in these things. Man, if they WEREN’T so damn frilly they would probably be my favorite.
Zingers are a better version of Sno Balls. They have a more compact taste delivery service.. or something. They are less flaky and are easier to eat. They also give you that extra “Zing” which may or may not be the result of “holy hell we’re really going to put this much sugar in a product?”
Ding Dongs do what the Cupcakes can’t. They combine the chocolatey goodness with a cream filling, but do away with the somewhat dry texture by adding a kick ass candy coated cover. Easily one of the best inventions of the last 100 years. And, they would be the king if not for…
Ho Hos! The best snack food possibly ever created. They combine all that is great about Cupcakes, Twinkies and Ding Dongs, but swirl that shit into a tubular pleasure ride for your mouth! If Hostess does go under, expect boxes of Ho Hos to sell like the Hope Diamond on eBay.
Does the fact a company that makes food that is generally considered to be bad for you if eaten more than moderately shutting down mean that Americans are eating healthier or just that we’re moving onto different types of bad foods?
Either way, I’m making a bank run on as much Hostess stuff I can find before the end draws nigh.