Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Farewell DingDong

Farewell 
then
Hostess Brands - 
America's 
Twentieth-Century 
national baker. 

Some knew
you as
Continental Baking 
or
Interstate Bakeries.

Others will 
remember your 
WonderBread (Indeed!!)
or 
Homepride 
(the one upon which Madison Ave. 
lusciously poured liquid butter);

Though it is the child within me who
most fondly recalls your 
DevilDogs,
Ho-Ho's
Suzy-Q's
Twinkies, 
or the most awesome-of-all
DingDongs,
which my mom never forget 
to put in my lunchbox.



(NB: Hostess Cakes were NEVER as good as Tasty Baking's various offerings, though DingDongs (RingDings) came close...)

(NBB: Sno-Balls were just plain alien: pink rubbery glutinous coconut-studded shell around a VW-Beetle-shaped cake filling with bland white creme inside. They were generally avoided, and traded at big discounts in the secondary school lunch-room market )

(NBBB: RingDings and DingDongs were best when frozen and eaten straight out of the freezer; RingDings were to be avoided in summer lunch boxes at all costs as their chocolate shells were prone to melting, making it impossible to remove the aluminium-foil wrapper)

4 comments:

Charles Butler said...

Twinkies gone? What will Tyler Durden eat?

"Cassandra" said...

....Crow.

RCJ said...

Poor tyler
Ask not for whom the ding dong tolls ....

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