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#388403 - 11/22/12 08:24 PM Re: What is your favorite Hostess snack cake? [Re: MariyaNJ]  
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Originally Posted by MariyaNJ
I have no idea what they are... frown




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno_Balls

I loved them too, Pani Rose!! For some reason, they disappeared in my area, and I never saw them again until two years ago at a CVS Pharmacy!

#388426 - 11/24/12 06:59 AM Re: What is your favorite Hostess snack cake? [Re: Alice]  
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Mariya, can't believe you've never encountered Sno Balls, although NewJerseyites are all brainwashed into thinking that Tastykake products are the best snacks - soo wrong biggrin (I know it's a Philly company, but I swear their products are only ever seen in abundance in Jersey). PM me your address and I'll mail you a package of Sno Balls biggrin - altho the USPS may classify them as dangerous contents.

If one were to put two Sno Balls together to form a full sphere, the outer layer could substitute for a rubber ball any day of the week biggrin . Originally, there were only the white and pink ones; in recent years, they've had green for St Patrick's Day, orange for Halloween, and - I think - purple for Easter.

Alice, I'm with you on Devil Dogs (my second most favorite) but both those and Yodels were originally Drake's products (Hostess ultimately bought out Drake's, although I thought it was in relatively recent times). Yodels were never a favorite of mine, but I have no recollection of them being wrapped in foil, guess I'll add that fact to my trivia lore.

My personal favorite were (and remain) SuzyQs. Like Alice's description of her efforts to make the best part last longest, I would eat the entire chocolate cake circle out from around the cream center - which made for a messy finish biggrin

But, when I was a kid, we could go to Joe McRae's store, get a bologna sandwich with cheese on a fresh Kasanof's bulkie roll, a bottle of RC Cola (because RC had the largest bottle), and a pkg of SuzyQs for $.40 total. My best friend and I managed to pool that extravagant sum about 3 times a week and when we couldn't we'd offer to do odd jobs for Joe to earn the $. Joe, of blessed memory, was a pushover and we never had to work too hard to 'earn' our gourmet meal biggrin

Have to agree with Bob that the hostess fruit pies were good. I was never a fan of regular turnover pastry (still not) but I liked the firm, glazed pastry that surrounded those pies. Never met a flavor of them that I didn't like - always wished they'd put out a mince version though.

Many years,

Neil


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#388470 - 11/26/12 11:10 AM Re: What is your favorite Hostess snack cake? [Re: Irish Melkite]  
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Originally Posted by Irish Melkite
... although NewJerseyites are all brainwashed into thinking that Tastykake products are the best snacks - soo wrong biggrin

I remember growing up in NJ and driving many times past the Hostess factory in Hoboken (which we sometimes referred to as the "Little old Bake Shop," from the Hostess ads on TV). They shut it down in the 1970s, and it may be that the Jerseyites just never forgave them wink

#388474 - 11/26/12 12:26 PM Re: What is your favorite Hostess snack cake? [Re: Alice]  
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My personal favorite were (and remain) SuzyQs. Like Alice's description of her efforts to make the best part last longest, I would eat the entire chocolate cake circle out from around the cream center - which made for a messy finish biggrin

But, when I was a kid, we could go to Joe McRae's store, get a bologna sandwich with cheese on a fresh Kasanof's bulkie roll, a bottle of RC Cola (because RC had the largest bottle), and a pkg of SuzyQs for $.40 total. My best friend and I managed to pool that extravagant sum about 3 times a week and when we couldn't we'd offer to do odd jobs for Joe to earn the $. Joe, of blessed memory, was a pushover and we never had to work too hard to 'earn' our gourmet meal biggrin


Sweet memories of a sweet time gone by! *SIGH*

You made me smile with the thought of a bologna sandwich on white bread--so tasty that was when we were children--perhaps, looking back, not the most nutritionally sound, but tasty and satisfying never the less! smile

#388480 - 11/26/12 03:26 PM Re: What is your favorite Hostess snack cake? [Re: Alice]  
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Loved my gdads fried bologna, especially on biscuits.

Then got married, lived up north, fell in love with Jumbo! But oh the Dutch Loaf, with Swiss Cheese, and Miracle Whip. Now that was lunch meat heaven.

Geesshhh, now all I can ever eat of inch meat is occasional turkey or chicken from Publixs.

As the song goes...those were the days!

#388504 - 11/27/12 06:26 AM Re: What is your favorite Hostess snack cake? [Re: Alice]  
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Rose,

fried bologna, chopped up with scrambled eggs - what a wonderful thing it was. About 10 yrs ago, I was passing a small hole-in-the-wall sub shop, that I'd seen lots of times, but never gone in. I was starved and there wasn't anyplace else around except McDs and the like. Went in, scanned the list of available sub sandwiches and lo and behold ... scrambled eggs and fried bologna! It was a wonderful revisitation of my youth!

Many years,

Neil


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#388505 - 11/27/12 08:29 AM Re: What is your favorite Hostess snack cake? [Re: Alice]  
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Yes Neil! What a treat.

You know down here it took a while to get use to kibbee and scrambled eggs with grits. wink. Great stuff!

#388509 - 11/27/12 12:06 PM Re: What is your favorite Hostess snack cake? [Re: Irish Melkite]  
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I remember being young enough to eat whatever I wanted with abandon. Those were the days!!!

#388540 - 11/28/12 08:33 PM Re: What is your favorite Hostess snack cake? [Re: Alice]  
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I liked the orange cupcakes! I remember going with my mom to the local Hostess thrift store every week after doing homeschool PE at the YMCA and being allowed to pick out whatever treat I wanted...yum!

#388545 - 11/28/12 09:48 PM Re: What is your favorite Hostess snack cake? [Re: Hannah319]  
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Originally Posted by Hannah319
I liked the orange cupcakes! I remember going with my mom to the local Hostess thrift store every week after doing homeschool PE at the YMCA and being allowed to pick out whatever treat I wanted...yum!


Yep, these were among my favorites for sure.
Although another good snack I had was a Star Crunch (I think that was Hostess). It was a chocolate-covered pattie with nuts and I forget what else, but it was certainly one of the more enjoyable desserts I ever bought in the school lunch line many years ago.

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#388817 - 12/06/12 10:24 PM Re: What is your favorite Hostess snack cake? [Re: Alice]  
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As kids Yia-yia sometimes served us Hostess chocolate Cupcakes and milk when we were especially obedient children under her care. Those were the kind with white squiggles on top. So I suppose that would be my all time favorite Hostess brand snack food. But it has been many, many years.

I wasn't even thinking about Hostess brand stuff until the announcement of their closure. Business news has it that many companies are interested to acquire Hostess' assets. So I think the trademarked brands will be produced again once the bankruptcy process concludes.

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