Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Question of the day: September 17, 2008

Has any one had a Hostess Ho-Ho lately? Did they change the receipe? (I guess that is two questions, maybe a two parter?)

The other night I was thinking about haveing a Ho-Ho. I don't know why, I just was. (For any of you people who came here from a Google search for a different kind, move a long. we are talking snack cakes here). When I went to the grocery store the next day I bough some of the fabulous rolled snack cakes with creme filling. I was very excited to go home and have one.

At first Jenn was mad at me for buying them. I know I shouldn't bring those kind of treats in the house since neither of us have much willpower when it comes to snacks. She grabbed one while I put the other groceries away and I thought she was going to spit it out. She said it didn't taste good. I didn't believe her. I've never heard of a Ho-Ho tasting anything but spectacular.

So, I opened one for me and took a big bite. It was a plastic-tasting, horribly textured mass of goo. The filling tasted like foam filling you find in some pillows. I was so disappointed. I didn't see anything on the box about a new formula, but I did notice it had zero grams of trans fat. That has to be the problem. Now the box sits in our cabinet sad and lonely. Like the little boy that gets picked last in gym class.

This war against trans fat is slowly ruining my best memories from my childhood.


dc said...

I don't remember what Ho-Ho's tasted like. I'm sure I loved them as a kid, but I am now not a fan of sweets especially chocolate so, I probably wouldn't like them anyway.

I remember liking the Zingers (lemon, I think) a lot. I wonder if I would like them now?!

Mike said...

DC: I remember Zingers! I don't remember eating the as often. We were more of a Hostess family versus a Dolly Madison one. :)

Florinda said...

I ate my first Ho-Ho in years back in the summer. I was really excited about it. I bought a package of them during one of our many gas/convenience-store stops during our road trip, didn't taste right. It didn't taste like I remembered it. I didn't eat the rest of the package. What a disappointment!

Well, I'm sorry you had the same disappointment, but I am kind of glad to know I wasn't imagining that they'd changed.

Mike said...

Florinda: Dont you feel cheated? I'm glad I wasn't imagining it.

Unfocused Me said...

Wait, what am I missing? What terrible thing will I find if I google "Hostess Ho-Hos"? I'm going to check.


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