Hostess Ding Dongs – The Comeback
As a long time fan of Hostess snack cakes and baked goodies, I was sad when they closed down in late 2012. Last year, they were purchased by another company and brought back all of the favorites. The cherry pie comeback wasn’t so good. And I’ve yet to try the new Twinkies. But I did look forward to the return of Ding Dongs, which I finally gave them a try recently.
It had been more than 3 years since the last time I had a Ding Dong and I hoped that the taste of this snack cake hadn’t changed.
Looking at the newly-returned Ding Dong, it appears to not have changed very much. Still the familiar round chocolate-covered chocolate cake snack cake I remember eating for years.
Creaming filling inside is just as creamy looking as I remember. The cake is nice and moist and not dry at all. So far, so good. But let’s see how the taste is. Watch the video below to hear my reaction on the taste and flavor.
It appears Hostess did one of the comeback products right. I think this new Ding Dong is very close to the original recipe and I look forward to eating more of them in the coming months and years.
Still made with lard though. Apparently Hostess didn’t learn WHY people stopped eating their products…