Hostess, meet your match!
This past summer, Hostess returned under a new owner with their snack cakes and pies. My life long love for the cherry pie was deflated on a serious level after I tried one the new pies, leaving me to wonder if I would ever have a decent cherry pie for a snack again.
Enter the brand Mrs. Freshley. I had never heard of this brand before, but had seen their snack cakes in passing at the vending machine we have at my work. I just happened to have the $1.15 at my desk and decided to give it a try.
A Real Cherry
Is that a real cherry in there?
Before my first bite, I knew this was going to be better. The outside crust was not soggy, like the comeback pie was. It appeared to be fresh [no pun intended] and the slight white glaze looked appealing.
The first bite was really good. I had to do a double take as I looked into the pie after that bite and saw a cherry… a real cherry inside. Just like the old Hostess Cherry Pies [and unlike the new “Comeback” version]. I ate each bite with a smile. This is what Hostess should be making, not some off-brand. But at this point, I don’t care. As long as Mrs. Freshley’s stays in business and keeps making these pies and putting them into vending machines [and maybe grocery stores], I have found a great tasting replacement.
And Hostess, you might want to be talking to your unhappy customers, not the blind fan boys that praise you on the social media.