>> I think I stopped buying them when the price doubled many years back.
Now you can buy 2 for $1 at most stores – pretty good to me! Probably the only way you can buy 1000 calories for $1.
I will post my results once I get ahold of the other flavors. They need a variety basket just like the Tastykake.com one…
I agree, homemade fried pies from the local tourist/farms/fairs are even better, but as far as mass-market pies go Hostess rules. I did have a Dolly Madison Cherry Pie and it was pretty good.