I was completely intrigued by this thread, which seemed in equal parts ridiculous and mad. Hostess?, I thought. Really? The same company whose Twinkies and King Dons (or whatever they’re called these days) quit tasting like food and more like chemical sludge at least twenty years ago, inspiring such loyalty?
Curious, I made my way to the thrift store nearest me in Marietta, where I found these pies at 65 cents apiece, or eight for $5. I picked up 4 strawberry, 2 lemon and 2 apple (leaving the cherry behind), figuring that if I didn’t like them, my daughter and her friends would probably eat them.
The strawberry is unreasonably delicious. I just could not believe how darn good it was. I would have had another Monday night, but the darn things are total calorie bombs and I can only afford one a day (if that). The lemon, sampled Tuesday, was also excellent. I’ve been missing out!
Wednesday, business took me back by the Hostess store – actually it’s a “Merita” store, all one company – so I stopped in, and they were completely wiped out of strawberry. The clerk told me that the local bakery does not make blackberry, but they do make chocolate. They should have had chocolate when I stopped in on Monday, but the other person didn’t order correctly, that it didn’t surprise her that the strawberries were gone already as those are the most popular, and that if I return this Monday, I should be able to get more strawberry and, hopefully, chocolate.
Yum! Thanks, Roadfooders!