A sad sign of the times, hostess as we know it is gone. Some of my fondest memories growing up was associated with hostess products, particularly their pies. For me they have always hit the spot. It’s funny about how hostess produced their pie flavors based on location and season. I remember as a kid I would always look forward to the trip up to the convenience store to get a coke or pepsi, bag of doritos, and a hostess fruit pie” I specifically remember it would cost just shy of a dollar… I miss those days…. My favorite was the chocolate glazed pudding pies, first the vanilla, then they had “Boston cream” and “baked Alaska(coconut), these were only available for a short time, as well as the grasshopper pie “vanilla pudding with green chocolate coating, later to be the TMNT promo pie. I also remember one other color coating and pie flavor, thought it might of been banana pie coated in a strawberry flavor glaze, cause I remember a pink glazed pie. After they discontinued the coated pudding pies I mostly ate blueberry. They also used to have coconut cream, banana cream, strawberry rhubarb, and for some reason I feel like I saw butterscotch cream a couple of times(20+years ago). I have also seen peach, chocolate, blueberry, strawberry, apple, cherry, lemon all in the last year, and blackberry I have seen but much less frequent then the seasonal fruit pies for sure. The rest of hostess cakes are eh, ok I guess, they already got rid of the choco bliss’s and banana flips that I liked,the rest is so so to me. For sure a day to mourn as yet another part of our childhood and innocence is stripped away from us. I hope we can get mrs redds pies here in Michigan cause jjs pies and little debbies pies are just so so, not like a hostess.