I found this thread while searching for some of the more ‘exotic’ Hostess pie
I realize this will not help many of you, but if you pass thru Los Angeles (or
have friends or relatives who do) a local pie we have here well worth trying
is Mrs. Redd’s. They are very similar to Hostess (right down to the glaze on
the crust), and very tasty! We also have the Safeway line of pies here as well,
but they seem a bit ‘doughy’ to me, the crust is not as thin, tender and flaky,
and the fillings are not as good as Hostess.
Mrs. Redd’s seems to have nailed it however, and come in some great flavors
missing or hard to find in the Hostess line. Here are a few:
Dear Pie Lovers,
I appreciate the love for our product!! I am a third generation owner of Mrs. Redd’s Pie Co, Inc and take great pride in what we do. My grandfather started this company in 1956 and developed all his own recipes for the fruit and pudding flavor pies. These pies are sold across California and parts of Nevada and Arizona in Ralphs, Food4Less, Stater Bros, Safeway, Vons, 99cent and some of the “mom and pop” grocery stores. I have recently just brought the pies into the Dallas/Houston Texas area at Randalls Markets. These pies are made fresh every day and are on the shelves within 24 hours of being made. The fillings are all hand-made (which no other company does) everyday with the freshest/best quality ingredients. Chocolate seems to be the fav on this forum so a little info on the chocolate… Our chocolate is one of our most expensive pies to make (prob why companies are d/c them) because we use Girrards Chocolate cocoa powder with a high butter/fat content and it gives a really good tasting chocolate. Anyways… thanks for the comments and give us a try!! Any and all comments welcome. THANKS!!