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Old 12-04-2018, 09:48 AM   #1
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The "new" Hostess Snack Cakes?

Is it just me, or has the taste of Hostess snack products declined since they went bankrupt in 2012?

Occasionally I will grab a Hostess fruit pie or mini donuts as a treat. Somehow they don't taste the same as what I remember as a kid, but I don't eat them often enough for a fair comparison. I always thought Hostess was the "top of the line" in snack products, but these days I think the smaller brands like Little Debbies or JJ's pies taste better.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:58 AM   #2
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Yes. I agree, I ate a ho-ho and it was not as good as the swiss cake roll.
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Yes. I agree, I ate a ho-ho and it was not as good as the swiss cake roll.
A ho-hum ho-ho?
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Over the last 2 summers, I bought some snack cakes that I used to adore as a child.
Once per week we would go into the village and I'd spend my money from carrying wood or chopping wood on an RC cola and a snack cake, sitting on the front porch of the store in the sunshine.
Great Memory

Now, when I eat the cakes, they simply don't taste as good.
I don't really think the cakes have changed much, but it is me, my expectations of taste have grown a lot.
After all, I never ate Thai food until I was around 40.
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I don't eat those items often but recall the taste changing for the worse around the time trans fats were villified and removed.
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I don't care for the stuff like I did at 18. Can't eat near the calories. Not sure if the product changed or my taste but they don't make me want to eat them.
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I'm a Yodels man myself. Ho hum on Ho Hos
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I was a Suzy Q's fan back in the day. Used to love licking that cream filling off the inside of the cello pack!
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I don't eat those items often but recall the taste changing for the worse around the time trans fats were villified and removed.
Pretty sure you are spot on.
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Frankenfood - wouldn't touch one.
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I was a Suzy Q's fan back in the day. Used to love licking that cream filling off the inside of the cello pack!
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Ah, my Hostess cupcakes. Do you take a bite all the way through or save the icing for the blast of sugar at the end?

I think Bimbo purchased them (could be wrong) who's the largest bakery company in the world.

Just like when I was in Mexico a couple weeks ago and bought my favorite Jaegermeister (I know, ewww). It had a different taste. Looked and it's bottled in Mexico. Obviously the formula has some different ingredient.

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Second that on the Suzy Q's. Bought some recently and told DW that it was like eating air. No satisfying denseness to the cake and the filling was not smooth and creamy any longer.
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No good since they got rid of the trans fats
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I would never consider eating one regardless.
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Hostess cupcakes have really gone down hill, and its not attributable to my tastes having changed. The vending machine at work stocked "Mrs. Freshley's" ? and they were much closer to what Hostess used to be.


I have not found a replacement for Hostess fruit pies yet. I lived on these in college. The vending machine in the TV room would get restocked and I'd swoop in and pull out cherry/blueberry/apple pies until a lemon or some other flavor was next... I'd go back to watching TV until somebody bought the lemon and then I'd go back to draining the machine. Now instead of a handheld fruit pie we just make a traditional pie.



Having a Hostess bakery outlet in town was dangerous!
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Per Google.............
Your sense of smell and taste change as you age. Between the ages of 40 and 50, the number of taste buds decreases, and the rest begin to shrink, losing mass vital to their operation. After age 60, you may begin to lose the ability to distinguish the taste of sweet, salty, sour, and bitter foods.
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Per Google.............
Your sense of smell and taste change as you age. Between the ages of 40 and 50, the number of taste buds decreases, and the rest begin to shrink, losing mass vital to their operation. After age 60, you may begin to lose the ability to distinguish the taste of sweet, salty, sour, and bitter foods.
Thanks that explains a lot. I recently figured out I can't smell the stuff they put in nat gas anymore. I can't smell the hot springs in town anymore either.
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Thanks that explains a lot. I recently figured out I can't smell the stuff they put in nat gas anymore. I can't smell the hot springs in town anymore either.

https://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/new...mers-warning#1


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Is it just me, or has the taste of Hostess snack products declined since they went bankrupt in 2012?

Occasionally I will grab a Hostess fruit pie or mini donuts as a treat. Somehow they don't taste the same as what I remember as a kid, but I don't eat them often enough for a fair comparison. I always thought Hostess was the "top of the line" in snack products, but these days I think the smaller brands like Little Debbies or JJ's pies taste better.
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I would never consider eating one regardless.
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It's been at least 20-30 years (or more) since I last had a Hostess snack product (or, Little Debbies and I never heard of JJ's). I didn't even know they went bankrupt.

In my case the reason is that I gain too much weight if I eat them. I do salute those of you who can get away with eating Hostess snack products , but it is simpler for me to just avoid them.
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