RIP, Hostess.


In case you haven’t already heard, Hostess is closing up shop and shutting down. I know that Hostess treats are not sophisticated, healthy, or anything close to homemade. In fact, the treats are full of preservatives (but oh, so delicious!) and have a shelf life of 3,498 years (or so it seems). But this does not take away from the fact that many of us grew up with these treats. They were a staple of our childhood and I, for one, am sad to see them go. My grandma used to keep Ho-Hos in her house and that was a special treat that I will forever associated with her. My friend Amber (who runs the fantastic Bluebonnets & Brownies) said something brilliant the other day, “People say time machines don’t exist. I disagree. It’s called food you grew up with.”

Over the summer I made a series of homemade Hostess treats. If you’d like to try any of them, here are the links:
Homemade Hostess Coffee Cakes
Homemade Drake’s Devil Dogs
Homemade Hostess Sno Balls
Homemade Hostess Cupcakes
Homemade Hostess Twinkies

RIP, Hostess.

  • Bethany Cox - November 16, 2012 - 9:17 am

    annnnnd im sad. be my time machine annie.ReplyCancel

  • Annie - November 16, 2012 - 9:18 am
  • stefimpossible - November 16, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    SO sad! I’m thinking I may have to try the sno ball recipe out. I love them, and I am pretty sure I won’t totally screw them up when I decorate them (which pretty much happens to anything with any detail at all).ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn M - November 22, 2012 - 5:39 pm

    Hostess is not going to die. They will be bought out by another company (hedge hunters) and they will continue to go on as before the “tragic” news. Try searching for future buyout for Hostess or Who will buy Hostess? :o) Peace!ReplyCancel

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