Once in a great while I would occassionally “reward” myself in the morning with a Hostess Cup Cake, or a Twinkee or a HoHo. Then they suddenely disappeared from my life as we all know. As a kid it was very rare that I would ever get to taste one of these morsels. I always craved them. I had been disappointed by the downsizing of their products also, compared to the size they were when we were kids! I know many companies have done this with their products to help with profitability but it really left a bad taste in our mouth shall we say.
So as we all have been waiting their return I kept asking my “pusher” aka my local gas station when they would be arriving since they had already arrived on the big box stores shelves. Finally last week there they were….”come to poppa”! I needed my fix of Hostess!
What happened was not what I expected. I ran to my car… opened up the required Chocolate milk and took a swig to compliment the anticipated taste to come. Kind of like paring a fine wine with your meal is what I would call it. First the Twinkee, they felt smaller, then the bite, where was the creame filling? It was barely there. I kept biting hoping to find a pocket of that rich cream. It never came, I took a few more swigs to drown my sorrows and reached for the cup cakes. I wish I hadn’t done that. I would rather have kept the old memory of what they use to be like than this dry terrible taste in my mouth. I couldn’t believe it, after all the hype for their return it was so disappointing.
I can’t believe I’m saying this but I actually preferred the taste of a “Little Debbie” snack over my Hostess snack. My world just isn’t right. I even had the guts to try the next day my old Hostess “Cherry Pie.” It seems like they doubled the thickness of the crust and put less cherries in. I had always been careful not to let the cherry filling spill out on my shirt or tie. This time I didn’t have to worry about it.
Yes, I know this stuff isn’t good for us and I’m supposed to be eating more healthy but once in a great while you want to cheat a little and Hostess was my friend. I wish it wasn’t this way I wish people would learn their lesson about “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it”!
Oh well as we all know in life things change and things will never be the same!