My Top 5 Hostess Snacks of All Time

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Don’t know why this idea popped into my head earlier today but it has.. Plenty of stuff to talk about in sports later today on the Shemon and Sheppard Show. However, nothing strikes up more of a debate on our show and text line like when we bring up any food subject. Today I give you my Top 5 Hostess snacks of all time!! I base it first and foremost on taste, looks, marketability and the ability to open the package cleanly without having to bite the plastic. I always hated having to do that. I still do no matter what the product, but I digress.

When I was growing up in Warwick and then mostly in Narragansett, RI and the son of a dentist, getting Hostess snacks in our home from time to time for after dinner dessert or to bring to school for a snack the next day were far and few between. My dad, God rest his soul, was not opposed to having some sweets in the house (he actually loved Mr. Goodbar’s but that’s for another time). We frequently had either Oreo’s, Chip A’Hoy’s and other cookies around from time to time. My mom was such an incredible baker, there was always a ton of home made cookies and cakes made from scratch in our home. I wasn’t a fan of sugar cereals back then and really I’m still not. My sister Andrea was and I believe still is a huge fan of cereals like Apple Jacks and Fruit Loops. She used to actually drink the milk from the bowl after finishing her cereal. It did and still does gross me out and I don’t know why. I was basically a plain Rice Crispies and Cheerios kind of guy.

Here are my top five Hostess snacks of all time. Granted, some may not exist anymore but they did “back in my day”. They may not be yours, but I don’t care. LOL. Everyone has their own favorites. I realize that most of these snacks are loaded with chemicals and are not healthy for you in any way, shape or form. That’s not what this post is about. If you want to debate the nutritional value of Hostess snacks, you have come to the wrong place. Ok, enough pedantic blathering. Here we go!!

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