Ready To Try Molten Lava Ding Dongs? (Photo)


By Cooking Panda

Some say the trick to perfection is less: “Less is more.” Not the case with Hostess.

Hostess’s new Molten Lava Ding Dongs are more of everything: more cake, more of that delicious creme filling and more chocolate coating. If you need numbers to get a clear picture of just how much more: Brand Eating reports 30 percent more cake, 60 percent more creme filling and 20 percent more chocolate coating compared to its less-beefy counterpart.

The Junk Food aisle posted to Instagram a photo of the new Ding Dongs, which were spotted by a user at a local Meijer chain.

New Hostess Molten Lava Ding Dongs! Found at: Meijer ?? Thanks to Scottie K. for sending in a pic #thejunkfoodaisle

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If there’s anything less that we could ask of Molten Ding Dongs, is to lessen the time it takes to enjoy one heated up, although 20 seconds in the microwave isn’t all that bad. Hostess said in a statement that the “ready-to-eat” dessert is a “delicious mouthful” of decadent chocolate creme and warm chocolate cake.

The ever-popular bakery company is the birthplace of Twinkies, Donettes, SnoBalls, CupCakes, Yodels — all the sweet indulgences that give rise to many tantrums when parents do not oblige that relentless sweet tooth. Luckily (hopefully), those days are of a bygone era, and you’re an adult now. Molten Lava Ding Dongs for breakfast, if you wish!

Molten Lava Ding Dongs come in 10-count boxes and can be found in the frozen food section at grocery stores nationwide.

Also found in the frozen food aisle, Ding Dong Ice Cream sandwiches, released earlier this year. In fact, most of your favorite Hostess treats can be found in the frozen section: Sno Balls Bar and ice cream, Twinkies Ice Cream and Twinkies Cone.

Not found in the frozen food aisle, but still worthy of note: Hostess’s Deep-Fried Twinkies.

These recent roll-outs arrived after the bakery company announced bankruptcy in 2012, but from the looks of it, the company is keeping afloat and expanding its products to the frozen food aisle and beyond.

Food and Wine reports Hostess also launched Chocolate Twinkies, White Fudge Ding Dongs, Candy Corn CupCakes and even Twinkie-branded cappuccinos, which you can find at some convenience stores.

Sources: Brand Eating, Food and Wine / Featured Image: Ian Sane/Flickr

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Hostess Is Giving Us New Ding Dongs And Ho Hos! (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

Hostess has gifted us with two new flavors of desserts, but do we really deserve them?

The snack cake giant has debuted White Fudge Ding Dongs and Peanut Butter Ho Hos, and they should be coming to a store near you soon!

The new Ding Dongs feature golden cake filled with classic creme — like in their original variety — and coated with white chocolate. The Ho Hos have chocolate cake rolled around creamy peanut butter filling, according to Brand Eating.

The two new desserts aren’t exactly brand new — shoppers have glimpsed them in a few select stores since the beginning of 2017. But they are officially coming out in wide release as of late September, so if you haven’t seen them yet, they’re sure to pop up in the snack aisle soon.

The two flavors are sure to appeal to both white chocolate and peanut butter lovers out there, and let’s hope they taste a little better than the seasonal candy corn cupcakes, which haven’t exactly gotten the hottest reviews.

According to Food and Wine, various people have tasted the frosted, creme-filled yellow cakes modeled after the polarizing candy, and most say that they taste nothing like the orange and yellow waxy snacks (which typically are supposed to taste of vanilla, fondant and marshmallow).

Food reviewer Junk Banter described the candy corn cupcakes as “lies, lies, lies,” and Snack Gator, another food blog, didn’t take too well to them either, notes Food and Wine.

“As I ate [the candy corn cupcake], I tried really hard to detect candy corn,” Snack Gator wrote. “I even closed my eyes, put my pinkies out and slowly swirled it around my mouth. None of that helped. I decided maybe I needed to try just the [cream] in the middle. That must be where the candy corn flavors burst out! [But], it just tasted like the classic vanilla.”

Maybe it’s because when we take a long, hard, honest look at candy corn, we realize the truth: it doesn’t really taste like anything anyway.

On the bright side, those who don’t much care for candy corn might enjoy them.

Sources: Brand Eating, Food and Wine / Featured Image: theimpulsivebuy/Flickr / Embedded Images: Hostess via Brand Eating

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