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DeLene-Aiea81
July 28th, 2005, 10:32 AM
:rolleyes: ** I've traveled around some and nobody I talked to remembers Peanut Butter creme filled ding dongs !!!! it was the early 70's. Maybe it was just a west coast thing. Maybe they were a big flop ?? Not in my house and you had to eat them frozen too :p

I'm writting Hostess to see if they will bring them back !!!

DeLene

pinakboy
July 28th, 2005, 10:43 AM
:rolleyes: ** I've traveled around some and nobody I talked to remembers Peanut Butter creme filled ding dongs !!!! it was the early 70's. Maybe it was just a west coast thing. Maybe they were a big flop ?? Not in my house and you had to eat them frozen too :p

I'm writting Hostess to see if they will bring them back !!!

DeLene

hmmmm i don't recall peanut butter... :confused: now dat wud need a glass of milk to fight da ting stuck to da roof of ur mouth! :D

craigwatanabe
July 28th, 2005, 11:46 AM
I think you're right that it may have been an east coast thing, maybe a failed test market sampling.

I remember back in the late 70's in Idaho there was this C&H sugarcane commercial that was obviously not targeted for Hawaii audiences. It depicted this local kid paddling this very small keiki sized outrigger canoe down a sugar cane irrigation canal to meet his papa working the cane fields. This was the childhood vision of an adult male buying C&H sugar at his grocery store.

To me that was a bit hokey and I imagine if it were aired here in Hawaii everybody would have said, "Yeah right"

Then there's Hellmans Mayonaisse on the east coast and it's west coast name better known as Best Foods.

cezanne
July 28th, 2005, 11:53 AM
Never heard of peanut butter ding dongs. Do they still have regular Ding Dongs? I think I'll get some on the way home.

How bout Haupia Ding Dongs! Hey I got dibs on that idea! lol

pinakboy
July 28th, 2005, 11:56 AM
Never heard of peanut butter ding dongs. Do they still have regular Ding Dongs? I think I'll get some on the way home.

How bout Haupia Ding Dongs! Hey I got dibs on that idea! lol

how about butter chantilly twinkies?!! :rolleyes:

oops mah diet! :eek:

helen
July 28th, 2005, 09:18 PM
I think you're right that it may have been an east coast thing, maybe a failed test market sampling.
I don't think they sold the Peanut Butter Ding Dongs in Hawaii. If they did it might have been a one time thing.


I remember back in the late 70's in Idaho there was this C&H sugarcane commercial that was obviously not targeted for Hawaii audiences. It depicted this local kid paddling this very small keiki sized outrigger canoe down a sugar cane irrigation canal to meet his papa working the cane fields. This was the childhood vision of an adult male buying C&H sugar at his grocery store.

To me that was a bit hokey and I imagine if it were aired here in Hawaii everybody would have said, "Yeah right"
I was visiting the Bay Area in the late 80's, early 90's were I heard a C&H Sugar radio commerical that had a couple of local sounding guys as sugar cane field workers who was tasting sugar and said that it came from such-as-such field, sort of like a take off on wine vintage.


Then there's Hellmans Mayonaisse on the east coast and it's west coast name better known as Best Foods.
A net friend of mines who hails from the New England area told me (a long time ago) that Hostess Yo-Hos are known as Devil Dogs. I don't remember if Ding Dongs were mentioned or not or if they were known by another name.

lavagal
July 28th, 2005, 09:41 PM
:rolleyes: ** I've traveled around some and nobody I talked to remembers Peanut Butter creme filled ding dongs !!!! it was the early 70's. Maybe it was just a west coast thing. Maybe they were a big flop ?? Not in my house and you had to eat them frozen too :p

I'm writting Hostess to see if they will bring them back !!!

DeLene
I grew up in South Jersey and I remember peanut butter Ding Dongs! They were excellent! I also enjoyed Tastykakes, and sometimes my family would send me a gift pack. For a while they were sold here in Hawaii, but they didn't catch on. Just as well. I'd be wider by far, LOL. And yes Hellmans is it on the East Coast.

I don't think it's the case any more, but when I was growing up over there in NJ, there were no Pizza Huts. Mostly it was Vito's, or Giovanni's or Maria's or Rose's. Hand-tossed by the mob. Nothin' better than mob-tossed tomato pie. @:)

MadAzza
July 28th, 2005, 10:47 PM
I don't remember peanut butter Ding Dongs, but now I have a craving for one.

helen
July 28th, 2005, 11:36 PM
I suppose if someone does find it on the island they would let us know. I take it for the peanut butter version, the peanut butter takes the place of the white filling inside?

EastCoastTropics
July 29th, 2005, 12:09 AM
Don't recall seeing PB ding-dongs.....but love, love, love those coconut sno balls! :D

Surfingfarmboy
July 29th, 2005, 12:56 AM
A net friend of mines who hails from the New England area told me (a long time ago) that Hostess Yo-Hos are known as Devil Dogs. I don't remember if Ding Dongs were mentioned or not or if they were known by another name.

Devil Dogs are a Drake's product and are not quite like Hostess' Ho-Ho's. Devil Dogs are kind of an oblong shaped non-chocolate covered two layer devil's cake pastry filled with creme; Hostess' Ho-Ho's (Remember the Happy Ho-Ho?) are a chocolate covered rolled cylinder type of chocolate cake, also filled with layers of creme, ala the blatent copy that Little Debbie makes: the "Swiss Rolls". All of the above are off-limits to marathon runners except during the short time frame immeadiatly after running a race.

Also, for what it's worth, around New England: Devil Dogs are also the nickname Boston Red Sox fans have pinned on the lowly Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball team.

Miulang
July 29th, 2005, 06:03 AM
I grew up in South Jersey and I remember peanut butter Ding Dongs! They were excellent! I also enjoyed Tastykakes, and sometimes my family would send me a gift pack. For a while they were sold here in Hawaii, but they didn't catch on. Just as well. I'd be wider by far, LOL. And yes Hellmans is it on the East Coast.

My kane grew up in Joisey, too (Hackettstown, the home of M&Ms, he likes to remind me). He kept talking about Butterscotch Crimpies Tastykakes, so a couple of years ago, I ordered a Tastykake selection for his birthday (had to get them via mail order). When he opened up the box, the first thing he said was, "ooooh, Butterscotch Crimpies!" as he proceeded to demolish the contents of the box. He saved the Strawberry Crimpie for me (said it was too bizarre a combo for him) and when he finally got around to eating his beloved Butterscotch Crimpie, he said, "this doesn't taste like the Butterscotch Crimpie I ate as a kid..." grrr.

Miulang

craigwatanabe
July 29th, 2005, 07:49 AM
But hey has anyone ever tried the pineapple filled Hostess DingDongs? MMMMMmmm...nah only joke! :D

Reading these posts before breakfast isn't a good idea, now I gotta drive 25-miles into town so I can get some ding dongs now :(

Miulang
July 29th, 2005, 08:04 AM
But hey has anyone ever tried the pineapple filled Hostess DingDongs? MMMMMmmm...nah only joke! :D

Reading these posts before breakfast isn't a good idea, now I gotta drive 25-miles into town so I can get some ding dongs now :(
Awwww, you poor ting, you! Get one Hostess factory a few minutes away from my hale. You like I go send you some? Den no need drive into Hilo! :p You know if I send you some, going arrive in mint condition, yeah, because those tings and Twinkies get shelf lives of at least 1,000 years! (Imagine what that does to your digestion).

Malama pono,
Miulang

P.S. Maybe one pineapple, guava or lilikoi filled DingDong or Twinkie would be a good local treat! I mean, already get dakine pineapple, guava and lilikoi filled malasadas...

alohabear
July 29th, 2005, 08:21 AM
I remember banana twinkies....they were pretty good :p

lurkah
July 29th, 2005, 08:33 AM
P.S. Maybe one pineapple, guava or lilikoi filled DingDong or Twinkie would be a good local treat! I mean, already get dakine pineapple, guava and lilikoi filled malasadas...
The haupia-filled malasadas at Liliha Bakery is ono too! Eh Miulang, since you such one expert chef, why no go try experiment wit making your own versions of haupia-custard-cocoa-filled ding dongs? Dem buggahs would even be better for FEDEX-ing too! :D

Miulang
July 29th, 2005, 08:49 AM
The haupia-filled malasadas at Liliha Bakery is ono too! Eh Miulang, since you such one expert chef, why no go try experiment wit making your own versions of haupia-custard-cocoa-filled ding dongs? Dem buggahs would even be better for FEDEX-ing too! :D
Hmmm...I was just tinking dakine, too. I get one cloned recipe for Twinkies, so I going try make 'em and fill wit maybe lilikoi or chocolate haupia cream filling (I tink maybe I get one cloned recipe for Ding Dongs too). Wit dakine fruit filled pastries, I tink betta foa use one "neutral" kine flava like da Twinkie...da chocolate from da Ding Dongs might be kinda ovakill <urp>

Miulang

DeLene-Aiea81
July 29th, 2005, 10:14 AM
Hey Lavagirl, So glad at least one person remembers the Peanut Butter Ding Dong. I was in Pennsylvania in mid- 70's so are you sure you ate them in Hawaii ??? If nobody else remembers I might of goofed :confused:

craigwatanabe
July 29th, 2005, 11:36 AM
Hmmm...I was just tinking dakine, too. I get one cloned recipe for Twinkies, so I going try make 'em and fill wit maybe lilikoi or chocolate haupia cream filling (I tink maybe I get one cloned recipe for Ding Dongs too). Wit dakine fruit filled pastries, I tink betta foa use one "neutral" kine flava like da Twinkie...da chocolate from da Ding Dongs might be kinda ovakill <urp>

Miulang


I'll be your first customer!!!! Yeah Hostess products do have such a long shelf life they have to list it in half lifes. :D

I remember when I was keiki time we went to that heiau up above Pupukea and my friend David thru his red coconut filled hostess sno balls onto it.

I told him das no good to do dat, but he shrugged his shoulders as the school bus left.

He was out sick for the rest of the week with stomach pains. Serves him right to desecrate one heiau.

lavagal
July 29th, 2005, 02:11 PM
Hey Lavagirl, So glad at least one person remembers the Peanut Butter Ding Dong. I was in Pennsylvania in mid- 70's so are you sure you ate them in Hawaii ??? If nobody else remembers I might of goofed :confused:


No, no, no! I grew up eating them. Graduated from Holy Cross in Delran, NJ in 1976. Definitely ate my peanut butter Ding Dongs (and butter scotch krimpets) while in NJ, LOL!

pinakboy
July 31st, 2005, 11:53 PM
I remember banana twinkies....they were pretty good :p


yah i rememba banana twinkies too!! :rolleyes: