I've been thinking about that...while I did grow up on Hostess treats, isn't it sort of a relic from the 50's era of pre-packaged, chemically created, non-nutritious foodstuffs that we're slowly trying to kill with natural, local, real food? There's the nostalgia factor, of course, but give me home-made dessert over Hostess shit any day of the week.
The nostalgia is what I care about. I think it is safe to say that regardless of how unhealthy and gross Hostess snacks are, they are apart of modern Americana. I'm sad I can't rip into a Snowball when I'm 89 years old and all I care about is sugar and salt. It's also a bummer that Hostess couldn't role with the punches. Obviously, people are getting more health conscious, but how hard would it have been to start making real yellow cake with creme filling - sure it would have a shorter shelf life and may be in the frozen or refrigerated section but who cares?
Last Edit: Dec 9, 2012 7:34:24 GMT -8 by doorlopen