Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ZOMG! Hostess dropped the beef fat!

I've been shunning Hostess Ho-Hos and Ding-Dongs and their other crappy snack cakes for years because the ingredient list couldn't commit to vegetarianism. The "May contain one or more of the following" list of oils always included beef fat. The message I got from that was "We're gonna buy whatever we can get by the tankload for the cheapest. Maybe it's hydrogenated vegetable oil, maybe it's beef fat, maybe it's some other plant-based oil. We don't feel like picking just one and sticking with it."

But today, I picked up a Ho-Ho package in the store and lo and behold, no beef fat! I bought a box of 10 immediately. Then I ate one for dessert after my salad lunch. It seemed smaller than I remembered, and drier and less tasty. And I recognize that the nutritional value comes in on the negative side. But I had to say "thank you" to International Foods for finally leaving cows out of their snack cakes, didn't I. Moo!

3 comments:

Becky..AMHW said...

More cowbell...

bitchphd said...

I realized recently that PK had never had a Ho Ho or a Ding Dong, so I instituted snack cake taste tests. Turns out Mr. B. had never had these things either, even *though* he grew up in KY.

It's a terrible idea, what with the cholesterol bullshit and all. But tasty!

Luckydog said...

I just looked at the ingredients on my Hostess 100 Calorie cupcakes. It says it may contain beef fat. Very disappointing for a product that I thought was vegetarian and healthy.