Hostess Riffs on Its Ding Dong and Ho Ho Themes

Question to consider: Is a Ding Dong still a Ding Dong if it is covered in white chocolate?

Is a Ding Dong still a Ding Dong if it's covered in white chocolate? Is a Ho Ho still a Ho Ho if it has "peanut butter creamy filling" rolled up inside its chocolate cake exterior, rather than, er, whatever its usual "creamy filling" is?

You can now answer those philosophical questions thanks to whoever is calling the product shots at Hostess. (You’re still on your own with "If a tree falls in the forest …" and "A rose by any other name …" though.)

The snack cake company has just riffed on two of its individually wrapped snack-cake classics, launching Hostess White Fudge Ding Dongs (white-chocolate-covered, creme-filled golden — nope, not chocolate — cakes in their usual hockey-puck shape) and Peanut Butter Ho Hos (chocolate cake and "peanut butter creamy filling" rolled into a flat-on-the-bottom pinwheel and covered with a chocolate and peanut butter swirl). The tweaked treats follow the introduction, a few months ago, of Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies.

Although both new and unusual snack-cake offerings have appeared on scattered supermarket shelves since early this year, Brand Eating reports, they are now making their official debut and will be carried by a broad variety of stores nationwide. 

Photo courtesy of @hostess_snacks

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