Good News: You No Longer Have to Choose Between a Twinkie and a Ding Dong

Ever eat a Twinkie and wish it was just a biiiiiiiiiiiit more chocolatey? Ever eat a Ding Dong and wish it was a biiiiiiiiiiiit more vanilla-y? Ever eat a Ding Dong and wonder if they are called that because they are vaguely shaped like doorbells? Well, if you have ever wondered about the first two things, you are in luck (as for the third one, I have no idea—scientists are unsure to this day). Now why are people who bought Twinkies and were disappointed by the lack of chocolate in luck? Because Hostess just released the biggest snack cake crossover of the century: Ding Dong x Twinkies Mashups. No more shall you have to choose between chocolate or vanilla on your snack cake runs, because Hostess really took a page out of Old El Paso’s book and said “¿Porqué no los dos?

So what parts of this mashup are Ding Dong and what parts are Twinkie? If I yell “Avengers, assemble!” before I eat one will it objectively be a bigger crossover event than Endgame and Infinity War combined?

The answer to question number two is an absolute yes. No doubt about it. This is canon. As for question one, it would seem these will have the hockey puck-like shape and chocolate coating of a Ding Dong with the yellow cake and vanilla crème of a Twinkie inside. Sort of a Boston cream pie/chocolate éclair sort of situation. This new mashup will supposedly be very similar to Twinkies Chocodiles, which are chocolate-covered Twinkies that were around on the West Coast until the late ’90s, disappeared, came back in 2014, and have always been somewhat difficult to find no matter where you are or what year it is. But that all ends now because this new mashup of Ding Dongs and Twinkies will be available nationwide at Walmart stores starting this month! Alas, if you are one of those people who has spent your life searching in vain for the elusive Chocodile (a Chocodile hunter, if you will), then I am happy to tell you that your search can likely come to an end this July. Happy hunting!

About the Author

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

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