Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In Praise of Zingers

Bestest friend just sent an e-mail that mentioned this:
What mad genius first combined raspberry with coconut?
 Now I'm craving Zingers like a fiend. A fiend, I say! I may have to go out and...

Wait just a darn minute here.

Hostess Zingers?

Hostess Zingers?

Oh, no, no, no. When did this happen? Everybody knows Zingers are made by the fine folks at Dolly Madison.

I'm not hallucinating this time, I swear!
 It''s true. Hostess and Dolly Madison, bitter rivals for snack cake supremacy when I was a child, are now owned by the same parent company, Hostess Brands, Inc. The company also owns Drake's Cakes, made famous in the "Seinfeld" episode "The Suicide."

Oh, my.

If you are of a certain age, your childhood memories are sprinkled (like coconut on a Zinger) with Dolly Madison commercials featuring the Peanuts gang. Check out Snoopy as "the Zinger Zapper":

Mmmm...slow-motion closeups of Zingers.

Raise your hand if you watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas" every year and still expect the announcer to say, "...brought to you by Dolly Madison." BelSpouse and I say it out loud every December when it airs, and Precocious Daughter thinks we're nuts.

BelSpouse, by the way, doesn't much care for Zingers, especially raspberry coconut ones. Claims he's allergic to coconut or something. I love him anyway, because when you're married to have to adjust to your partner's bizarre character flaws. So I've heard.

This whole Hostess Zingers thing may take a while to adjust to, as well. But I'll get used to it. Even if I have to eat my way through an entire box to do it.

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