How It All Started.. 1969 / by George Geary

1969 was a great year.. 2012 not so good for Hostess Bakery Products.

Every class I teach I get someone asking.. "How did you get your start" or "When did you know you wanted to be a pastry chef?" It was 1969. One of the first field trips was to the Interstate Baking Co. It seemed like we spent all day there. I recall bringing my lunch and we all got to taste donuts hot off the line. We even each got an entire bag of the powdered gems to take home. That was a huge bag of donuts! Ah I was hooked. I recall watching the twinkies get the injection on the bottom of the tube of sponge cake and the cups cakes getting one center injection and then the top icing, Oh dont forget the 7 swirls on each cupcakes.. I was told 7 swirls mendt that the baked fresh daily. Its not easy seeing an iconic brand taken away. When I would stop for gas I would sometime grab a cupcake or honeybun.  After seeing the plant.. I knew I wanted to be a baker. Everone was so happy and loved the excitement of pastry! 

Hostess Product By Debut Year

1931: Wonder Bread (Helps Build Strong Bodies in 12 Ways) 

1930: Twinkies (Originally with a Banana Creme Filling)

1947: Snow Balls (Normally Pink or White, but in March Green)

1950: Cupcakes (My Favorite)

1961: Suzi Q's

1965: Fruit Pies (Apple, Lemon, Berry, Peach, Chocolate)

1967: HoHo's (Three little cake rolls)

!985: Cinnamon Coffee Cakes


Will they come back? Humm  I hope so.