When I was a little girl, I spent a lot of time at my grandma’s house. My parents divorced when I was three and my dad lived with my grandma for many years. When I visited him two days a week and almost every weekend, I was visiting my grandma, too. She was an amazing woman: kind, tolerant, funny and strong. She spent much of her time cooking delicious meals for our large, extended family, who always seemed to congregate at her house. When she wasn’t in the kitchen, she was caring for my cousin who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy.
She was, and still is, the first person who comes to my mind when I think of generosity. Unless you were trying to eat her HoHos®. In her breadbox, my grandma kept a small stash of cookies, Twinkies®, HoHos®, and King Don’s® (that’s what Ding Dongs® were called in my part of the country…many, many years ago) (yes, I’m old). My cousins and I had to be really good if we wanted to get something out of the breadbox. Either that, or really sneaky.
Fast forward 30 years (see that? I really am old), and now I’m the one buying Hostess® products. The latest favorite, in our house, are the New Frosted Devil’s Food Donettes®. When we need a quick and easy breakfast, the moist, devil’s food cake and chocolaty coating go perfectly with some fresh fruit and yogurt, and we always take Donettes® with us when our family goes camping. The last thing I want to do after crawling out of a tent is to make breakfast on a campstove. Have you ever tried to wash cooked-on eggs out of a pan at a campsite? Yeah.
Hostess® has been around since 1930, since before my parents were born. They grew up with Hostess® products; I grew up with them, and now my kids are enjoying them, too. I think my grandma, in particular, would have loved the New Chocolate Crème Twinkies®! Though I have no doubt my 10 year old self would have tried extra-hard to sneak one. I know this because my daughter loves them. She takes after her mother like that.
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