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Old 04-16-2018, 08:01 AM
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Default Hostess Ho-Ho's distribution on East and West Coast

As I dig deeper into the vagaries of the Hostess issues from 1975-1979 I have a question that could answer a lot of forensics.

Did people on the West and East coast get Ho-Ho's?

I know from personal knowledge that they were NOT distributed in the South (Georgia, Florida, Alabama, the Carolinas) and they were available in the Midwest and Great Lakes. But what about the rest of you. Did Ho-Ho's get distributed during the mid-late 1970's where you lived?
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:56 AM
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Default Ho-Ho's

I lived in California at the time and we had Ho-Ho's, Ding Dong's and Cupcakes.

I had never heard of King Don's or Big Wheels until later in my collecting life.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:18 AM
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I will echo David, I lived in California in the early '70s and had Ding Dongs, Ho-Ho's and Cupcakes as well, and remember the change to King Don's when we moved to Arkansas.
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:05 PM
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We also had Suzy Q's as well as Twinkies on the west coast.
Ho Ho's were by far the best, Suzy Q's were inedible. In '75 we'd buy tons of them at the Hostess clearance store in Beverly Hills (strange place for it, even then) and we could sell the Ho Ho's and Twinkies at school, but couldn't give the Suzy Q's away.
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:27 PM
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In the San Francisco Bay Area we had Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Ho's, Cupcakes, Suzy Q's and Crumb cakes. I didn't do much with them in '75, but 76 and '77 I would regularly visit the 'Day Old' shop and fill a cart with the purchases. Some players were only available on certain products. We were not one of the 'test' areas for the individual card packages, but when I visited my grandmother in Laguna Hills (Southern Cal), I remember grabbing a bunch of the single packs at the local Ralph's market. I ate too much of that crap in the day, but we gave away a lot of the product too (I'm from a family that would not throw out edible food...I know, I know, their product wasn't really edible but still...). Agree with Anthony, the Ho Ho's were probably the least offensive of their products....
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What, nobody had Hostess Sno Balls? Now there's a texture seldom found in nature, if at all. I'm guessing the cards were not sold with these delicacies.
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What, nobody had Hostess Sno Balls? Now there's a texture seldom found in nature, if at all. I'm guessing the cards were not sold with these delicacies.
Actually, yes they were. They are Type 5 cards in my checklist in the other post.
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:53 PM
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The reason I ask this question is the 1977 Hostess individual cards that came with Ho-Ho's seems to be a lot scarcer than some other sizes. It would seem they would be more plentiful considering how popular they were.

Since I know for a fact they weren't available in the South, it sounds like they were on the West Coast. Haven't heard from anyone out East yet.
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i grew up east coast and we had "yodels" not ho-ho's if I remember correctly.
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In New York we had Ho Ho's, Hostess cupcakes, Swiss Rolls, all Drake products, Twinkies etc. I definitely have some Hostess and Drakes box bottoms with cards on them...and Twinkies never expired
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