Monday, December 3, 2012
When I learned that Drake's was also ceasing production I asked my dad to run out to get me some treats for old times sake. The aisle was bare. They already had sold out of Drake's Cakes (my beloved mini cinnamon-sugar coffee cakes) and fruit pies. Not to mention Funny Bones, Yankee Doodles, and Ring Dings. My dad did manage to nab the last box of Yodels which have held a special place in my heart since nursery school. We didn't often have dessert in our lunches, but when we did it was a treat. Yodels came in a twin pack--one for keeping and one for sharing (or trading as the case may be). Sometimes I would nibble off the waxy chocolate coating first. Other times I'd just sink my teeth right in. Alas, growing up has taken a toll on all my childhood junkfood loves. My once beloved Peeps are way too sweet. And even dear Yodels, taste a lot less chocolatey than I remember--it's been ages since I've had one, so I couldn't tell you if it was Hostess tweaking the recipe of just my own changing taste. Still the nostalgia runs deep. I hope that another company buys up the Drake's recipes and restores them to their glory. What was your favorite Drake's or Hostess treat?