Commencement »« Diet Coke Flavor Different?

Comments

  1. Al Dente says

    Drakes cakes give you 120% of your daily recommended allowance of crap.

    Excuse me, that should be crappe.

  2. Lithified Detritus says

    Must be a regional thing – never heard of them.

    Odd that you post awesome fucken recipes, but apparently have a weakness for junke foode. Many years ago I made my living selling that kind of shitte. These days I am rarely tempted by itte.

  3. Trebuchet says

    Ring Dings, if that’s what’s in the picture on the truck, appear to be a knockoff of Hostess Ding Dongs, the only Hostess snack I ever liked. Nearly 50 years ago, now. I especially enjoyed them frozen. Are the good with Diet Coke?

  4. Trebuchet says

    I stand corrected. According to The Internet (Praised be its name), Drake’s introduced Ring Dings in 1958, while Hostess came out with Ding Dongs in 1967. About the time I was eating them.

    And Oreo is a knockoff of Hydrox. So it goes.

  5. eeke says

    I love ring dings. My raging health-crazed-hippie mother used to sneak them to us when we were wee pups in the 1970′s. It was one of her vices I think.

  6. tbrandt says

    Hmm, an old truck. Drake’s and Hostess were both owned by Interstate Bakeries, which in turn was owned by a succession of private groups which mismanaged the company into oblivion. They declared bankruptcy most recently in 2012, liquidated Hostess (the name and equipment were bought by Apollo Global Management), and sold off the Drake’s name and equipment to McKee foods, which owns Little Debbie. Meanwhile, the workers had given contract concessions for equity in the company during an earlier bankruptcy in 2004. That equity is now worthless. Ah, capitalism.

  7. Trebuchet says

    @7:

    Meanwhile, the workers had given contract concessions for equity in the company during an earlier bankruptcy in 2004. That equity is now worthless. Ah, capitalism.

    Which is a better example of Republicanne Filthe Gettinge Whatte Theye Wante than pretty much any of CPP’s posts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>