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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/03/25 09:52:27 (permalink)
Dolly Madison pies are still marketed by Hostess Brands, the new name for IBC, Interstate Bakeries Corporation, in various places around the country. What I don't know is if they are merely Hostess pies  sold in Dolly Madison packaging. IBC (owner of Dolly Madison) merged with Continental Baking (owner of Hostess) in 1995.
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/03/25 12:09:35 (permalink)
WHOOT! Just got mine! :)

Awesome, awesome package Bill. Next time I'm gonna have to send you a little bit more $$$--you went above and beyond.

We have 10 Hostess Blackberry Pies, 2 All American Blackberry pies, an Idaho Spud Bar (which is pretty good!), 2 bags of Kettle Chips, A big cherry candy (which looks amazing btw), a mountain bar, a peanut butter mountain bar, and an Abba-Zaba taffy .  

THANKS!!!!!!

 
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/03/25 12:33:49 (permalink)
Where do I sign up for a Bill Voss care package?
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/03/25 14:08:28 (permalink)
Those Big Cherry candies are good. I think they're still made in L.A. You can't get Abba-Zabbas where you live?
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/03/25 15:08:57 (permalink)
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Where do I sign up for a Bill Voss care package?


At the Bill Voss Store, of course. :)
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/03/25 16:37:30 (permalink)
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WHOOT! Just got mine! :)

Awesome, awesome package Bill. Next time I'm gonna have to send you a little bit more $$$--you went above and beyond.

We have 10 Hostess Blackberry Pies, 2 All American Blackberry pies, an Idaho Spud Bar (which is pretty good!), 2 bags of Kettle Chips, A big cherry candy (which looks amazing btw), a mountain bar, a peanut butter mountain bar, and an Abba-Zaba taffy .  

THANKS!!!!!!

 

I've counted this several times. I only see 9 hostess pies. :)

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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/03/25 17:01:51 (permalink)
Bill, I can assure you there is a variable reasonable explanation....
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/03/25 22:57:16 (permalink)
Just finished one of the All-American Pies...that is quite good. I'm very impressed with the filling.  Lots of the little seeds---doesn't taste artificial. Hostess does a better crust.

We don't have All American Pies around here that I have seen--but I have seen Cutie Pies (made by the same outfit Horizon), so I assume these are essentially the same--just bigger (Cutie pies are the Drakes type size). The Cutie Pies were just ok--never seen blackberry tho. Maybe they just do this one especially.

God, I'm a loser, lol.  My buddy and I at work always have a laugh at how often the conversation turns to snack cakes/pies
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/03/26 02:29:30 (permalink)
I'm sorry. I meant Little Debbie and not Dolly Madison. I plan to do the taste test tomorrow with the kids. If Nickles made a blackberry pie, the contest would be over before it started. Their pies are the best, but their round and come in little tins. Like actual pies, but they blow the doors off of the regular snack cakes.
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/04/22 02:17:06 (permalink)
Well, I tried to get a taste test together, but failed as usual. I found out a few things though, first my kids dont like blackberry pie. Second, fruit pies dont freeze well and thats an understatement. I couldnt even find a little debbie berry pie now so they are probably a seasonal item.

Anyways, Hostess won with All-American coming in second and JJ's third. Thanks again to Bill. I loved and ate everyone of those pies even if I had to microwave the three I froze.
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/04/26 18:12:39 (permalink)
Hmm. I have never attempted to freeze them. Now I know never to try! Sorry, tho

Just got back from vacation in Ft. Myers Beach, FL

Was very excited to see Entemann's pies in the local Publix. I have seen the tart style pies, but have never seen the hand snack Hostess style pies--tho, I have heard they were branching out into the snack cake market.  They had apple and cherry ($1.49) and they are quite good. I generally prefer cherry, but the apple filling was delicious.  Also, got a pack of their chocolate cupcakes (pretty much a direct knock off of the Hostess).  Hoping to see them in my area, as Entemann's is all over the place.

Also, gave a Mrs. Freshley's pie another shot (at a gas station in Chatanooga).  I am now 0 for 2.  I got one in Northern Michigan and it was SQAUSHED completely and the wrapper was stuck to the filling. This one was ROCK hard and you could barely break it in half. The I noticed the expiration was March 7th...nearly two months ago. Ahh, well.
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/06 20:34:21 (permalink)
That time of year .. yummm
 

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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/09 21:11:51 (permalink)
Excellent, I will have to drive to the Hostess outlet this week and get my first Strawberry of the year!. They usually have them for .78 and sometimes .59.  And there are plenty with expiration dates 2 weeks plus away to boot
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/14 17:44:31 (permalink)
I was completely intrigued by this thread, which seemed in equal parts ridiculous and mad.  Hostess?, I thought.  Really?  The same company whose Twinkies and King Dons (or whatever they're called these days) quit tasting like food and more like chemical sludge at least twenty years ago, inspiring such loyalty?

Curious, I made my way to the thrift store nearest me in Marietta, where I found these pies at 65 cents apiece, or eight for $5.  I picked up 4 strawberry, 2 lemon and 2 apple (leaving the cherry behind), figuring that if I didn't like them, my daughter and her friends would probably eat them.

The strawberry is unreasonably delicious.  I just could not believe how darn good it was.  I would have had another Monday night, but the darn things are total calorie bombs and I can only afford one a day (if that).  The lemon, sampled Tuesday, was also excellent.  I've been missing out!

Wednesday, business took me back by the Hostess store - actually it's a "Merita" store, all one company - so I stopped in, and they were completely wiped out of strawberry.  The clerk told me that the local bakery does not make blackberry, but they do make chocolate.  They should have had chocolate when I stopped in on Monday, but the other person didn't order correctly, that it didn't surprise her that the strawberries were gone already as those are the most popular, and that if I return this Monday, I should be able to get more strawberry and, hopefully, chocolate.

Yum!  Thanks, Roadfooders!

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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/15 11:47:57 (permalink)
Welcome to the dark side. Yes, blackberry is only available in the West..can't  get them here in Michigan either.  Chocolate is probably my fave besides the blackberry. Cherry  is hard to beat too....that filling is delicious. 
 
Haven't gotten a strawberry yet this year, the outlet didn't have any.  hopefully this week! Oddly enough, strawberry seems to be the lone flavor that I haven't seen any of the other brands  offer.
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/15 12:07:19 (permalink)
I'll have to check the Hostess outlet that my SO's aunt goes to in Michigan, since they seem to always have weird flavors (and they are the only place outside of the Southwest where I've seen Chocodiles[1] in recent history)

[1] Had to bring back some of these from a business trip to SoCal to prove to a coworker that these really existed.
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/24 22:47:00 (permalink)

I live in Central New Jersey and was unable to find Hostess strawberry pies. So I emailed the company and received the following response:

"We are sorry that you have been unable to find our Hostess Strawberry Pie. Unfortunately, our Hostess Strawberry Pie is not available this summer."

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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/25 00:41:13 (permalink)
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I live in Central New Jersey and was unable to find Hostess strawberry pies. So I emailed the company and received the following response:

"We are sorry that you have been unable to find our Hostess Strawberry Pie. Unfortunately, our Hostess Strawberry Pie is not available this summer."

They're certainly available around here. I saw them, and cherry, apple, peach and chocolate at the Wonder outlet store near my house on Friday.

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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/25 07:46:07 (permalink)
Perhaps your local bakery isn't doing it this year?  We certainly have them in abundance in the south.

On the other hand, I haven't seen peach yet.  I live in the Peach State and the store near me doesn't have peach yet.  What the heck?
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/25 09:25:48 (permalink)
That is interesting.  Obviously, based on the pic, they are being made this year. Maybe not all bakeries, tho? 

Usually, come May I see them all over the place. None so far and the Hostess outlet by my house doesn't have any as well. So, I guess not in out neck of the woods, yet at least.

The outlet always has peach
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Re:Hostess Fruit Pies 2010/05/25 13:04:43 (permalink)
They were sold out of the strawberry ones last Friday but I was told they were expecting more .. I should be back to store Friday .. will post pics if I  find them
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/25 13:59:23 (permalink)
Compounding the craziness, the lady at my outlet just told me that we haven't had peach in Georgia for at least five years.  She even used the same metaphor as me: "We live in the Peach State!"

They did not get any new strawberry this week, but - and here's news - she did tell me that Georgia routinely gets blueberry once a year.  Mmmmm!  When are those in season?!
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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/25 15:22:03 (permalink)
That is strange about the peach. Considering that blackberry is only available out west because there are so many blackberries out there. I am big fan of the peach pie, btw

Interesting about the blueberry. IBC said they were officially discontinued two years ago or so. That would be awesome. I miss those!


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Re:ISO: Rare Hostess Fruit Pie flavors 2010/05/28 00:51:34 (permalink)

Apparently, Hostess fruit pies are like the NFL.

Upon further review, IBC has determined that strawberry fruit pies are available. I was told a sales manager would reply in 3-5 days with locations that should have them in stock.

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Re:Hostess Fruit Pies 2010/05/29 13:56:13 (permalink)
I found a store much closer to me .. who knew
 

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Re:Hostess Fruit Pies 2010/05/30 00:51:08 (permalink)
I'm at work right now and the vending machine has a Strawberry pie with a Peach right behind it. Thought it was funny.
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Re:Hostess Fruit Pies 2010/05/30 06:49:46 (permalink)
Just this past week I was at the Hostess outlet store in town, and found a peach pie for the first time.  Had to try it, but was disappointed in it.  Not much peach flavor at all.  They also had strawberry, apple and cherry available that day.  I am still waiting for a lemon to show up, but have never seen one here in northwestern Illinois.  I have also never seen a blueberry pie around here.  Since cherry is my pie of choice,  I am thankful that they are available year round.
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Re:Hostess Fruit Pies 2010/05/30 18:38:20 (permalink)
Wingrider 

  I am still waiting for a lemon to show up, but have never seen one here in northwestern Illinois. 


I think we always have lemon here
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Re:Hostess Fruit Pies 2010/06/20 20:39:27 (permalink)
Does anyone know where I can find the story about the armed robbery involving the Blueberry Pie?  We were just talking about it, but I can't find it anywhere.

I am a Blueberry nut, and I refuse to believe anything is discontinued, since people keep finding stuff after it's "discontinued."  My last Blueberry was in northern New Mexico, just shy of 2 years ago.  I found a Blackberry here in Colorado around the same time - I can't believe I was disappointed that it wasn't Blueberry!  Found a Chocolate tonight - which I haven't had since I was a kid.

Anyway, PLMK if you know where I can find the robbery story.
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Re:Hostess Fruit Pies 2010/06/21 20:22:59 (permalink)
We have Peach, Strawberry, Lemon, Chocolate & Apple here at our Outlet store. No Cherry. No *SOB* Blueberry.

The lady at the counter said some farmer is trying to charge them $3.29/lb for blueberries & that is why they have been discontinued.

Luckily, I live in the Land of Kringle, and Blueberry Kringle tastes like Blueberry pie on crack.


Also it was sad to learn IBC stopped making the crusts with lard & went with good old fashioned HYDROGENATED OIL. I couldn't eat a Blueberry pie now even if I wanted to since I am ALLERGIC to that stuff. WHAT IS WRONG WITH GOOD OLD AMERICAN LARD, PEOPLE???!?!?!?!?!

wOOOOsAAAAAAA
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