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What's Your Favorite Hostess/Drakes Product?

Hostess closed, shut down operations and will layoff more than 18,500 workers due its inability to settle a labor dispute.

In light of the closing of Hostess Brands, including its Wayne bakery on Demarest Drive, we here at Patch were thinking: What is your favorite Hostess, or Drakes, snack cake?

The 82-year-old company will sell its popular brands, including Drakes, Dolly Madison, which make iconic products such as Twinkies and Ding Dongs, to help pay creditors.

The company shut down operations after it failed to come to an agreement with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco, and Grain Millers Union to resolve a labor dispute. The company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in May.

The 320 workers at the Wayne bakery will be out of a job effective July 3 and the facility will be sold.

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Maggi Puglia November 22, 2012 at 11:44 AM
It's a a tie between yodels and funny bones as my favorites.
Pad November 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Drakes use to make cupcakes called Drakes Creme Filled Cups. They were 2 in a package and they were devils food cake with white creme inside and the entire outer cupcake was coated in a chocolate shell
blue November 26, 2012 at 05:23 PM
The creme cups sound similar to Ring Dings---at least similar enough that they might not have had a market for both. I thought I remembered them until you said chocolate shell---I was remembering something with chocolate frosting. Whatever those were, I liked them. Drakes products are the best of any of this type of product---most are real tasting, not chemical-tinged like some. (Little Debbie has some similarly "real" tasting products.) My favorite Drakes are Yodels, Funny Bones, Ring Dings, Coffee Cake, and because I lived on them as a child, Devil Dogs. I hope some other baking company snaps up Drakes and doesn't mess with the best.

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