Soon You’ll Be Able To Shove Hostess Chocodiles In Your Face Again

Hey, stranger.

Hey, stranger.

When we were but spry little Consumeristlings eating all the sugary treats of our youth, the Hostess Chocodile stood on its own, not merely as a chocolate-covered Twinkie, but as a unique, chocolatey thing to shove in your face. And now it’s back nationwide, ready for face-shoving again.

Unlike Twinkies, which usually come two to a package — hence, the “twin” in “Twinkies,” perhaps? — the Chocodile was an individual snack cake, identical to its Twinkie kin in all other ways besides its chocolate coating.

By the late 1990s, the Chocodile had abandoned the rest of the nation and retreated to the West Coast, effectively turning them into nostalgic drool bait for any of its fans living elsewhere in the country. Many were forced to buy them on the black market, which must’ve been a dark time for those folks, we’re sure.

And when Hostess Brands went down in 2012, so did the Chocodile. Until now, the new company says in a press release (via Huffington Post):

“In the past Chocodiles seemed to be shrouded as much in mystery as in chocolate, inspiring an obsession among fans that was truly the stuff of legends,” said William Toler, President and CEO of Hostess Brands, LLC, in a press release. “Now, fanatics will once again be able to satisfy their cravings and a new generation will be able to experience the magic for the first time.”

So that’s great news for you, Soul Coughing guys.

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