Do You Remember Your Favorite Snack Cake as a Kid?
I was talking to my wife the other day about Banana Flips. Do you remember them? They were just one of the many snack cakes I remember growing up.
Growing up in the 60's and 70's I remember the great snack cakes that were available from Hostess, Dolly Madison, and Mickey's.
The Banana Flips were made by Mickey's. It was actually a knock off of the Hostess Twinkie except it was bigger.
I was talking to a coworker here at the radio station the other day. She told me that her dad used to have a job delivering bread. Of course with the bread deliveries, they usually had snack cakes to put on the shelves as well.
One of my favorite memories as a kid was walking into the back of a bread truck that was parked next to my dad's tire truck. (He used to run a tire delivery truck) The bread truck had all the good smells that come with the territory.
Back when we took our lunches to school, either in a brown paper bag or a metal lunchbox, we would open up and find a sandwich folded up in wax paper, along with a bag made from Saran Wrap full of potato chips and usually a piece of fruit and/or a snack cake.
My favorite were the banana flips, a package of Zingers or Twinkies. Sometimes I would get a Hostess Fruit Pie that actually had a decent amount of fruit inside.