Can You Identify These Unwrapped Snack Cakes?

FOOD & DRINK

Monica Lee

7 Min Quiz

It was a hardship for all of us when these were no longer in production. What is it?

Twinkies are truly beloved by the American people — as evidenced by the Twinkie panic of 2012. Some websites like Craigslist and eBay were selling Twinkies for more than $1000 dollars a box! Thankfully, Twinkies returned to store shelves on July 15, 2013.

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It's like a Hostess Cupcake but in a rectangular size. What's the snack cake that springs to mind?

Zingers used to be owned and distributed by Dolly Madison. Today, although Zingers are produced and sold by Dolly Madison and Hostess, the brand is owned by private equity firms Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. product.

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It has the signature squiggle, so you know this. What do you want to take a big bite out of?

Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes are the best-selling snack cakes in the history of packaged snack cakes. The delicious layer of chocolate and creme-filled center make every bite deliciously rewarding.

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The name of these make them taste even better. What are they?

These moist white cakes with creme filling are covered in white icing and topped with swirls of frosting. No need to wait for a special occasion to indulge.

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It's the perfect treat to receive from your Valentine. What are you being tempted with?

The Red Velvet flavor is still popular before and after Valentine's Day, too. The red velvet cake, decadent frosting and the creme-filled center lets your Valentine know how much you care.

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Just one bite and you'll be hooked. What is the name of this mouthful of goodness?

You can say the devil made me do it when you polish off this treat. Drake's Devil Dogs cakes first made the scene in 1926 and have been the icon of the brand of this New York Baking company since then.

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The best part is licking your lips from eating these. What are they?

This sweet ring of beauty is dusted with powder sugar to make each bite into a delectable mouthful. They make a delicious after-school (or after work) treat.

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This treat had an out-of-this-world name. What was it?

Can you believe that Little Debbie herself was only four years old when the company Little Debbie was founded? That's because her grandparents O.D. and Ruth McKee are the ones who founded the company and named it after her! Many bakery products were launched from their company including the brownie with fudge icing and colorful candy-coated chocolate pieces called Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies.

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Do you have an eye for scrumptious snack cakes? Which one is the correct answer?

You'll yodel once you taste this classic devil food cake roll. It's been a favorite since 1962. Soon after the Yodel was launched, Drake's introduced Fruit Doodles in 1964.

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When you want something sweet but not overly sugary, what are you reaching for?

When you sink your teeth into the soft, sweet pastry rolled with cinnamon spice and pecans, you simply want more. It's the perfect snack for tea time or a coffee break.

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Your sweet tooth is calling. What treat are you answering it with?

Hostess makes these delicious white cake rounds coated in a robust coconut crunch. Give your sweet tooth and snack tooth the satisfaction it needs.

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What co-worker could say no when you open a box of these? What are you sharing?

For those coworkers who say "I just want a small piece," these chocolate Donettes are the perfect little something to bring into a meeting or work session.

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Here's a scrumptious, on-the-go treat. What's the name of this morsel?

Hostess Mini Brownies come with real chocolate chips, and they contain no trans fat, artificial colors or high-fructose corn syrup. Since they are made in a peanut-free environment, they can be packed in a school lunch bag.

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It's easy to want to eat this for breakfast, or at least with a big glass of milk. What is it?

It's how you turn a cookie into a snake cake: take two soft, chewy oatmeal cookies that are baked with whole grain oats and molasses, then put a layer of creme between them. It all started with oatmeal - it's the original Little Debbie snack cake.

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It's what you say when you relish the first bite. What's the name of this goodie?

Did you know that Ho Hos are flat on the bottom so they won’t roll away? So smart AND so delicious. The rolled cake has the perfect proportion of creme-filling to chocolate cake.

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What is the name of the treat that adds caramel to its brownie?

The Little Debbie Turtle Brownie starts with delicious pan-baked cake brownie, topped with salty-smooth, golden brown caramel, crunchy roasted peanuts and drizzled with fudge coating. Enjoy!

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This snack has a bit more nutrition than some others, and is just as tasty. What are you popping in your mouth?

The new recipe features real blueberries, enhanced flavor and texture, as well as greater moisture and the nutritional benefit of 8 grams of wholegrain per serving.

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The door bell rings and a snack cake appears. What is it?

Chocolate-flavored icing surrounds chocolate cake with a generous dollop of creme in the center. Ahh, nothing satisfies like a Ding Dong.

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It sounds like it might be a winter snack, but it's delicious to eat any time of the year. What name do you know it by?

This all-American snack cake dates back to 1947. A mouth-watering half-sphere of chocolate cake is filled with creme, coated in a layer of perfectly sticky marshmallow, then rolled in coconut.

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The chocolate is piled on in this indulgent treat. What snack are you licking off your fingers?

Sometimes chocolate doesn't do it. You need DOUBLE chocolate to satisfy the craving. You can get it with these Donettes from Hostess. They always taste soft, fresh, chocolaty and well ... yummy.

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Your mouth needs a minute to smile after you bite into one of these. What are you eating?

The reformulated muffin is the perfect sweet treat. It tastes homemade with real chocolate bits, but it's not overly sweet. Plus, there are no artificial colors, trans fat or high fructose corn syrup.

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You'll want to savor this sweet treat for breakfast. What is it?

It's that crumbly streusel topping that pulls you in and compels you to open the package. Once you taste the sweet little cakes with a swirl of cinnamon, you'll be in seventh heaven.

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If you're a purist when it comes to snacks, this basic and sweet dessert is made for you. What is its simplistic name?

Bliss in a bun, a honey bun that is. Soft golden pastry baked with a touch cinnamon, then finished with a sweet glaze. Hostess Honey Buns have been around since 1954.

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Making a perfect one of these is a work of art. What do you call this dainty delight?

Dust cinnamon sugar onto the rich dough, then roll and cut into pieces. Top the rolls with a thick layer of icing to have a masterpiece worth munching. Heat them for a richer, deeper flavor.

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Some people prefer this over the similar-looking Twinkies. Which one is it?

When Zingers were first advertised, they used the "Peanuts" cartoon characters, with Snoopy playing the part of the mysterious "Zinger Zapper." Vanilla Zingers are sweeter than Twinkies and have a thick layer of icing on top with creamy non-dairy filling in the middle.

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This dessert was known to be “deliciously messy.” What is the name of the snack where creme stuck to the wrapper?

The perfect ratio of cake and creme is what made Suzy Q's stand out from all other snack cakes. This iconic cake was originally sold in 1961, but it disappeared between 2012 and 2013 when the company filed for bankruptcy and reappeared in 2018.

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You'll need to have a napkin or two to tackle this pastry. What dessert are you indulging in?

This pie bursts with cherries, and you'll need a napkin or two to finish it neatly. The lightly glazed pie crust is flatter than the puffed up pastry of the '60s, but it tastes just as good when warmed in the microwave.

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This pretty little cake might have been your favorite way back when; what snack were you craving?

Unlike the chocolate and vanilla Zingers, the raspberry Zingers don't have icing on top! That said, they are coated in a combination of shaved coconut and raspberry flavored syrup. Obviously, a layer of raspberry jelly on top would not transport well.

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Feast your eyes on this delicious snack cake. What is its name?

Time to go bananas at snack time with these delectable sweets. Treat your taste buds to two delicious layers of cake that are baked with natural banana flavors and layered with fluffy creme.

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Are you drooling yet? What's the name of this tasty treat?

That squiggly line is the clue. But the flavor might surprise you. It's a bright, sunny orange flavor that has proved quite popular over the years. Pair that with orange-flavored glaze and a creme-filled center for a sweet taste treat that you can't get enough of.

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What's a perfect breakfast treat to dunk in coffee?

It's the newest flavor of Donettes from Hostess. The crunchy, sweet, maple glaze covers a moist yellow cake that is perfect for dunking with your morning brew.

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Where these packed in your lunches when you were a kid, we hope so. What did you unroll with your tongue?

Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls are one of Little Debbie's top three highest sellers! And when you unroll the sweetness of the Swiss Cake Rolls on your tongue, you'll see why so many people love the little things.

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What's the name of the snack cake with marble frosting?

Due to the popularity of the Zebra Cakes, Little Debbie rolled out a whole line of zebra confectioneries including Zebra Cake Rolls and Zebra Nutty Buddy.

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Sometimes the need for a sweet crunch is a craving that can only be satisfied by this. What are you munching?

Since 1964, Little Debbie Nutty Bars have four wafers sandwiched together in a peanut butter mixture and covered in chocolate. The name was changed to Nutty Buddy, a much cuter name!

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What is the name of this yummy chocolate snack cake?

Drake's Ring Dings were introduced in 1958. They are classic, round, devil's food cakes, loaded with rich, vanilla-flavored creme and encased in chocolate icing.

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When your taste buds want to travel further than chocolate or vanilla, what is the pictured item you might reach for?

Strawberry-flavored mini cake donuts are coated with a sweet glaze, and can be popped into your mouth or demurely eaten in several bites. You choose.

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This treat was especially made to dunk into your morning beverage. What is it you're dunking?

Are you from a family of dunkers? People who dunk their cookie or doughnut into their milk, coffee or tea? Then the Little Debbie Donut Sticks are made for the dunker in you!

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If you have a good eye, you'll be able to guess this one. What snack is shown here?

This sweet mixture of apple and cinnamon fruit filling is baked inside a buttery pie crust and covered in a sweet glaze. Perfect for picnics.

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What is the name of this sweet snack that will be the darling of your taste buds?

A genuine classic, this snack cake dates back to 1928. Yankee Doodles are delicious, round, devil's food cakes filled with rich Drake's vanilla creme.

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Get ready for a taste explosion with this celebratory dessert. What is it?

Take a taste of these festive vanilla flavored cakes, baked with candy confetti, coated with white icing and topped with colorful sprinkles. You'll want to celebrate your birthday every day!

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About This Quiz

Sweet tooth? No worries, there are so many companies that can give you the sweet treat you crave. From Little Debbie
to Hostess to Drake's and Dolly Madison, packaged snack cakes have been satisfying craving from the 1920s and still are today. The Hostess brand was born in 1919 when the first Hostess Cupcake was sold; however, the brand became better known when Twinkies were introduced in 1930. One of the first snack cakes to appear on the grocery store shelves was Drake’s Cakes Devil Dogs, which appeared in 1926 on the East Coast. It took a few more years, but Little Debbie Oatmeal Cookie Snacks became available in stores in 1960 and are still going strong. 

When you look at most of these treats, they are a combination of different flavors of moist cake with creme filling and a layer of icing. There are always some outliers like the Little Debbie Nutty Buddy, Hostess Mini Muffins and Drake's Funny Bones. And when it comes to snack cakes, even the yeasty doughnut became a round-shaped frosted cake with a hole in the middle so it could withstand packaging and shipping. Of course, brownies are another snack cake category that must be mentioned, with Little Debbie rising to the top with its Turtle Brownie. Want to know all the mouth-watering snacks you've been missing? Or do you think you can identify these cakes without their packaging to clue you in? Then it's time to take this delectable quiz.

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