Hostess Announces Return of Chocodile Twinkies
Posted on July 10, 2014
Hostess is bringing back Chocodile Twinkies. The chocolate covered Twinkies are now available nationwide. They are being sold in a new smaller size that Hostess describes as "fun size." Each box contains nine Chocodiles. Until now the Chocodiles were only sold on the West Coast.Hostess is also selling other Twinkie flavors, including Chocolate Creme, Strawberry Creme and Banana Creme. We have seen these flavors in stores, but have not yet spotted the Chocodiles. Chocodiles have sold on eBay for many multiples of their store price due their unavailability in East Coast stores. NPR reports that a box of Chocodiles was once listed for $90 on eBay. This Chocodile black market should collapse now that the chocolate covered Twinkies are sold all over the U.S.
William Toler, President and CEO of Hostess Brands, says in the announcement, "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. 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."
Twinkies sponge cakes returned to store shelves last summer after about an 8-month absence to the liquidation and then sale of the Hostess brand.