Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hostess and Dolly Madison Products

From a Hostess consumer response representative:

The shortening ingredients noted on our labels are: vegetable (may be soybean and/or canola and/or cottonseed and/or palm oil) and beef shortening. "Beef Fat" when noted, is a very small trace used in the creamy fillings of our cakes for taste. Also, it is used in a trace amount in the vegetable oil frying medium.

Gelatin, when noted on the ingredient legend is pork sourced. Gelatin is used in the squiggle of our Hostess® and Dolly Madison® cupcakes and also in the Hostess® SnoBalls.

I used to eat Ding Dongs and Twinkies as a kid. Makes me wish I hadn't - is beef fat really needed in a filling?

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Michael Doss said...

Wow - I love how they say the beef fat is "for taste" - that's not the taste I'm going for when I think of creamy filling.

Sadly, I've known about this for years - my dad used to work for the above companies. It's nice that they let you know it's in the frying medium too, though!

Anonymous said...

wow.."for taste.." UGH!!! Thanks for the post.