There they sat, on the convenience store shelf. Something I hadn’t eaten since junior high, a twin pack of Red Raspberry Zingers. Yellow sponge cake with a creamy middle coated with coconut and luscious raspberry icing.
But as I bit in, something was wrong. I had not eaten a Red Raspberry Zinger since junior high, since 1989. Not since the Interstate Brands take-over of Dolly Madison Bakeries. Zingers, for quite some time, have been made by Hostess.
I may be griping about one more mega-merger in a corporate society. Across America regional bakers fall in the tightening of corporate supply chains. The sadness of the fall of Dolly Madison and its commercials sponsoring Charlie Brown Holiday Specials; perhaps a more efficient world of today works more efficiently. There is not enough room on grocers’ shelves to stock ump-teen bakers’ goods. There are only so many three foot spaces to go … Read More