King Ding Dong t-shirts are out!

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I was shocked and thrilled to find this Hostess King Ding Dong t-shirt at Target this week!

This is brand new, officially licensed by Hostess and dated 2010 -- 40 years after the King Ding Dong mascot was created no less!

I bought one to wear and will go back to get another to keep as-is. I'm sure you'll be surprised to learn that I'm a sucker for all the retro brand t-shirts, and can usually be spotted wearing them several times a week.

I really hope to see more of these from Hostess, as well as a return of the old mascots to the product boxes and wrappers.


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  1. fun old new [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

    Wow this is great!!
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  2. sugarpacketchad 73 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Style to Make You Smile, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    That's Cool!

  3. john6666steele 73 months ago | reply

    nice, i'm on it this weekend myself

  4. Paxton Holley 73 months ago | reply

    This shirt is GLORIOUS!

  5. Waffle Whiffer 73 months ago | reply

    [:::] Fun Old New -- Oh yeah!

    [:::] Chad -- Thanks for the invite. I've added it to the group.

    [:::] John -- Maybe Captain CupCake will be next. :-)

    [:::] Paxton -- Absolutely!

  6. sugarpacketchad 73 months ago | reply

    Thanks, I got one!!!
    King Ding Dong

  7. Waffle Whiffer 73 months ago | reply

    [:::] Chad -- With a box of Ding Dongs even. Good move!

  8. twitchery 73 months ago | reply

    Man it makes me want a ding dong! I quit eating those long ago when I found out they use animal shortening (I'm a vegetarian). Why oh why?

    I still fantasize about them. No chocolate snack cake is as chocolatey or delicious!

  9. TIPTON6468 73 months ago | reply

    I hate that they retired all the old Hostess characters: Twinkie the kid
    & Captain Cupcake.

  10. kapt 73 months ago | reply

    Hi there King Ding Dong...

  11. Dying In Downey 73 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the 411. Picked one up on Saturday.

  12. juliealicea1947 73 months ago | reply

    i'm headed there now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My kids used to beg for ding dongs, one is a doctor and one is a nurse now, it helped their brain function I'm sure.

  13. Waffle Whiffer 73 months ago | reply

    [:::] Twitchery -- I bought a box yesterday. Couldn't resist!

    [:::] Tipton -- Twinkie is the only one of the old gang still in use on packages. Sad.

    [:::] Kapt -- The King says hello.

    [:::] Downey -- Glad I could help. Enjoy the shirt!

    [:::] Juliealicea -- I ate plenty of Hostess goodies (and still do), and I turned out all right, too. :-)

    [:::] Jon -- Oh yeah! Let's hope the make some of the other characters, too.

  14. Sea Moon 72 months ago | reply

    That's my porn name....;-)

  15. brewsterpress 72 months ago | reply

    weren't they called King Don's?

  16. Waffle Whiffer 72 months ago | reply

    [:::] Sea Moon -- Ha!

    [:::[ brewsterpress -- Depending one where you lived, the same cake was either called Ding Dongs, King Dons or Big Wheels. Read a little more on my blog here --

  17. arts enthusiast 69 months ago | reply

    After seeing this photo, I need a box of Ding Dongs.

  18. Billoney 67 months ago | reply

    I picked up one of these, and a Quik Bunny one as well!

  19. Waffle Whiffer 67 months ago | reply

    [:::] Arts Enthusiast -- Anytime is a good time for a box of Hostess Ding Dongs.

    [:::] Bill -- Glad to have you back on Flickr! I knew you'd dig this shirt.

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