Hostess cherry fruit pies were my go-to snack cake when I was a kid. Many an afternoon, I would hop on my BMX bike and take a ride to "Spark's General Store" just down the road from my house. I would run inside, grab a cherry pie, and then take a ride to the lake or river to enjoy my snack in a peaceful and serene setting.
Ugh.. a classless move
Well, someone out there obviously shares my obsession with Cherry Fruit pies. However, they lack my patience, self control, and common decency. Sheesh.. I at least waited until I got to the parking lot before tearing into my cherry pie!
Back in the day, I remember being bombarded with reminders that I needed to run out and get myself some Hostess fruit pies. Comic books and cartoons were my life in the 70s and 80s, and advertising for all sorts of Hostess products saturated both forms of media..
Hostess Fruit Pie Comic Ad
Fruit Pie the Magician commercials
I really do miss Fruit Pie the Magician. I was hoping that when Hostess got acquired by Apollo Global Management, that they would consider giving the packaging a touch of retro goodness and bring Fruit Pie the Magician back. No such luck I'm afraid.
Old school wrapper with Fruit Pie the Magician
Hmm.. this may require a call to arms. Perhaps a petition to Hostess for his return is in order? We'll see..