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Encyclopedia > Ding Dong

A Ding Dong is a chocolate snack cake sold in the United States under the Hostess brand name, which is owned by Interstate Bakeries Corporation. The snack was originally known in the Eastern United States as a King Dong and later a King Don. In some areas it was marketed as a Big Wheel. For other uses, see Chocolate (disambiguation). ... Snack cakes are foods that come in small packages. ... Hostess is a brand of the Interstate Bakeries Corporation in the United States, known for its line of snack foods, such as Twinkies, CupCakes, Chocodiles, Ding Dongs, HoHos, SuzyQs, Sno Balls, Donettes, Mini Muffins, Hostess Fruit Pies, Pudding Pies, Donuts and Leopards. ... Interstate Bakeries Corporation (IBC) (NYSE: IBCIQ) is the largest wholesale baker and distributor of fresh bakery products in the United States, and is the owner of the Hostess, Wonder Bread, Dolly Madison, Butternut Breads, and Drakes brands. ... Red shows states east of the Mississippi River, pink shows states not fully eastern or western The U.S. Eastern states are the states east of the Mississippi River. ...


The chocolate cake is round with a flat top and bottom, similar in shape to a hockey puck. It is about two inches in diameter and a little more than an inch high. A white cream filling is injected into the center, and a thin coating of chocolate glaze covers the entire cake. The cake was originally wrapped in a square of thin tin foil, enabling it to be carried and packed in lunches without melting the chocolate glaze. For other uses, see Cake (disambiguation). ... Two standard hockey pucks. ...


The Ding Dong was first marketed by Hostess in 1967. The name was given to coincide with a television ad campaign featuring a ringing bell. The company marketed the snacks on the East Coast as Big Wheels, to avoid confusion with the Ring Ding, a similar (and pre-existing) treat by Drake's Cakes. The names were consolidated in 1987, when a short-lived merger of Drake's with Hostess' parent company (then Continental Baking Company) briefly resolved the Ring Ding/Ding Dong conflict. When the merged company broke up, however, Hostess was forced to cease, once again, using the Ding Dongs name in areas where Ring Dings were available. The compromise sound-alike name King Dons lasted until Interstate Bakeries Corporation, which had recently merged with Hostess' parent company, bought Drake's in 1998. The Hostess product is now sold under the name Ding Dongs throughout the United States. However, the snack is still sold as the King Don in Canada. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... A bell is a simple sound-making device. ... Drakes is a company in New Jersey owned by the Interstate Bakeries Corporation that makes cakes such as Yodels, Devil Dogs, Yankee Doodles, Sunny Doodles, Ring Dings, Funny Bones, and coffee cakes. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Interstate Bakeries Corporation (IBC) (NYSE: IBCIQ) is the largest wholesale baker and distributor of fresh bakery products in the United States, and is the owner of the Hostess, Wonder Bread, Dolly Madison, Butternut Breads, and Drakes brands. ... Drakes is a baking company in New Jersey owned by the Interstate Bakeries Corporation, which makes cake, such as Yodels, Devil Dogs, Yankee Doodles, Sunny Doodles, Ring Dings, Funny Bones, and Drakes coffee cake. ...


Like Twinkie's Twinkie The Kid and Hostess Fruit Pies' Fruit Pie the Magician, Hostess created a cartoon character to advertise the Ding Dong: an anthropomorphized Ding Dong sporting a crown and sceptre named "King Ding Dong". In the eastern secondary market selling King Dons, the character was, like the product, known as King Don. In areas that used the "Big Wheel" name, the character was an Indian chief named "Chief Big Wheel". Twinkies A Twinkie is a Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling distributed by Continental Baking Co. ... Twinkie the Kid is the mascot for Hostesss golden, cream-filled snack cakes and is a registered trademark of Interstate Bakeries Corporation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... A crown is a symbolic form of headgear worn by a monarch or by a god, for whom the crown is traditionally one of the symbols of power and legitimacy (See Regalia for a broader treatment). ... For the record label, see Scepter Records. ... Chief can refer to : Paramount chief is the highest political leader in a region or country typically administered with a chief-based system. ...


This word is also an onomatopoeia for the sound of a doorbell ringing.


Ding Dongs have been mentioned in media, in TV shows like "Arrested Development", Damages (TV series) Season 1 Episode 4, and in the 2007 movie, "Transformers," where on Air Force One the president (believed to be George W. Bush, although he is not seen) asks for a Ding Dong. In a Season 4 episode of ER, there is a discussion of how they are known as Ding Dongs and King Dons in different regions of the country. They are also often eaten by Officer Francis (Frank) Llewelyn "Ponch" Poncherello (Erik Estrada) in the TV show Chips. Damages is an American legal drama television series. ... ER is an Emmy-winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. ... Erik Estrada at DragonCon 07 in Atlanta, GA Erik Estrada (born March 16, 1949 in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States) is an American actor of Puerto Rican descent, known for his co-starring lead role in the 1977–1983 US television series CHiPs. ... CHiPs is an American television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios that aired on NBC from September 15, 1977 to July 17, 1983. ...


 
 

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