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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:49 AM

What's the difference between a Ding Dong and a Ring Ding?





I have no idea, except that I learned Drakes produces Ring Dings and Hostess produces Ding Dongs.

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Reply What's the difference between a Ding Dong and a Ring Ding? (Original post)
boston bean Nov 2012 OP
Ptah Nov 2012 #1
seabeyond Nov 2012 #2
boston bean Nov 2012 #6
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #3
boston bean Nov 2012 #4
FSogol Nov 2012 #5
boston bean Nov 2012 #7
FSogol Nov 2012 #9
Chan790 Nov 2012 #8
FSogol Nov 2012 #10
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #21
FSogol Nov 2012 #25
boston bean Nov 2012 #11
boston bean Nov 2012 #12
OriginalGeek Nov 2012 #13
ArnoldLayne Nov 2012 #22
OriginalGeek Nov 2012 #24
rug Nov 2012 #14
bluedave Nov 2012 #15
njlibguy_19656mm Nov 2012 #18
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #16
pintobean Nov 2012 #17
Major Nikon Nov 2012 #19
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #20
Orrex Nov 2012 #23

Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:54 AM

1. One RingyDingy

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Response to Ptah (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:54 AM

2. snort.... nt

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Response to Ptah (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:11 AM

6. I love Lily Tomlin

Check this out... early Lily

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:56 AM

3. You can still get the Ring Ding?

Not familiar with the Drake brand so I assume they are a regional bakery.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:01 AM

4. I am pretty sure I can still get ring dings. But

maybe I've just been buying ding dongs and not noticing it.

I'm going to check the supermarket and see if I can find the drakes ring dings.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:08 AM

5. What about Little Debbie "Swiss Cake Rolls" vs Hostess "Ho Hos"?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:12 AM

7. Who came first? Hostess or Little Debbie?

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Response to boston bean (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:22 AM

9. Hostess 1930, Little Debbie 1934

No idea on when the individual products were created.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:22 AM

8. That's an easy difference.

HoHos are rolled counter-clockwise.
Swiss Rolls are rolled clockwise.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:23 AM

10. I'm on the east of the Continental Divide.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:35 PM

21. What does sexual orientation have to do with snack cakes?




















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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:13 PM

25. LOL.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:23 AM

11. I think you have solved it!

or was it just the way the pictures were taken? hmmmmm...

Good on you though, it definitely could be the main difference!

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:26 AM

12. Now that you said this, I think I also know the difference between a ring ding and ding dong.

Ring dings were filled from the bottom, and Ding Dongs were filled from the side.

Or maybe vice versa.....

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:12 AM

13. In some places they were King Dons



Drakes was a separate company from Hostess but for a while Hostess owned Drakes. When Drakes split off, Hostess was required to call their Ding Dongs King Dons in areas where both Ring Dings and Ding Dongs were available.

Currently I think King Dons are only called that in Canada.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:35 PM

22. In West Virginia and Eastern Ohio they are still called King Dons.

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Response to ArnoldLayne (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:45 PM

24. Oh! Those poor Ding Dongless people!

We had them here for a bout 2 years but that was 15 or 20 years ago maybe...Nobody believes me but I swear they tasted worse than the real thing....and then I bought a box of Ding Dongs a couple months ago just becasue I hadn;t had them in years and damn things were in plastic wraps instead of tin foil! Ruined it.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:28 AM

14. The icing.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:39 AM

15. A ding dong

is a traditional conservative,a ring ding is a tea party member

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Response to bluedave (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:59 PM

18. LOL

 

probably the best answer

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:43 PM

16. One appeared in porn movies. The other is a door bell.

 

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:50 PM

17. Ding Dongs cause ring dings

on ones thighs.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:19 PM

19. Ding Dong





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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:20 PM

20. Hostess going out of business is like celebrating the end to unhealthy eating.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:28 PM

23. This thread is far less dirty than I hoped

I mean e pected.

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