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Buford T Pusser
10-13-05, 10:26 PM
A friend just emailed me:

I just finished watching episode 107 of Freaks and Geeks and I'm left me
with this question:

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



Who knows this? I know Hostess made Ding Dongs and I think another company made something similar called a Ring Ding. Am I correct?

I believe Ding Dongs became King Dongs for some reason. Should there be a Queen Dong so the King's not so lonely? Or is that what their Honey Bun product is for?

Joe Molotov
10-13-05, 10:30 PM
From Wikipedia:

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 Don and in other areas as a Big Wheel.

The chocolate cake is round with a flat top and bottom, similar to a hockey puck. It is about three 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.

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 it on the East Coast as a King Don to avoid confusion with the Ring Ding, a similar (and pre-existing) treat by Drake's Cakes. Hostess consolidated the names in 1987, then decided to split them again when another competing name came to light. Since then, the King Don name has been eliminated, and the snack is now sold all over America as the Ding Dong.

Sounds like they're pretty much the same, just from two different companies.

Buford T Pusser
10-13-05, 10:32 PM
Thank god you didn't tell me there was something about this on Snopes.

Joe Molotov
10-13-05, 10:34 PM
http://www.hometown-treats.com/product_photos/ring_ding_sm.jpeg

http://www.homegrocer.com/images/products/ding%20dong%20copy.jpg

Looks like the Ding Dong has more cream filling.

littlefuzzy
10-13-05, 10:36 PM
I'll see your Honey Buns and raise you a King Dong... :eyebrow:

Buford T Pusser
10-13-05, 10:46 PM
http://www.hometown-treats.com/product_photos/ring_ding_sm.jpeg

http://www.homegrocer.com/images/products/ding%20dong%20copy.jpg

Looks like the Ding Dong has more cream filling.


That's what she said!

Numanoid
10-13-05, 11:14 PM
That Ding Dong™ box lies. It LIES!!!

Buford T Pusser
10-13-05, 11:40 PM
How so?

scottall
10-13-05, 11:59 PM
Thank god you didn't tell me there was something about this on Snopes.
:lol:

I have only had Ding Dongs. Ring Dings doesn't have the same flair while cream is shooting down your throat.

HistoryProf
10-14-05, 12:18 AM
so many dongs....so little time....

Joe Molotov
10-14-05, 12:20 AM
so many dongs....so little time....

That's what she....oh wait, that one's already been used. :(

TomOpus
10-14-05, 12:22 AM
....oh wait, that one's already been used. :(That's what....

Buford T Pusser
10-14-05, 12:37 AM
indeed.


:thumbsup:

skiblet
10-14-05, 12:43 AM
oooohhhhhhh you touch my tra - la - la . . . you touch my ding ding dong.

DarthVong
10-14-05, 06:01 AM
Jeebus!

I need to shower after this thread.

lordwow
10-14-05, 07:18 AM
Ramma Llamma Ding Dong

flagstone
10-14-05, 09:39 AM
http://static.flickr.com/25/52404773_7421136373_m.jpg

littlefuzzy
10-14-05, 11:23 PM
I just wish I could find a .mp3 of a song I heard on Dr. Demento...

"I Died With My Ding Dong In My Hand"

Edit: Cool, I found the Lyrics!


THE DING DONG SONG - Bruce Williams & Terry Ree

He was eatin' Twinkies as he rolled along the highway,
Listenin' to the DJ play Merle Haggard and his band...
He didn't see the semi as he came around the corner...
And he died with his Ding Dong in his hand.

CHORUS 1
Yes, he died with his Ding Dong in his hand.
He scattered cream-filled cupcakes 'cross the land.
One of life's great big no-nos,
He was a-reachin' for his Ho Hos,
And he died with his Ding Dong in his hand...

There was a country singer
Who was eatin' Zingers
As he sang with the red-hot country band.
The band was really smokin'
And the singer started chokin';
And he died with his Ding Dong in his hand...

CHORUS 2
Yes, he died with his Ding Dong in his hand;
The last song he sang was really grand.
Oh, he thought he was the most-est,
Until he bit that big, black Hostess;
And he died with his Ding Dong in his hand.

EVERYBODY!!!
Yes, he died with his Ding Dong in his hand,
He scattered cream-filled cupcakes across the land...

Well, I hope that I pray,
Oh, when I reach that fateful day,
I will die with a great big, humongous Ding Dong in my hand...

Kittydreamer
10-14-05, 11:54 PM
My ding a ling, my ding a ling, I want you to play with my ding a ling!

Texasgingersnap
10-15-05, 12:24 AM
Hey, but what about HoHos!

Buford T Pusser
10-15-05, 01:15 AM
No love for "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead"?