Hostess is BACK IN BUSINESS...but....
WARNING: We've heard there are websites that are taking
pre-orders for Hostess Chocodiles. BEWARE! We have not heard anything about Chocodiles being made
again. DON'T GET SCAMMED!
When Chocodiles become available again, we will begin selling them!
Chocodiles is a confection created by the Hostess Brands company. The package describes the snack cake as a "chocolate coated sponge cake with creamy filling." The Chocodile is Twinkie shaped, but unlike the Twinkie which is sold in packages of 2 or 3 cakes, the Chocodile is sold individually. They can be unofficially called "chocolate covered Twinkies".
The Chocodile mascot was Chauncey Chocodile, but Hostess has removed him from packaging and the Web site in recent years. Also, since the late 1990s, Chocodiles are no longer sold on the East Coast of the United States. Hostess has only a few West Coast factories making them and to ensure the products' freshness, Chocodiles are sold only on the West Coast.
There has been controversy as to whether a chocodile is a chocolate covered twinkie or a facsimile. The controversy arose due the seeming "texture difference" between the twinkie and the chocodile. During a taste test and debate in Vacaville, California, it was split among those taking the test, as to whether the taste of the cake was the same or not. This issue was resolved however, during a show on the Food Network. It was confirmed by Hostess that the chocodile was in fact a chocolate covered Twinkie. This has caused consternation for some who continue to swear the cake is different.