After I read about the return of Chocodiles on Dinosaur Dracula, I became determined to find them. Now I live in Canada, and they most definitely do not sell Chocodiles in Canada, so everytime I went on a quest for the Chocodiles I had to drive an hour to Bellingham, WA.
I made 3 trips and checked many, many grocery stores trying to find the elusive Chocodile. I’m not kidding in saying I checked 9 different stores in one trip without success.
Now I can’t claim I was ever lucky enough to find Chocodiles in the days of old pre-bankruptcy Hostess, even at the Hostess-owned stores. So this is my first experience with these chocolate covered treats.
These are “fun size”, which usually means tiny, but in this case is only slightly smaller than a standard size Twinkie. It is a little odd that you get 9 to a box for this “fun size” treat and the plain old regular size Twinkies come 10 to a box at the same price.
After eating them, I can understand why they have been so highly sought-after. They are definitely better than a regular Twinkie. Unfortunately they also suffer from the reformulated recipes of the “new” post-bankruptcy Hostess. All Hostess products taste much much sweeter now, at least more so than I remember from the old Hostess products.
Hostess released a number of special edition Twinkies for their “Summer of Fun”. It’s interesting that the store I eventually found the Chocodiles at had the banana cream Twinkies back in July when I started looking, but did not have any of the other varieties until just recently.
When I picked up the Chocodiles they also had the banana, strawberry, and chocolate cream-filled Twinkies. I couldn’t resist picking up a package of the Strawberry filled, but I passed on the banana and chocolate filled.