Ho Hos

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Ho Hos are typically sold two to a pack

Ho Hos are small, cylindrical, frosted, cream-filled chocolate cakes with a pinwheel design based on the Swiss roll. Made by Hostess Brands, [1] they are similar to Yodels by Drake's and Swiss Rolls by Little Debbie.

Sold two per package, they contain about 126 calories per roll.[citation needed]

The product is also produced in Canada by Vachon Inc., which holds its Canadian rights.[citation needed]


A San Francisco bakery created the first Ho Hos in 1920.[2][dead link]

A nut-covered version, Nutty Ho Hos, was introduced in 1999, along with a promotional search for "the country's nuttiest celebrity laugh" which was awarded to comedian Eddie Murphy based on consumer votes.[2][dead link]

Caramel Ho Hos were introduced in February 2004. The modified snack includes a layer of caramel along with the creme filling.[3][dead link]

"Happy Ho Ho" was the original cartoon mascot for Ho Hos, and appeared on the boxes, ads, and television commercials for many years before he was discontinued. The character wore an outfit similar to that of Robin Hood, including a feathered cap.[citation needed]

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