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Zingers is an American snack cake produced and sold by Dolly Madison and Hostess, snack food brands owned by Hostess Brands and currently owned by private equity firms Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co
Chocolate and vanilla Zingers have a thick layer of icing on top with cream (synthetic, not dairy) filling in the middle. Raspberry Zingers do not have icing on top but are instead covered in a mixture of shaved coconut and raspberry flavored syrup.
A series of commercials for Zingers used the Peanuts characters, with Snoopy playing the part of the mysterious "Zinger Zapper", the thrust of the ads featuring the other characters attempting to discover his true identity by tempting him with Zingers.
It was rumored that an Ecto Cooler flavor of Zingers existed as a tie-in with The Real Ghostbusters in the 1980s. An article was posted on Dinosaur Dracula in January of 2014 that questioned the validity of this rumor, finding it to be unlikely, but not disproven.
One cake contains 140 calories and 40 calories from fat.
- Dolly Madison - Official website, Retrieved August 20, 2008.
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