Yodels are frosted, cream-filled cakes made by the Drake's company, which was bought by McKee Foods after former owner Old HB went bankrupt. Yodels are distributed on the East Coast of the United States. They were similar to Hostess Brands' Ho Hos and Little Debbie's Swiss Rolls.
Each plastic package of Yodels contains three cakes, totaling 440 calories and three grams of saturated fat. Yodels are also sold in boxes containing five or eight individually wrapped pairs of cakes (a total of ten or 16). Formerly Yodels used a different formula, with thicker, denser cake and came packaged in foil. This was changed by the late 80s to the current recipe and packaging.
In popular culture
- Yodels are named as the preferred food source of the character Jeri in the comic strip PreTeena.
- The snacks were featured in the movie Click (2006), in which the main character (played by Adam Sandler) becomes extremely overweight after eating Yodels for 10 years.
- They are often named as a favorite snack food by Fox News Channel vice president and anchor, Neil Cavuto.
- In the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Yodels are shared by the characters Ray Barone and Robert Barone in Ray's childhood bedroom, after Robert was gored by a bull in the line of duty.
- They are a favourite of character Doug Heffernan on the show King of Queens.
- In the episode "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons" of The Simpsons, Homer Simpson is forced to choose between buying a Yodel or a winning lottery ticket. He ultimately chooses the Yodel.
- In an episode of the reality show Jersey Shore, the cast eats Yodels for dessert following an Italian dinner prepared by Vinny Guadagnino's mother Paula.
- Oct. 24, 2010 Archived October 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
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