Food of the Seventies, Dinky Twinkies

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It was a small twinkie covered in chocolate. It came wrapped in silver foil. It was out in the early 70's. I'm trying to find out any info about them. Nobody remembers them except my family.
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Jeff - December 31, 2008 - Report this comment
The original ding dongs!
John - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I so remember Dinky Twinkies. Oh how I loved them. I wish they would come back. I don't even remember who made them.
Janice - November 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember Dinky Twinkies! When I was 11 I made a friend from the south who moved to our area. Whenever I would come over for a visit her mother would ever so graciously say in her southern drawl..."Hello Janice and Miss Anne...would you girls like a Dinky Twinkie?"
Penny - January 28, 2010 - Report this comment
My dad was a route salesman for Hostess Cake in Oklahoma City in the 60s and 70s, and I definitely remember Dinky Twinkies! I remember them as about 1/2 the length of a twinkie and completely chocolate covered like a Ding Dong, and wrapped in foil (as were Ding Dongs originally). What I can't remember is whether they had chocolate cake inside like a Ding Dong or yellow cake like a Twinkie. But they did have the cream filling!
Lori - February 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I thought I was just dreaming this up. I can definitely remember the name Dinkie Twinkies, but not the product. I just know we had them in our house, because my mom shopped at the base commisary, and they had everything!
Leslie P - February 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Dinky Twinkies were made by Hostess 1/2 the size of a twinkie, they were a creme filled choclate cake wrapped in silver foil. They were just like a ding dong only a different shape & size. Hostess should bring them back as a promotion for 1/2 the calories & fat. Yum Yum
Johnny C - June 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Dinky twinkies were great! When I was growing up we kept a box of them in the house. I don't remember seeing them after about 1972. They were made by the Continental Baking Company or they held the trademark anyway. I see where the trademark expired in the early 90's.
okswift - January 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I am so glad to see there are others that remember Dinkie Twinkies!!! I have told my husband about them for years...he didn't believe me. I wish we could get a picture of an ad or something that showed them. They were my favorite cakes. :)
Maureen - February 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember them as being round choclate cake with creme filling covered with foil wrapper,sort of the size and shape of a hocky puck but much more tastie.
Greg - April 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember these in the mid to late 60's. I grew up in a small midwest town. The local Safeway carried them... if memory serves me right... they came in a cellophane covered paper tray of 6 for 29 cents. They were the chocolate hostess cupcake with the chocolate frosting and the white curley mark, creme filled and shaped like a twinkie. This may have been a local thing as many I tell about never heard of them or are thinking of something else. This was also back when you could buy 6 full sized candy bars for a quarter and gas was 20 cents a gallon... ahhh the good old days...
Cheryl - November 22, 2012 - Report this comment
My Dad (RIP) always stopped at the Wonder Bread factory at the Lodge and Grand River in Detroit on his way home from work and used to bring us these cupcakes shaped like a twinkie.(us girls only liked chocolate at the time) We called them "Fingers". We loved them. Such good memories of Hostess and Wonder Bread.
Catherine Runnal - December 05, 2012 - Report this comment
In the early 60's twinkies were as hey are now, except they had choc ate icing with white curly cues on top, like the hostess cupcakes. Does anyone remember these. They were two in a pack side by side. I hpread they stop making them because the icing came off onto the clear wrapping. Later the made ones covered all around with no curly cue. These were sold one in a package and the wrapper was more heavy. Anyone remember. California still sod these up to a month ago but no more.
Janet - November 20, 2013 - Report this comment
where can I find a picture of these? I remember they being 6 in a package. Cupcakes in the shape of a twinkie.....not a chocolate twinkie....nobody believes me..please help
Mona - January 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm so glad I found this page. People think I'm crazy when I mention Dinky Twinkies. I remember them as a small twinkie shaped Ding Dong. I'm so happy other people remember them too.
Melissa - February 12, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember them! They were just as described. In a yellow box, just like ding dongs except shaped like a Twinkie! Yummy! I'm so glad others remember them too!
Kylene - March 29, 2014 - Report this comment
So glad I'm not losing my mind!!!! No one I know remembers them!!! But I remember them being chocolate cake with a creme filling shaped like a twinkie covered in chocolate and wrapped in foil. My mom would let me have two for breakfast!!!! So good!!!!
Kent - June 10, 2015 - Report this comment
My memory of Dinky Twinkies is that they were the same size/shape as a regular Twinkie, but made of the same material as a Ding-Dong. When I was eating/loving them, they were wrapped in foil. And somehow, they had a different, better taste than Ding-Dongs. What got me googling for them just now was an unexpected, I-have-no-idea-what-triggered-it, smell of a freshly-unwrapped one dredged up from my memory's nose. The memory/smell only lasted a second, but it as awesome.
Tina - May 09, 2016 - Report this comment
Actually, it was the 60's when they came out. I remember eating them just before I think mu 5th or 6th birthday and getting sick cause I ate the whole box. It was the night before my birthday and I was so sick and they were all chocolate of course and what happened the next day? My mom makes me a chocolate cake for my birthday, lol.
Smitty - September 22, 2016 - Report this comment
Dinkie Twinkies were essentially Ding-Dongs with a different shape. Same cake, same filling, same coating, same foil wrapper, same taste. Hostess apparently decided to give the recipe its own shape and name, because very soon after Dinkie Twinkies vanished, Ding-Dongs appeared.
JohnnyC - February 24, 2018 - Report this comment
I’ve seen Dinky Twinkies compared to Ding Dongs but it was a completely different taste. I would love to have them again. We lived in Houston in the late 60’s and and my mom would buy them at Rice which was a grocery chain in Houston at that time. We kept them in our pantry at all times.

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