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There’s WHAT in a Ding Dong????

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Today I was absolutely disgusted to learn that there is beef fat (or animal shortening…sounds even worse!)  in Hostess Ding Dongs!!  Ugh!  I am however extremely happy that I have not had a Hostess Ding Dong in many years.

It proves that I definitely need to be looking a little closer at the labels of everything I buy.  Beef fat???  Really???

Here’s the whole ingredient list:

Sugar, partially hydrogenated vegetable and/or animal shortening (may contain one or more of: soybean oil, cottonseed oil, palm oil, beef fat, lard), enriched flour (niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin), water, cocoa, skim milk, corn syrup, eggs, mono- and diglycerides, starch, whey, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), salt, sodium caseinate, lecithin, cellulose gum, polysorbate 60, artificial color, artificial and natural flavors, sorbic acid

Read those labels people!!