Thursday, March 08, 2007

HOSTESS FRUIT PIE THE MAGICIAN

I'm sure everyone remembers Hostess' Fruit Pie the Magician. He was the last Hostess character to survive in his original design before disappearing all together back in 2005. You can check out a nice website devoted to this magic pie man at Save Fruit Pie the Magician. Here's a bag from the 1990's and a couple of commercials. The first one is from the 1970's and the second one is from the 80's. These were uploaded by daftmahatma, who has a nice collection of vintage commercials worth watching.





4 comments:

Waffle Whiffer said...

Hostess had some classic characters back in the day.

Other than some font and logo changes, that basic fruit pie wrapper design lasted about 30 years.

Thanks for the link to the Save Fruit Pie The Magician site. That's my site, by the way. :-)

If anyone has additional fruit pie pictures to contribute, please let me know. I've been looking for a pineapple fruit pie wrapper among others.

Nessa said...

My friend in elementary school got one of those pies in her lunch everyday, and I was always so jealous because my mom wouldn't buy them for me! (Something about eating 'healthy' food or some junk..) When I finally had one when I was older, I didn't like it very much.. but everytime I see them in the store I think of gazing longingly at them at lunchtime.. xD

Scott said...

Oh man. Brings back memories of high school. Every morning, I'd get an apple Hostess Fruit Pie on the way to school. I love all those old Hostess characters.

Anonymous said...

I used to be a homeless rodeo clown but now I am a world class magician !