How to Read the Expiration on Dolly Madison Zingers

By Susan Abe

According to the Hostess website, Zingers are a cream-filled snack cake brand manufactured by Interstate Bakeries Corporation (IBC). Hostess Zingers are snack cakes with both icing and a cream filling. Three flavors are available: devil's food cake with chocolate icing, vanilla cake with vanilla icing and vanilla cake with raspberry icing topped with coconut flakes. The products are available packaged as three-cake packs and in larger family-sized multipacks. Zingers' popularity and ingredients probably preclude having to worry about an expiration date, however, this information is prominently displayed and easily located.

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Zingers are Twinkies' much-younger cousin. Both are manufactured by Hostess.

Step 1

Look on the front of the family-size box in the top far right corner. The last day a store is allowed to sell this product is printed on the top right with the month and date, such as "JUL 21," for example.

Step 2

Look on the front of the three-cake-size package in the bottom far right corner. The last day a store is allowed to sell this product is printed on the bottom right corner with the month and date, such as "APR 14," for example.

Step 3

Call Hostess customer service at 800-483-7253 if you have additional questions.