|Hostess Choco Bliss|
Choco Bliss were billed as a "Chocolate Lover's Dream", and it was hard to argue with that description. Check out the expressions on the faces of these kids and adults from the only two commercials for Choco bliss that can be found on YouTube. They may be staged, but looking at these ecstatic expressions you can get an idea of what the experience of diving into a Choco Bliss was like for a chocolate lover in the 80s. I won't mention anything about the apparent use of vague sexual imagery used in these ads, other than to acknowledge it. Judge for yourself.
Like Suzy Q's, a Choco Bliss consisted of two oversized devil's food cake sticks with a creamy layer in between. While the Suzy Q had (and still has) a white creme center Choco Bliss had a chocolatey middle layer.
Then, just to cement Choco Bliss' place in the heart of dreaming chocolate lovers, another layer of chocolate icing was applied to the top, making a total of four layers of chocolate (three completely different ones) in a single snack! The two non-cake layers were different from each other too: the top one was a denser, frosting-like covering or icing with lines running the length of the cake while the middle layer had a creamier consistency and a lighter color.
Unfortunately, the Choco Bliss went the way of the dinosaur a few years later. I don't know exactly when they stopped being produced, but can't recall seeing them on shelves in the early 1990s. It seems like they had a rather short heyday compared to gray-beards like Twinkies, Hostess Cupcakes and Hostess Fruit Pies. Chocolate lovers everywhere must have lamented the demise of Choco bliss while diabetics probably rejoiced.
|Image from Choco Bliss ad that could just as easily be a tombstone for the long-gone snack|
Here are the two commercials for Choco Bliss from the 1980s that have provided most of the photos for this installment of of Resurrecting The Past. The first one is geared toward kids. Check out this post about the ad from the site X-Entertainment for an absolutely hilarious moment-by-moment dissection of the commercial.
The second commercial shows that Choco Bliss cakes weren't simply kids' stuff. A man and a woman in this ad can't hide their excitement as they partake of the embarrassment of chocolatey riches provided by their beloved snack cakes.