PissedConsumer.com strives to provide consumers with the right information to make informed purchasing decisions. Our website collected and compiled various consumer reviews about Hostess Brands and Little Debbie as well as customer ratings and recommendations for these brands. Each brand score is calculated based on set of relevant criteria and displays company performance over time.

Hostess Brands
Little Debbie

Hostess Brands and Little Debbie Overview

Total reviews
745
227
Company responses
0
0
Issues resolved
1
0

Hostess Brands was first mentioned on PissedConsumer on Aug 6, 2013 and since then this brand received 745 reviews. It is 518 reviews more than Little Debbie received since Aug 3, 2008.

Hostess Brands and Little Debbie Consumer Ratings

Rank
165 out of 1022 in Food Manufacturers category
89 out of 1022 in Food Manufacturers category
Product or Service Quality
153 in category
80 in category
Value for money
159 in category
94 in category
Diversity of Products or Services
130 in category
88 in category

According to consumer ratings and reviews, Little Debbie ranks 76 points higher in the Food Manufacturers category than Hostess Brands. People gave Hostess Brands 1.5 stars for Product or Service Quality criterion in Food Manufacturers category and it is 90 points higher than the worst rated brand in this category. At the same time, Little Debbie was rated 2.1 stars for Product or Service Quality criterion in this category and it is 163 points higher than the worst rated brand in this category. If we look at Value for money criterion, than we see that Little Debbie has a higher rating than Hostess Brands. Regarding Diversity of Products or Services criterion, consumers gave Hostess Brands 2.3 stars and it is 53% worse than other in category. Little Debbie however was rated 2.7 stars and it is 64% greater than other in category.

Hostess Brands and Little Debbie Rating Details

Product or Service Quality
1.5 (301 reviews)
2.1 (83 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...You would think something or someone would be making sure your product is safely sealed in its baggie..

Joni S

...The bag has changed and the quality of the doughnuts also. They are no longer as light and fluffy as they use to be. They are a little chewy and on the greasy side...

Lloyd C
Value for money
1.8 (267 reviews)
2.5 (73 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

I have bought a few boxes of snacks now and they have tasted stail

Calie

My mother buys Little Debbies always and loves the products. Today she opened a big box of oat meal cream pies to find one had a missing bite! The box was sealed but the wrapper was opened. Apparently this happened in the boxing department at the factory. Guess they can’t help what an employee does...

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Diversity of Products or Services
2.3 (207 reviews)
2.7 (68 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

Bit into a hostess cupcake and big piece of cardboard was in the middle of cupcake, literally swallowed and almost choked!

PissedConsumer1673411

No one answered the phone

Jenniffer

Hostess Brands and Little Debbie Pros and Cons

Pros
  • What the name hostess used to mean
  • What it used to be
  • Way the brand used to taste
  • Was a good snack
  • Tast good
  • Good usually
Cons
  • Poor quality
  • New recipes taste bad go back to original recipes
  • Product
  • Poor quality
  • This experience was scary
  • Broken tooth

Hostess Brands and Little Debbie Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews
5

i love all your cakes pies etc ,i just wanted to say the suzyQ's chocolate cake is not as dark as the old, one's it stil...

5

I love little DEBBIE COCONUT ROUNDS WHEN ARE YOU ALL GOING TO PUT THEM BACK IN STORES

Hostess Brands and Little Debbie Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews
1

I purchased a package of Twinkies at a Walgreens store in Perry, GA. I ate one, and although I thought it tasted odd, I...

1

I bit into a Star Crunch Snack containing a safety pin. The company sent someone to my house that day to retrieve the...

Hostess Brands and Little Debbie Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews
1

I just got food poisoning from DING-DO***! I will never buy them again!

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I don't like that little Debbie price change on cake

Read all 227 reviews

Hostess Brands and Little Debbie Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • Hostess Brands Suzy Qs Cake (137 reviews)
  • Hostess Brands Cupcake (54 reviews)
  • Hostess Brands Ding Dongs Cake (48 reviews)
  • Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies Cookies (22 reviews)
  • Little Debbie Cake (15 reviews)
  • Little Debbie Doughnut (14 reviews)