REVIEW: Hostess Suzy Q’s

Hostess Suzy Q's

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To quote the great John Fogerty, “Oh Suzy Q, I love you.”

I’m not here to talk about a Creedence Clearwater Revival. I’m here to talk about a famous snack cake revival. Suzy Q’s are back.

Remember when Hostess went under and individually wrapped Twinkies held more value than gold for a few weeks?

That feels like decades ago. When they initially released their product line again, Suzy Q’s were benched, and I guess some people were upset about this. Why they were bummed, I’ll never know.

Invented in 1961 and named after the daughter of a higher-up at the Continental Baking Company, Suzy Q’s preceded far superior cakes like Ding Dongs and Ho Hos by six years.

I’ve always been a fan of various snack cakes with no real bias towards any brand. I feel like I’ve had most if not all of what Hostess has offered over the years, but can’t remember ever eating Suzy Q’s. They always seemed like an early attempt at the Devil’s food cake with crème concept that no one bought anymore because Hostess was able to improve on the recipe.

Let’s be real, Hostess doesn’t exactly have a diverse product line. Half of their current product lineup are chocolate cakes with crème. And while one might be a cupcake, another in roll-up form, and another shaped like a hockey puck, it’s not enough of a change to warrant favoritism. Each are delicious in their own right. So why aren’t Suzy Q’s?

Hostess Suzy Q's 2

These things are super boring. The texture of the cake is horrendous. This is not a good sponge cake. This is a sponge labeled as a cake. The chocolate flavor is underwhelming and I’m not sure they’d work even if slathered in the plastic layer of chocolate Ding Dongs have.

Hostess Suzy Q's 3

The crème filling is basically what you’d expect, but that coupled with the bland sponge somehow made it taste worse than normal. I imagine the crème recipe doesn’t change much between the various products it fills, but it didn’t even taste as sugary and delicious as I’m used to.

I honestly can’t imagine a person alive who would prefer this over their other cakes. Taste is subjective, but come on.

Suzy Q’s have to be the worst snack cake Hostess makes. Have to be. There’s just no reason to ever get them when there are so many similar yet better options made by the same company and its competitors. Drake’s Devil Dogs are king, in my not so humble opinion.

I couldn’t find a box of Suzy Q’s in my local supermarket, and I gotta say I’m happy I didn’t because it would be sitting in the back of my cabinet for months.

To be fair to Hostess, they are under a new corporate umbrella now and the recipe for Suzy Q’s may have very well changed. BUT if this is the form they’ve come in since their inception, I can’t imagine them ever being good. Sorry Suzy, but you are the black sheep of the family. I don’t love you.

To misquote the film Dumb and Dumber, “That John Fogerty’s full of crap, man.”

(Nutrition Facts – 2 cakes – 310 calories, 120 calories from fat, 14 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 440 milligrams of sodium, 44 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 30 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein..)

Item: Hostess Suzy Q’s
Purchased Price: $1.79
Size: 3.03 oz.
Purchased at: 7-Eleven
Rating: 2 out of 10
Pros: The crème is still solid. Good to have Hostess back in our lives. CCR.
Cons: Bland cake. Weak chocolate flavor. Referring to this as a “Snack Classic.” Worst revival ever.

266 thoughts to “REVIEW: Hostess Suzy Q’s”

  1. IF it’s the same original recipe being used in the new ones then I respectfully disagree with your review. But based on your description it sounds like the recipe has indeed changed. I have had no luck at all finding these and the nearest 7-11 is an hour away. Hopefully I can find them soon and test the recipe. Before Hostess went under, Suzy Qs were great cakes and I was so hopeful these overstuffed creme bombs would still hold their luster. Admittedly, some of this could be nostalgia. If anyone finds these in the larger stores please let us know. No luck here in Ohio so far.

          1. I remember them.being a larger square cake not smaller than twinkle size bought a box 3.00. And is horrible dry as hell

      1. Yes terrible and just wrong really really wrong suzyQ used to be a nice size perfect shaped alot of cream great chocolate cake that you have their is really really wrong thats all i have .

        1. I agree. Horrible!!! I bought them FAITHFULLY BEFORE THEY DISAPPEARED. Now, I just bought 2. FAUX CHOCOLATE. Drier than the Mojave desert. Yuck. Will NOT waste my time, taste buds or money on this product EVER AGAIN.

    1. Back when I was a kind (40+ years ago) these were my favorites and then something changed and the ‘cake’ did literally look and taste like a sponge. And this while I was still a kid. I switched to ding-dongs and never looked back.

    2. It’s definitely not the same Darrell. The cake is not right anymore, you can tell just by looking at it especially if you search for images of old Suzie Q’s. They were always my fave hostess cake and I was so excited when I saw they were coming back but these are disgusting.

      1. I bought my first box suzie qs today and they were terrible won’t buy them again ……nothing like original

      2. Just bought a box, I loved these as a kid with a glass of cold milk, you could pull them apart and eat one side at a time haha…. But these new ones are horrible! The cake is different and and taste awful and dry, they are not near as big as they used to be…. I will not be buying anymore of them… Ever…. Unless they go back to the original susy q!

      3. I have to agree 100%, these were always my favorite 30+years ago, the cake was dense and had a rich chocolate taste kinda like how an Oreo cookie has a dark chocolate taste over all knock-off brands. These new Suzy-Q’s are a horrible joke!

        1. Absolutely. The original Susie Q has moist cake and a thick layer of cream filling. This thing is nothing like the original. Dry flavorless cake with tasteless filling.

          1. Yes horrible and not fare to cheat people out of there money like that i was a big fan of suzyQ cakes for over 30+years like so many others. I dont even wanna buy your name brand at this point. JUST NASTY

      4. I agree. I absolutely loved the original Suzy Q, however the cake is “not” the same recipe. I ate them several times a week, I would know. However they are not bad. Just not the original.

      5. “Disgusting” is right! I am siting here just finishing eating one. Which sent me looking to see if I was the only one who thought this is NOT the Suzy Q I have always favored. I bought a box and now I’m stuck with them. I have been ripped off.

      6. I agree. Just tasted the ‘new’ ones a few days ago…Not even close to a real Suzy Q. At first look I knew, and then touching it, I took one bite and I was done. My kids finished the rest of the box. Big disappointment. Dry, small, pale, not the same recipe or make-up at all.

    3. Fold them once in Wal Mart in Elyria in the fall of 2015. The description is accurate, but I’m holding out that Hostess corrects these treats. I’m always looking and hoping for them. I bought 2 packs, one is in the freezer and I also have an original package frozen. Even after the years I’m tempted to eat the older ones but not the newer version.

      1. stacy i agree 100 persent i grew up with suzy q. the cake was darker and the cream filling was thicker and sweeter. i was very happy that the new owners of Hostess were bring back the susy q, but unfortunately I was very i mean very dissapointed. they mine as well change the name to something else because it sure as hell isnt a susy q.signed a very dissapointed fan of the susy q.

    4. It’s SOOO not the same recipe and I’m so upset! I was so excited to see a box pop up in my Walmart today…took one bite of the Suzy Q and was incredibly this disappointmentedition! It does not taste the same at all! When I was a kid I loved these these! I’m so disappointed Now Im stuck with this box and if I don’t even know go bad but I don’t know if I’ll be able to!

    5. The recipe did change!!! Not the same Suzy Q i remember and it’s very disappointing. The cake they are using now is garbage and the size is even smaller…What the heck hostess!! You guys are trying to save money yet lacking on the quality of my all time favorite snack. Get it together!!

    6. I love suzy q’s, and I have really been craving one for a while. but sadly, and slightly irritated, I cant fine them here in my area either. if I happen to spot them, I will post.

    7. They changed the cake recipe for the Suzy Q just go buy Little Debbie chocolate twin cakes taste just like it. Plz Hostess bring back the Original Suzy Q recipe

      1. Oh these comments, including my own rants!…LOL You sound so distraught you told us to go and buy Little Debbie Chocolate Twins just to turn right around and plea with Hostess to bring back the Suzy Q!…LMBO!!! That’s one of the best yet!!! I applaud you! LOL They really ought to get it right as many, many people are upset…and with GOOD reason too! This new thing definitely isn’t an original Suzy Q…it’s…it’s…it’s…Oh heck, I don’t even know what to call it!….lol SMH

    8. Horrible. Bought a box today at Walmart…..was so happy they were back. Threw 3/4 of a box away. The company should be embarrassed!!!!! Horrible taste. Nothing like the old ones.

    9. I have been so disappointed in the new Suzy Q’s. I had been waiting for a long time to bring these back and now I wish they wouldn’t have. Why would they leave their other products the same and mess with this one. Even if they cost more to make I would pay more to have the same product. I guess they did not learn from when Coke changed their formula, they lost customers. I hate the cake part now and the cream is nothing like it use to be. Not only are they smaller but the cake has no flavor, certainly not like the old version. also the cream is lighter and less tasty. Even when I complained to Hostess and they sent me coupons I will not buy them. Until they go back to the old version I will not buy Suzy Q’s or any other product.

    10. I bought these just yesterday and there is no way the recipe is the same. They look and taste different. I think they are good but not superior as they were in the past.

    11. Don’t bother looking for them. They are not like the original. After 4 years of them saying they would bring them back – I am very disappointed.

    12. I had just bought some the other day, they’ve definitely changed the recipe….they’re aweful! I remember the cake being more dense and not airy, almost falls apart


    14. Don’t waste your time looking…being 55 and a serious fan of the original suzy Q’s, the revamped version is less than desirable. The cake is dry and light brown, no where near the rich, moist, dark chocolaty cakes i was used to growing up in the 60’s. It no longer has the rounded corners stuffed to the brim with that sweet delectable cream filling…they should have let suzy die with honor than bringing her back as a zombie of her former glory…disappointed …former Suzy Q lover

      1. Agreed 1000%…I too even miss those rounded edges!!!! Won’t be buying again. These were like an April’s Fool joke.

    15. I found them at Walmart in a in a box of 08 individually wrapped cakes and they are not the same they are kind of nasty they don’t taste the same at all

    16. Consider yourself lucky… They should be sued for calling themselves SuzyQ’s… They further the fool the public (me) by putting a picture of the OLD SuzyQ’s on the box… Don’t waste your money

    17. I just tried Suzy Q’s today for the first time in a couple years and I have to say that they were terrible. The recipe has indeed changed from that dark, moist flavorful chocolate cake with thick creamy sweet filling to a bland light brown colored rectangle with a very thin layer of cream filling which you could barely taste and was not nearly as sweet as it used to be. I will not be buying these again which is too bad as they were my go to treat once in a while. What a shame…

    18. I grew up on the Real Suzy Q’s. The new ones are nowhere close and a total disappointment. A totally different product not even close to the original size, texture, or taste. Hostess wake up. Bring back the real Suzy Q’s

    19. I rarely post anywhere, but I can’t contain my disappointment. I can tell you as a Suzy-Q eater from 1996 (or earlier) to 2010 that the ones I just bought on 3/16/2017 in NH are not close to the cakes I enjoyed for 15 years or so. If they were even close, I would not have bothered to search for other complaints, and certainly would not have bothered to post. All of the negative comments and descriptions posted on this page apply. If anybody thinks they are the same as they used to be, you either had them so long ago that you forgot, or you somehow bought some old stock made before the Hostess bankruptcy. Because I can tell you, 10 year old stock of the original could not be worse than these new ones. I mean, they could not have dried out more, and any bacteria would be preferable to that aftertaste. And I suffered through the whole box over the course of a week, so it wasn’t just a hasty judgment. The only positive was they were on sale for $2 per box, and the shelf was as full a few days later as it was when I bought. Maybe lack of sales will force a change.

    20. I can confirm. The recipe has indeed changed. I was so excited to see these on the shelf, I grabbed two packages. These is NOT the Suzy-Q’s you remember! The cake, for starters, isn’t even the right shade. And like it says in the review, the cake is bland, dry and flavourless! The cake used to be more dense and moist. And more milk chocolate like and less devil’s foodcake in flavour. It was also rounded on the corners. Darker in colour. This thing I had today broke my damn heart! 🙁

    21. I bought a box. They’re smaller than the old Suzy-Q…there’s less cream between the layers, so the cake seems dryer. The Chocolate cake doesn’t look the same because it now has straight edges (used to be rounded).

    22. It has absolutely changed. Suzy-Qs were great back in the day, but this new recipe is an abomination. They’re just bloody awful, whoever decided to make this change needs to find a new job.

      1. AMEN! I want the old ones back and I’m actually craving them. No way of ever buy another box of these nasty tiny cakes, well I can’t even call them cakes they are that bad!!

    23. They have them in Florida, but don’t waste your time…they changed them and they are terrible now…why can’t these companies stick with what people like instead of changing it

    24. I’m with you, these were the best snack cakes in the world imo. When they came back I could have cried. They are horrible! No kidding horrible!! That pic she has, is what they are now and Hostess screwed up on the choc cake part. SMH!!! I want the old ones back!!!

    25. Very true, Suzy Q’s do not taste as they did in the 80’s. Just had one yesterday after discovering them on the shelf at an off brand market called Food Bazaar in NYC. Prefer the 80’s rich creamy filling between 2 real chocolate tasting cakes. I now opt for Funny Bones (frozen of course) over any other snack cakes.

  2. These are not the same cakes. Have bought 2 thinking i got a bad batch the 1st time. These are disgusting. Utter fail. Recipe has been changed everyone.

  3. I recall Suzy q’s having a layer of fudge like frosting on top, less than a year ago. Why on earth would they change to this bland counterpart?

    1. They didn’t actually have any frosting on top, but they were that moist and rich that I can see why you would think so.
      Suzy Qs were always the standout cake in the Hostess line. Best value and biggest portion by weight.
      The new version is a terrible attempt.
      Trust me, if you had the original, you’d immediately see the difference.
      Moist, rich cake with that Oreo type super dark cocoa, dense sweet creme (I hate to break it to you now-vegans, but the secret there? Beef fat!) and they were actually baked into ‘loaves’ evidenced by the rounded contour. They were the perfect snack cake, now they’re everything you’d hate….dry, pale, obviously cut from a huge sheet, smaller (naturally) and the worst part….they attempted to pass them off as comparable as if we’re stupid.

  4. No, these were never very good. My mom used to buy these for us when I was a kid (way back in the late 60s-early 70s), because they were always on sale and cheaper than the better Hostess products. Even back then, they were mediocre at best, and since the new version of Hostess has even managed to screw up my favorite, the Ho-Ho, I’m sure they are even worse now.

    Suzy Qs haven’t ever been frosted, as far as I can remember. The current form is the same as I remember from a kid.

    1. These are not the same. The old Suzy Q’s had a very dark chocolate cake, and each half of the cake was thinner than the new ones, and had more, of a different cream filling. Also, the old one’s you could tell each cake piece was baked individualy, like in a muffin pan, because the corners were rounded off, and the “top” had a slight domed shape to it. The new versions the cake is clearly all baked in a large sheet, the sliced into size like you would a brownie, the cake is not a dark rich chocolate, just chocolate, they are smaller and don’t taste the same…at all. Unfortunate, they missed the boat big time, but I assume that when Hostess went under and they sold all the recipes, they didn’t buy them all back…who knows

  5. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion of course, but judging from Hostess’ Facebook page, I’m not alone in my love for Suzy Q’s! Hoping they find their way to Ohio soon!

      1. Lol well it doesn’t seem to matter because they STILL have not made it to my little corner of Ohio! I’ve pretty much given up on getting to try them. But like a movie that you know is gonna be bad you still wanna try it to see just how bad it is! Lol

        1. I live in Ohio and just found them at Walmart… Used to love Suzy Q’s but the recipe is definitely changed. The new ones are ok but I would not go out of my way to buy them again. I hope Hostess decides to go back to the old recipe.

  6. I work for a distributor that sells Hostess products. We had the Suzy Q for less than a week when Hostess had us pull all of our stock and destroy it. They did not issue a recall on it. They only said it was pulled for poor quality.

  7. I used to like them as a wee lass in the 80’s and they could be pretty dry but were nothing like that unwrapped one in the picture; thing looks exactly like a dry dish sponge slathered with Soft Scrub!

  8. The ones with the chocolate on top are Chocodiles. In essence, they’re chocolate covered Twinkies.

    When I was a kid, I’d spend all of my allowance on Hostess — Chocodiles, pudding pies (the best was a vanilla that had chocolate on the outside like a Boston cream donut), and Suzie Qs were my favorite.

    They brought back the Chocodiles, but they’re not nearly as good as they were back in the 80s. The cake is more dense, the filling is not as sweet, and there’s not much of it at all.

    From the reviews here, I’m guessing Suzie Qs are suffering the same fate. Too bad.

    I really wish they’d bring back those vanilla pudding pies, those were AMAZING!

  9. Well I just bought a box of Susie q’s today in Indiana … I loved them as a kid and then as an adult.. How ever these are def not the same . They are small , not s moist sponge cake and do not even come close to the real product . Someone mentioned they were pulled off shelves in january well they need it be pulled now!!

  10. When hostess came back I was hoping they would bring back the Q and I found one on the shelve with hopes of bring back the past, well they fail miserably!!!!! It was horrible the worst knock off I have ever tasted. They didn’t even come close.

  11. I was a Suzy Q addict. If I walked in a store that had Suzy Qs I would buy a pack even if I wasn’t hungry, They were my favorite. I hadn’t seen them in stores for awhile. My wife came across a box and bought them for me. The box said: “They’re back”. After taking one out of the box and opening it up, I noticed it was not like the old Suzy Q. It was a lighter color and smaller. It appears to be cut from a larger sheet. I tried it and was very disappointed. The old Suzy Q was made from two halves baked in separate pods. The cream filling is not what was in the old Suzy Q. It pretty much is a tasteless sponge. I tried one a couple days later and confirmed my opinion. The remaining “crappy Qs” will go in the trash.

  12. A little disappointed at the negative comments about the Suzy Q’s… I was surprised to see them on the Food City shelves here in Knoxville, Tenn.. Got a box and opened one as soon as I got in the car… I could not tell any difference… It was the same great taste I remembered.. Thank you Hostess for bringing Suzy Q’s back.

    1. You obviously have no taste buds left in your mouth if u think these even come close to ANYTHING eatible let alone the “old” Suzy Q

  13. These are nothing like the dark chocolate cakes with sweet cream filling I loved. They are ok, but the cake is no where the taste level it was. The cream filling helps, but it is not the original recipe. The filling is flat, not fluffy. The cake is dry, not moist like the original. The best comparison I can make is it is the generic dime store version of a Suzy Q made with cheap ingredients. None of the Hostess products taste the same since the sale…snowballs are the closest to original, at least it makes it easier to resist them!

  14. Just bought a box of the new Suzy Q’s at a Walmart in Minnesota. None of the products that the new Hostess has put out are the same as the originals, this is no exception. The original Suzy Q had a more devils food chocolate taste. They were superior in every way and almost twice the size. Hostess products were a part of my life as a young man. Lets face it these treats were, and still are, not good for us, but the originals at least tasted good. The original Hostess has been liquidated and several bakery’s are making replacement Hostess look alike products for Apollo Global Mgmt. Apollo is an investment company interested in profits not quality. I’m shocked that they couldn’t do a better job of replicating the Hostess products. Unfortunately for them we see and taste the difference.

  15. These are NOT SuziQ’s. Fail. The love on Hostess FB page was for SuziQ’s; no one requested a generic type mock up of the former. Completely different taste, look, chocolate, size, texture…
    The name is the only thing that’s the same. Every Hostess cake tastes different under the new ownership. I guess they thought if they wait was long enough, we’d forget what they used to taste like. So disappointed.

    1. I have not purchased any Hostess products since the quit making Suzy-Qs. They brought them back and they are horrible. Will not purchase anymore. Do they make them in China now?

      1. Nabisco did the same thing with the Chocolate Chip Ahoy cookies. They sent the business to Mexico and ever since, the flavor has not been the same. Companies are compromising quality and flavor for cheaper ingredients. The Hostess company could very well be headquartered in China now. Sad.

  16. I just bought a box and dove in. NOT THE SAME RECIPE AS THE ORIGINAL!! The original Suzy-Q was larger and cake was not as dry and bland as this new fake that Hostess is trying to pass off. The original Suzy-Q was a bar of pure gold in my elementary school lunch box, you couldn’t trade the best baloney sandwich a mom could make for an original Suzy-Q. I am very disappointed for this re-release of Suzy-Qs I’m not going to buy Hostess products anymore until they return to the original recipe.

    1. I purchased a box of 8 for $3.79 from Food Lion. I probably ate 2 over several days….threw the rest of that mess IN-THE-TRASH! Remember the originals had a dark chocolate color and had a distinguished flavor. This milk chocolate looking mess doesn’t impress me….and apparently many, many others. It’s nothing but a tasteless brown sponge. It’s probably not even real cake, just a bunch of fillers. SMH

  17. My husband brought home the new Suzy Q’s, my goodness these taste terrible nothing like the original Suzies, these are made from devil cake mix not the darker chocolate that the original Suzies were made. If you are bringing Suzy Q back, bring something worth eating. Very disappionted.

    1. Exactly! I totally agree. Even today’s young millennials should know what an original Suzy Q should taste like. These are something totally different. Definitely not Suzy Q’s, just another form of a chocolate sponge cake with cream filling. Should not be called, Suzy Q. Shame on Hostess for presenting such a poor quality product.

  18. The new Suzy Q’s suck!! There, I said it.

    Ever since their bankruptcy issue, Hostess has done everything on the cheap. Snack cakes have all changed, and not for the better.

    1) Snack cakes are much smaller than they used to be. In some cases, about half the size.
    2) Recipes have changed. Most cakes are not as moist as they used to be. (Twinkies feel more hard and dry, as do the Suzy Q’s)
    3) Boxes have gone from an average of 12 count to 8 count packages.
    4) Prices have gone up.

    I used to love Hostess above all other brands. Now, they just suck. Not a very smart way to run a business. One thing you NEVER do is sacrifice quality. How long do you think people will continue buying their now crappy products?

  19. I purchased a box of these incredibly horrible tasting snack sponges! I remember the original Suzy Q’s not only from my childhood, but as a soldier in the military…and even 8 years ago. The original Suzy Q had a color that was close to that of an Oreo cookie, yes, that dark chocolate brown color, a hint away from black. But these, don’t let that milk chocolate color fool you. The taste is absolutely horrible. If you know the original flavor of what a Suzy Q is “suppose” to taste like. I’m talking just a mere 7 to 8 years ago, before they went out. But now, they are marketing the Suzy Q as “being back!”. Well IT’S NOT BACK. This present sponge is something of a new breed and it damn sure isn’t a Suzy Q. I can’t stand when companies sell out quality over cheaper ingredients. Plus, they’ve increased the prices. I’d rather they increase the price a bit rather than compromise the ingredients. I bought a box from Food Lion, ate a total of two over a four day period, and decided to just throw that mess in the trash. I’ve tasted better chocolate snack cakes with cream filling from the Dollar Store and I’m not exaggerating. If you know what the original Suzy Q tastes like, save your money and do not purchase. Some will purchase for the sake of determining whether it’s the same or not. So be it. I’ve written this to forewarn you to save your $3.79/8 count.

  20. These are not close to the original. The cake is not moist & spongy like the original, this is a welfare recipe of the original Suzy Q. They are much smaller & this recipe id junk. These look like a cheap try at the original not even coming close, they are even cheap on the crème filling.

    1. lmbo! Exactly. Some folk here talking about they are the original…must be six year old’s on here leaving messages, because even someone in there 20’s would “know” that the original Suzy Q tasted like real dark chocolate with real cream filling and had slightly rounded edges. But it was primarily the “flavor” that made it a real Suzy Q…not this milk chocolate looking fake “welfare recipe” produced flavored mess. Like I said, I bought a box of 8….ate three over four days….threw the rest in the trash. Some people don’t want the original flavor of what a REAL Suzy Q is suppose to taste like, they just want something sweet. I’ve tasted better from the Dollar Store….no lie.

  21. You should have left Suzy Q along that cake is dry it’s horrible the only thing that’s the same as the the filling very disappointed

  22. I just bought a box of Suzy Q’s today and they are terrible !!! I was expecting the one’s from the ” old days “. They were my favorite cake all my life growing up. They are so bad that I will never buy them again.

  23. Along with many of you, when I saw “Suzy Q’s” on the shelf, I was so happy… I bought them so quick. When I got to the car, I tore open the box, expecting the, succulent, amazing, deep dark chocolate with the sweet cream and my mouth watered before I took the first bite. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! I will NEVER, EVER buy this bogus cake again…. Why couldnt they have been what they were back when?????

    1. I agree with you 100%. I moved from N.J. to Georgia 27 years ago. Every so often I would think of Suzy Q’s and would look in the stores for them. I figured that maybe stores in Georgia just didn’t stock them. I walked into Walmart a week ago and there they were. I was so excited. Ate one as soon as I got home. Very disappointing. They are only about 2/3 the size of the original and the amount of cream is ridiculous. Hardly anything. Won’t buy them again.

  24. Looking forward to the Suzy Q coming back. Finally got some and will never buy again. Just horrible. Just another company pushing sub standard products out to make money. Save your money….boycott Hostess products

  25. Bring back the original Suzy Q. I can’t begin to say how disappointed I was when I bought a box. I was so ready for the joy of individual deep dark chocolate cake pieces pressed together with the delicious white creamy cream sneaking out the sides. Shame on you heathens for changing the original Hostess recipes.

  26. Don’t need to rewrite what has already been said many times above – these are absolutely terrible! Loved the original, hate the remake. Really wish I could get my money back! Throwing the remainder of the box out, and only had one!

  27. Hi, all I’ve been eating Suzy Q’s for 40yrs. I use to have tantrums for a Suzy Q as a kid. I was soooooo disappointed when Hostess went under because they were the only junk food that i liked(Brand). When they left, I learned to live with another brand but still wasn’t the same, so when they came back I WAS IN HEAVEN! But no Suzy Q’s!!! I wrote Hostess and asked about the Suzy Q and was told that they were coming back. They also sent me a few coupons for free boxes of Hostess cakes. Well, we just got them here in Texas and I AM HORRIFIED! THESE ARE NOT MY SUZY Q’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They changed the cake! If they wasn’t going to bring the original back then they should have left them alone. LET THEM DIE WITH DIGNITY!!!!

  28. No, don’t even say “they’re Back” They are not back. They suck. I was so mad when I tried
    the new ones. They have crap cake, a tiny tiny bit of cream. We used to ride our horses
    to the local market and buy the huge, soft, creamy delight every weekend. No, this is false
    advertising. Hostess should be sued!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. They are not the original. Hostess should be ashamed to call this cake a Suzy Q. The new cake sucks – I will not buy them again!

  30. We just got them here in Northern Virginia. Agree with all the others criticizing the “new” Suzy Q. The recipe is new and NOT improved. The “cakes” are mostly air, and resemble pieces of sandwich bread with the crusts cut off. The cream filling is close to flavorless. Not sure why they bothered with this incarnation

  31. Hey Suzy Q Lovers! I wrote Hostess about this and they responded. They want to know what is different about the new Suzy Q. They want to hear from us. The customer relations # 800-483-7253 (8:30-4:30cst). Address: Hostess Brand, PO BOX 419593, Kansas City, MO. 64141-6593. LET THEM KNOW! !!!!

    1. Good post! Thanks for the information. I will contact them and voice my concerns. I hope many will do the same.

    2. Called the number – customer service rep didn’t seem to care at all. Didn’t even sound like she was typing my comments. Never asked for my name, number…. Just adds to the frustration over this once wonderful snack that has definitely taken a WRONG turn under the new company!

  32. Just had the new ones. Not the same. I loved the old ones. They are more rectangle on the edges as the older version was round. They tasted okay but not as good as I remember. The older ones were more solid in your hand and you could lick the all around the edge to the crème. Try that with these and it will just fall apart in your hand.

  33. I disagree that they are horrible, because they’re not. I do agree however that they are not the same. That is very disappointing since I have been waiting and waiting for them to show up at stores in my area. The cake – I believe – was devil’s food, but it had more of a spongier look and softer if I remember right. The creme in the middle is still good. I hope they will find the right recipe! I do like the way they are packaging them in the box individually wrapped. No, those of us who were big Suzy Q lovers recognize the difference between the old and the new and hope they will RE-bring them out with the correct cake recipe. Come on Hostess.

  34. DARN !! These used to be sooo good , THE chocolate cake is very bland and the crème is not as sweet . (booo) I hope they get the comments and try to get back to the originals as close as possible

  35. I bought a box today at Walmart! I loved thesecas a freshman in college! But sad to say, theses are not the same recipe at all!! These should not even be allowed to be called Susie Qs! The texture and flavor of the choc cake is not anywhere close to the Original! I was so disappointed!

  36. Just curious if anyone has shared this site with Hostess so they can see all the comments? Otherwise, this is just a complaint site, with no other value… Well deserved complaints, but still…

    1. I remember reading a few days ago that one woman called them on the phone and she got the impression that the woman who answered the phone wasn’t at all interested in her complaint. Well they will find out when everyone stops buying them. I bought a box a couple of weeks ago in Walmart. I was so excited to see them again. I agree with everyone, they were nothing like the original Suzy Q’s. I won’t buy them again.

      1. Ah…folks beginning to wake up. Stop letting these companies do wrong by the very people that support them. This particular company know they changed the recipe/ingredients. A few of their representatives ought to be informed of these posts. All it takes is for someone to make this go viral via Facebook or YouTube or any other social media…they’ll get it right.

    2. I didnt call but i used their “contact us” on their website. Did this twice and both times just got the same generic response that they will check quality control and gave me a couoon. The wording of the letter had no relevance on what i said to them. I dont think they care. Its not a quality issue its a recipe issue. I mean they might not be the best quality but i think they are what they expect them to be. Which is sad.

  37. I tried them too, the cake of the original when I was a kid was devils’ food chocolate cakes with the rich cream layer. they were also bigger.
    New style and recipe is underwhelming. Like a german chocolate replaced devils food, and a bland german chocolate cake at that. and thy are cut smaller.

  38. Sad to see they changed these, use to love these and Big Wheels, forgot who made BIg Wheels thought were better than ring dings when was in the silver foil. DRAKES Devil dogs not tasting sa me either.

  39. No, Suzie Q is not the worst, in fact, it WAS the best… Not any more, I waited for the comeback and the box said, ‘ Because Scott said so’?? They are small and dried up, I imagine much like, “Scott’s” dick.
    That is all, Good bye Hostess.

  40. I ate a Suzy Q for lunch every day in my Junior & Senior year in high school. That was 32 years ago. The new ones are not the same at all. Bland, dry and smaller. The original was made with a whole cake. The new ones are a cut up sheet cake, which make them crumbly too. Everything is different and not good at all. Go to the Hostess website and leave a message. Maybe they will go back to the original if enough people write them.

  41. Hostess oughta be ashamed of themselves!!! Don’t imagine they’ll be in business very much longer!!! You let us all down. I don’t even care that they made it smaller. should not have changed it the recipe!!! I just proposed to Little Debbie

  42. Why isn’t anyone mentioning the fact that the person giving the review states that they never actually tried the product? I’ve never actually driven a Maserati but would you like to read my review of them? I loved the old Suzy Q’s. I hope they haven’t changed

    1. Mark,
      Unfortunately, they have changed. They were my favorite cake as a child. The dark moist chocolate cake that oozed creme out the sides when you took a bite. They aren’t horrible and would have been better received if they used a different name. The cake now is drier compared to the original recipe. They have been cut to make them have perfect corners. The original had rounded edges. I am sure this saves Hostess some money. Overall, I am very disappointed. I don’t know why companies have to tinker with great recipes.

  43. I’m from Illinois and I love Suzy q and the new ones I bought yesterday. Are horrible dry cake in a square shape . Not even close to the original. Suzy q. I was so disappointed.

  44. I just bought a box in Texas.. The old ones were my absolute favorite!! These fail miserably. The cakes are too thick.. to airy ( not near as dense) cut instead of molded to shape.. smaller.. and have almost no flavor. Very disappointed.. my husband agreed with me.. not anything like the originals… no cheap knock off ever came close, and not even when they are made by Hostess themselves. Obviously the originals were worth their weight in gold. Hopefully.. they hear the public and fix them!!

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