Food of the Eighties, Chocodiles
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Like a Ho-Ho, but much bigger... Came with Cream filling and later with peanut butter.
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sheri - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG! they were the best. it was like a chocolate covered twinkie! YUM. i found them on a website for like 36 bux a dozen.
rebekah - August 17, 2007 - Report this comment
never ate these, only thing i ever remember about them is the movie summer school. Kristie Alley ate them. funny movie.
Blubbs - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Ate these all the time in grade school. I still get bummed when I think about them and how they don't make 'em anymore. They were basically just chocolate covered Twinkies but still amazing.
jay - February 15, 2008 - Report this comment
just found out they are back! you can get them here
Barbara - June 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Do NOT order from them. Numerous complaints - they take your money, do not ship, and do not answer many emails. Also do not supply a phone number to call. Just google them.
Brian - July 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I was told these are still sold on the West Coast & also in Hostess outlet stores. I just came back from a trip to Arizona and couldn't find them. If anyone is willing to do me a major favor and ship some to me, I would gladly pay you.
Autumngirl - July 17, 2008 - Report this comment
The best snack cake of all creation! I used to buy these all the time and would give my left arm for 1 box of these. Let's get together and submit a petition to bring these back!!!
Jill - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Chocodiles are still being produced. They are more like a chocolate covered Twinkie than a Ho-Ho as stated here. 1. find a hostess outlet first to see if they sell them. 2. Find a hostess distributor to see if they distribute them. The shelf life on Chocodiles isn't very long so they aren't shipped very far out from the distribution centers. I found them in 1997 in Southern Illinois. Later I learned there is a distribution center in St Louis. There is also a distribution center near Bakersfiled California. I found Chocodiles in 1999 in a discount grocery store in Bakersfield. Also in numerous gas stations between Bakersfield and L.A. and Vegas. You can also put these in a deep freeze and when you want one, let it thaw and eat. YUM!!
Jay - November 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I found the site a while back. I ordered 2 boxes and it was great. brought back great shild hood memories. I have to say they still taste best frozen!
MelfromDel - November 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I ordered a box from and got mine just fine. 1 box is $9, I missed them so much it was worth taking the chance to try and get them. I got them pretty quickly and had them gone in 3 days!!! They were AWESOME!!! I WILL order more!!
MrTroy - December 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I don't know what Barbara is talking about. I ordered 4 box's (A few as Christmas presents to some family that still think they are discontinued). Ordered them and got them via First Class USPS just fine. They are great!
cely - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
please email me at i am trying to buy chocodiles forever. avoid they are scammers....and do not exist.
MrTroy - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Cely, I don't know what you are talking about, I ordered 3 boxes from them and received them just fine. Just email them on the contact page of the website if you did not get them.
Heather - March 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I suppose I am fortunate. In Utah, they show up sporadically, and I have been known to buy them on occasion when I encounter them. For whatever reason, I was talking with a friend about them one day, and a few days later I found a bag attached to my door, and inside were two chocodiles. He had found them in a convenience store and decided to leave some for me. I just ate one and found it rather lackluster, which is about how they usually are. I suppose their stature grows in places where they are unavailable. Maybe if they disappear from this area, I will suddenly crave them and decide that they are gourmet treats. Now if only I could find a Hostess blueberry pie; I haven't seen one of those in ages.
Vince - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I too got scammed. Chocodiles never shipped. I've sent emails direct, through their site and via Paypal. Still nothing. Paypal is trying to get my money back. Don't trust them!!!!!!!! Costco online sells them. Go through them!
Isabel - May 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm eating a Chocodile right now and googles "I love Chocodiles" and I found this site. I bought mine for $2.50 at a Hostess Outlet store here in Phoenix, AZ. They are going to expire 5/25 but I doubt the whole box will even last that long. I slightly remember the commercial with an alligator. Try them zapped in the microwave for about 5 seconds....YUM!
Chris - June 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Chocodiles are back in Colorado after over decade at least. They have been popping up in stores again. cool
bluhbluh - July 02, 2009 - Report this comment the person who said they saw them in Colorado, anyplace/supermarket in particular? Thanks!
Don - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
They sell them here in Colorado Springd
DK - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
They sell them here in Colorado Springs at 7-11
Tammy B - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
trying to find Chocodiles in St Louis area anyone know of any?
bluhbluh - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
the site is real, however, you are taking a shot ordering from them. I have placed a couple of orders in the past, sometimes shipped and received no problem, and the last time they never came and they were completely unresponsive to e-mail.
Nicole - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
If you are looking for chocodiles; I have found a place to get them locally. I will pick them up and ship them to you. Please email me if you are interested; payment due before I ship (nickelnm1 @ yahoo . com
Choco-kop - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
You can still get Chocodilesdirect from Hostess:
Sara - February 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember something that HOstess made called "Chocolicious"? It was chocolate cake rolled around chocolate cream with some kind of chocolate drizzles or sprinkles on top.
Grumpy - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
DO NOT ORDER FROM FRESHCHOCODILES.COM!! I honestly DO NOT think this is a real company. I paid on 7 Mar 10 and after two weeks of nothing I attempted to email and call (calling the 650-648-3278 only gets you a recording telling you to email them). No response at all. Luckily I paid through Paypal and I filed a claim (which they never responded to) then raised it to a dispute. They only responded to the dispute after I filed a report on The Internet Crime Complaint Center ( and even then it was only to provide a a USPS tracking number that showed a package being delivered over 100 miles away from my house! I immediately called Paypal and asked them to look at the complaint. They did and immediately refunded my money. THis place is a joke. Anyone who gives them good reviews must actually BE them. I did however find a place to order Hostess products: They seem to be reputable. I received a confirmation email and they have no complaints that I can find anywhere. They don't have Chocodiles but they have just about everything else.
Foodie - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I bought some online from for my brother back east..
Popfriggineye - June 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Has anyone ordered from the website "chocodiles now", the claim to ship them to you like, but i cant find any comments or customer reviews
txfiero - June 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm going to California from Texas in July! I hope to find them while there, I too got sucked into Freshchocodiles and had to report like Grumpy did above. My sisters in VA are already asking me to ship. If I can find them, I will buy many if anyone needs a fix they can pay thru paypal AFTER I have them in hand!! (I have good ebay feedback too!)
BostonJohn - July 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I searched forever to get some of these. They sell them in southern california, but none of the hostess outlets would send them to me. I finally gave in and ordered from the site( I read all the bad reviews). About three weeks later I received my order, I can't remember ever being so excited to open a package in my life. I happily tore open the chocodiles and devoured two immediately. This site is real, they even put a fridge magnet in the box. I will buy some from anybody at anytime if you happen across them in your travels. I have spotless feedback on multiple online buying, selling and trading sites. jmholmes25 at gmail dot com
julia - July 26, 2010 - Report this comment
To the guy asking about chocodiles now, they are legit and we have been quite happy with their service. We also bought from but the experience was horrible fyi.
Beth - July 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Matt - November 10, 2010 - Report this comment
There's a Hostess store nearby, but no Chocodiles :( I ordered from "" and got two boxes about three days later (in Michigan). It was an extremely tight turnaround on the expiration date. But there are so many complaints about them, maybe I just got lucky. I guess I'll find another source from now on.
Erik - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
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Angela - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked in a Hostess outlet in 2000-2001 and I remember they had a Chocodiles promotion but it was only like 2-3 months and then they were not available to our drivers (for delivery to c-stores and supermarkets). So there was a very short window of availability. It sounds like that has continued through the years...weird!
artgonewrong - January 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I ordered twice with and have recieved both shipment. I've had no problems with them and I lived in Maine at the time I ordered them. I now have moved to Oregon and found them at a local store. The only problem with them is that there were expired. I do plan to order them again. I'll post on here if there are any problems! Thanks!
matt in missouri - January 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Here is the response I received from Hostess: Dear Mr. Matt XXXXXX, Thank you for contacting us concerning our Hostess Chocodiles. We are sorry that you have been unable to find our Hostess Chocodiles. Unfortunately some of our products are only available in certain areas of the country. We have discovered a couple websites that provide mail order delivery, however. Please feel free to visit or for more information on mail order. Perhaps you will be able to find the cake or bread product you are looking for on one of those websites. Please understand Hostess Brands Inc. is not affiliated with these websites in any way and is not responsible for delivery or payment issues. Thank you for your interest. Sincerely, Evelyn Rodriguez Consumer Response Representative Famous foods does not carry them but chocodilesnow does. I ordered 2 boxs and got one free the total after shipping was $35 and some change. Hope this helps
Jess in Cali - July 02, 2011 - Report this comment
You can buy them in most likely in Los Angeles and San Diego at any 7Eleven!
Craig in Jersey - December 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I was looking for chococodiles for a while! I took Hostess' advice and ordered from: I live in new jersey and received them in 3 business days, perfectly packaged. Was very happy with the service and I will continue with them. Finally someone providing quality service.
garrett - December 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I ordered from chocodilesnow on the 14th. They said they would be shipped out on the 16th and sure enough, 2 days after the 16th the chocodiles were at my house on the 18th. I would order with I actually got a good deal from their facebook too:
Gybano - December 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks for that website and I will be placing an order soon for sure. The last time I found Chocodiles here in Michigan I was 16 years old. I'm going on 32 here soon..... *Nemesis (RE3) voice* [i]CHOCODILES![/i]
Scott - January 31, 2012 - Report this comment
They sell them on Amazon!
Julsey - August 18, 2012 - Report this comment
my mom orders chocodiles all the time. for birthdays, christmases, etc. never had a problem.
Carey Simmons - January 09, 2013 - Report this comment
My friend brought some back from IL. and those things were the bomb.. put them in the freezer mann they are great. I live on the East Coast and those things aren't across the Mississippi River or they aren't around here. thanks Bike Cop GA...
Charlie - January 05, 2014 - Report this comment
There is a funny youtube commercial from the 70's with Chauncey Chocodile!
Charlie - January 05, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember once in about 87 going into the corner store and buying 8 Chocodiles for two dollars. I tried to eat all 8 but could only do 5 or 6 before I got so sick I almost puked!
Jackie - April 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Before Hostess was sold last year, I still found Chocodiles when I would visit Las Vegas or California. Not sure if you can still find them. I grew up on Long Island, and I used to get them all the time when I would go to 7-11.
KK - June 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I freeze twinkles then cover them with chocolate almond bark. I have been desperate for years to eat a chocodiles. Great memories as a child from the 80's! Pretty good substitute.
Rob - July 23, 2014 - Report this comment
They're BACK! The new Hostess is bringing them back under the full name "Chocodile Twinkies".
db - July 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Tried the new chocodile twinkies today - they ARE NOT the same! :(
me2 - August 01, 2014 - Report this comment
what db said...they're not the same and they suck...i then found an article where the NEW Hostess says the recipe changed "slightly" but they look and taste pretty much the same. They lie.
JR - August 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm an avid lover of Chocodiles since my childhood (got a couple of boxes shipped the West Coast a couple of years ago, after years of not having one). I was very excited upon hearing of the return. I am thoroughly enjoying them again- only difference really is the size. These Chocodile Twinkies taste just fine. (I still have about eight of the larger ones in my fridge- also had one recently, tasted fine).
cc - October 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Just tried them and I agree with db & me2. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME! :_( BUMMER! I have also read where some people say the original Chocodile was nothing more than a chocolate covered twinkie. Not true either! Genuine Chocodile fans know the difference...
Donielle - June 15, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember that whenever my sister and I would go to "Bring Your Daughter To Work" day, we'd have to leave the house at 4:30 in the morning, and my Dad would stop at the gas station to get something to eat for the long road trip. I always got myself a banana nut muffin, but my sister lived for these chocodiles. When we couldn't find them anymore, she was a mess. Almost like a best friend died or something...

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