Thursday, April 19, 2007

how many ho-ho's..... oh never mind.

Man, no wonder we are so collectively neurotic. How can Pittsburgh be ranked tops in the Arts and also the ho-ho capital of the US. You realize that must mean we are the ho-ho capital of the world.

I don't have the original press release, but if you believe the number in the news: Pittsburghers consume 1.51 ho-ho's per person per day. I add that up to be 1.3 Billion ho-ho's per year. Is that really possible? I can't believe more than 1 in 10 people ever buy a ho-ho. So those ho-ho aficionados must be consuming an average of 15 ho-ho's per day. That is hard to believe.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what does the rise of the "ho-ho class" say about our city?

Thursday, April 19, 2007 8:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly a case of data misclassification - it probably includes Little Debbie "Swiss Rolls" which are cheaper than Ho-Hos. I'm not sure that we lead in Ding-Dongs, however.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:45:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

I doubt it's a rising ho ho class because a) I would bet we have always had a competitive advantage in ho ho consumption, this is not anything new... and b) I can't believe there is much yeast in a ho ho.. the cake-like substance is probably injected in there.

but if you really crave a ho ho. Go to Paddy Cake bakery and get a chocolate 'gem'..

Friday, April 20, 2007 9:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on the radio that this statistic was calculated wrong. It's 1.5 Ho-Hos per *year* not per day. They don't even make enough Ho-Hos for us to eat that many per person per day.

Monday, April 23, 2007 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hoho's are incredibly irresistable...i am a native pittsburgher, and i must say, hoho's and the three rivers go hand in hand. every super market you go to, there they are, staring you right in the face on an end cap, discount or on sale...omg, hoho's are delicous, thank you hoho creators.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 6:57:00 PM  
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