Each plastic package of Yodels contains two cakes, totaling 440 calories and three grams of saturated fat. Yodels are also sold in boxes containing five or eight individually wrapped pairs of cakes (a total of ten or 16). Formerly Yodels used a different formula, with thicker, denser cake and came packaged in foil. This was changed by the late 80s to the current recipe and packaging.
In an episode of the reality show Jersey Shore, the cast eats Yodels for dessert following an Italian dinner prepared by Vinny Guadagnino's mother Paula.
In an episode of Kevin Can Wait, they are referred to as a possible dessert for wedding guests if the family cannot reduce both the number of guests and the total cost of the wedding.
In an episode of Frasier, Frasier makes reference to Roz being upset about a Twinkie coming out the Yodel chute of a vending machine.
In the episode "Fast Feud" of the hidden camera-practical joke reality show Impractical Jokers, Joe Gatto tries to convince someone to house-sit for him while a Tibetan monk named "Chen" eats an entire dinner plate full of Yodels in the background for the entire duration of the scene. Joe points at the monk and says, "It's a Yodel factory over there". Furthermore, Joe later says, "It's paramount that Chen doesn't run out of Yodels". The scene concludes with the monk asking Joe to get him more Yodels