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I've never had a Twinkie

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I read that Hostess baking is filing for bankruptcy and that Twinkies won't be available anymore. I have never had a Twinkie. I grew up near Philadelphia so was enamored of Tastykake when I was fat. By the time I moved out of the Tastykake area, I had lost my weight on Weight Watchers and never ate even one Twinkie. Or a HoHo or a DingDong. I kept putting it off and the days and years have slipped by without my ever having had one. We all know the problems with putting off until tomorrow that which can be done today, but with eating something I really shouldn't, it's a good thing.

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LOVESTOWALK49 12/1/2012 5:25PM

    I'm also from Philadelphia. I love Taskycakes as a kid. I ate some recently and I wasn't impressed. The memory is better than the real thing.

I don't remember the last time I ate a Hostess cake. So I won't miss them.

Comment edited on: 12/1/2012 5:30:18 PM

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KATIEG999 11/26/2012 9:43PM

    I went YEARS without having a Twinkie because I was eating healthy foods and avoiding sugar. Then I ate one a few years ago.

Yuck!!! It had a one-dimensional flavor of cloying sweetness with fluff that felt like soft plastic. It was nasty.

You didn't miss anything.

emoticon Your story is so inspiring...thank you!!!!

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NASFKAB 11/20/2012 10:05AM

  interesting great

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MKELLY72 11/19/2012 12:05PM

    Was never a Twinkie fan...did enjoy the orange cupcakes from time to time though...would have been a binge trigger for sure. Haven't had anything Hostess in I'm not sure how long though...don't crave that kind of sweets at all anymore..I'm more hoity-toity than that now..If I splurge on sweets anymore- they tend to be something quite decadent if I'm going to "spend the points"
Wasn't really sad to hear of the closing- except for the potential loss of jobs- that will be upsetting to many.

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SWEDE_SU 11/19/2012 4:45AM

    hostess junk food was probably part of every boomer's childhood - my favorites were the chocolate cupcakes with white filling (who knows what chemicals were in there). i used to have devil dogs and yodels in my lunchbox as a kid. i can't remember when i last had anything like that, probably before college (when i learned about pepperidge farm cookies instead...).

it's a nostalgia thang...

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MEDDYPEDDY 11/19/2012 1:11AM

    You are making me curious, I wonder what they were...

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DARLENEK04 11/18/2012 7:59PM

    Oh I have had a Twinkie and a Dingdong. Neither is my or was.
Now I don't eat any sweet stuff.


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ZEEDRA 11/18/2012 10:05AM

    Look at the comments this garnered!!!! You can see that these things fire up our senses (or make us lose our senses?).
I was never attracted to spongy, light stuff. I like chewy junk food like cookies and maccaroons. However, I've left the maccaroons behind some time ago. Yea!!!! They come quite cheaply in the little boxes and I went for years not being able to resist them and then one day I just decided that they made me sick.
Now I have to work on a few other things...

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--KREN 11/18/2012 8:33AM

    My husband used to tell me to buy "junkfood" when I went shopping, and for him that was anything made by Hostess, lol. I could never stand any of it. Thank Goodness for small favors!

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ZUCCHINIQUEEN 11/18/2012 7:03AM

    Twinkies are not on my list of "must have" foods.
Now ice cream is another matter.

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KAYYVAUGHN 11/18/2012 5:48AM

    Several years ago, I think I had one or part of one. It wasn't a favorite of mine.

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123ELAINE456 11/18/2012 12:12AM

  Another Long Tradition of our country going Bye. I rememdre getting the little Loaves of Bread from scholl, Fairs etc. Will miss the Hostess Brand very much. I have not had any for years though. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.Enjoy Today. Take Care.

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JOANNS4 11/17/2012 6:25PM

    I used to eat twinkies and ding dongs. We had a breadstore up the street from my house in CA. emoticon They weren't good for me but I did grow fresh vegetables and should have stuck with them.

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FISHINGLADY66 11/17/2012 6:22PM

    You are so right Nell. I can't remember the last time I ate any of that stuff and I don't even miss it.

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BOILHAM 11/17/2012 6:11PM

    Don't worry, there are plenty of knock-off twinkies around. I'm not the family grocery shopper, but go with the DW every decade or so, and I have seen the generic twinkies out there. They LOOK okay, but like you, I passed them by.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 11/17/2012 5:57PM

    I think the junk food world is safe. Some company will buy the recipes/rights and manufacture the product. I'm betting on Little Debbie. If there's a market for something, someone will fill it.

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TRY2KEEPGOING 11/17/2012 5:13PM

    I wish I could say the same. Twinkies were not my favorite but I admit I would eat any Hostess item within reach. My weakness was Suzy Qs and the orange cupcakes.

Back in the 80's when generic items first came out in our area, we bought a box of generic Twinkies. They tasted like they were fill with sweetened shortening. Yuck. BTW....I threw them out in the back yard and the birds and wildlife wouldn't even eat them!!!!

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CHRIS3874 11/17/2012 4:38PM

    Well in my opinion they are akin to eating a sugary SPONGE and not a good kind (like in sponge cake think of the one you use to wash you car with). Ironically I will still be able to get them in Canada as the rights were owned by a Quebec company. Not that I SHOULD or will likely be inclined to.

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MOBYCARP 11/17/2012 4:25PM

    Even when I was really into sweet stuff and not worrying at all about food being bad for me, Twinkies weren't anywhere near the top of the list of what I wanted to eat. They were okay, as junk goes; but nothing to go out of my way for.

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ILOVEMALI 11/17/2012 4:12PM

    Another tradition going by the wayside!

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BUTEAFULL 11/17/2012 3:29PM

    well Hostess isn't known for HEALTHY so in that regard you haven't missed much by not having one (the originals were banana flavored), my favorite is ding dongs and I can do without them thanks to knowledge about what's in them

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SUZYMOBILE 11/17/2012 3:19PM

    LOL, then you don't know what you're missing! I understand that they deep-fry them sometimes, and we sure haven't ever had one of those! Still, sad to see Hostess fold.

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FANGFACEKITTY 11/17/2012 2:48PM

    Not sure what a Tastycake is, but you're not missing out on anything with the Twinkies (at least in my opinion). I never liked the things.

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KALISWALKER 11/17/2012 2:39PM

    I never had any of those here in Canada

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MISSPEACHES3 11/17/2012 2:16PM

    I have only had one Twinkie in my life. So from my one time experience I can tell you..... You have not missed anything by not eating these treats.


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MEXGAL1 11/17/2012 2:10PM

    Twinkies can't compare to Tastycakes in my opinion!!! Love those peanut butter tankycakes! I will splurge and have one once in a while if we head back to Philadelphia.
Not missing anything with not having a twinkie for sure!

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CATHY629 11/17/2012 1:55PM

    I have never had a twinkie,must confess i don't know what they are,some kind of biscuit or cake i presume?

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MJREIMERS 11/17/2012 1:34PM

    I've eaten plenty of all the Hostess products when I was younger. I still have one occasionally, but I guess that will soon come to an end! I guess that's not a bad thing! emoticon

I feel bad for the 18,500 out of work, though.

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 11/17/2012 12:25PM

    I made up for the ones you didn't eat.

Comment edited on: 11/18/2012 10:06:54 AM

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GABY1948 11/17/2012 12:12PM

    Yes, I used to love Twinkies...but they are no "healthy"'s just a shame the circumstances that brought about their demise. Signs of the times

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JEANNE229 11/17/2012 11:23AM

    Twinkies were a "staple" in my fatter years. I read all the time how they are so full of preservatives (among other things) that they never decay. You are better for not having had any of these (and our fair used to deep fat fry them! Now THAT was a heart attack waiting to happen.)

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/17/2012 11:12AM

    I grew up with Tastykakes and there was nothing finer than buying them when they were super-fresh. Yummy stuff. I tried a Twinkie once in my life, and that was enough. (smiling)

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DHUNTER49 11/17/2012 10:56AM

    so true!!

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