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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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    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.
    2026 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/1/2012 5:30:18 PM
  • KATIEG999
    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!!!!
    2031 days ago
    interesting great
    2038 days ago
  • MKELLY72
    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.
    2039 days ago
    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...
    2039 days ago
    You are making me curious, I wonder what they were...
    2039 days ago
    Oh I have had a Twinkie and a Dingdong. Neither is my or was.
    Now I don't eat any sweet stuff.

    2039 days ago
    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...
    2040 days ago
  • --KREN
    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!
    2040 days ago
    Twinkies are not on my list of "must have" foods.
    Now ice cream is another matter.
    2040 days ago
    Several years ago, I think I had one or part of one. It wasn't a favorite of mine.
    2040 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    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.
    2040 days ago
    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.
    2040 days ago
    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.
    2040 days ago
    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.
    2040 days ago
    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.
    2040 days ago
    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!!!!
    2040 days ago
  • CHRIS3874
    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.
    2040 days ago
    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.
    2040 days ago
    Another tradition going by the wayside!
    2040 days ago
    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
    2040 days ago
    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.
    2040 days ago
    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.
    2041 days ago
    I never had any of those here in Canada
    2041 days ago
    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.

    2041 days ago
    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!
    2041 days ago
  • CATHY629
    I have never had a twinkie,must confess i don't know what they are,some kind of biscuit or cake i presume?
    2041 days ago
    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.
    2041 days ago
    I made up for the ones you didn't eat.
    2041 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/18/2012 10:06:54 AM
  • GABY1948
    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
    2041 days ago
  • JEANNE229
    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.)
    2041 days ago
    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)
    2041 days ago
    so true!!
    2041 days ago
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