The Return of Our Old Friend

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Finally I can dry my eyes and get on with life. For the last 8 months I have not been able to sink my teeth into the spongy delight that floods my mouth with creamy goodness. The demise of the Twinkie sent me hurtling into a dark void that not even chocolate could fill. It was that bad.

It was like a marriage breaking up.

So now I can set my watch by the date of July 17, 2013.....the day Twinkies were back in town. A few factoids for you. Hostess was bought out during bankruptcy and all the Ding Dongs in the world couldn't stop it. Not even a Snowball.

Heck, there was even some consideration of adding a healthy Twinkie to the line up. Try selling that one at my house!

The new Twinkie is a bit different upon closer inspection. The big number to look at is the "Stay fresh" date. In the past the little goodies could be on the shelves for 26 days. But don't worry, anything with that much sugar will live on forever~even longer that cockroaches. The new date 45 days!! That's longer than it take to go from your house to the moon and back. What could be in them that would extend their shelf life closer to Christmas?

For each one. No cheating. You know they come 2 to a package. For just one...

calories 150
calories from fat 41
total fat 4.5 g
saturated fat 2.5 g
cholesterol 20m
sodium 220mg
carbohydrates 27 g

There was no listing for protein but you weren't counting on this to round out your diet, were you? Now that the fracas is over we can all get back down to the real reason for our love of Twinkies.....having them deep-fried.

Your investigative reporter~Jessica
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    All of you who love twinkies never had a piece of my grandmother's chocolate or banana cake, forsaking all the rest!!

    2812 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4550505
    I have not had a twinkie in years!! Glad they are back if I ever get the urge!!
    2824 days ago
    Never missed them... don't care a snap if they are here or gone. Glad it made you happy. :D
    2826 days ago
    They were part of my childhood although even then they tasted a bit like plastic.
    2826 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    I LOVED Twinkies but would rather have a Ding-Dong instead. Both by Hostess and not Little Debbie's (theirs couldn't compare to Hostess brands for some reason. I guess it's linked to my childhood memories which was before Little Debbie's came out... emoticon ). But, I think I'll pass on them (for right now anyway... emoticon ).
    2826 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    same here
    2827 days ago
    I never liked Twinkies.
    2827 days ago
    Haven't had one in years and don't miss them. They tasted pretty gross to me actually.
    2828 days ago
    Sometimes one just has to throw caution to the wind and have a Twinkie. Right now I don't have the urge but I have a feeling that the first time I walk by them in the store, there will be a package in my shopping cart.
    2828 days ago
    LOLOL! In my "younger days" -- yeah, in the STONE AGES! -- I'd have a Twinkie in my lunch. OMG. . . forget the rest of the lunch . . . just give me the dang Twinkie! There was absolutely nothing finer in my college days than a Hostess Cupcake in all it's chocolate-y splendor to tame the savage beat that roared while cramming for exams! OMGOMGOMG!

    But, alas those days are over for me. **SIGH** But I can still live vicariously thru others' enjoyment! LOLOL
    2828 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    I am so glad I never craved those, like I did so many other things! emoticon
    Those are the kind of things that never stay on the shelf past a day, let alone 45 days! emoticon That is why they don't come to my shelf, unless it isn't packaged in twos or in a big box!
    I am not surprised they brought them back, since they were so popular. Now don't enjoy them too much now! emoticon
    2828 days ago
    I wasn't crazy about twinkly. My favorite was din dong. But I won't eat that no more.
    2828 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7773457
    emoticon so glad you got your long lost friend back. I remember eating them as a child and love seeing the packages back again. But for me they can happily stay in my memory. emoticon
    2828 days ago
    Glad you could dry your eyes!
    Did you have one? Did it taste the same?
    I'm afraid they won't and it will make me sad!
    2828 days ago
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