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 is......drumroll......is 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 from fat 41
total fat 4.5 g
saturated fat 2.5 g
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