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Hostess Twinkies
Hostess Twinkies

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Posted by LoyalTubist at 3:53 pm (PDT) on Thu September 29, 2016   
The original Twinkies were banana flavored. That stopped shortly after World War II, when bananas were in short supply. When they try to go retro on us and put out Banana Twinkies today, they really aren't the same because they use imitation banana flavoring.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 10:16 pm (PST) on Fri January 15, 2016   
Would semi-freeze them before eating. Delish! 
Greasy things tho, probably made with lard.
Posted by John Jensen at 12:13 pm (PST) on Fri February 7, 2014   
These were at least a hostess original
Posted by Duff at 1:53 pm (PST) on Wed January 8, 2014   
A happy update:  A new incarnation of the Hostess Brands company was formed in 2013, and production of Twinkies and the other Hostess cakes resumed in June 2013.
Posted by unclekipsy at 9:22 am (PST) on Wed December 4, 2013   
Liked them but not my favorite.....spongy.   I'd buy a Ring Ding instead.
Posted by MM at 11:33 pm (PDT) on Thu July 4, 2013   
Good article from the NY Times: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/honoring-a-spongy-subject-of-classroom-experiments/
Posted by Cathy Taylor at 1:27 pm (PDT) on Sun May 26, 2013   
I LOVE TWINKIES!!!!
Posted by Alan at 8:29 am (PST) on Mon November 19, 2012   
I didn't mean to open a can of worms, and I know this isn't a political forum. However, I must respond. The executives of Hostess took huge bonuses as the ship was sinking rather than give any concessions to the workers. Executives' greed killed Hostess, not Unions. Let's put the blame where it belongs.
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 4:08 am (PST) on Mon November 19, 2012   
Alan, you're right about the Union wanting better pay and working conditions.  I worked for a company that was not Union and when it was about to come in to the company, the boss man gathered his 150 employees and told them that if they went Union, he would close the doors immediately.  No Union-- and better working conditions and better pay went out the window.
Posted by Elaine at 3:11 am (PST) on Mon November 19, 2012   
Unions - Democrats - what's the difference? They ruin EVERYTHING.
Posted by Doot at 1:00 pm (PST) on Sat November 17, 2012   
Or you can thank the union that tried to squeeze money out of a company that already had serious financial problems. Now, not only do the workers not have the increase that they (the union) wanted, they also don't have their jobs. Congratulations. 
Posted by Alan at 9:11 am (PST) on Sat November 17, 2012   
Thank management who tried to squeeze every penny out of the workers; the Union was not the guilty party unless wanting decent wages and working conditions is something to be guilty about.
Posted by Doot at 2:17 pm (PST) on Fri November 16, 2012   
They just announced on the news that Hostess is closing up for good. Thank you Baker's Union for destroying something that meant so much to many people.
Posted by Duff at 1:38 pm (PST) on Fri November 16, 2012   
As I understand the situation, Hostess may be going bankrupt, but they could sell off their brands/products to others.  So there's a chance that Twinkies and Hostess cupcakes could stick around.
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 11:49 am (PST) on Fri November 16, 2012   
I'll miss Twinkies--and remember getting 2 in a package for 10 cents back in 1962--Twinkies may have bitten the dust, but  as long as Little Debbie and others make their Twinkie knock offs....
Posted by Alan at 9:58 am (PST) on Fri November 16, 2012   
And now they may be about to be gone forever!

They got their name when an executive of the company, while driving through St. Louis, saw a billboard for the Twinkletoe Ballet Shoe Co.

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