No more Twinkies?!? What's this world coming to? Apparently, the company isn't making enough profit to keep making the spongey goodness. One wonders what's going to happen to the Deep Fried Twinkie carts at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk....what am I going to clog my arteries with NOW? I'm pretty sad to hear that this classic treat is going to go by the wayside because of the economy so I guess it's a good thing that Clinton put one in a time capsule. I used to think that was ridiculous, now I think he has ESP. I guess we better go out and raid the grocery shelves to stock up on our Twinkies before they're all gone. Don't worry, they last forever and if you need to make a buck or two, head up to Santa Cruz and sell them to the bored fryers that will likely be crying into their fryers and powdered sugar.
Seriously, who DOESN'T love a Twinkie? I perfer Zingers myself more but Twinkies still rock! Those familiar sponge cakes that brighten up any lunchbox or that snack on a boring afternoon. Twinkies are those familiar little yellow cakes that look like horizontilly elongated gum drops with those familiar holes for the fill'in. As a kid I loved holding them sideways with the round part facing my mouth and biting off the whole top half … more
One of America's best known and most loved snack cakes, Twinkies have been tantalizing taste buds and filling lunch boxes since 1930. Twinkies are the stuff of legends—President Clinton put one in a time capsule—and have achieved the status of cultural icon, with the American Society of Media Photographers recently mounting a photo exhibition featuring Twinkies. But to most people, they're just fun to eat.
Whether we're carrying a supply in the glove compartment for a quick on-the-road snack, freezing them, deep-frying them, or eating them right out of the package, millions of Twinkie lovers would agree with creator Jimmy Dewar's statement: "Twinkies was the best darn-tootin' idea I ever had."