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Soon You’ll Be Able To Shove Hostess Chocodiles In Your Face Again

When we were but spry little Consumeristlings eating all the sugary treats of our youth, the Hostess Chocodile stood on its own, not merely as a chocolate-covered Twinkie, but as a unique, chocolatey thing to shove in your face. And now it’s back nationwide, ready for face-shoving again. [More]

Twinkies, Ding Dongs, And Other Sweet Hostess Treats On The Cheap At Big Lots

Twinkies, Ding Dongs, And Other Sweet Hostess Treats On The Cheap At Big Lots

Everyone knows that when the Zombie apocalypse hits we will all be spending our days and nights searching for our one true love – Twinkies. Rest easy friends, because we now have one more place to find the ooey-gooey treats when the undead start roaming the streets. Big Lots announced Tuesday it will begin selling the sweet treats at a discount. [More]

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We Live In A World Where The Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger Is A Real Thing

If you were to make a Venn diagram showing the overlap of bacon, frying oil, cream filling, and “perpetual-adolescence wish-fulfillment,” you’d find the Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger. [More]

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Have The New Twinkies Been Hit By The Grocery Shrink Ray?

Now that Twinkies have risen from the ashes of the old, bankrupt Hostess, to re-emerge anew on shelves across America today, some die-hard fans of the snack cakes are pointing out one glaring problem — the new Twinkies, they’re… smaller. Well, actually, these Twinkies appear to weigh in a bit bigger than the last ones we saw, but have slimmed down from previous iterations. Is this the Grocery Shrink Ray at work? [More]

Twinkies, meet mouth. Mouth, meet Twinkies.

Walmart Reuniting Faces With New Twinkies Starting… Now

UPDATE: Hostess is responding to Walmart’s announcement that it would stock Twinkies today, ahead of the July 15 release date, by noting that it isn’t playing favorites with any retailers. [More]

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New Twinkies Rising From The Ashes To Be Reborn With Extended Shelf Life

Despite post-apocalyptic scenes with nary a bite to eat but a lone package of Twinkies sitting on a barren shelf, awaiting the desperate clutch of a starving survivor, Twinkies actually never lasted that long on the shelf — 26 days by the old owner’s count. But the new folks in charge at Hostess Brands are injecting more than just creme back into the snack cakes, giving the “new” Twinkies a shelf life of 45 days. [More]

Mark Your Calendars: Twinkies Return To Store Shelves July 15

The Twinkies are coming, the Twinkies are coming!

Promises are important, especially when they’re filled with ooey gooey goodness inside a cake shell. The new owners of the Twinkies brand had vowed to have the snack cakes back on the shelves by the end of July, and that pledge is coming true in a few short weeks: The Twinkies will return to stores July 15. [More]

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At Least One Hostess Plant Reopened, Prepping To Re-Snackify Store Shelves

It’s been many months since Twinkies, Drake’s Cakes, Ding Dongs and numerous other sugary sweet snacks vanished from stores following the shutdown of parent company Hostess Brands. Now comes a whiff of really good news for snack fans, as at least one of the shuttered plants is prepping to go back into production. [More]

Sorry, Colorado: No Pot-Infused Twinkies For You

Sorry, Colorado: No Pot-Infused Twinkies For You

Bad news, entrepreneurs: you won’t be able to infuse the cream filling in your massive Twinkie hoard with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and sell them to the general public. It’s nothing specifically against Twinkies, but a rule made as part of Colorado’s new regulations that will govern the sale of not-quite-federally-legal marijuana products in that state. [More]

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The Twinkies Are Coming, The Twinkies Are Coming!: New Hostess To Open Bakeries Soon

As with anything delicious and filled with ooey, gooey creamy goodness, we’ve been keeping an eye on the new Hostess for any signs of Twinkies’ return. A judge cleared the way for the brand’s sale in March, with the new owners eyeing a summer release date for the first batch of Twinkies, and now the company has announced that bakeries will soon be open and ready for business. [More]

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Judge Approves Sale Of Twinkies, Could Be On Shelves By Summer

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by a pair of investment firms. Good news for everyone who has been jonesing for a sugary, spongy, creme-filled fix — the judge overseeing the Hostess bankruptcy proceedings has given the go-ahead for the Twinkies brand to be sold off, with the hope that we could all be once again knee-deep in Twinkies at some point this summer. [More]

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New Hostess Owners Hope To Get Twinkies On Shelves By This Summer

When Hostess went bankrupt last year, we all learned that it’s possible to mourn the loss of something even if you haven’t eaten it in years, if ever — no one wanted to see Twinkies go away forever, and now it appears the almighty yellow creme-filled logs are staging a comeback. The new owners of Hostess say they’re hoping to get Twinkies on store shelves by this summer. [More]

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Consumer Reports Tests Prove: Generic Twinkies Not As Good As Original

Since negotiations broke down between management and workers and the mass-consumption snackery Hostess liquidated, American consumers have been left bereft and Twinkieless. No one really cares about Wonder Bread, but Twinkies hold a special place in our national imagination, even for people who haven’t tasted one of the hydrogenated delights in decades. But are the generic Twinkie-ish cakes you see on store shelves worth your time? [More]

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Hostess Has Tasty, Cream-Filled Starting Bid Of $410M On The Table For Twinkies

Remember when we were all terrified that we’d never have the chance to cradle a cream-filled snack cake in our hands ever again, that Twinkies would finally and irrevocably disappear and cast us all into a cake-less hole of utter despair? That’s probably not going to happen, as Hostess Brands confirmed it’s received a first offer of $410 million for Twinkies and its Dolly Madison brands. [More]

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Twinkies & Wonder Bread To Likely End Up With Different Parents Following Hostess Collapse

As potential buyers line up to pick the sweet, slightly artificial-tasting bones of Hostess, it appears more and more likely that the company’s snacks will end up under new ownership that doesn’t include Hostess’ bread brands. [More]

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Report: Walmart & Kroger Among Top Bidders For Hostess Assets

A Twinkie here, a Ho Ho there — with bidders reportedly lining up to gobble Hostess’ assets, the brand’s snacks could be split up among some big name brands. Walmart and Kroger are said to be in the scrum of companies waiting to bid on the bits and pieces that remain of Hostess during its liquidation sale. [More]

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Bankrupt Hostess Wants To Reward Executives With $1.8 Million In Bonuses

Only days after being unable to work things out with a striking union, and forcing us all to devour faux Twinkies for our creamy, spongy sugar fix, the folks at Hostess Brands Inc. are asking for a bankruptcy court to approve up to $1.8 million in bonus payments to top executives. [More]

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Still Want Twinkies? Move To Canada

Like walking through the wardrobe to Narnia, crossing the border into Canada transports you into a land where Twinkies and Wonder Bread are in full supply, without any imminent fear of vanishing. [More]