They’re back! Okay, not yet, but they will be back next month! All you Twinkie lovers out there will be thrilled to know that the Twinkies brand has been bought out, and has resumed production.
When the Hostess Company went bankrupt, many people rushed to the store to stock up on their favorite sweets. I hadn’t actually thought about Twinkies in a while, but since they were going to be gone, all of a sudden I wanted one, and I couldn’t have them! Apparently, many stores sold out of them mere hours after the bankruptcy was announced.
Metropoulos & Co., who bought Twinkies and other Hostess brands, has hinted about mixing it up and adding new twists on this old favorite. We might be finding gluten free varieties or low sugar versions sometime in the next few years.
Did you know this bit of Twinkie Trivia?
Twinkies were invented in 1930, which means they have been around for 83 years!
The original Twinkies were made with banana cream, not the vanilla that we know and love.
Contrary to popular belief, Twinkies have a shelf life of only up to 45 days.
The name ‘Twinkies’ was derived from a billboard their creator saw advertising Twinkle Toe Shoes.
It takes only 45 seconds for a Twinkie to explode when placed in a microwave.
In a non-bankruptcy year, 500 million Twinkies are produced each year.
I don’t know about you, but I really like Twinkies, and I can’t wait to see what is coming next for this all-American company. If you just can’t wait, you can try out this homemade Twinkie recipe.
Are you excited about Twinkies returning to the shelves?