TWINKIES: Are They Gone Forever?
With the closure of Hostess Brands, such snack-time favorites as Twinkies, cupcakes, Ho-Hos, Suzy Q's, Donettes and Ding Dongs will be disappearing from store shelves.
But the absence will likely be only temporary. Though the Hostess Company has closed, it is actually going to be liquidated, with the recipes and trademarks for its popular products being sold to another company that will revive them before long.
A few fun facts about Twinkies:
- The Twinkie was invented in 1930.
- The bottom of a Twinkie is actually the top during baking.
- Twinkies cannot last 25 years. The shelf life is actually less than a month.
- The original filling was banana creme. It was changed during World War Two due to banana rationing.