(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons / Larry D. Moore)


 

BY JASMINE BAILEY


 

The wait is over. After long eight months of neglecting your Twinkie sweet tooth — they’re are officially back on some store shelves around the country.

 

“Several major stores started selling Twinkies a few days ago, before the official launch, Walmart even unveiled a collectable first batch box on Friday.” (Via WPLG)

 

But is it really “the sweetest comeback in the history of ever,” as its being promoted? Well, some cake fans don’t seem to think so — saying there’s something a little bitter about the sweet treat.

 

After Hostess went bankrupt, two other companies bought the rights and recipe to make the iconic golden sponge cake, along with HoHos and Ding Dongs.

 

Which could be the reason for a noticeable difference in size. The original box of 10 Twinkies reportedly weighed 15 ounces but now a box only weighs 13.5 ounces. IMPOSTER! (Via Fox News)

 

Some angry fans vented their frustrations on Twitter.


One wrote: “If Twinkies are now smaller they better cost less. $2+ for a pack of old style twinkies was crack prices.”

Another, simply: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

And this guy joked: “The new #Twinkies are smaller than they used to be! Did they lose weight due to the stress of being unemployed for so long??”

 

But the company spokeswoman said “They are exactly the same size as they were when the old company went out of business last year.” (Via CNN)

 

Well maybe the box itself is lighter? But the size isn’t the only tweak the twinkie has made. As Time points out, the cakes won’t be so abundant in grocery stores but instead they’ll be at convenience stores.

 

“Why? Because that’s where the bros are. ‘We want to go beyond just the loyal fans to some of those people who should be fans. So we’re really trying to move beyond the grocery store consumers into the c-store target, which is a younger male.’”

 

Despite the recipe, no complaints on how it tastes, which is what counts most anyway, right? Oh, and if you’re too busy to run out and grab a Twinkie right away — or even within the next month — (Via KTVD)

 

— don't worry, you’ve got plenty of time. The new cake can reportedly sit on the shelf for 45 days without going bad, as opposed to the old version’s 26 days. Mmm.

Twinkies Are Back, But They're Smaller

by Jasmine Bailey
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Jul 15, 2013

Twinkies Are Back, But They're Smaller

(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons / Larry D. Moore)


 

BY JASMINE BAILEY


 

The wait is over. After long eight months of neglecting your Twinkie sweet tooth — they’re are officially back on some store shelves around the country.

 

“Several major stores started selling Twinkies a few days ago, before the official launch, Walmart even unveiled a collectable first batch box on Friday.” (Via WPLG)

 

But is it really “the sweetest comeback in the history of ever,” as its being promoted? Well, some cake fans don’t seem to think so — saying there’s something a little bitter about the sweet treat.

 

After Hostess went bankrupt, two other companies bought the rights and recipe to make the iconic golden sponge cake, along with HoHos and Ding Dongs.

 

Which could be the reason for a noticeable difference in size. The original box of 10 Twinkies reportedly weighed 15 ounces but now a box only weighs 13.5 ounces. IMPOSTER! (Via Fox News)

 

Some angry fans vented their frustrations on Twitter.


One wrote: “If Twinkies are now smaller they better cost less. $2+ for a pack of old style twinkies was crack prices.”

Another, simply: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

And this guy joked: “The new #Twinkies are smaller than they used to be! Did they lose weight due to the stress of being unemployed for so long??”

 

But the company spokeswoman said “They are exactly the same size as they were when the old company went out of business last year.” (Via CNN)

 

Well maybe the box itself is lighter? But the size isn’t the only tweak the twinkie has made. As Time points out, the cakes won’t be so abundant in grocery stores but instead they’ll be at convenience stores.

 

“Why? Because that’s where the bros are. ‘We want to go beyond just the loyal fans to some of those people who should be fans. So we’re really trying to move beyond the grocery store consumers into the c-store target, which is a younger male.’”

 

Despite the recipe, no complaints on how it tastes, which is what counts most anyway, right? Oh, and if you’re too busy to run out and grab a Twinkie right away — or even within the next month — (Via KTVD)

 

— don't worry, you’ve got plenty of time. The new cake can reportedly sit on the shelf for 45 days without going bad, as opposed to the old version’s 26 days. Mmm.

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