Good Night, Twinkie the Kid

As you may have heard, a bright light in the snack world has announced that it will go out.

(Pause. That’s not near as dramatic as just going out. No drama for this blogger to capitalize on.)

Even so, Hostess, the makers of HoHo’s, Twinkies, SnoBalls, and Wonder Bread has announced its plan to shut its doors for good after failing to solidify wage and benefits increases for its striking bakery workers (according to Chicago Tribune).

Rest easy. This is not a blog post in which I wax poetic about a bygone era of fattening, chemical-laden snack foods. I believe the last Hostess product I ate was a deep fried Twinkie at the downtown Jonesboro Christmas parade in or around 2004. It was weird – the center was cold, the outside was warm, and it tasted like Twinkie with funnel cake batter. Bad texture, sort of bad taste.

But imagine:  a world without Twinkies. A world without those catastrophic SnoBall snacks, monstrosities of cake and marshmallow and (bleck) coconut. Children will grow up in a DingDong-free world. They’ll never giggle over the name HoHo’s.

My mourning is brief, but my sincere appreciation for the pop culture influence of the Hostess company shall continue for at least the next few days.

However, let me go on record now:  if Little Debbie ever goes out of business, I’m wearing black, going into mourning, and raiding the nearest Food Lion.

This post is part of NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month. Check out other great posts at BlogHer and yeah write.


3 thoughts on “Good Night, Twinkie the Kid

  1. I had a Ding Dong once in 2nd grade, maybe a Twinkie or two, but I can’t remember. Then when I left for college, there was a Hostess bakery outlet right down the hill from my dorm. That’s when it occurred to me my pita bread making dad wasn’t with me at school and my love affair with Wonder Bread began. I gained 22 lbs before Thanksgiving break my first semester.

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