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Old 01-13-2012, 07:46 AM   #41
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Now that you guys have me thinking about cake I was remembering back to my youth. The Dugans Man used to come to the house once a week. This was a famous NY bakery, anyone else remember the great bakery items they had? They are now long gone.


Photos from Dugan's Cupcakes (New York State (exc. New York City)) - CHOW
As another former NYer, not Dugans so much for me, but Entenmann's crumb cake, yum!
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:55 AM   #42
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I preferred the cupcakes too, but when the ingredients changed so as to remove transfats, the flavor changed for the worse.
Before they changed the ingredients to make them healthy less dangerous they were pretty good and I ate a lot of them on midnight shifts. Coffee didn't do much good to keep me awake and maybe it was the sugar rush that worked.

But after the ingredient change they tasted kinda flat and mushy. And after I had to go gluten-free they came off the menu entirely.
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It's been 41 years. We used to take our high school lunch money and spend it on twinkies and cokes instead of on cafeteria food.
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Heard yesterday that Hostess Brands filed for bankruptcy (again).

How long since your last Twinkie? Probably been 20 years for me, I never particularly liked Twinkies.




So... how long HAS it been?
Those are pretty good, but me being the athlete that I am.......I rarely have one. I usually stick to the below as a pick me up.
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Those are pretty good, but me being the athlete that I am......
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Looks like lots of people enjoy baked sweet snacks, just not Twinkies. My BIL is a food scientist and worked in facilities that made these products and he never eats them. He does have plenty too say, but I'll share that another time - don't want to ruin anyone's good Twinkie memories.

As for me, I like chocolate and always preferred chocolate snacks. M&Ms, Hersheys, Milky Way, Crunch bars, Cadbury's, Garotos, Malted Milk Balls, Toblerone, El Rey ... It didn't matter to me where it was made as long as it had cocoa. In fact, I sought out products made elsewhere. I eat chocolate infrequently now, because it is so addictive, but Mom is coming to visit, and she has a sweet tooth that won't stop, so my intake will soon increase.
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Great, Mexican twinkies. How long before Chinese and then Korean twinkies appear on our shelves...
At least the name is cool "Bimbo".....there is a joke there somewhere but I need more coffee first..........
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At least the name is cool "Bimbo".....there is a joke there somewhere but I need more coffee first..........
It is a Mexican food company, Grupo Bimbo, and the name has no meaning in Spanish.
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My BIL is a food scientist and worked in facilities that made these products and he never eats them. He does have plenty too say, but I'll share that another time.
I hope you do, I'll bet there are some interesting stories...
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As another former NYer, not Dugans so much for me, but Entenmann's crumb cake, yum!

Funny thing is that when I left NY I figured I'd never see Entenmann's again. About 1 mile from where we live in Florida is an Entenmann's stand alone store. They don't even have those in NY. Heh! They are helping me maintain my weight.
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I hate to admit it but I have eaten a few twinkies in my time. We would usually buy a box like in TromboneAl's picture and put them in the freezer. They are pretty good frozen.
Then they came out with different flavored fillings (for a 'limited time' like the McRib) in the twinkie (strawberry, chocolate, banana creme) I was partial to the chocolate filling once, the second box not so good for some reason. I didn't realize the limited time meant because they were going bankrupt
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I had found that a twinkie with strawberries was just as good as strawberry shortcake. (Good thing I proofread I caught a typo that was a gross version of shortcake.)
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The only time I ever eat a Hostess product is when I go fishing. I only fish every couple years, but I always grab a Hostess fruit pie at the bait shop when I do. My dad always got me one when we would go fishing when I was a little kid.
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Your trivia for today:
  • According to Hostess, it takes 45 seconds to explode a Twinkie in a microwave.
  • The shelf life of a Twinkie is 25 day, contrary to urban legend.
  • What could be better than a Twinkie and a Mountain Dew (sans mouse)?
I wouldn't miss any of them, YMMV...
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I grew up in Pennsylvania so no Twinkies for us we were loyal Tasty cake eaters .
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Confesson: about once per year DW and I buy a package of Hostess cupcakes and eat one each.

It's our only vice in life.
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