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Old 01-14-2012, 11:38 AM   #61
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:58 AM   #62
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Never had a Twinkie. Little Debbie snacks are a different story entirely.
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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.)
I think the 'typo' was correct. Are you seriously saying that a Strawberry flavored Twinkie is 'just as good' as a real, fresh baked Strawberry Shortcake, with fresh, ripe strawberries, fresh baked home-made pound cake, and freshly whipped cream?

I think this explains your 'substitutes' for your low-carb diet. You have no taste buds T-Al!

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Old 01-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #64
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I hope I didn't startle anyone or drive them into deep despondency thinking that Hostess Brands was closing. Their previous bankruptcy was filed in 2004, and it wasn't till 2009 that they exited. No hurry I guess! They said that their customers would see no effect from their latest bankruptcy. So the big cream pumps are keepin' on pumpin'!

All of this could have been averted at the last minute if bbbamI would have had two Twinkies that day, instead of only one
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All of this could have been averted at the last minute if bbbamI would have had two Twinkies that day, instead of only one
Oh...I've had my share, let me tell you. Years ago, someone told me how great fried Twinkies were...I tried one. Not good (IMO). But hey, I'm still not going to give Twinkies a bad wrap rap.

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I cannot remember my last Twinkie. I am sure I ate some.

It could have been even before the criminal case with the "Twinkie defense". Just looked that up, and Wikipedia said that was in 1979. That sounds about right.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:07 PM   #67
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I'm not a big fan of regular Twinkies, BUT:
1) I can remember that a few years ago they would occasionally come out with Devils's Food Twinkies - those were pretty good.
2) A small chocolate and ice cream chain called Kilwin's ( I believe they are just on the East Coast) makes dark chocolate covered Twinkies. That combination is downright awesome, especially frozen...and especially with a glass of cold milk.
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There was a guy on Leno who had one every day for 25 yrs or something like that.
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There was a guy on Leno who had one every day for 25 yrs or something like that.
Didn't he die in his 30's?
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I had a Twinkie once and didn't care for it. However, when I was about 5 years old I had a Hostess Cupcake and thought it was the most wonderful thing in the world to eat. Probably because they were pushed by Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob.
Ate another one about 40 years later and was not so impressed but still sorry to see them go.

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I was excavating down to the bottom edge of a slab foundation today, and dug into a piece of plastic wrapper. It was bunched up, could have been due to the weight of earth and sand on it. It got torn up digging through it, I tried reading scraps of it with no luck... until I found this piece!

A wrapper from a Hostess Twinkie! And not just any wrapper, but one with a colorful picture of a cowboy hat on a Twinkie, and the hat looks like it says "The Twinkie Kid". Maybe it was a special Texas edition wrapper. I'm figuring it is at least 30 years old. And no, there were no remains inside of it!

Does anyone remember a "The Twinkie Kid" ad campaign?
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I was excavating down to the bottom edge of a slab foundation today, and dug into a piece of plastic wrapper. It was bunched up, could have been due to the weight of earth and sand on it. It got torn up digging through it, I tried reading scraps of it with no luck... until I found this piece!

A wrapper from a Hostess Twinkie! And not just any wrapper, but one with a colorful picture of a cowboy hat on a Twinkie, and the hat looks like it says "The Twinkie Kid". Maybe it was a special Texas edition wrapper. I'm figuring it is at least 30 years old. And no, there were no remains inside of it!

Does anyone remember a "The Twinkie Kid" ad campaign?
It's apparently "Twinkie the Kid".

Twinkie the Kid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I hadn't had a Twinkie in at least 20 years (earlier post). I was grocery shopping yesterday and they had a Twinkie 2-pack at the checkout, so I bought them. Ate the last night, and they were pretty awful.

Just so you know, I never would have done it if not for this thread. So I hold you all responsible, you owe me...does this place do refunds?
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Just so you know, I never would have done it if not for this thread. So I hold you all responsible, you owe me...does this place do refunds?
First you have to go buy a package of Hostess cupcakes. If you are still dissatisfied report back.
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I loved Twinkies as a teenager. I'm going to guess it has been that length of time (1976 HS graduate) since I had one.
I would ride my bike to the local mom-n-pop store and buy Twinkies and an RC cola with my babysitting money. I didn't get my license until I was 18. My Mom figured I would end up partying and skipping school (like my older siblings) if I had a car. She was probably right.
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First you have to go buy a package of Hostess cupcakes. If you are still dissatisfied report back.
Haven't had them in years, but as I recall they were pretty good, far better than Twinkies or Snowballs IMO...
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It's apparently "Twinkie the Kid".

Twinkie the Kid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I remember the TV commercials for Twinkies featuring Twinkie The Kid. I have absolutely no recollection of the exact year(s) they aired though....maybe late 60's or early 70's.
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