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Old 11-21-2012, 05:47 AM   #21
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I think I was in elementary school when I last had a Twinkie (and I'm 58 now). I prefer things with more texture. As a child I did have a real love for ladylocks (sp?) though, the rolled puff pastry filled with cream. My father used to buy me one as a treat at the Barkus Bakery in Pittsburgh, whenever we were "in town" together.
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Can't recall eating one. If I did it wasn't that memorable.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:51 AM   #23
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I don't recall ever eating a Twinkie.
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I can neither confirm nor deny that I ever consumed a Twinkie or any other Hostess product. As a child, perhaps. Since college, none. There were always tastier and more filling choices.
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I probably ate 5 or 10 when I was a kid. Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs, they all were awful. I doubt I have touched one for half a century and I was a sugar addict until last March..
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If we are strictly referring to the below plain Jane product and I assume we are, I voted over 10 years ago. I really can't remember when I had one, but I know I have somewhere along the way. I'm more into the choc cupcakes Hostess made. Although I don't eat a lot of those either. My mom likes Little Debbie products, so I have one of those when I'm in the snacking mood.

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I've never eaten a Twinkie, but I have to admit that when I was a child, I was a huge fan of Hostess cream-filled cupcakes.
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Couldn't afford them as a kid, and they fell of my radar. When the news stories broke, I thought they were talking about an item of woman's clothing.
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Not since the 1970s; I vaguely recall chocolate Twinkies being introduced around then. I was a bigger fan of Devil Dogs and Hostess Cupcakes.
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I ate them often, perhaps two or three a week when on a midnight shift, and the only store open was a convenience store. That stopped when I went off the road and having to go gluten-free put an end to anything like that.
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I don't recall ever eating a Twinkie.
It appears, here's the problem with the current Twinkie difficulties!
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I've never eaten a Twinkie, but I have to admit that when I was a child, I was a huge fan of Hostess cream-filled cupcakes.
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Haven't eaten any Hostess product, that I can recall, likely since the 70s. They, and other junky snacks, were good to stuff into the lunch pail, along with the baloney bologna sandwich with American cheese...
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As noted earlier, I ate a Twinkie or two back in the college days. I never had the other Hostess products, and first heard of HoHo or cupcakes in this forum. I guess I am like a stranger when it comes to mainstream USA, but that is mostly because I do not have a sweet tooth. I ate a candy bar only a few times in my life. I rarely eat candy, and have no cravings for chocolate.

Talk about America's sweet tooth, I just looked up the 7-Eleven Double Gulp soda drink. It has 744 calories. Holy Moly! That plus a Twinkie and one has 1/2 of the daily calorie intake.
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Never cared for Twinkies. Last one was probably in the early 70's. Most of the rest of the stuff I liked. I had a hard time passing up the Snoballs when they were a $1 at the store for quite a while. But I haven't noticed them for a few months now. DW's going to have to find another suorce of Mini Donettes though. That could be a serious problem.
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Twinkie Sminky. Maybe 30 years.

Now Ding Dongs are another story. Please tell me if I crack on my nuts and twigs diet I can still get ding donged.



heh heh heh - I'm an independant trash food wise. I can go Little Debbie if I have too.
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The non-twinkie consumers surely had the below combo at some point in their life. If not, you have just been given your assignment for the day. Enjoy.

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When I was little only the rich kids had twinkies, I guess (I didn't know any rich people) or other packaged snacks. We had to settle for cookies our moms made. I'm sure I had them in maybe junior high? But they were nobody's first choice of Hostess.

I can remember the cake part being okay but the filling having a somewhat gritty metallic/chemical taste. I wonder if that was true then or more recently.
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