Our Nightmare Is Over. Twinkies Are Back.

The news fell on America like the solemn gavel of the world’s cruelest judge: no more Twinkies. For many of us, it wasn’t exactly like we ate all that many Twinkies, but there was still something so grim about the news. A world without Twinkies seemed like a world with no children, a world a little less innocent, into which even the pure of heart may run afoul ill tidings. A world without treats.

But now, a light dawns. Into an ever dimming world, a burst of news to cheer old hearts: Twinkies will be back. Along with Hostess Cupcakes, Snoballs, Wonder Bread, Ho Ho’s and all the rest of Hostess’ army of nutritionally suspect but dearly beloved snacks. For this unlooked for good news, we have a few billionaire investors to thank, billionaires for whom $410 million was not to much to spend on giving the world a reason to smile. “We look forward to having America’s favorite snacks back on the shelf by this summer,” said billionaire/hero Dean Metropoulos. Not as much as we look forward to having them, Mr. Metropoulos …

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