I buried the lead:
Twinkies! They’re baaaaack!
As you know, they went off the shelves some months ago, a dark day for civilization.
As I have written before, I never cared much for Twinkies, but I was irritated that I couldn’t any longer buy them had I wanted to. I was also disappointed that this limitation of my civil rights was caused by union problems.
I was so hoping that the recipe would be picked up by the Mexican company “Bimbo” (no… really… Twinkies by Bimbo… think about it).
Now it seems that Twinkies are back. Alas, they are now politically correct. They are, according to news accounts, smaller and less caloric! O tempora!
Apparently, New Twinkies are 270 calories for two twinkies and weigh 77 grams (for those of you in Columbia Heights that’s 135 calories and 38.5 grams for one twink). I am sure you remember that before the dark days of dearth began, a single twinkie was 150 calories. Photos of boxes in the past reveal that the weight of one Twinkie was 42.5. Get it? 42.5 v. 38.5?
Will New Twinkies go the way of New Coke?
We must verify their presence in the grocery store.
Send photos if you wish.