I heard on NPR the other day that Hostess is bringing back the Twinkie. I googled it and found there are a lot of websites regarding this big event. There are festivals planned,a website with a countdown and various others that I thought I would share….
“The clock is ticking. And when it reads septuple zeros, the greatest treats the world has ever known will triumphantly return. Twinkies®, CupCakes and other American snack icons that the people decided they just couldn’t live without. So join the countdown by entering your email. And share this page with your friends by clicking the buttons below. We’ll send you an official notification the second we’re back in stores.”
EMPORIA(Kansas) — “Twinkies are not just snack cakes in Emporia. They’re something to celebrate, which the city will do with a Twinkies Festival on July 15, the day Hostess Brands plans to return them to store shelves.
The Emporia Gazette reports the event will also honor the company that’s reopening the city’s Hostess bakery after buying the snack cake lines out of bankruptcy.
More than 500 people lost their jobs when Hostess closed the Emporia plant last November following a strike by union bakers.
The new owners, doing business as Hostess Brands LLC, decided to reopen it as their flagship bakery. It’s reopening this summer with an expected 250 employees to start.
The Twinkies Festival at Flinthills Mall will feature such activities as a Twinkie-eating challenge and a Twinkie costume competition.”
and even Wickipedia:
“The Twinkie is an American snack cake, marketed as a “Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling”. It was formerly made and distributed by Hostess Brands and is currently owned by private equity firms Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. Twinkie production in the United States will resume after an absence on American store shelves, becoming available again by July 15, 2013.”
Keep your eyes open for “em!