Saturday, November 17, 2012

Farewell, Twinkies!

Our family is in mourning at the news that Twinkie factories around the country, including one in Los Angeles, are shutting down.  Although I have eaten only one Twinkie in my entire life, it was a formative experience.

25+ years ago, my office and lab mate was astounded to hear that I had never eaten a Twinkie.  He marched me upstairs to the vending machines and bought a pack, saying that everyone should try a Twinkie at least once in their life.  I was touched by the gesture, but didn't feel any need to eat another one.  But I did marry the guy.

When's the last time you ate a Twinkie?

11 comments:

  1. That's the only good reason to eat a Twinkie I have ever heard. I ate many a chocolate Hostess cupcake as a kid (peeling off the frosting first, of course). My Dad would by them at the outlet store for cheap(raising four of us).

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  2. Awww! Did you serve Twinkies at your wedding?

    I can't remember the last time I ate one.

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  3. That's the best Twinkies story ever.
    I may have eaten (part of) a Twinkie; my memory is failing.
    But Twinkies taught me a lot about science and the internet. :)

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  4. Probably in the fourth grade, or thereabouts. Even at that age I did not like them very much.

    Cute story!

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  5. @ Cloud, we served cheesecake sandwiched between two layers of white cake. Each tier held a different flavor and we ran out of cake when guests wanted to sample all three flavors.

    @ KC Thanks for the link! It looks very interesting and I look forward to exploring it.

    @ BD No, I did not marry you because of the Twinkie. Some days, I'm not sure why I married you. But I'm certain that, in 25+ years, I've never been bored.

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  6. How romantic! I have never eaten a twinkie, in fact I don't even know what it is :)

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  7. Last Thanksgiving. We deep fry our turkey but first ee batter dip & deep fry things (oreos twinkies pickles etc).

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  8. Best Twinkie story ever....and it seems that he result will live longer that the current company. But someone will buy up that brand and keep it going, I am sure.

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  9. Never. In northeastern Pennsylvania, we ate Tastykakes; never even saw Hostess in the other kids' lunches, that I can recall. The Philly cheesecake trucks in LA offer Tastykakes to appeal to Pennsylvanians' sense of nostalgia; and Tastykakes are sometimes imported for Penn State alumni events out here. I probably haven't had a Butterscotch Krimpet in 20 years, but the sensory memories are strong.

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  10. That is the most hilarious thing I ever read. Rest assured some other company will produce Twinkies when Hostess is no more.

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