Max, Can Ya Spare A Twinkie?

Now that Hostess is shutting down, there’s a mad rush for Twinkies- and you can’t find them!

At least we know who snagged them all.


Photo by Paul B- get more of Trinket here.

Comments

  1. Fird Birfle says:

    aw ta HECK w/ tha Twinkies — them’s sum EARSES!!!

    who needs a satellite dish???

  2. I hope the Mod Lounge stocked up in preparation for the crisis.

  3. I don’t think I ever had a Twinkie. I know what they are but thy never appealed to me I’m a chocolate girl all the way.

  4. Fird Birfle says:

    um, well….but ….am I not correct in presuming,
    that there is some Caucasian stock in your blood????

    *mischevious*

  5. bob drummond says:

    HEY GIGI ! Have you ever heard of ringdings or yodells ? Or Maybe swiss rolls ? YUUUMMMMYYYYY !!! I’M SURE GONNA MISS THOSE HOSTESS CAKES !!!
    R.I.P. hostess cakes !!!

  6. bob drummond says:

    hey firdie , how are you doing ?

  7. Even read the article attached to it.

  8. Y’know, Max Stubbular kind of looks like a Twinkie…

  9. I haven’t had a Twinkie since I was a kid, but I recall being especially fond of sticking my finger all the way down the centre of them and licking off the icing….

  10. I drove to 10 stores looking for them,never seen so many panicked people before!
    Still couldnt get them.

  11. I’m gonna miss the Ho-Hos. Chocolate is a food group!!

    (Why, yes, Fird, I be of European descent…..)

  12. Diane in Los Angeles says:

    Twinkies are eternal. Those that remain can last a thousand years. Plenty to go around.

  13. It’s amazing all the Twinkies doggeh was able to get, what with those stubbular legs and no thumbs….. :D

    I have not had one of those in ages….there were stories on the news here this morning about people stocking up on them.

  14. I don’t remember Ringdings or Yodells from my summers as a kid in the U.S. we do have Swiss rolls in Canada but not made by Hostess.

  15. Fird Birfle says:

    :)

  16. phred's mom says:

    Never had a Twinkie. Gigi is right, chocolate is
    the only way. Saffron, there’s still Tastykake, right?
    Especially the chocolate cupcakes, on which I was
    raised. Yum.

  17. I’m gonna look at my corgi a little differently next time I get a twinkie craving!

  18. Fird Birfle says:

    hiya bob!! Thanks fer askingk!!

    Things here am …. a bit “perplexing”. The doctor and I seem to be seeing a lot of ea. other, lately ….not yet sure what is in the bloodwork….guess I’ll have further data *someday*

    *twiddles thumbs and looks nervously at the doctor*

    but otherwise grooviness exists.
    GET THIS!! Mamacita turned the BIG 82 yrs young, earlier this week!!!
    Strong as an ox. Not much stamina, but boy is she hard to slow down.

    How ’boutchew??

  19. Fird Birfle says:

    [Phred's mom,
    at the very last few seconds you'll see why I linked this here]

  20. Also one of those who has never had a Twinkie…

  21. them’s some earses indeed! :D

  22. am I the only one who likes the cupcakes the best? two in a pack!

  23. You can get Twinkies on eBay, where they are now listed as “Collectibles” and range in price anywhere from $6.99 up to $200,000. Here’s one f the more modestly priced bid offers: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Unopened-Box-of-10-HOSTESS-TWINKIES-No-Reserve-FREE-SHIPPING-/110978088833?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d6cf3f81

  24. I like the chocolate covered Donettes myself. Luckily I still have some in my stock…

  25. Phew, good to know I’m not the only one :-) B-)

  26. Ooooooooh! I LOVE those. Would you mind sharing? :O

  27. Scritches in exchange for a twinkie? Am I not Twinkie-worthy enough for you?

    I was actually more of a Hostess cupcake girl myself, but fried twinkies are the bomb.

  28. I never thought of that but you are right. Maybe that’s why I wanna eat him up.

  29. I’ve never had one either, and really have no desire whatsoever to try one.

  30. So, the question is, “Is he spongecake-worthy?” :mrgreen:

  31. Mary (the first) says:

    No, I could take or leave Twinkies and have probably only had .. maybe .. a dozen or something total in my life. But the two chocolate cupcakes in a pack with the frosting and the inside stuff.. every once in awhile I’d get a craving and nothing else would do. So then I’d get some and two would hold me for months or even years. Until the next craving. I guess I’ll have to quit cold-turkey.

  32. Crisis? Should I panic? *getting ready to panic*

  33. SlaveToCat says:

    Mr. Trinket please don’t tinkle on my twinkies.

  34. SlaveToCat says:

    Don’t worry I have several cans of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup to dunk the twinkies in. The combination of the two solves all crises and soothes panic attacks. Hmmm, anyone see a can opener??!!!

  35. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Theresa: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand….. GO!!!

    what was it you did the other week? running around your house,
    flailing your arms, or something???

  36. Hmm, I’ve never even had a twinkie before …

  37. *facepalm*

  38. what about it?

  39. Queen of Dork says:

    *salutes snappily and plays Taps*

  40. Queen of Dork says:

    I haven’t eaten one in years. But I used to eat them all the time when I was a kid. In high school, I really loved the Hostess Fruit Pies. I considered them my serving of fruit for the day. But even though I don’t eat any Hostess products anymore, I still think, “Wow!” when I think of them closing for good.

  41. Oh man. I loved those cupcakes as a child. Mmmmmmm…

  42. Yes, just that. Dignity, always dignity. :P

  43. My favorite was the Snowballs. The twin pack of those pink coconut covered chocolate cakes w/cream filling morsels of delight always made me smile. I tried the purple (Easter) and the white (winter) ones too, but the classic pink coconut just tasted better! :-)

  44. Do you remember the Drakes fruit pie jingle?
    Ahem, mimimi…

    “Drakes Fruit Pies, make me wanna cry,
    Come in apple and cherry,
    Makes me feel so
    FIIIIIIIIINE!”

  45. Oh, does he look like a Twinkie Tinkler to you?

  46. *tap-dances snappily to Taps*

  47. of course not. that’s why he’s a tricky dinky twinkie tinkler.

  48. Looks like Trinket is going to spend the next few years judging everyone to see if they’re Twinkie-worthy.

  49. Queen of Dork says:

    OMG, Theresa! No, I don’t recall that. Could you please find a snippet of that to share with us? It sounds FANTASTIC!

  50. Well, keep Trinket away from the drinkies, then he can’t tinkle on the Twinkies. :P

  51. Did anyone else notice that the box on top is upside down? No? Just me? Oh well, don’t mind me, I’ll just be over here celebrating Obsessive Compulsive Day…

  52. Did anyone else notice that the box on top is upside down? No? Just me? Oh well, don’t mind me, I’ll just be over here celebrating Obsessive Compulsive Day…

  53. The highest price now is $15,000,000.

  54. The proper way to eat a Hostess Cupcake:
    1. trim (nibble) off the frosting overhang to create a flat disk
    2. roll up and remove frosting and save
    3. break cake in half
    4. lick out cream fillling
    5 eat cake
    6. unroll and eat frosting.

    The frosting is rather hard, more like a fondant than a buttercream. If you’re really talented, you can nibble off the squiggle.

    Thank goodness for Tasty Kake and Litttle Debbie!

  55. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    I think eating Twinkies explains Max’s stubbular legs. His growth has been stunted! Better living through chemicals.

  56. As an English person, I know little of Twinkies, except for the fact that an American guy once told me they have a shelf-life of fifteen years.

    Oh, and: “Silly customer! You cannot hurt a Twinkie!”

    Can anyone explain them to me, please? Describe the anatomy of the Common Twinkie.

  57. phred's mom says:

    Did the flying fella mistake the burger for
    a Twinkie? Or was that you , Firdie, balancing
    the tray in the last shot? Absconding with the
    goodies. Btw, Fird, hope all goes well with you…
    not knowing what gives is the pits indeed.

  58. phred's mom says:

    FRIED Twinkies???!!!???!!!!!
    And you lived to tell the tale!!

  59. phred's mom says:

    Some things are best left to the imagination.

  60. Fird Birfle says:

    I’m willing to risk the danger:

    http://www.kitchenproject.com/history/twinkie.htm

  61. Fird Birfle says:

    that was supposed to file under Shyme’s/ comment .question…
    Doggone these dumb machines!!!

  62. Fird Birfle says:

    thx phred’s mom :)

    (re. the video: at the very end, they sing “YYYYUUUUUMMMMMMMM”,
    echoing both Bob Drummond and you )

  63. I left Hostess in my childhood… but I used to eat the #@$& out of those mini muffins!

  64. I tink people were more focused on teh puppeh dan da Twinkies. :)

  65. Language young person! :-!

  66. Probably washed it down with fried Coke. (No, I’ve had neither. But I have heard of both.)

  67. Queen of Dork says:

    I’ll do it.

    *rolls up sleeves, pulls out flip chart and markers, dons lab coat and pushes rhinestoned, cat-eyed glasses up*

    Okay. The Twinkie is made up of 37 ingredients. We’re not sure what those ingredients actually are or where they come from.

    *ahem* (‘scuse me)

    However, they seem to be cake like and spongy. They have (had) a golden outer thing wrapped about a creamy inner thing which seems to appeal to children under the age of 15 or so but after that, seem repelling because they are so very strange in their unique sponginess. To adults, that just seems really, really weird. But we have a fond memory of the Twinkie, (for some reason) and remember that they tasted really good at the time.

    *unrolls sleeves, removes lab coat and glasses, throws caution to the wind and proceeds to prance happily about in a mountain meadow.*

  68. Does that mean you can only quit on the day after Thanksgiving?

  69. Fruit pies!

    I don’t understand all the mania for something that doesn’t get enough business! Would it be a lovely marketing ploy?

  70. [Insert Ho-Hos joke here?]

  71. Tastykakes are still around.:) Mmmchocolate eclair pies.

    …and you can use the strawberry pies as lipstick..

  72. Sadly their demise is more a product of the labor dispute and not just sales. I remember fruit pies, but my parents wouldn’t buy them for me because they were in a semi-frosted crust. As if twinkies and the cupcakes were that much healthier…..

  73. Not the gross battered and fried kind you find at the fairs (though I’ve tried one too, and it wasn’t too appealing). We had a fancy version in a restaurant where it’s just fried plain. The cake puffs up almost to a consistency that is lighter than angel food cake, and it was dusted with powdered sugar with fresh fruit on the side. It was a revelation!

  74. I had a similar but simplified process:

    1. Rip off the white swirl and eat (white sugary ‘stuff’…blah, but I eat it anyway)
    2. Rip off chocolate frosting and eat (way too sweet, but eat it anyway)
    3. Rip cupcake in half and dig out frosting from each half (also too sweet, but eat anyway)
    4. Savor moist chocolate cake halves…..mmmmm….

  75. Fird Birfle says:

    “tra la la la la”

  76. Fird Birfle says:

    sure Sharpy. I got this.

    It’s a moment featuring (not kidding) a Mormon (also not Mitt Romney ) on Jeopardy.

    . Ken Jennings: “What is a Hoe?” (2004)

    courtesy Ken Jennings and CBS

    Ken Jennings is the contestant most synonymous with Jeopardy!,
    having won 74 games and over two million dollars. In this particular case, the category was “Tool Time” and the question was, “This term for a long-handled gardening tool can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker.” Jennings buzzed in and answered, “What is a hoe?” Alex quipped, “Is that what they teach you in school in Utah?”

    The correct answer was, of course, “What is a rake?”

  77. Fird Birfle says:

    Theresa, the following exists. However for some malevolent reason, when its pic comes up, immediately something inexplicable computer-y makes it cover up with a facebook login screen that covers it up. I hate weird uncooperative computer-y things. That being said,

    Dignity always dignity | Facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dignity-always-dignity/110027559019914

    Dignity always dignity. gene kelly’s famous line

  78. ya thinkie?

  79. Hee!

  80. Well, you need to go talk to . . . Trinket. :P

  81. *throws arms up in the air and starts frolicking an prancing too.*

  82. Chocolate Donettes and Snowballs!!!!! I’m gonna cry. *sniff-sniff*

  83. CORGI!!!!!
    That is all.

  84. Queen of Dork says:

    *with the last Twinkies and Ding-Dongs.* (sings about stuff) :)

  85. the longer way makes the treat last longer – say 5 whole minutes. And keeps make-your-teeth-ache-it’s -so-sweet, chocolate “flavor” frosting til last.

    And SnowBalls-take off the outside marshmellowy part in one piece, A challenge not to tear it!

  86. I have a memory tickle about Twinkies. Someone with a lot of time created do it yourself commerical foods. Like secret sauces, the Colonel’s herbs and spices and, it think, Twinkies.

    Does anyone else recall this? I foresee an internet search.

  87. phred's mom says:

    Fird, that explains it…I had the sound down
    becuz my partner was reading. Yum, indeed.
    Hang in there.

  88. phred's mom says:

    Clue me in, as they say, to the way to
    fry Coke. CO amazes me yet again.

  89. Queen of Dork says:

    No. I think you’re tripping. :)

  90. Found! I made a seach for “homemade twinkie recipe” and a whole lot of listings showed up. There are even recipes for low-fat versions.

    Now, if I could just cook….

  91. I checked Ammy and found THIS:

    O
    M
    G
    You can make Twinkie sushi and wash it down with a Twinkie Grasshopper.
    If you were so inclined to do so. :P

  92. I honestly thought Janet Evanovich had made up Tastycakes for the Stephanie Plum series – so they really exist? I live in MI and I don’t think they’re sold here… ?

  93. I think I had tried a Twinkie when I was a kid, but all I can remember it was a little dry. Maybe it was an old one.

  94. I should add that I am in Canada and I have found that the store bought pastries not to be as good as the bakery ones.

  95. I should also add that a friend of my brother, Seann, and his friend, Charlie, loves Smarties (which are like M&M but smaller) but can’t find any in the U.S. so whenever Seann and Charlie go visit her they bring her Smarties :D

  96. Oh no! Maybe they only did unfrosted (“natural”) fruit pies in California.

  97. Haw! That Ken Jennings is my hero. I was lucky enough to watch his ascent and it was remarkablous! Alex has been quoted as saying that there may never be a run like Ken’s again. *sigh*

  98. Also Canadian, also a Twinkie virgin, but I feel your pain.
    Still mourning the passing of chocklit Jello pudding pops [frozen], and a weird rainbow ice cream packed in a plastic cone with a gumball in the bottom.
    Le sigh!

  99. Queen of Dork says:

    The rainbow ice cream thing with the gumball in the bottom sounds totally disgusting but familiar. I must have ate one of those when I was a lass.

  100. but dubyah — they DO still have Fudgesicles and they’re Officially Dang Good,
    eff’n Ah do say so, me-self!!!! :)

  101. 8-O

    — brings to mind the phrase “Doesn’t get the concept…”

  102. OH

    the sound wuz the whole PERNT!!!

  103. warrior rabbit says:

    You’re not missing anything. Really.

  104. bookmonstercats says:

    It did indeed cover up the divine Kelly countenance and (unseen) dancing bod, but I suffered for the sake of my art…. or whatever you call it when you come over all peculiar and have to lie on the fainting couch… as I do when watching one of his fillums.

  105. bookmonstercats says:

    I confess I have no idea what a Twinkie is. it has a “Carry On, oooh Matron” sound to it.

    We have always had Smarties (as well as M&Ms now). The blue ones are highly prized.

  106. I haven’t had a Twinkie in maybe 30+ years so I won’t miss them personally, but they’re part of my childhood and part of Americana. For those reasons, I hate to see their demise. :(

  107. bob drummond says:

    I’m okay ! Just recuperating from Sandy –powers back on but the back yard is still a mess ! Gonna need some help getting those branches out of the yard ! nice talking to you again !

  108. I JUST NOTICED THAT QoD had a FLIPCHART for the presentation!!!!

    *celebrates this silly thing*

  109. you too

    I hope nobody was standing near any of those tree limbs.

    ‘Bout three years ago, several storms in a particular three-week spell, ended up
    causing about five different (either trees or huge tree limbs) to all come crashing
    down FROM THE VARIOUS neighbors’ yards (they are of course not the kind who bother with preventative pruning, etc in the earlier months) into my
    mom’s backyard. She has a house at the bottom of a cul-de-sac/ neighbors on
    three sides of the backyard.

    She spent OVER $5000 that year JUST in paying separate insurance DEDUCTIBLE expenses, cleaning up all that junk from HER YARD b/c the insurance interpreted the weather/ timing as separate incidents each.

    GAH

    PS: the saddest part of this story??? I don’t even OWN $5000 cash, never mind being able to pay a BILL of that size.

    so I def. FEEL YER PAIN!!! GO TEAM GO

  110. Coffee Cup (now with more rabbits) says:

    Tastykakes do exist! They aren’t sold everywhere. From my recollection, they’re mostly an east coast thing. They’re widely available throughout the Northeast and Mid Atlantic, at least. I don’t know about the Southeast.

  111. OH? I think the one for $200,000 was posted on eBay as a joke, because it was taken down the next day. There still are several offerings under the “Collectibles” category, though.

  112. well, Corgis have a very strong herding instinct…

  113. Fried coke? :-\

  114. omg u make happy thinks seem so sad SO SHUTUP!!!!!!! :)

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