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Say it aint so, Twinkie the Kid!

It’s a very sad day. Hostess is going out of business. The oven are growing cold, the mixers have stopped, and the truck loads of sugar are being rerouted to Little Debbie. I’m not making light of the thousands of people who are unemployed as of today. This really is a sad day.

Although I haven’t had a Twinkie or Ho Ho in over 30 years, it’s tough to see a part of your childhood fade into the distance…

If you could set the Way Back Machine to 1975 and you’d see a school bus full of excited young kids arrive at the Hostess factory for the best field trip ever! We toured the huge bakery, and afterwards it was all the sweet confections you could eat. Ahh the memories! (Can you image today’s school going to a Hostess bakery? Not a chance… there’d be allergy fears, obesity concerns, and other modern/first world worries.)

Here we see Twinkie the Kid in happier days joined by his pals (left to right) Captain Cupcake, Happy Ho Ho, and Fruit Pie the Magician. The last one I do not understand. How did a fruit pie decide to become a magician? It’s a curious career path for sure.

Watch this commercial from days gone by, and relive what was considered high art form advertising at the time.

Hard to believe that soon the shelves of mini marts will be barren of these cream, and fuit filled wonders. Speaking of wonder, this also means no more Wonder Bread.

There is talk that another company may revive the brands soon.
Maybe someday, Twinkie the Kid will ride again…

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  1. Wow–that is indeed huge news. And yes, sad. Thanks for bringing back that clip–vintage! Funny how they make a big deal of the “real fruit filling.” Kids back then were less heavy than today, so it ain’t the Twinkies doing it. All food all of the time (and not so much running around) is my guess. Have you ever made Twinkies? It can be done:-)

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  2. This is horrible. I am in deep reverse “Shoppers Remorse.” Never ever did I by a Snow Ball – you know the ones that are sold in pairs and are pink or white baseball shaped sponge cake thingyies. I would walk by them in the convenience stores where they sat primly on a display rack and think, “Someday I will get a package.” Nor have I had a Hostess Apple Fruit Pie for about 16 years – O flaky semi-circle of gooey apple-y goodness. They used to sell them at in a vending machine in my college’s library. A perfect dispensary for a perfect pie. Or a Hostess Cup Cake with the creme center, chocolate cake with a texture and crumb like no other, and frosting like shining brown patent leather that would peel off all in one piece. If only I had known, perhaps I could have helped Captain Cupcake, Happy Ho Ho (what profession is Happy Ho Ho?), and Fruit Pie the Magician. Deep remorse – all of Twinkie the Kid’s gang. Now they will never know how much I loved them.

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    • My mistake…It is
      SNO BALLS….I have been so neglectful of my Hostess confection consumption
      that I cannot even eulogize them correctly, even though they have a marshmallow filling and coconut! I am like a dead beat dad who tries to make it up to my teen age son Julian for years of being absent and calls him Justin and takes him to the Ediville Rail Road to see the decomposing Santa’s work shop and mechanical elves as a Christmas “treat”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno_Balls

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