In trying to compile something to say about the demise of Hostess, maker of fat-kid fuel, I came across interesting stories that not only illustrate America's ingenuity but also our strange devotion to sugar, oil and white flour. What I found reaffirmed my faith in humanity - and the mighty Twinkie. Enjoy.
- Someone once lost 27 pounds in two months eating nothing but sugary cakes, including Twinkies. Why this diet never caught on remains a mystery.
- A Hostess delivery driver in Tennessee was recently arrested for pocketing $1,500 worth of the company's sweets. No word on whether ol' sticky fingers planned to share the wealth.
- Apparently, Hostess products have a storied history in design.
- People in Columbus, Ohio, are stockpiling - even freezing - Hostess treats, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Alison Hunter of Gahanna, Ohio, is quoted in the story as saying "I like my Sno Balls." Who doesn't, sister.